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  • Pair of LO churches make a swap { ELCA downsizing }

    10/21/2010 10:53:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    Lake Oswego Review (OR) ^ | 10/21/10 | Cornelius Swart
    Our Savior’s Lutheran Church has left its expansive six-acre complex at 2000 Country Club Road and moved into a smaller, one-acre church property currently owned by nearby River West Church. The Lutheran church held its first services in its new digs this past Sunday. The property sale and swap is the most visible result of a painful division that occurred at Our Savior’s earlier this year over the issue of gay clergy in the Lutheran church. The split has left Our Savior’s, formerly one of the metro area’s largest and wealthiest Lutheran congregations, with half of its former members, few...
  • Britain’s Holocaust Secrets Revealed David Gutmann

    09/30/2010 5:43:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-30-10 | David Gutmann
    After the attempt last spring to break the Israeli security blockade off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the British government denounced the Israeli navy’s forceful seizure of the blockade-runners as “completely unacceptable.” Long forgotten is Britain’s disgraceful history as a blockader of the Zionist Jews, and as a violent enforcer of that blockade. A brief account of this travesty would be instructive: Following the end of WWI, the Jewish survivors of Hitler’s Holocaust were desperate to leave the European killing grounds for a new life in Jewish Palestine. Knowing that the Palestinian Arabs were in the habit of launching...
  • Parting the waters: Computer modeling applies physics to Red Sea escape route (Physics of Moses)

    09/22/2010 7:16:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    UCAR ( University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) ^ | 09/22/2010 | Carl Drews and Weiqing Han
    September 21, 2010 BOULDER—The biblical account of the parting of the Red Sea has inspired and mystified people for millennia. A new computer modeling study by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) shows how the movement of wind as described in the book of Exodus could have parted the waters. The computer simulations show that a strong east wind, blowing overnight, could have pushed water back at a bend where an ancient river is believed to have merged with a coastal lagoon along the Mediterranean Sea. With the water...
  • Dynamics of Wind Setdown at Suez and the Eastern Nile Delta [ Exodus computer modelling ]

    09/21/2010 8:30:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Public Library of Science [ PLoS ONE ] ^ | September 2010 | Carl Drews and Weiqing Han
    Background Wind setdown is the drop in water level caused by wind stress acting on the surface of a body of water for an extended period of time. As the wind blows, water recedes from the upwind shore and exposes terrain that was formerly underwater. Previous researchers have suggested wind setdown as a possible hydrodynamic explanation for Moses crossing the Red Sea, as described in Exodus 14. Methodology/Principal Findings This study analyzes the hydrodynamic mechanism proposed by earlier studies, focusing on the time needed to reach a steady-state solution. In addition, the authors investigate a site in the eastern...
  • A Mass Exodus Of Young Greeks Threatens To Make Debt Problems Many Times Worse

    09/15/2010 7:35:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/15/2010 | Vincent Fernando CFA
    Greece is struggling to reform its spending practices and stimulate future economic growth because it has a large and growing debt burden to deal with. The nation has been hit by the double-whammy of rising debt and a contracting economy, which means there is more and more debt which needs to be supported by less and less tax revenue and economic output. But here's another threat -- What if there are fewer and fewer Greeks responsible for the nation's debt burden in the future? Essentially, if you are young and you see that your country is burdening you with a...
  • Charitable Status Revoked from New Zealand Homosexual Reorientation Group

    08/31/2010 2:25:30 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 31, 2010 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Tuesday August 31, 2010 Charitable Status Revoked from New Zealand Homosexual Reorientation Group By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiWELLINGTON, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Zealand affiliate of U.S.-based Exodus Global Alliance has had its charity status revoked by the NZ Charities Commission.Exodus is a Christian organization that says it is dedicated to equipping agencies and individuals to communicate the message of “freedom from homosexuality.”   The NZ Exodus Ministries Trust Board has had charitable status for more than ten years. However, the status was removed by the government's Charities Commission in a decision dated August 18, as part of a...
  • Conservative Lutherans gather here to launch new denomination

