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  • How to keep college students in church amid high dropout rates?

    01/21/2019 7:01:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/21/2019 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    To combat the growing number of young people who leave the church, leaders must invest in student ministry and make an intentional effort to focus on individuals during traditional college years, the director of student ministry at LifeWay has said.A 2017 LifeWay Research survey released on Tuesday reveals that 66 percent of Americans between 23 and 30 years old said they stopped attending church on a regular basis for at least a year after turning 18, compared to 70 percent in 2007.The five most frequently chosen specific reasons for dropping out were: moving to college and no longer attending (34...
  • Church shooting in Texas

    01/17/2019 6:07:33 PM PST · by old-ager · 29 replies
    KMOV TV St. Louis ^ | Jan. 17, 2019 | KMOV TV St. Louis
    Church shooting in Texas. I guess the congregation wasn't properly armed. No other info.
  • China forces church to take down first commandment given to Moses

    01/07/2019 8:19:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/07/2019 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Chinese communist authorities forced a church in China’s Henan Province to take down the first of the Ten Commandments given to Moses, as it was deemed offensive.Bitter Winter Magazine, which reports on religious freedom violations in China, said that the incident occurred in November, when 30 officials conducted an inspection of a government-approved Three-Self church in Henan’s Luoning county.Inside the church, they saw the Ten Commandments displayed on the wall, and declared that the first commandment must be removed and proceeded to wipe it off.The Ten Commandments, given by God to the Jewish people through Moses, became the bedrock of...
  • President Sisi attends ceremony in New Administrative Capital to inaugurate Egypt's largest church

    01/06/2019 8:15:13 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Ahram (on line) ^ | Sunday 6 Jan 2019 | Ahram Online
    The Egyptian President, accompanied by religious, military and international dignitaries, witnesses ceremony to inaugurate the Nativity of Christ Cathedral and Al-Fattah El-Alim17:43 US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Excited to see our friends in Egypt opening the biggest Cathedral in the Middle East. President El-Sisi is moving his country to a more inclusive future!" 17:40 In a short video message aired before the attendees, Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, congratulated the Egyptian people, government and president on the inauguration of the new cathedral.17:30 Following the moment of silence, the celebration on stage started with a live performance of Islamic chants and Christian hymns...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 12/28/18

    12/28/2018 6:29:05 AM PST · by Hiskid · 21 replies
    12/28/18 | Hiskid
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled "Prayer" are closed to debate of any kind.
  • How He’s Beating Homelessness Without Government Help

    12/24/2018 4:58:46 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 23, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    George Opudo used to drive for Uber. Picking up and dropping off customers at Union Station in Washington, just steps away from the U.S. Capitol, he’d look at homeless people and think: “That’d never be me.” But in September 2017, Opudo lost his car, his job, and all of his worldly possessions. With no place to go and no food to eat, Opudo was homeless. “I was so hungry, I didn’t know what to do,” Opudo told The Daily Signal. Walking around Union Station, he asked a woman where he could find some food. “She said, ‘Go down to the...
  • Nuns Stole $500k And Spent It On Gambling And Vacations

    12/09/2018 9:12:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 12/8/2018 | Brendan Cole
    Two nuns in California allegedly stole more than $500,000 from the school they had been at for years, which they spent in casinos and on vacations. Bank records show Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Lang had been embezzling funds from St. James Catholic School in Torrence for at least a decade, the Press-Telegram reported. But officials from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles told parents and alumni of the school that auditors have not been able to trace all of the money trail. Kreuper had retired as the school's principal earlier this year and she dealt with the school...
  • Democrat Party Chair Tom Perez Slams Christian Voters: They Just “Buy” What They Hear at Church

    12/07/2018 7:17:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.06.18 | Peter Hasson
    Listen on YouTubeDemocratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez on Wednesday complained that voters are influenced by what they hear in church on Sundays.  Perez claimed that Republicans have an advantage because “people buy” what they hear at church.“And we all have to make sure that we’re fluent in what’s happening across our ecosystem so we can come to each other’s defense because we need to build a bigger orchestra. They’ve had a big orchestra for some time and they’ve got the megaphones to amplify it, whether it’s Sinclair at the local level or Fox at the national level,” Perez...
  • Women Called to Ministry: An Interview with Kristen Padilla

    11/18/2018 4:49:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    What does it mean to be called to ministry? What does the Bible say about men and women in ministry? Who are the examples in the Bible of being called to ministry? What are the practical tools to help you pursue God’s call for your life? Bible Gateway interviewed Kristen Padilla (@kristenpadilla) about her book, Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry (Zondervan, 2018).What does the Bible say about ministerial calling?Kristen Padilla: Scripture is not a ministerial calling textbook. However, we can extrapolate from Scripture a loose definition of a ministerial calling. Humans were...
  • Bypass the Pope By Going Directly to The Savior,

    11/18/2018 7:38:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/18 | Judi McLeod
    The only way— to escape the evil grip of the ongoing crisis in the Church. There’s an increasingly perceivable-Li’l Abner Joe Btfsplk-like black cloud hovering over the heads of the faithful during the ongoing crisis in the Catholic Church. People are said to be leaving the Church in droves. The Bishop of Rome has slammed the door shut on all criticism of the dominance of homosexuality in a clergy increasingly in league with the devil.
  • Pastor Under Fire for Booting Male Member Who Dressed Like a Woman for Church Service

