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  • Rick Warren And Catholics Together

    12/12/2014 8:42:11 AM PST · by Gamecock · 71 replies
    The Heidelblog ^ | December 10, 2014 | R. Scott Clark
    Darryl Hart has a thought-provoking post today on Rick Warren’s recent comments about what Rome and Protestants have in common. Warren’s comments are a sterling reminder of the importance of knowing our church history. Yes, Christians of all the major traditions receive the biblical and catholic truths of the Holy Trinity and the two natures of Christ. Yes, confessional Protestants are committed to the protection of unborn humans and the affirmation of a creational order for sex and marriage—is Pope Francis committed to the latter?—but we share these commitments with Mormons, Jews, and even some atheists.  Obviously, these concerns, as...
  • 80% of women having abortions Identify as Christians

    12/07/2014 11:18:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 100 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | August 22, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    From pro-life Christian Dr. La Verne Tolbert: So, who is having these abortions? We are. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood: The highest proportion (43%) identify themselves as Protestant. 27% of women having an abortion identify themselves as Catholic, and 8% as members of another religion. 22% reported no religious affiliation. 13% identified themselves as born again or evangelical.. Those who claim to know Jesus and who protest against abortion the most account for nearly 80% of all abortions. Dr. La Verne Tolbert Abortion: the Sin of Idolatry, Doctor Alveda King and Dr.La Verne...
  • I Hated the Idea of Becoming Catholic

    11/28/2014 2:33:31 PM PST · by NYer · 1,099 replies
    Aleteia ^ | JUNE 20, 2014 | ANTHONY BARATTA
    It was the day after Ash Wednesday in 2012 when I called my mom from my dorm room at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and told her I thought I was going to become Catholic. “You’re not going to become Catholic, you just know you’re not Southern Baptist,” she said. “No, I don’t think so.” A pause. “Oh boy,” she sighed. I started crying. I cannot stress enough how much I hated the idea of becoming Catholic. I was bargaining to the last moment. I submitted a sermon for a competition days before withdrawing from school. I was memorizing Psalm 119...
  • What different religions say about aliens: A brief guide

    11/04/2014 8:38:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 26, 2014 | Chris Wright / David Weintraub
    Religions have surprisingly diverse approaches to the issue of possible extraterrestrial life, David Weintraub found. Below, a quick survey adapted from his book "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?" and interviews with the author.
  • Christian right key to Republican performance in U.S. midterms

    10/27/2014 2:16:20 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/27/2014 | Alistair Bell
    (Reuters) - If Republicans win control of the Senate in the midterm elections they should say a prayer of thanks for Christian conservatives. Although they get little attention from candidates, white evangelical Christian voters are likely to be fundamental to any Republican victories in the key Senate races, especially in the South. Reuters/Ipsos polling data shows evangelicals are more enthusiastic than the general population about the midterms.
  • How to react to Islamic terror - Dr. Robert Jeffress

    10/27/2014 1:42:01 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 4 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/24/2014 | Dr. Robert Jeffress
    Pastor Robert Jeffress reacts to Christians being persecuted by ISIS.
  • 6 Reasons This Evangelical Was Convinced Humanae Vitae Is Right

    10/19/2014 10:58:58 AM PDT · by millegan · 31 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 10-19-2014 | Brantly Millegan
    Today, Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI, who served the Catholic Church as the bishop of Rome 1963-1978. (Beatification is one step below being canonized a saint.) Paul VI had a jam-packed papacy, including finishing the Second Vatican Council, traveling to all six inhabited continents (a first for popes), and historic ecumenical break-throughs. But today hes probably most remembered for his 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, which confirmed the Catholic Churchs long-standing teaching against contraception, abortion, and sterilization. Outside of the Catholic Church (and, unfortunately, by a large number of people within the Church as well), the teaching of Humanae Vitae...
  • City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons [Dealing With Homosexuality]

    10/15/2014 8:14:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 155 replies
    Fox ^ | Published October 14, 2014 | By Todd Starnes
    The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the citys first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. The citys subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions. ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five...
  • Did St. Jerome's Vulgate (containing the Masoretic Text) provide correct quotes for the NT?

