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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...
  • Jewish Exodus from Yemen

    04/04/2010 10:12:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 528+ views
    INN ^ | 4/4/10 | Maayana Miskin
    (IsraelNN.com) According to the Yemen News Agency (Saba), most of the country's remaining Jews are planning to emigrate due to Muslim persecution. The paper quoted the desert country's Chief Rabbi, Yahya Yaish, as saying that Yemen's entire remaining Jewish community would immigrate to Israel within days. However, a report in the Jerusalem Post indicates that only half of Yemen's 250 Jews are planning to come to Israel, while roughly 100 will emigrate to the United States and 20 or 30 will remain in Yemen. Several Jewish families from Yemen have made aliyah to Israel this year. Immigration picked up following...
  • Biblical plagues really happened say scientists [ Thera, global warming, yada yada yada ]

    03/30/2010 7:07:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies · 513+ views
    Telegraph ^ | March 27, 2010 | Richard Gray
    The Biblical plagues that devastated Ancient Egypt in the Old Testament were the result of global warming and a volcanic eruption, scientists have claimed. Researchers believe they have found evidence of real natural disasters on which the ten plagues of Egypt, which led to Moses freeing the Israelites from slavery in the Book of Exodus in the Bible, were based. But rather than explaining them as the wrathful act of a vengeful God, the scientists claim the plagues can be attributed to a chain of natural phenomena triggered by changes in the climate and environmental disasters that happened hundreds of...
  • The Meaning of Exodus (what rightfully belongs to the Jewish People in the Land of Israel?)

    03/29/2010 7:58:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 609+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2010 | Moshe Dann
    As if Jews needed a reminder about what a modern rendition of "Pharaoh's heart hardened," President Obama provides an example, emphasizing an important lesson: the Egyptian dictator/king was part of the process of liberation and, ultimately, of God's will and the destiny of the Jewish People. Despite Obama's nasty treatment of Israel's Prime Minister and unreasonable demands, Sec of State Hillary Clinton's hysterical condemnations' despite suggestions that Israel is guilty of war crimes, human rights violations, apartheid, and hindering America's war efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan; despite Israel's demonization at the UN and Arab/Muslim boycott and isolation, the Israeli government...
  • Pray For the Peace Of Jerusalem (3/28/10)[Prayer]

    03/28/2010 6:38:20 AM PDT · by left that other site · 24 replies · 259+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown to Exodus The Ten Commandments The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS Chapter 20 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 20:9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor...
  • Pray For the Peace Of Jerusalem (3/27/10)[Prayer]

    03/27/2010 6:49:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 31 replies · 245+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown to ExodusThe Ten Commandments "Moses and the Ten Commandments" bt Rembrandt. The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS Chapter 20 20:2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 20:5 Thou shalt not...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (3/26/10)[Prayer]

    03/26/2010 6:19:23 AM PDT · by left that other site · 29 replies · 201+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown to ExodusApproaching Mt. Sinai The Epic Journey Continues to inspire artists throughout the centuries. The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS Chapter 19 19:1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 19:2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount. 19:3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (3/25/10)[Prayer]

    03/25/2010 6:00:28 AM PDT · by left that other site · 30 replies · 264+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown to Exodus Moses In The Tents of Jethro The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS Chapter 18 18:13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening. 18:14 And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even? 18:15 And Moses said unto...
  • Pray For the Peace Of Jerusalem (3/23/10) [Prayer]

    03/23/2010 5:51:19 AM PDT · by left that other site · 32 replies · 303+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown to ExodusMoses Has His Arms Held Up This event has inspired many works of art over the centuries:1. An Old Engraving From a Prayer Book2. A Modern Interpretation from a Christian Website 3. An Oil Painting of the Event The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS Chapter 17 17:8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 17:9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand....
  • Hillary Clinton Gets Her Bible All Wrong At AIPAC Meeting

    03/22/2010 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 579+ views
    The Lid ^ | 3/22/09 | The Lid
    Hillary Clinton continued the Obama administration's attacks on Israel during her speech at the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) convention: New construction in East Jerusalem or the West Bank undermines mutual trust and endangers the proximity talks that are the first step toward the full negotiations that both sides want and need. It exposes daylight between Israel and the United States that others in the region could hope to exploit. And it undermines America's unique ability to play a role - an essential role, I might add -- in the peace process. Our credibility in this process depends in...
  • Pray For the Peace Of Jerusalem (3/20/10) [Prayer]

    03/20/2010 6:40:42 AM PDT · by left that other site · 48 replies · 457+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown to ExodusThe Song of Moses Various Images of "The Song of Moses", the First Song in the Hebrew Bible. The Second Book of Moses, called EXODUS Chapter 15 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my...
  • Pray For the Peace Of Jerusalem (3/19/10) [Prayer]

    03/19/2010 5:57:17 AM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies · 270+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown to Exodus And the Lord said unto Moses, Lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it. And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. "Among the living artists who have dedicated their talents largely to religious art,one stands out for his virility and warmth, dramatic understanding and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem[Prayer](3/18/10

