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  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Is the Founder of the Christian Religion Paul of Tarsus or Jesus of Nazareth?

    02/24/2014 2:10:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Evidence for God ^ | 02/24/2014 | Rich Deem
    Many skeptics assert that Paul of Tarsus (the apostle Paul) hijacked the early Christian religion, changing the theology from what Jesus originally taught. Usually offered as proof for this claim are the doctrines found in Paul's great theological work, his letter to the Romans. Without a doubt, the book of Romans contains the most complete exposition of orthodox Christian doctrines. Are these doctrines contrary to what Jesus taught? Do they conflict with the teachings of the Old Testament from which they were purportedly derived? If Paul really "invented" Christianity, then one would expect that his teachings would be different from...
  • United Methodist Church Continues Its Pro-Abortion Ways

    06/11/2013 9:59:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    There are many on the “religious left” who have decided that religion is nice, God is good, but culture is more important. Therefore, they have decided to take the pieces they like best of the Bible—good, loving God who forgives all weakness—and mix them with the lies of the culture—abortion should be a woman’s choice because it’s not a life until, well, they don’t know until when, but not until they say so at least. One of the threads in this religious left movement is the United Methodist Church who actually has written into its Social Principles in the Book...
  • Opposing ‘God Bless America’: A Christian minister preaches the religion of leftism.

    06/11/2013 7:03:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/11/2013 | Dennis Prager
    If you were a Christian minister who was given the opportunity to write an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, what subject would you choose? War and peace? The decline in faith among America’s young people? The increasingly empty pews in mainstream Protestant churches? The ethical decline in society? Or any of myriad other morally and religiously troubling issues? Well, not if you were a Methodist minister named James P. Marsh Jr. For this man of the cloth, the issue troubling him so much that he had to write about in the Washington Post was . . . people standing...
  • Perspective: Why I sit out "God Bless America"

    06/05/2013 12:08:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies ^ | 06/02/2013 | JAMES P. MARSH JR.
    Special to The Washington Post I am a Methodist minister and a Washington Nationals fan. I was there on Opening Day in 2005 at old RFK Stadium in Washington, and I try my best to plan my summer around Nats home games. I have only one issue with the ballpark experience, and it’s not with the beer prices. It’s with “God Bless America.” In his May 15 column, Washington Post writer John Kelly described the odd feeling of not knowing whether to stand during the singing of this song in the middle of the seventh inning. Like Kelly, I don’t...
  • Methodist Seminary Ponders Removing Cross from Chapel

    03/04/2013 5:59:01 AM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | Monday, March 4, 2013 | John Lomperis
    Actual title edited for space issues: United Methodist Seminary Ponders Removing Cross from Chapel To make the space more appropriate for Jain, Buddhist, and Islamic religious services After recently facing some financial challenges, the seminary decided to more or less literally sell itself for $50 million to a large donor who helped transform it from a Christian seminary into Claremont Lincoln University, devoted to jointly training Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Jain clergy. In celebrating the move, Claremont President Jerry Campbell bizarrely declared that Christians who seek to obey Christ’s command to evangelize non-Christians have “an incorrect perception of what...
  • United Methodist Church affirms homosexuality ‘incompatible with Christian teaching’

    05/05/2012 3:26:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 82 replies ^ | 05/05/12 | Ben Johnson
    AMPA, FLORIDA, May 7, 2012, ( – Members of the nation’s largest mainline Protestant church voted to maintain the doctrine that homosexual actions were “incompatible with Christian teaching” on Thursday. The United Methodist Church voted down two proposals to water down its stance on homosexuality on Thursday. One proposal called homosexuals “people of sacred worth” and acknowledged differing viewpoints on the issue, while another said humans did not know enough about human sexuality to prefer one lifestyle over another.
  • The Rise and Fall of American Methodism

    02/23/2012 12:36:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 6+ views
    Patheos ^ | 02/23/2012 | Thomas S. Kidd
    The Methodist Church's rise and recent decline is perhaps the most statistically striking story in American religious history. At the time of the American Revolution, the denomination was tiny. English Methodist founder John Wesley was hostile toward American independence, which badly hampered the church's growth in America. After the Revolution, the American church began to operate independently from English Methodists. The legendary Methodist "circuit riders" began reaching the American backcountry, riding on horseback to reach every nook and cranny of the Appalachian frontier and Mississippi River Valley. In 1770, there were about 20 Methodist churches in America. By 1860 that...
  • The Trouble With Church Preservation