    09/22/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 75 replies
    9/22/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Jerome's Vulgate was the first translation of the Old Testament into Latin --- directly from the Masoretic Text. Given that, was Jerome's Version, the Vulgate, inspired by God if Jesus did not quote from the Masoretic Text? If Jesus Christ did not quote from the Masoretic Text, what authoritative power(s) could the original Vulgate have contained, and what authentic inspiration did Jerome possess at that time of his translation? At the time its translation the Vulgate was considered to be authoritative, but how correct were any at this time to declare the Vulgate to be authoritative and/or inspired? If it...
  • Did we have any surviving Original Manuscripts that prove Jesus Christ quoted from the Septuagint?

    09/21/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 38 replies
    9/21/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A.) If no one alive today was there when He spoke, how then do we know which Jesus quoted from - the Masoretic Text or the Septuagint? B.) If he did quote from the Masoretic Text, and His quotes, parables, etcetera, were later translated into Greek in the middle of the first century AD - independently of the Septuagint - how would we know given that none of these Original Manuscripts have survived. And though this translation work would undoubtedly differ slightly from the Septuagint, none have survived. Since no Original Manuscripts - showing one way or the other -...
  • THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide

    09/20/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    The Destin Log ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Dr. Barry K. Carpenter
    THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide By Dr. Barry K. Carpenter Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM. Christians around the world are experiencing unprecedented persecution. Reporter and news analyst Kirsten Powers, interviewed in the Daily Beast, said, “Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. The silence has been nearly deafening.” It seems open season on Christians. It is more pronounced, more bold, more contagious, and in more numbers than at any other time in history. It may appear to...
  • Exile to Malta for Cardinal Burke

    09/18/2014 12:25:23 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 42 replies
    Sandro Magister ^ | 09/18/2014 | Sandro Magister
    VATICAN CITY, September 17, 2014 The revolution of Pope Francis in ecclesiastical governance is not losing its driving thrust. And so, as happens in every self-respecting revolution, the heads continue to roll for churchmen seen as deserving this metaphorical guillotine. In his first months as bishop of Rome, pope Bergoglio immediately provided for the transfer to lower-ranking positions of three prominent curial figures: Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Archbishop Guido Pozzo, and Bishop Giuseppe Sciacca, considered for their theological and liturgical sensibilities among the most Ratzingerian of the Roman curia. Another whose fate appears to be sealed is the Spanish archbishop...
  • Pope Francis Supposedly Claimed Virgin Mary Is Second Trinity, At Godhead Level

    09/17/2014 9:07:14 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 878 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/17/2014 | Tanya Diente
    Pope Francis, with his open-mindedness and more humanist approach to Catholicism reportedly promoted that the Virgin Mary should be at the second Holy Trinity, even putting her at Godhead level. Pope Francis recently attended the morning mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on Sept. 15 at Casa Santa Marta. He preached on how the Virgin Mary "learned, obeyed and suffered at the foot of the cross," according to theVatican Radio."Even the Mother, 'the New Eve', as Paul himself calls her, in order to participate in her Son's journey, learned, suffered and obeyed. And thus she becomes Mother,"...
  • In Defense of Christians Summit - Sep. 9-11, 2014

    08/19/2014 1:46:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    idcsummit ^ | August 18, 2014
    The mission of IDC is threefold: awareness, advocacy and unity. First, IDC hopes to increase awareness among our fellow citizens, the media, and policymakers about the faith and courage of those persecuted individuals and communities in the Middle East, particularly Christians and religious minorities, whose plight is worsening by the day. We are told in Hebrews 13 to continue to remember those mistreated as if we ourselves are suffering. As Christians, we are called to band together to shine a bright light on this ongoing, deteriorating situation in the Middle East, and to make it an issue of urgency for...
  • How Americans Feel About Religious Groups (Pew Research Poll)