    03/18/2010 6:52:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies · 175+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown to Exodus After 5000 years, Joseph's Tomb in Shechem is Destroyed. October 7th, 2000. The Second Book of Moses, calledEXODUSChapter 13 13:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 13:2 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine. 13:3 And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem[Prayer]3/17/10

    03/17/2010 6:25:54 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies · 319+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown To Exodus Vintage Ten Commandments:1.An old textbook, 2. A Scene from DeMille's Silent Version, 3. A Fragment of a Scroll containing The Ten Commandments The Second Book of Moses, calledEXODUSChapter 12 12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. 12:42 It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem[Prayer]3/16/10

    03/16/2010 5:57:58 AM PDT · by left that other site · 29 replies · 362+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown To Exodus Various artistic interpretations of the Tenth, and most Horrible Plague of All...Even the son of Pharaoh does not escape! The Second Book of Moses,calledEXODUSChapter 12 (continued) 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. 12:30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem[Prayer]3/14/10

    03/14/2010 6:28:56 AM PDT · by left that other site · 16 replies · 321+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem~Countdown To Exodus The LOCUSTS would have definitely convinced ME!Real Locust pictures from around the World: 1. Sinai, 2. Egypt, and 3. Mexico. The Second Book of Moses, calledEXODUSChapter 10 10:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him: 10:2 And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem[Prayer]3/12/10

    03/12/2010 6:16:10 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies · 233+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem(Countdown to Exodus) From "The Golden Haggadah", Spanish Judaica 14th Century The Second Book of Moses, calledEXODUSChapter 8 8:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 8:2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: 8:3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber,and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem[Prayer]3/6/10

    03/06/2010 5:27:09 AM PST · by left that other site · 18 replies · 176+ views
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    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem(Countdown to Exodus) The Second Book of Moses, called Exodus2:1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2:2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink....
  • Roy church may change affiliation

    03/01/2010 12:34:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 333+ views
    ROY -- A church in Roy may end up affiliated with a different Lutheran congregation because of a split with national church leaders over gay priests. Last summer the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America voted to allow openly practicing gay and lesbian pastors to preside over congregations instead of requiring gay pastors to practice celibacy, as had been the previous policy. The Standard-Examiner reports that vote has caused concern for at least one Utah congregation. Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Roy will hold a forum on Thursday to talk about the possibility of joining a different Lutheran congregation, the Lutheran...
  • { ELCA } A house divided

    02/21/2010 1:44:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 422+ views
    The Herald (Puyallup, WA) ^ | 2/21/10 | Joan Cronk
    If Pastor John Vaswig or Pastor Kim Latterell were to leave their East Pierce County Lutheran churches, their congregations could replace them with a gay or lesbian clergy member. In August 2009, the church-wide assembly of the Ecumenical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) voted to allow churches to call pastors who are in a committed, same-gender relationships to head up their congregations. Many other important issues were discussed and voted on at the assembly meeting in Minneapolis, but this decision is the one that generated the most interest. John Brooks, spokesman for the ELCA, said that most of the churches...
  • Lutherans roll out plan for new denomination

    02/19/2010 1:15:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies · 734+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 2/19/10 | JEFF STRICKLER
    The organization orchestrating the split from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will not be part of the new church. Dissident Lutherans overseeing a split from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) outlined their plan for launching a new denomination Thursday. But at the same time they announced that the new church will remain separate from the group that got it started. BACKGROUND:Lutheran CORE, an umbrella group of organizations, led the fight against the ELCA proposal to roster gay and lesbian pastors last summer. When the vote went in favor of gay pastors, CORE announced it would have a...
  • Rev. Larry Barksdale resigns three weeks after St. Matthew Lutheran Church vote

    02/14/2010 8:51:45 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 468+ views
    Ledger-Enquirer (Coumbus, GA) ^ | 2/14/10 | ALLISON KENNEDY
    The Rev. Larry Barksdale, pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church since 2003, resigned Sunday, three weeks after the church voted 99-54 to stay in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Barksdale resigned at the beginning of the monthly council meeting, held the second Sunday of the month, following the 11 a.m. service. The decision was set in motion in August, when the national church passed various resolutions about human sexuality. Among the resolutions: partnered, committed gay people can serve as clergy at ELCA churches that want to hire them. Though not binding on individuals or congregations, the decision bothered Barksdale...
  • { ELCA } Churches feel fallout of Lutheran sexual orientation vote

    02/09/2010 5:55:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 748+ views
    Nebraska and Iowa are feeling the fallout from a decision by the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination to allow non-celibate gay clergy and church leaders, as well as recognition of same-sex couples. Thanksgiving! Lutheran Church in Bellevue voted Jan. 31 to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA. It takes two votes with at least a two-thirds majority, taken at least 90 days apart, for a congregation to split from the national church. The Jan. 31 vote was Thanksgiving!’s second vote, so it appears to make the church the first Nebraska congregation to break from the ELCA since a...
  • Vatican to Study Christian Exodus from Middle East