    11/30/2011 7:54:14 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | November 2011 | Kim A. O'Connell
    When it comes to the holy trinity of art, architecture, and religion, few buildings are more significant than the 1898 Methodist Church in Norwalk, Connecticut. Anchoring a main street, the Romanesque-style church features a stained-glass rose window designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany himself. The founders of American Methodism preached there. Given its prominence and pedigree, should the church's governing body be allowed to sell the building for development, as it is currently trying to do? The U.S. Constitution, according to many observers, says yes, but historic preservationists beg to differ. Who decides? In cities nationwide, churches are struggling to maintain...
  • United Methodist Future in Jeopardy, Say 400 UMC Clergy

    09/17/2011 7:09:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2011 | Lillian Kwon
    Hundreds of United Methodist clergy are expressing deep concerns over a pledge made by a large group of fellow ministers to marry same-sex couples. They argue that if the pledge is carried through, the future of the denomination is in jeopardy. "We do not know how many, if any, marriages or 'holy unions' of same-sex couples will be performed by UM clergy in the near future," reads a letter, currently signed by more than 400 pastors, to the Council of Bishops. "But we do know the destructive effects that will result in our local churches and throughout the denomination if...
  • The Trial of Pastor Amy DeLong: Methodism and Same-Sex unions

    07/05/2011 11:11:48 PM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Time ^ | 1 July 2011 | Justin horwath
    The Rev. Amy DeLong, a Methodist pastor from Osceola, Wisconsin, decided to come clean. She brought to the attention of her local bishop that she had officiated over the same-sex union of a lesbian couple... She also told the bishop that she might as well be prosecuted for something else: she is in a lesbian partnership. And so, last week, DeLong, 44, faced a jury of church elders in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. At issue was whether she violated the Book of Discipline, which guides the church's teachings, by blessing the same sex union and for being a "self avowed, practicing...
  • Arminian Errors

    03/05/2011 10:46:57 PM PST · by OrthodoxKirkPresbyterian · 11 replies ^ | 2002 | Rev. William MacLean, M.A.
    The cardinal doctrines of the everlasting gospel which Arminians wrest to their own destruction are: (i) THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD IN HIS GRACE; Cautions Against a Wrong Use of the Doctrine of Election (ii) TOTAL DEPRAVITY; (iii) EFFECTUAL CALLING; Saving Faith Man's Inability and Responsibility (iv) THE ATONEMENT; The Universal Call of the Gospel and a Definite Atonement The Sinner's Warrant to Believe in Christ (v) THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS. The Need for an Uncompromising and Vigilant Witness Against Arminianism Arminianism was the false gospel of John Wesley and his followers in the eighteenth century, and of D. L....
  • The future of the United Methodist Church is at stake (Heresies-R-Us)

    07/21/2010 10:07:54 PM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Methodist Thinker ^ | 16 July 10 | Riley Case
    The following commentary is by Riley B. Case, associate executive director of the Confessing Movement Within the United Methodist Church.Dr. Riley B. Case Dr. Case served many years as a pastor and district superintendent in the UMC’s North Indiana Conference (now the Indiana Conference). He has been a delegate to five UM General Conferences. (Links below have been added by — Ed.– I was speaking with a fellow pastor several years ago and inquired whether he and his church might be interested in Good News magazine. He replied “no” because people in his congregation were upset enough with...
  • Gay Episcopal Bishop Advises UM Church to "Get into Trouble"

    07/21/2010 8:54:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | 7/20/10 | Jeff Walton
    A United Methodist congregation should conduct same-sex marriages despite the possibility of negative consequences, according to Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. "I'm here to tell you that when you speak about God's limitless, boundless and unimaginable love, you will get into trouble: I promise you, I know this," Robinson said to the congregation. Robinson both gave a sermon at the invitation of Foundry's Senior Pastor, Dean Snyder, as well as answered questions from church members during an informal session following the Sunday morning worship services. Robinson's sermon was part of a month-long "outstanding preacher" series...
  • Claremont president: Christians shouldn’t evangelize people of other faiths

    07/08/2010 2:30:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 78 replies ^ | July 6, 2010 | Methodist Thinker
    The president of a United Methodist-affiliated seminary says Christians who feel the need to evangelize people of other faiths have “an incorrect perception of what it means to follow Jesus.” The comment from Jerry D. Campbell, president of California’s Claremont School of Theology, was published July 2 by the United Methodist Reporter. “The correct perception [of following Jesus] is much more on [the] side of learning to express love for God and love for your neighbor as yourself,” he told the newspaper. Dr. Campbell’s remarks were reported in an article about Claremont’s plan to become an “interreligious institution” that offers...
  • In GBCS article, UM elder argues against celibacy for single clergy