    07/18/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Pew Forum ^ | July 16, 2014
    Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians are viewed warmly by the American public. When asked to rate each group on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to 100 – where 0 reflects the coldest, most negative possible rating and 100 the warmest, most positive rating – all three groups receive an average rating of 60 or higher (63 for Jews, 62 for Catholics and 61 for evangelical Christians). And 44% of the public rates all three groups in the warmest part of the scale (67 or higher).Buddhists, Hindus and Mormons receive neutral ratings on average, ranging from 48 for Mormons to...
  • The Latest Threat to Evangelical Support for Israel

    07/12/2014 4:31:39 AM PDT · by rhema · 40 replies
    The Tower Magazine ^ | July 2014 | Luke Moon
    Conservative Christians have generally been known for their enthusiastic support for the Jewish state. But a new movement of young activists is seeking to change that.In 2010, a film was released that perfectly encapsulated the erosion of Evangelical Christian support for Israel. The film, With God on Our Side, featured a young man learning about the Palestinian struggle and coming to see Israel not as evidence of Gods faithfulness, but as a mean and heartless nation enabled by American Evangelicals who have embraced Zionist ideology. The films narrative of peace-loving Palestinians mistreated by heartless Israelis and their Christian Zionist supporters...
  • A Sexual Revolution for Young Evangelicals? No.

    07/09/2014 9:49:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-9-14 | Russell D. Moore & Andrew Walker
    In any discussion about the future of religion in America, especially as it relates to stalled growth in churches and denominations, those outside our religious communities find one theory especially compelling. This is the idea: that young Evangelicals are frustrated with Christian orthodoxys strict standards of sexual morality. Were told that these young Evangelicals will soon revolutionize our churches with liberalized views on same-sex marriage, premarital sex, gender identity, and so on. But a new study by a University of Texas sociologist finds that Evangelical Christians ages 18 to 39 are resisting liberalizing trends in the culture. The suggestion of...
  • The Godless Religion of Prochoice

    07/08/2014 12:32:23 PM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    Speaker for the Dead ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jill Speaks
    When religion goes, other religions take its place. They mimic the forms and formalities of it without the substance. They are faiths without any gods but themselves and without any devils but themselves. Confronted with the religious horror of abortion, the post-religious faiths of the free world act out a godless religious drama in which they take turns playing all the old religious roles without the religion. The most pernicious of these is the martyr to the morally superior high ground of humanism. Faced with imagined violence, they retreat into a universalism that no one else shares. "We feel your...
  • THE IMPERATIVE TO BE BAPTIZED SHOWS ITS NECESSITY

    05/23/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT · by discipler · 73 replies
    The Imperative to be Baptized shows its Necessity Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit," Mt 28:19 [baptize the verb means be buried, immersed; verb does not mean sprinkle water; the person is baptized, not the water] "For you are saved by grace through faith" Eph 2:8,9 [works are important, even necessary, but only by faith in God is one saved] "Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name." Acts 22:16 [Therefore...
  • My Afternoon with the Atheists

    05/18/2014 10:20:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | May 16, 2014 | Dr. Eric Cunningham
    (© James Steidl - Fotolia.com) Shortly after Christmas, I was invited to take part in a “friendly discussion” at the monthly meeting of a local chapter of self-described “freethinkers.” I’m not sure how they decided to approach me. Possibly they went window shopping on the websites of local universities, saw my name somewhere on the Catholic Studies page, and figured that I would be a suitable target—I mean, honored guest. I learned from Mr. F., the nice fellow who contacted me, that this meeting would be a special one: It would be graced by the presence of Dan Barker,...
  • Evangelical University Embroiled in Controversy After Naming Adam and Eve as 'Historical Persons'