    08/26/2010 8:03:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 8/25/10 | Meredith Heagney
    A new Lutheran denomination will be born over the next two days in Columbus, made up of Christians disturbed by what they consider a liberalizing of their church, particularly on issues of homosexuality.The North American Lutheran Church, or NALC, will be mostly made up of theologically conservative congregations who have left or will leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA, the country's largest Lutheran denomination.The ELCA angered some conservative members last summer when it voted to allow people in same-sex relationships to serve as clergy members and professional lay workers. Prior to that, gay clergy and lay workers...
  • Gay clergy debate: Lutherans bowed but not broken

    08/25/2010 10:41:35 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 8/25/10 | JIM SPENCER, Star Tribune
    A year ago, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Minnesota's largest Protestant faith, held a close and controversial vote that opened its doors to non-celibate gay clergy. Disappointed opponents predicted a fracture that would cause 1,000 congregations to withdraw.A year later, the ELCA remains largely intact."That 1,000-congregation figure has proven to be wishful thinking on the part of those who wanted it to happen," said Larry Wohlrabe, Bishop of Minnesota's rural Northwestern Synod. "Our culture has changed on this." . . . Meanwhile, plans for the new alternative North American Lutheran Church (NALC) will form this week at a gathering...
  • Timeline announced for churchwide restructuring { ELCA }

    08/24/2010 3:43:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    The Lutheran ^ | 8/24/10 | Elizabeth Hunter
    In an August 24 e-mail to ELCA churchwide staff, ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson said wrote that that those drafting a churchwide restructuring proposal will present that proposal to the ELCA Church Council Oct. 8. . . . "Notification of the changes in personnel, programs and operations will begin the week of October 11, 2010," Hanson wrote.
  • Conservative Lutherans to Form New Church Body in North America { NALC }

    08/22/2010 6:59:40 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/22/10 | Joshua A. Goldberg
    More than 1,000 Lutherans from throughout North America will gather this week in Grove City, Ohio, to form a new church body for confessional Lutherans. At this week’s two-day gathering, members of Lutheran CORE will adopt a constitution that will give birth to the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), which the movement’s director says “will embody the center of Lutheranism in America.” “The NALC will uphold confessional principles dear to Lutherans including a commitment to the authority of the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions," said the Rev. Mark Chavez, director of Lutheran CORE, in an announcement. "We have a great...
  • New Church Body to be Formed for Lutherans in North America { NALC }

    08/19/2010 12:55:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 8/19/10 | Mark Chavez
    More than 1,000 Lutherans from throughout North America will gather Aug. 26-27 in suburban Columbus, Ohio, to form a new church body for confessional Lutherans. The annual Convocation of Lutheran CORE will adopt a constitution that will give birth to the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). "The NALC will embody the center of Lutheranism in America. The NALC will uphold confessional principles dear to Lutherans including a commitment to the authority of the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions," said the Rev. Mark Chavez, director of Lutheran CORE. The Convocation will take place at Grove City Church of the Nazarene in...
  • A year after denomination accepted gay clergy, some local Lutheran churches appear to be leaving

    08/15/2010 2:28:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 78 replies
    News-Gazette (Champaign, IL) ^ | 8/15/10 | Lynda Zimmer
    The face of Lutheranism in East Central Illinois will change this fall. Three small-town congregations that have been part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – the largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S. – for 22 years are switching affiliations. The dispute pits orthodox, or traditional, ministry against progressive changes. The trigger point was a vote almost a year ago, at the denomination's biennial national meeting, to open its clergy roster to gay and lesbian ministers who are in committed, same-gender relationships. Previously, homosexual clergy had to remain celibate to stay in the pulpit. "That's just the spark and...
  • Exodus-the primer of freedom

    07/04/2010 4:00:19 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Exodus: the Primer of Freedom Posted on July 4, 2010 by billrandles “Let my people go that they may worship me”(Exodus 10) Exodus is a book of freedom. Even the name Exodus proclaims liberty. The ‘Exodus’ is out of slavery and bondage in Egypt. The God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob is the God of liberty. His purpose is to liberate the whole world, using a liberator people, Israel. But before Israel could be used to liberate the world, Israel herself needed to be set free from her sevitude. Therefore God would raise up a vessel to set them free, Moses....
  • Exodus:the Primer of Freedom-true and false freedom pt 2

