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  • "Set Free to Serve" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on Mark 10:32-45)

    03/17/2018 6:37:34 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Set Free to Serve” (Mark 10:32-45) I want to start out our message today with a little quiz. Multiple-choice. Which of these two statements is true: a) “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none,” or b) “A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.” Which one is true? Well, this is a trick question. The correct answer is c) “both of the above.” A Christian is both a perfectly free lord of all and a perfectly dutiful servant of all. It was Martin Luther who set forth these two seemingly contradictory...
  • "Passion Prediction, Passion Production" (Sermon, Second Sunday in Lent; Mark 8, Romans 5)

    02/24/2018 3:39:51 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | February 25, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Passion Prediction, Passion Production” (Mark 8:27-38; Romans 5:1-11) Most of you probably remember a movie a few years back called “The Passion of the Christ.” It was about Jesus’ suffering and death. That’s what the word “Passion’ means in that sense, the things that were done to Jesus, his being betrayed, arrested, beaten, crucified, and killed. Well, our Gospel reading today is about the Passion of the Christ, his suffering. To be more precise, it is a prediction of it--the first prediction of his Passion that Jesus makes. In the gospel narrative, the early ministry of Jesus in Galilee leads...
  • "Out of the Water, into the Wilderness" (Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, on Mark 1:9-15)

    02/17/2018 10:56:52 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies ^ | February 18, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Out of the Water, into the Wilderness” (Mark 1:9-15) Today is the First Sunday in Lent, which means that the Holy Gospel is an account of the temptation of our Lord. Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record this episode that took place right after Jesus’ baptism. This year we hear from Mark, who tells it the most briefly. Just two verses, as follows: “The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.” Mark gets...
  • "Where Is the Healing?" (Sermon on Mark 1:29-39)

    02/03/2018 7:02:07 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | February 4, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Where Is the Healing?” (Mark 1:29-39) Every year during the Epiphany season, we get Gospel readings in which Jesus is doing the activities of his public ministry. We see Jesus busy with things like preaching, teaching, and healing the sick. For example, take the readings from Mark 1 we’ve had these last few weeks. Two weeks ago we heard Jesus preaching, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Last week Jesus was in the synagogue teaching, and “he taught them as one...
  • "The War of the Worlds" (Sermon on Mark 1:21-28)

    01/27/2018 4:54:47 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies ^ | January 28, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The War of the Worlds” (Mark 1:21-28) Have you ever heard of “The War of the Worlds”? No, I’m not talking about H. G. Wells’s classic novel about Martians invading Earth. Nor am I talking about Orson Welles’s radio version of “The War of the Worlds,” which had some people thinking it was an actual news broadcast. And I don’t mean the movie versions that have been made, either. No, “The War of the Worlds” I’m talking about today is no piece of fiction. It is very real, and it has been going on for a very long time. It...
  • "The Heavens Being Torn Open" (Sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord, on Mark 1:4-11)

    01/07/2018 11:57:07 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies ^ | January 7, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Heavens Being Torn Open” (Mark 1:4-11) How many of you know when your baptismal birthday is? Mine is September 10. What’s yours? It’s good to take note of and remember the day of your baptism, that happy day when all your sins were washed away and you became a child of God. So if you don’t know your baptismal birthday, you might want to go ahead and find out when it is and then celebrate it. But did you know there’s a baptismal birthday going on today? And that it’s one all of us can celebrate? Because today is...
  • "A Baptism of Repentance for the Forgiveness of Sins" (Mark 1:1-8)

    12/09/2017 10:29:59 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies ^ | December 10, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Baptism of Repentance for the Forgiveness of Sins” (Mark 1:1-8) Well, here comes John the Baptist again. He always shows up around this time of year. Always with kind of a depressing message: “Repent! Get your life straightened out!” John the Baptist is like the Denny Downer of December. Everybody else is having a good time getting ready for Christmas--going shopping, listening to Christmas music, watching specials on TV, having Christmas parties--and here comes John, telling us to repent. John, is that any way to get ready for Christmas? I mean, listen to this part of our text today...
  • [Catholic Caucus] St Mark, Pope/Confessor; Ss Sergius, et. al., Martyrs (Gueranger)

    10/06/2017 9:17:33 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White (for St. Mark), Red (for St. Sergius)   MARK, successor to Sylvester the Pontiff of peace, has been honored on this day from time immemorial. According to the testimony of St. Damasus, his virtues no less than his name recalled St. Mark the Evangelist. He occupied the supreme See only eight months; but in that short time, he followed up the recent triumph of the Church by wise organizations. He built two new sanctuaries in Rome. He gave the Pallium, of which this is the first mention in history, to the Bishop of Ostia, to enhance his high...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects Trump bias claims

    09/27/2017 7:49:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28th September 2017 | bbc news
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed comments made by Donald Trump that the site has always been against him. The US president accused the social network of "collusion" on Twitter, branding it "anti-Trump". He made the same claim against the New York Times and the Washington Post. Facebook will shortly hand over 3,000 political adverts to congressional investigators probing alleged Russian meddling in the US election. The site believes the ads were probably purchased by Russian entities during and after the 2016 presidential contest. Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee on...
  • MSNBC Reporter Admits She's Emotionally Scarred from Trump Forever (video only)

    09/13/2017 5:58:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9-13-2017 | Mark Dice
    MSNBC's Katy Tur says that President Trump has permanently emotionally scared her for calling out one of her stories.
  • Facebook Suspends YouTuber for Disliking ‘Transgender Mother’ Commercial