    05/08/2014 8:05:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Students and faculty are reportedly clashing with the administration at an evangelical college in Tennessee after it recently changed its statement of faith regarding the creation of man, and Adam and Eve. The Board of Trustees and President Stephen Livesay of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., have been receiving some criticism from students and faculty who argue the school's modified statement of faith is too narrow. The college has strong evangelical roots, as it is named after William Jennings Bryan, the politician who opposed the teaching of evolution in the famous 1925 Scopes Trial. Back in February, the school's Board...
  • Poll: Homosexuals are viewed more favorably than evangelical Christians

    04/03/2014 4:57:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) Ned Flanders is considered one of the most likable characters on television. But according to a new poll, more people may have a positive view of Big Gay Al. The public views homosexuals more favorably than evangelical Christians, according to a new survey of 1,000 likely 2016 voters. According to the survey, 53 percent hold a favorable view of homosexuals. Only 42 percent said the same about evangelicals. Homosexuals had fewer detractors than fundamentalists, as well. In all, 28 percent viewed evangelicals unfavorably, 10 percent more than those who held a similar view...
  • Study: 2 Million U.S. Scientists Identify As Evangelical

    03/03/2014 7:09:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 02/20/2014 | Christine Herman
    The media often portrays scientists and Christians as incapable of peaceful coexistence. But results from a recent survey suggest the two are not as incompatible as one might think. In fact, 2 million out of nearly 12 million scientists are evangelical Christians. If you were to bring all the evangelical scientists together, they could populate the city of Houston, Texas. Sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund and her colleagues at Rice University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) reported results from the largest study of American views on science and religion at the association's annual conference in Chicago...
  • Why I Left The Catholic Church

    02/26/2014 9:49:13 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 620 replies
    The Interactive Bible ^ | David Riggs, Joseph C. Malone
    Following are my notes on a sermon that I preached shortly after I was converted from the Catholic Church back in 1962. It was the first sermon that I preached. Introduction: In this lesson I want to state some of the reasons I left the Catholic Church. I do not wish to state any of the personal experiences I had as result of leaving. I will mention, though, that I came from a large, devout Catholic family of twelve children. I attended Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky. At the time of my intense Scriptural study, I had two brothers...
  • Joel Osteen purchases Catholicism in time for Easter

    02/25/2014 9:45:51 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 65 replies
    Derf Magazine ^ | 02/25/2014
    LAKEWOOD, TX - Joel Osteen Ministries announced this week it has finalized its purchase of the entire Catholic religion which includes all assets, facilities, employees, and intellectual property. The purchase was accomplished using revenues received from corporate sponsors, member donations, and Osteen's book sales. Osteen announced the purchase to his followers at the Lakewood Church during his weekly nationally televised service saying, "Please join me in welcoming our Catholic brothers and sisters with open arms. A purchase of this magnitude takes tremendous resources so I ask you to help us fund this wonderful acquisition by calling the 800 number at...
  • In unusual video, pope speaks of his longing for Christian unity (with Evangelicals)

    02/20/2014 11:57:12 AM PST · by NYer · 48 replies
    cns ^ | February 20, 2014 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In an unusual video message, recorded on an iPhone by a Pentecostal pastor Pope Francis knew in Argentina, the pope says all Christians share blame for their divisions, speaks of his "longing" for their unity and insists that God will bring the miracle of Christian unity to completion. "Pray to the Lord that he will unite us all," the pope tells a group of Pentecostals meeting in the United States. "Let's move forward, we are brothers; let us give each other that spiritual embrace and allow the Lord to complete the work he has begun. Because...
  • Why I Am Still an Evangelical Protestant [And Not Roman Catholic]