    07/02/2010 7:42:20 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 86 replies · 2+ views
    Methodist Thinker ^ | 6/30/10 | Methodist Thinker
    For the second time in less than a year, the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), an official agency of the denomination, has published an article arguing that sexual relationships outside the covenant of marriage are not necessarily improper. “An Ordained Single Woman and the Discipline,” published June 7 as part of the “Sex and the Church” series in GBCS’ weekly Faith in Action online newsletter, contends that sexual relationships should not be off-limits for unmarried UM clergy. Last August, the controversial series featured an article by Unitarian “sexologist” Debra Haffner who wrote that one can have...
  • Weathering the Storm (Pro-homosexual marriage video)

    04/22/2009 11:54:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 734+ views
    You Tube ^ | April 22, 2009
    I don't know what to say: If the makers of this video weren't intentionally looking to portray almost every stereotype about homosexuals ...
  • Coded diary of Methodist Church co-founder Charles Wesley is cracked after 270 years

    08/26/2008 8:59:36 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 30 replies · 131+ views ^ | 26 August 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Coded diary of Methodist Church co-founder Charles Wesley is cracked after 270 years Charles Wesley, Christmas carols composer DM 3.1.2002 P51 A 270-year-old diary, written in code, has been cracked for the first time to reveal a secret history of the Methodist church, it emerged today. After nine years of painstaking work, more than 1,000 handwritten pages from 1736 - 1756 have been deciphered from the personal diary of co-founder Charles Wesley. He helped establish Methodism with his brother John and also wrote many well-known Christmas carols, including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. The long passages of ‘hidden’ material in...
  • Calvinism and Evangelism

    08/21/2008 1:45:32 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 114 replies · 205+ views
    Coffee Swirls ^ | 06 Feb 2007 | Doug McHone
    Imagine, if you will, that you are a missionary. You have taken the classes you will need to get around in this new country. You know the common language well enough. You understand the customs and are confidant you won’t make a scene your first day on the ground. There has been very little progress made in this locale, and that is why you were sent. It is your first missionary assignment, and you hope that God will use you to do great things among the people. You are in a high place. The top of a building, or maybe...
  • Will Methodism Tilt Right? The African evangelicals arrive

    04/24/2008 4:45:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 76+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 24, 2008 | Mark Tooley
    THE GOVERNING CONVENTION of America's third largest religious body meets this week. And the results might be a pleasant surprise for conservatives. Like the elites of other Mainline Protestant denominations, officials of the United Methodist Church have served as an amen corner for the secular left in America for more than 50 years. Episcopalians have imploded in schism since the 2003 election of their first openly homosexual bishop. Presbyterians and Lutherans are locked in gridlock over sex issues. And the more liberal-than-thou United Church of Christ has fully embraced the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a suitable spokesman. United Methodism, whose...
  • Methodists' focus on activism may be clearing out pews

    06/05/2006 12:39:01 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 66 replies · 1,724+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 6/05/06 | Katherine Kersten - Columnist
    The United Methodist Church of Minnesota, which held its annual conference in St. Cloud last week, has a knack for detecting and embracing the "social justice" cause du jour. When Minnesota Methodist leaders congregate, buzzwords like "celebrating diversity" are generally front and center. "I believe when you embrace diversity," ran a recent United Methodist advertisement, "you embrace God." In the past, Methodist leaders have often focused on racism and sexism. This year, however, gay issues jumped to center stage. The Minnesota Annual Conference outdid itself, passing nine petitions on various aspects of the topic.
  • The Methodists' Mullah-Protection Plan

    05/11/2006 11:17:46 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 20 replies · 534+ views ^ | May 11, 2006 | Mark D. Tooley
    The Methodists' Mullah-Protection Plan By Mark D. Tooley | May 11, 2006 The Religious Left has continuously opposed nearly all U.S. military action over the last 40 years, no matter the circumstances. Now it is poised to oppose any decisive U.S.-led action against Iran’s nuclear weapons program. This opening salvo came from the chief lobbyist for President Bush’s own denomination. "I don't know about you, but I am astonished at the reports of a possible United States attack on Iran," declared Jim Winkler, general secretary of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, at a speech in Washington,...
  • A Man of Faith:The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush-(totally authentic,unlike his predecessor!)