    04/15/2017 9:53:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2017 | Breitbart Tech
    Popular conservative YouTuber Mark Dice has allegedly been suspended from Facebook after insulting a Baby Dove soap commercial that featured a transgender “mother.” “The Dove soap company has a new commercial out titled ‘No One Right Way’ which features a transgender ‘woman’ as a new ‘mom’ holder ‘her’ little baby,” wrote Dice in the status, which has since been removed by Facebook. “Excuse me now while I go grab some Irish Spring to clean up my puke.” @BreitbartNews I was suspended from Facebook for saying the transgender "mom" in new Dove soap ad makes me want to puke. —...
  • Documents Show KADZIK, PODESTA, and CLINTON Got Mark Rich Pardoned

    11/02/2016 9:23:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 11-2-2016 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: "BOOM! Documents Show KADZIK, PODESTA, and CLINTON Got Mark Rich Pardoned" Bill Clinton, Mark Rich, John Podesta, Peter KadzikOn Tuesday the FBI released a strange set of documents on the Mark Rich pardon in 2001 at the end of Bill ClintonÂ’s presidency. William J. Clinton Foundation: This initial release consists of material from the FBIÂ’s files related to the WillÂ… FBI Records Vault (@FBIRecordsVault) November 1, 2016 Mark Rich was indicted in the United States on federal charges of tax evasion and illegally making oil deals with Iran during the Iran hostage crisis. He was in Switzerland...
  • Mark Steyn: ‘The More Muslims You Have, the More Terrorism You Have’

    09/20/2016 7:58:07 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 | by JEFF POOR
    O’REILLY: Political commentator Mark Steyn recently returned from Europe where he attended the priest funeral and spoke with a number of people affected by the Jihad. Mr. Steyn joins us now from Colchester, VT. What did you learn there? What was the headline that you learned in Europe, Mr. Steyn? STEYN: Well, you said at the top of the show that migrants aren’t the problem, jihadists are. And that’s true but there is a crude arithmetic here, Bill which is that the more Muslims you have, the more terrorism you have. So, that France, Belgium and Germany have very high...
  • Morning Spin: Sen. Kirk now mum on write-in for president

    08/15/2016 8:37:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Facing a tough re-election battle, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has decided a better strategy is to play defense against the two major-party nominees than to discuss who he’ll write in for president. Surrounded by volunteers, Kirk started a bus tour Sunday at Buckingham Fountain that will last about two weeks. The tour will include fundraising visits and a stop at the traditional Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday in Springfield. Kirk is being challenged by two-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, of Hoffman Estates. Kirk is viewed nationally as perhaps the most vulnerable GOP Senate incumbent,...
  • Under My Skin: The New Frontier Of Digital Implants

    06/11/2016 12:53:20 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 19 replies
    Fastcompany ^ | 06/11/2016 | Steven Melendez
    Under My Skin: The New Frontier Of Digital Implants | Fast Company | Business + Innovation Steven Melendez 06.11.16 6:00 AM Under My Skin: The New Frontier Of Digital Implants "Biohackers" are putting microchips and magnets in their bodies for everything from unlocking the front door to detecting moon earthquakes. Snip Steven Melendez 06.11.16 6:00 AM Tim Shank can guarantee he’ll never leave home without his keys. Why? His house keys are located inside his body. Shank, the president of the Minneapolis futurist group TwinCities+, has a chip installed in his hand that can communicate electronically with his front...
  • Tracking kids via microchip

    05/24/2016 12:44:04 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 45 replies
    NBC WFLA ^ | 05/13/2016 | Melanie Michael
    "“If it’ll save my kid, there’s no stuff that’s too extreme,” she told us. “Micro-chipping would be an extra layer of protection, if something bad does happen.” However, Steffany is in the minority, when it comes to the Tampa Bay Moms Group in which she’s involved. “I’m definitely the odd mom out,” she told us. “But, I stand by my opinion. I think Microchipping, is a good thing.” The topic has come up from time to time within the popular group of Bay Area mothers, and Steffany’s stance on the controversial issue has been extremely unpopular, she admits. She maintains...
  • Unforgivable? Phil Johnson on Salvation and the Mark of the Beast [Deception in the Church]

    05/05/2016 2:31:51 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 97 replies
    Grace to You ^ | 10/30/2013 | Phil Johnson
    Several years ago in a live Q&A session, someone asked John MacArthur if taking the mark of the Beast during the Great Tribulation would be an unpardonable sin. His answer, in short, was no. Though there is a stern warning against taking the mark of the Beast in Revelation 14, the sin is not categorically said to be unpardonable. (That would contradict Matthew 12:31.) The point of the severe language in Revelation 14 is to make clear what an utterly reprehensible sin it will be to swear an oath of willful loyalty to Antichrist. Someone posted John MacArthur’s reply to...
  • Sanford meets with immigration reform supporters in town hall meeting(Rep poses with Mexico flag)

    02/11/2016 9:56:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Island Packet News ^ | December 8, 2013 | MATT McNAB
    Immigration reform supporters finally got their long-awaited town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford. More than 200 people packed the Holy Family Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon on Hilton Head Island to question Sanford about his stance on immigration at a meeting set up by the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition, which supports comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,Ray Charles Fridays,February 5,2016

    02/05/2016 2:56:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 5, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash

    01/31/2016 10:57:04 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 173 replies ^ | 01/31/2016 | Tyler Durden
    So It Begins: Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash So It Begins: Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/31/2016 In a moment of curious serendipity, a little over 90 minutes after we showed what a dystopian, centrally-planned, cashless society unleashed in a negative interest rate world would look like ("by forcing people and companies to convert their paper money into bank deposits, the hope is that they can be persuaded (coerced?) to spend that money rather than save it because those deposits will carry considerable costs"), and briefly after we...