    11/15/2018 11:50:32 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 13, 2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Pastor Antonio Rocquemore of Power House International Ministries in Chicago, Illinois, is coming under fire from advocates of the LGBTQ community for publicly rebuking a male member who came to his church dressed as a woman Sunday night. In response, Rocquemore said the male member had been repeatedly warned that he would not be allowed to dress like a female during worship service.
  • New York State Episcopal Church Bishop Reaffirms Ban on Gay Marriage in Diocese

    11/12/2018 3:18:17 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 12th 2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A bishop of The Episcopal Church whose diocese is based in the capital of New York has announced that his churches will not perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. Earlier this year, the Episcopal Church General Convention passed a resolution allowing for congregations to perform gay weddings even in dioceses where leadership objects. The new policy is scheduled to take effect on the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2. This stood in contrast to a resolution passed by the General Convention in 2015 that allowed bishops opposed to same-sex marriage to maintain a ban on such unions within their diocese. Bishop William...
  • LGBTQ activists use leftist tactics to split a church

    10/24/2018 10:26:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/18 | Lee Cary
    A major schism of the United Methodist Church would surprise no one Activists within the United Methodist Church (UMC), America’s second largest Protestant denomination, are using the tactics of the American political Left to leverage a major change in their church. Those tactics include using: (A.) labels as propaganda; (B.) protest demonstrations as theatre; and, (C.) escalating defiance to test boundaries.
  • The Problem With The Feel-Good Church

    10/24/2018 9:43:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/24/2018 | Jarrid Wilson
    I remember walking into to church for the first time after purposely staying as far from it as I could for 10 years. The music was loud, the crowds were big, and the environment was inviting. It was unlike any other church I could remember going to as a kid, and the people who made up this group were overwhelmingly kind to me. "This place is awesome" I remember thinking to myself. And I remember feeling something I had never expected to feel at a church; welcomed. But the story doesn't end there. No. As quickly as I had stepped...
  • Fire engulfs Massachusetts church after reports of lightning strikes

    10/23/2018 6:49:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | Oct. 23, 2018 | By Nicole Darrah
    A church in Massachusetts caught fire Tuesday night after lightning reportedly struck the building. Firefighters battled flames at the First Baptist Church in Wakefield, roughly 15 miles north of Boston, as the Wakefield Police Department tweeted that the blaze was “an active fire.”
  • FEDS: KENNER POST OFFICE MANAGER STOLE $630,000 WORTH OF STAMPS, EMBEZZLED FROM CHURCH

    10/12/2018 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 10/12/18 | Danny Monteverde
    The manager of a Kenner post office stole $630,000 worth of stamps and sold them online after losing more than $667,000 while gambling in recent years, federal authorities said this week. Prosecutors also allege Ryan Cortez, 46, embezzled nearly $10,000 from a church in Des Allemands that listed him as its treasurer. The alleged theft was to fuel a gambling problem to which he confessed, the feds allege. And in the process of allegedly stealing stamps, authorities said, Cortez made history by committing one of the largest internal thefts the U.S. Postal Service has ever seen.
  • Church, You're Failing: I'd Seen the way you treated my pregnant 16 year old sister

    10/09/2018 9:41:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2018 | Ally Bowlin
    I sat in silence and bowed my head for the closing prayer as I had done nearly every Sunday for the past 21 years. This Sunday, however, I wanted to be at home, in tears, as I had found out the night before that I was pregnant. Thoughts were racing through my head of tragic visions of my future. I was 21, not married. I was once the "church girl." However, not one of those thoughts that were flooding my mind involved reaching out to my church. I'd seen the way that my church had treated my sister when she...
  • How Do Christians Fit Into The Two-Party System? They Don’t

    10/01/2018 9:11:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9-29-18 | Tim Keller
    What should the role of Christians in politics be? More people than ever are asking that question. Christians cannot pretend they can transcend politics and simply “preach the Gospel.” Those who avoid all political discussions and engagement are essentially casting a vote for the social status quo. (Skip) Nevertheless, while believers can register under a party affiliation and be active in politics, they should not identify the Christian church or faith with a political party as the only Christian one. (Skip) One is that it gives those considering the Christian faith the strong impression that to be converted, they need...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Jerome, Priest, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    09/29/2018 10:07:22 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double “I KNOW NOT VITALIS, I reject Meletius, I pass by Paulinus; he that cleaveth to the Chair of Peter, he is mine.” Thus, about the year 376, when the whole East was disturbed by the competitions for the episcopal See of Antioch, wrote an unknown monk to Pope St. Damasus. It was St. Jerome, a native of Dalmatia, who implored “light for his soul redeemed by the Blood of our Lord.” Far from Stridonium, his semi-barbarous native place, whose austerity and vigor he never lost; far from Rome, where the study of literature and philosophy had not...
  • You Choose; Bride or Harlot?...false church

    Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.(John 14:1-3)I have been told that the words above, spoken by Jesus on the eve of his crucifixion, are almost word for word the typical engagement speech to a young bride to be, in...