    07/19/2005 5:56:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 736+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | Loredana Vuoto
    David Aikman's recent book, A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush, highlights the pivotal role religious faith plays in George W. Bush's life and presidency. The book chronicles Bush's slow ascendancy to his faith, taking note of the key people and seminal events that helped shape his Christian worldview. Aikman, a former senior correspondent for Time magazine, is an open Christian who is sympathetic to Bush's core religious principles. Aikman's work is the second one that touches on Bush's faith. Stephen Mansfield wrote the first, The Faith of George W. Bush, which was released last year,...
  • L. Junaluska Retreat (Methodist) Hosting Pro-Homosexual Rally

    07/18/2005 3:39:13 PM PDT · by gobucks · 21 replies · 533+ views
    AgapePress ^ | 15 July 2005 | Jim Brown and Jody Brown
    The official retreat center for the Southeast Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church is taking heat for its plans to host a convocation put on by major pro-homosexual caucus groups within Methodism. The Labor Day weekend conference at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina will focus on how to lobby to overturn the church's teachings on marriage and sex, and lobby for the acceptance of same-sex "marriage" and practicing homosexual clergy. Called "Hearts of Fire," the conference is being organized by the pro-homosexual Methodist group Reconciling Congregations. According to that group's website, one forum will "explore the development of transgender and...
  • {Cheyenne Methodist} Minister Suspended After Women Complain

    06/16/2005 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 13 replies · 657+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-16-05 | Lowell, Jessica
    Minister suspended after women complain The Rev. Wes Kendell is no longer serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist. By Jessica Lowell Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - A local Methodist minister has been suspended for inappropriate behavior with several female members of his congregation. The Rev. Wes Kendall is no longer serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist in Cheyenne. He was suspended May 19 and can no longer take part in any ministerial function. The Rev. Chuck Cooper, a district superintendent for this area, said Kendall will retire July 1. Reached at his home...
  • Time Magazine Reports Interest in Mary Rising Among Protestants

    03/20/2005 7:10:10 AM PST · by Teófilo · 10 replies · 605+ views
    Marian Renaissance among Protestants? The surprising answer is yesThe signs do not point to a complete restoration of the Blessed Mother's rightful place in the Church, but the signs are surely intriguing, and thoroughly biblical which is to say, thoroughly Catholic. The Marian renaissance includes pastors from all mainline Protestant denominations: Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Baptists. High -Church Anglicans are mentioned only in passing because they're old hands at this. Here is a favorite quote from the Time Magazine article:In a shift whose ideological breadth is unusual in the fragmented Protestant world, a long-standing wall around Mary appears to...
  • Virginia Methodists Offended Over Suggestion Bush Connected to Faith-Based UMC Program

    01/28/2005 6:25:52 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 5 replies · 927+ views
    ClergyNet_VaUMC Virginia Conference United Methodist Church Msg Board ^ | 26 January 2005 | ClergyNet_VaUMC (Virginia Methodists)
    Initial Post: From: "vaumccommunications" Date: Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:50 am Subject: About Virginia’s Children of Promise Virginia's Children of Promise (VCOP) is a mentoring program provided by United Methodist Family Services (UMFS). It is made possible by Federal grant monies extended to faith-based organizations under President Bush's agenda. This program, and others like it, provides mentoring services to youth (6-15) with a parent incarcerated. UMFS has partnered with the Virginia Conference of United Methodist Churches and the All God's Children Camp to extend mentoring beyond one week of summer camp. [snip... asking for support etc.] Follow-up Post, 3 hours...
  • Methodist Jury Ousts Lesbian Minister

    12/02/2004 7:18:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,390+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 2, 2004 | NEELA BANERJEE
    In the second ecclesiastical trial in less than a year of a gay Methodist minister, a jury of 13 clergy in eastern Pennsylvania convicted a fellow pastor today of violating church law by living in a lesbian relationship and ordered her defrocked. The ruling is evidence of the United Methodist Church's efforts this summer to tighten rules banning "self-avowed, practicing homosexuals" from the ministry, a step that gained greater urgency after the jury in a trial in Bothell, Wash., in March cleared another lesbian minister of breaking church law. At the trial in Pughtown, Pa., the jury voted 12 to...
  • Virginia Marriage Affirmation Act and Contract Rights for Homosexuals, Methodists Suckered by Ruse