    01/27/2014 1:46:12 PM PST · by Gamecock · 389 replies
    Chris Castaldo ^ | March 15th, 2013 | Chris Castaldo
    The election of Pope Francis has the worlds attention. It is fascinating to read the array of perspectives. Political pundits and cultural exegetes, with more or less knowledge of Catholicism, have expressed their opinions concerning the meaning and future prospects of this pope. But what about former Catholics, those of us who were raised Catholic and now identify with evangelical Protestantism? What are we saying? I cant speak for others, but Ill tell you what is on my mind. My Upbringing in CatholicismHardly a week goes by in which I dont receive an email from a Catholic reader of my...
  • Evangelical and Mormon Leaders Gather in Tabernacle to Promote Faith and Religious Freedom

    01/23/2014 5:10:18 PM PST · by restornu · 38 replies
    Meredian Magazine ^ | 18 January 2014 | By The LDS Newsroom
    Evangelist and author Dr. Ravi Zacharias addressed the topics of faith, family and freedom in a gathering at the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Saturday, 18 January 2014. We must build our lives on things that are eternal, Zacharias told more than 3,000 gathered in the Tabernacle in his message titled Lessons From History, Building a Nation Under God. During his speech, he related lessons learned from the Bible and compared them to modern-day events. This is the second time Zacharias has spoken in the Tabernacle and his third visit to Utah since 1994. Zacharias is founder and president...
  • Ecumenism a 'spiritual process' rooted in the Trinity, Pope says [Christian Caucus]

    01/18/2014 3:05:14 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | January 17, 2014 | Kerri Lenartowick
    Pope Francis says Mass, Nov. 15, 2013. Credit: Kyle Burkhart/CNA. Vatican City, Jan 18, 2014 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met this week with members of an ecumenical delegation of Finnish Lutherans, encouraging them to work towards unity among all Christians. “In the face of those who no longer see the full, visible unity of the Church as an achievable goal, we are invited not to give up our ecumenical efforts, faithful to that which the Lord Jesus asked of the Father, ‘that they may be one,’” the Pope told the delegation Jan 17. “Ecumenism is in fact...
  • On Evangelical Unease Over Contraception

    01/16/2014 2:11:33 PM PST · by NYer · 159 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 16, 2014 | Chelsen Vicari
    Birth control is a touchy subject that Evangelicals find extremely difficult to discuss. But as the President’s health care mandate officially launches and its oppressive contraception enforcements are questioned, some Evangelicals are reconsidering their embrace of oral contraception, or what is commonly referred to as the Pill.Evangelical leaders like Dr. Albert Mohler who question the morality of contraception are garnering criticism from the Religious Left. Hurling accusations of sexism and selfishness, Georgetown student and Jim Wallis’ teacher’s assistant, Jacob Lupfer, penned The Washington Post op-ed “The Evangelical Unease Over Contraception.” His article claims that Evangelical leaders are denouncing contraception...
  • Ex-Mormon bishop pleads guilty in sexual assaults of two teens

    11/26/2013 4:48:42 AM PST · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2013 | Rick Rojas
    A former Mormon bishop in Riverside County is expected to serve three years in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage girls who attended a Menifee church, prosecutors said. Todd Mitchell Edwards, 49, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts related to the assault of the teens, ages 16 and 18, as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office. The counts were sexual battery and sexual penetration with a foreign object. In addition to the prison time, Edwards will also have to register as a lifetime sex offender as part...
  • Machens Enemies Then And Now And The Myth Of Influence

    11/21/2013 7:19:47 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 11-19-13 | R. Scott Clark
    Wally was a sweet fellow and very graciously lent me volume one of the Battles edition of Calvins Institutes. A while later I visited him in his luxurious office at the local tall-steeple PCUSA congregation in order to return the book. I was full of questions. In conversation, Wally mentioned that he was a graduate of Princeton Seminary. I had heard about this fellow Machen so I asked Wally about him and about Westminster Seminary. His jovial face quickly turned red with anger at the very mention of the traitor Machen and the rebel seminary. Mind you, this was about...
  • Evangelical leader says commonality with Mormons deeper than differences