    01/20/2010 12:23:16 AM PST · by bogusname · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Israel National News ^ | January 20, 2010 | Hillel Fendel
    The Christian exodus from PA-controlled territories continues, religious freedom under Moslem control is not expected – yet the Vatican issues a document blaming the “occupation.” The document released this week prefaces a meeting that Pope Benedictus XVI will hold nine months from now with 150 bishops in the Middle East. The plight of the increasingly dwindling Christian minority in the region, the reasons for the exodus, and the discrimination faced by Christians will be the main issues. The document lists several causes for the current situation in the PA, Iraq, and elsewhere, including the “Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the growth of “political...
  • Singsaas Church quits ELCA

    01/22/2010 9:03:14 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 458+ views
    Brookings Register (SD) ^ | 1/22/10 | Jill Fier
    The Singsaas Lutheran Church of rural Brookings County has decided to drop its affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ELCA rules dictate that in order to leave, a congregation must hold two meetings at least 90 days apart. A vote taken at each meeting must pass with at least a two-thirds majority. For the historic "old church in the country" near Lake Hendricks, the process has already been completed , with the first vote held Oct. 18 and second vote Jan. 17. Singsaas President Trygve Trooien, a lifelong member of the church, said both votes passed with more...
  • Bishop: S.D. Synod Won't Split Over ELCA Gay Vote

    01/15/2010 2:28:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 548+ views
    AP via WCCO ^ | 1/15/10
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) ― [Click to zoom.] Click to enlarge 1 of 1 ELCA convention delegates in August voted to lift a ban prohibiting gay and lesbian pastors who were not celibate from serving as clergy. (File) AP Close numSlides of totalImages Related Links * Read The Latest Local News * Read The Latest Political News The bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America says seven congregations in the state have taken initial steps toward leaving the country's largest Lutheran denomination over its policy to allow gay clergy. The Rev. David Zellmer says...
  • Let My People Go, So That They May Serve Me

    01/14/2010 8:00:30 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 2 replies · 246+ views
    And G-d said to Moses, 'Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him: Thus says G-d, the G-d of the Hebrews: Let My people go, that they may serve Me. (From this week's Torah portion, Va'eirah, Exodus 9:13) "So that they may serve Me." This small phrase turns all the modern significance that we would like to attach to the story of the Exodus on its head. On the surface, the story is made for Hollywood (and it was!): It has the good guys and the bad guys. It has Moses, the underdog leader...
  • { ELCA } Bishop tries to calm waters over gay clergy issue

    01/13/2010 7:46:56 AM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 814+ views
    Rapid City Journal (SD) ^ | 1/13/9 | Jomay Steen
    South Dakota's Lutheran bishop attempted to head off the possibility of local congregations breaking from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America during a Tuesday night forum before several hundred congregants. The Rev. David Zellmer, bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA, met with members of Rapid City Lutheran congregations to respond to a controversial decision last August allowing homosexual clergy to serve in the church and recognize their partners. Zellmer said the action threw some churches into turmoil and angered some congregations. He said he wanted to assure the people that the synod still does not recognize same-sex...
  • Pharoah, Taxation and Population Control

    01/07/2010 2:53:52 PM PST · by APRPEH · 1 replies · 219+ views
    APRPEH ^ | 19 Teves 5770/5 January 2010 | APRPEH
    When Pharoah, king of Egypt wished to oppress Bnei Yisroel, he first chose heavy taxation as a method. It is clear from the text that the priority of Pharoah was not a national building campaign, but to reign in what was perceived as a foreign population for which Egypt felt both compelled to control but afraid to allow to leave.more
  • Biggest Losers: Where Americans Aren't Moving

    12/27/2009 9:22:48 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 61 replies · 2,351+ views
    CNN via Yahoo ^ | 12/24/2009 | staff
    1. California Net loss: 98,798 residents For years more people have fled the Golden State than have arrived. In the year ended July 1, California was the country's biggest loser, with nearly 100,000 more residents leaving than moving in. Still, that was an improvement over earlier losses: In 2006 the net decline was 313,081. 2. New York Net loss: 98,178 residents Like California, New York is, historically, a major exporter of it citizens. The state depends upon foreign migration for its population growth. But also like California, New York's out-migration eased in the year ended July 1. In 2006, nearly...
  • St. Luke's Lutheran Church

    12/23/2009 6:17:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 472+ views
    San Diego Reader ^ | 12/23/9 | Matthew Lickona
    Got an unusual press release last week. It began: “On Sunday, December 13, 2009, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in La Mesa, Calif., held a legally called and conducted meeting to take its second and final vote to sever ties with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).... St. Luke’s is now affiliated with the Fellowship of Evangelical Lutheran Churches.” “Emphatically, it’s not the gay issue,” said church council president Richard Floegel when I referred to the ELCA’s recent decision to allow openly homosexual pastors. “The belief of this congregation is that the ELCA has been moving away from the core...