    07/03/2010 5:14:17 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Exodus: the Primer of Freedom Posted on July 4, 2010 by billrandles “Let my people go that they may worship me”(Exodus 10) Exodus is a book of freedom. Even the name Exodus proclaims liberty. The ‘Exodus’ is out of slavery and bondage in Egypt. The God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob is the God of liberty. His purpose is to liberate the whole world, using a liberator people, Israel. But before Israel could be used to liberate the world, Israel herself needed to be set free from her sevitude. Therefore God would raise up a vessel to set them free, Moses....
  • UA church votes to quit the ELCA

    06/18/2010 7:56:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 267+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 6/19/10 | Meredith Heagney
    Upper Arlington Lutheran Church voted Sunday to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). A second vote is required before the departure is considered final. Upper Arlington Lutheran, which has three campuses, is among the Lutheran churches that might leave the denomination because of its increasingly liberal stance on homosexuality. The first vote was 538 to leave the ELCA and 48 to stay, an assistant to the Rev. Paul Ulring said. The next vote must be at least 90 days later and probably will be held this fall. Before then, Bishop Callon W. Holloway Jr., leader of the Southern...
  • ‘Vatican to accept that Mt. Sinai is in Negev, not Egypt’

    05/31/2010 3:50:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies · 684+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/30/2010 | STEVE LINDE
    It has taken him more than a decade, but Italian-Israeli archeologist Prof. Emmanuel Anati now believes his controversial view that the biblical Mount Sinai is in Israel’s Negev desert rather than Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula will soon be adopted by the Vatican. On Friday, he presented his theory in the form of a new book at a seminar at the Theological Seminary in the northeastern Italian city of Vicenza. “Actually it’s not a theory, it’s a reality. I’m sure of it, Anati told The Jerusalem Post by telephone from his home in Capo di Ponte. “My archeological discoveries at Har Karkom...
  • Church divisions sadden bishop { ELCA Exodus }

    05/14/2010 8:21:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 496+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 5/14/10 | David Yonke
    BOWLING GREEN - Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson, leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, said it saddens him when a congregation quits the denomination over its policies on homosexuality, as St. Paul's Lutheran in Maumee did last month. "I express my deep sadness because we are diminished as a church body with every loss," Bishop Hanson said in an interview in Bowling Green yesterday. At the same time, he said he thinks the churches are diminished in their effectiveness to minister when they split from the denomination. The head of the 4.6 million-member ELCA and the 70 million-member...
  • 12 more firms on ‘Leaving California’ list

    05/11/2010 8:09:54 AM PDT · by edcoil · 140 replies · 3,964+ views
    OC Register ^ | 5-11-2010 | edcoil
    Irvine business relocation specialist Joseph Vranich has added another 12 companies to his growing list of companies that are moving part or all of their operations out of California. I first noted the list when it had 100 companies. It’s now up to 129 names. “It’s no mystery what causes companies to leave California: high taxes, undue regulation, workers’ comp costs, a legal environment stacked against businesses, and lengthy and costly construction permitting requirements,” Vranich says
  • Popular Galt Pastor Mary Sanders leaves after church votes to secede... { ELCA }

    04/26/2010 2:16:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 816+ views
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | 4/26/10 | Ross Farrow
    Popular Galt Pastor Mary Sanders leaves after church votes to secede from Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaA second Lutheran church in the Lodi-Galt area has voted to leave its parent organization over the liberalization of gay rights. The congregation at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church voted 49-12 on April 18 to part ways with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The vote resulted in Pastor Mary Sanders leaving the Galt church because of her desire to remain with the ELCA. The issue came to a head when the ELCA national convention voted on Aug. 21 to allow gays in...
  • Maumee [Ohio] church votes to quit denomination

    04/26/2010 5:55:00 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies · 416+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 4/26/10 | David Yonke
    A prominent Protestant church in Maumee voted overwhelmingly yesterday to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the first in northwest Ohio following the national body's decision in August to be more welcoming to homosexuals. Members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church voted 250-43 with one abstention - an 85 percent approval ratio - to end its affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). On the same ballot, members also voted to join the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. Yesterday's meeting, held in the church sanctuary, was short and civil, with just a few questions or comments that...