    11/16/2013 8:27:11 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 24 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Nov. 16 2013 | Joseph Walker
    Borrowing an ancient Hebrew word from an Old Testament text, one of Americas leading evangelical Christian scholars told nearly 2,000 young Mormons at Utah Valley University Friday that his faith and their faith, often at odds with each other through the years over doctrinal disparities, need to find ways we can work together to find shalom, or peace. God has placed us in the world, in this nation, and calls us to seek the shalom together, said Dr. Richard J. Mouw, president emeritus of the Fuller Theological Seminary and noted author of such books as Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in...
  • Mormon-evangelical detente? Mouw, Zacharias to speak to LDS again

    11/04/2013 9:54:21 PM PST · by restornu · 81 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Thursday, Oct. 31 2013 | Tad Walch
    The chill seemed to begin to thaw for some in 2004 when Mouw introduced Ravi Zacharias at the LDS Church's Salt Lake Tabernacle. Mouw spoke for seven minutes and apologized for evangelicals who had "misrepresented the faith and belief of Latter-day Saints." "Let me state it clearly," Mouw said. "We evangelicals have sinned against you." Mouw didn't flinch despite criticism of the apology by other evangelicals and published a book last year titled "Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals." He practices convicted civility, which he says is different from what he calls the anything-goes compromised relativism so popular...
  • Jewish and Christian Bibles: A Comparative Chart

    11/04/2013 5:14:36 AM PST · by NYer · 60 replies
    Catholic Resources ^ | Felix Just, S.J.
    Introduction: Although the "New Testament" contains the same twenty-seven books for almost all Christians, there are some major and important differences between the "Hebrew Bible" (HB) used by Jews and different versions of the "Old Testament" (OT) used by various Christian churches and denominations: The foundational texts are different: Jewish Bibles are based on the HB; the OT section in Christian Bibles is arranged according to the order of books in the "Septuagint" (LXX), the ancient Greek version of the Jewish scriptures;however, the translations of individual OT books in Christian Bibles are now usually based on the texts of the...
  • Baptists BYU visit marks thaw in Mormon-evangelical cold war

    10/30/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 49 replies
    roonte.com ^ | 10/30/2013 | Adelle M. Banks
    Last month, after being sure to get his caffeine fix at Starbucks, Southern Baptist leader Richard Land went where few evangelicals had dared to go before: the Provo campus of Brigham Young University, the intellectual heart of Mormonism. After lecturing on "family, faith, freedom and America," Land attended a BYU football game with LDS leaders and joined them to hear James Taylor sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Days later, George O. Wood, the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, also visited BYU, followed by the Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptists flagship seminary. Is there...
  • Illinois Evangelical Leaders Gather to Pray for Immigration Reform

    10/20/2013 9:45:37 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    enewspf.com ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | Written by Press Release
    Aurora, IL-(ENEWSPF)- As momentum for broad immigration reform continues to build in the evangelical community, leaders from Aurora met Friday morning to pray for immigration reform rooted in the biblical values of welcoming the stranger among us.This mornings gathering in Aurora was one of more than 400 gatherings and events happening across the country Oct. 12-20. Evangelical Christians are meeting as part of Pray4Reform: Gathered Together in Jesus Name, a week of prayer that continues the Evangelical Immigration Tables ongoing Pray for Reform campaign. Nationwide, more than 187,000 people have signed onto the effort as prayer partners. With immigration reform...
  • A Form Letter for Defecting Conservatives

    09/05/2013 4:24:04 PM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | AUGUST 27, 2013 | Anonymous
    To: the New York Times Dear Editors, I am a [choose one: Catholic, Evangelical, Mormon, Orthodox Jewish] conservative, who is well known in the conservative movement as a [choose one: magazine editor, think-tank president, scholar, activist] and public intellectual. Despite my longstanding opposition to [choose one: same-sex marriage, abortion], next week I will be coming out publicly in favor of [choose one: marriage equality, a womans right to choose], and was wondering whether you might be interested in informing your readers of this important development in the world of [choose one: Catholic, Evangelical, Mormon, Orthodox Jewish] conservatism. My statement will...
  • O Little Town of Arab Bethlehem (Evangelical)

    08/24/2013 3:58:51 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Jan talks to Pastor Steven Khoury for the entire hour. He is an evangelical Arab pastor whose family has been ministering God's love in the Holy Land for decades but paying a very dear price. That continues to intensify as the current Middle East war against Christians intensifies. Hear this pastor's remarkable testimony that should inspire and encourage you. God is at work everywhere! The media will not tell the truth in this arena because it reflects poorly on Islam. And, they simply care less about the Christians. But Khoury has even limited Christian support because he believes in the...
  • Iowa Evangelical Leader: Ted Cruz Is "A Liberal's Worst Nightmare"

    08/09/2013 10:03:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    CBN News Blogs ^ | August 9, 2013 | David Brody
    In an interview you will only see on The Brody File, influential Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats, head of The Family Leader organization says that Sen. Ted Cruz, is a liberals worst nightmare. He goes on to say that Cruz has unlimited potential to energize the GOP base.
  • The scandal of evangelical silence on divorce

    08/06/2013 12:01:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 107 replies
    Life Site ^ | Eric Metaxas
    August 6, 2013 (Breakpoint) - If I asked you to name the hot button social issues of concern to Christians, youd probably cite abortion and gay marriage right away. Of course, the coarse and hyper-sexualized nature of popular culture might also come to mind. But what probably wouldnt come to mind is the high incidence of divorce. Given the clear biblical teaching on the subject and its impact on families and children, that is, to put it mildly, more than a little odd. Actually, as one Christian leader rightly puts it, our lack of attention to the subject is a...
  • Father Z Equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis

    07/28/2013 3:36:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Patheos ^ | July 27, 2013 | Sam Rocha
    Father Z Equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis UPDATED July 27, 2013 By Sam Rocha 31 Comments Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, also known (and hereafter referred to) as “Fr. Z,” will surely dispute the claim of this headline, however, this post will show that the proposition “Father Z equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis” is true, by examining the words used by Fr. Z in today’s post at his web log, “Your Excellencies? REALLY?!?”Fr. Z’s post begins with the YouTube video (below) of a large group of Catholic Bishops, dressed in ecclesial attire, rehearsing hand movements to an upbeat religious...
  • Sandra Fluke blames Anthony #Weiner sexting scandal on . . . (Republicans) [satire]

    07/25/2013 2:34:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Journal 14 ^ | July 24, 2013
    . . . you guessed it, “conservative, evangelical, Tea Party Republicans.” Speaking to an Emily’s List fundraiser, Fluke said that “GOP efforts to limit the availability of birth control” were “directly responsible for Weiner’s behavior.”“What men, and women want, above all is SAFE sex. It’s our constitutional right. So now the GOP is limiting our access to both birth control AND abortion on demand. So a poor person like me, I can’t afford to have sex, unless it’s unprotected, and if a poor person accidentally gets pregnant, it’s now almost impossible to get an abortion.”“That’s why so many men and...
  • Cardinal Maradiaga backs Pope's call for greater protection of refugees

    07/11/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT · by haffast
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2013-07-09 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has released a statement backing Pope Francis call to welcome refugees as our brothers and sisters. Cardinal Maradiaga issued his statement on Monday 8 July, the day in which Pope Francis journeyed to the Island of Lampedusa, the landing point of tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe in hope of a better future. Please find below the full text of the statement issued by Caritas Internationalis: The Popes visit to Lampedusa reminded us of the plight of millions of refugees around the world. Religious leaders and faith based...
  • GOD'S DEALINGS WITH MAN (VANITY)

    06/11/2013 10:23:13 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 6 replies
    Happy Heralds, Inc. ^ | N/A | Dr. Fred Wittman
    <p> O O O ——————— GOD'S DEALINGS WITH MAN ——————— O O O DOCTRINE MORALITY RESPONSIBILITY PROMISE LAW – ISRAEL LAW – ISRAEL GRACE– RIGHTEOUSNESS THEOCRACY KINGDOM CHURCH AND PEACE ——————— ——————— ——————— ——————— ——————— ——————— ——————— ————————— 1. COVENANT SPHERE ADAMIC NOACHIC ABRAHAMIC MOSAIC DAVIDIC NEW EVERLASTING Gen. 1:28,29 Gen. 9:1-17; Gen. 12:1-3; Ex. 19 – 30 2 Sam. 7:15-19; Mt. 26:26-28; Jer. 32:37-40 Gen. 2:15-17 Gen. 6:18 Gen. 15:1-16,18 2 Sam. 23:5 Heb. 8:6-13; Ezek. 16:60 Heb. 10:5-10 Heb. 13:20 2. SIN Gen. 3:1-15 Gen. 9:20-25 Gen. 16:1-6 Ex. 32:1-14 1 Kings 10:28 1 Cor. 15:34 NO SIN...
  • Pentagon's Problem w/Proselytizing-Evangelicals lately have detected worrying signals from military

    05/10/2013 6:25:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 9, 2013 | Mollie Ziegler Hemingway
    In early April, Army Reserve soldiers in Pennsylvania were told in a redeployment briefing that evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics were "extremists," the same category as al Qaeda. Later that month, the Southern Baptist Convention's website was blocked on Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps bases due to what the military's software filter told Web users was "hostile content." And in early May, news reports said that an anti-Christian crusader had proposed new rules for the Pentagon so that military-service members could be court-martialed for sharing their faith. But the initial reports on these matters were exaggerated, taken out...
  • How the West Really Lost God

    05/10/2013 3:30:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 84 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 10, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    A few weeks ago Mitt Romney spoke at a college commencement exercise and encouraged the graduates to marry early and have a lot of children. He used the words “quiver full” taken from the Old Testament.The comment was unremarkable, particularly for a Mormon to make. They are known for marrying early and having quivers full of children. Contra the contraceptive culture, even among Evangelicals, the notion of a quiver full from the Psalms is gathering steam among orthodox believers.Here is what he said, “You only live one life. Don’t spend it in safe, shallow water. Launch into the deep. If...
  • Muslims, Monasteries, Jews, Sikhs, Scholars Urge SCOTUS to Hear Landmark Religious Liberty Appeal

    05/04/2013 6:25:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Becket Fund ^ | May 3, 2013
    Diverse Group of Amicus Briefs Ask the High Court to Protect a Peaceful Hutterite ColonyFor Immediate Release: May 3, 2013Media Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the State of Michigan, twenty-one First Amendment scholars, and eighteen religious organizations representing tens of millions of religious believers filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to hear a religious liberty appeal on behalf of a Hutterite colony in Montana. The question in the case is whether the Hutterites, who trace their history to the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s, can be forced to provide workers’ compensation insurance...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 65 YEARS!(Evangelical)

    04/17/2013 10:25:47 AM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Hope for Today Ministries ^ | APRIL16, 2013 | David Hocking (Hope for Today Ministries)
    WHY SHOULD WE SUPPORT ISRAEL? Psalm 105:8-11 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen. He is the LORD our God: His judgments are in all the earth. He hath remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance. We receive many questions concerning our support of the...
  • Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism Labeled 'Extremist' in Army Presentation (Along with KKK)

    04/06/2013 8:13:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/06/2013 | By Nicola Menzie
    A U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief describes "Evangelical Christianity" and "Catholicism" as examples of "religious extremism," according to the Archdiocese for the Military Services and the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, who shared a copy of the documents with The Christian Post."The number of hate groups, extremists and anti‐govt organizations in the U.S. has continued to grow over the past three years, according to reports by the Southern Poverty Law Center. They increased to 1,018 in 2011, up from 1,002 in 2010 and 602 in 2000," reads the first page of the slide presentation labeled "Extremism & Extremist...