    11/24/2004 12:41:04 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies · 521+ views
    Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church ^ | June 2004 | United Methodist Church, Virginia Conference
    On a Tuesday evening in June, 2004, Virginia Methodists were presented with a previously unannounced resolution offered up by the Reverend Gary L. Robbins of Virginia Conference's Board of Church and Society: Be it resolved that in accordance with the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church, be it resolved that the Board of Church and Society, on behalf of the Virginia Annual Conference, write the members of the Virginia Assembly: a) sending the members the Social Principles' statement on Equal Rights Regardless of Sexual Orientation (paragraph 162.H, The Book of Discipline 2000), which states, "Certain basic human rights and...
  • Church divided over lesbian pastor's acquittal(They shouldn't be divided!)

    03/22/2004 9:39:20 PM PST · by writer33 · 81 replies · 200+ views
    Spokesman Review ^ | 03/22/2004 | Shannon Dininny, AP
    ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- The acquittal of a lesbian Methodist pastor charged with violating church doctrine drew praise and scorn Sunday across a denomination that may see its divisions over homosexuality laid bare at a major conference next month. Saturday's acquittal of the Rev. Karen Dammann was celebrated Sunday at the church where she used to preach in Ellensburg, a small town in central Washington. "I'm very pleased," said Dodie Haight, a member of the congregation who sat through Dammann's trial about 95 miles away in the Seattle suburb of Bothell. "I don't think the jury had an easy task, but...
  • Why I Write These Columns: An Open Letter To Christian Conservatives

    01/29/2004 10:09:25 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 148 replies · 288+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 01-30-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    Why I Write These Columns: An Open Letter To Christian Conservatives By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon January 30, 2004 My purpose in writing these columns is to make people think, to confront current events and trends with an intense appreciation for truth. My desire is also to awaken a lethargic population to an ever increasing societal, cultural, political, and spiritual departure from America's historic Christian roots and from a commitment to constitutional government. When I confronted the foibles and fallacies of President Bill Clinton, Christian conservatives hailed me a hero. I was deluged with congratulatory...
  • Wesley legacy holds lessons for Bush

    06/21/2003 9:09:03 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 2 replies · 183+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 6/22/2003 | William McKenzie
    Methodist George W. Bush and Methodism's founder, John Wesley, share similarities. But the Rev. Wesley's example as a minister and social reformer provides instruction for Mr. Bush's own faith and presidency. First, the similarities. John Wesley, whose 300th birthday Methodists observe today, believed in personal spiritual discipline. He read his Bible daily. He prayed regularly. And he met with others in small groups. President Bush started practicing personal spiritual discipline about the time he gave up alcohol in the mid-1980s. He regularly reads the Bible. He says he can't imagine doing his job without prayer. And his more formative adult...
  • Anniversary of founder's birth gives Methodists cause to reflect

    06/11/2003 5:11:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 167+ views
    The Dallas Morning News | Wed, Jun. 11, 2003 | MARY A. JACOBS
    (KRT) - He started one of the world's largest denominations - unintentionally - but never joined it himself. He died with 70,000 devoted followers, but never found a happy marriage. A man of astounding accomplishment - and not a few paradoxes - John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, stands among the tallest figures in Christendom. June 17 marks the 300th anniversary of his birth. Methodists worldwide will commemorate the tercentenary with conferences, festivals and special worship services. Expect to find many a Methodist in period clothing, reciting passages from Wesley's prolific works. But don't mistake John Wesley for a mere...
  • Minister to act as human shield (Methodism in action - my title)

    02/14/2003 7:42:22 AM PST · by ZULU · 17 replies · 294+ views
    Daily Record ^ | Feb 14, 2003 | Frederick Boyle
    <p>The Rev. Frederick Boyle, a pacifist and pastor of Millbrook United Methodist Church in Randolph, is planning to head to Baghdad next week to join the ranks of human shields there.</p> <p>The controversial shield movement is drawing volunteers from Russia, Canada, Italy, the United States, Ireland, England and other countries. Their first wish is to dissuade an American preemptive strike against Iraq. But Boyle, 53, said that's not why they're going.</p>
  • Spartanburg, SC rolls out red carpet for AME conference

    09/21/2002 5:00:25 AM PDT · by Captain Shady · 1 replies · 375+ views
    Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | Sept.21,2002 | Benny Smith
    City rolls out red carpet for AME conference Spartanburg will get both a spiritual and economic lift this weekend when hundreds of African Methodist Episcopal members attend their annual conference, the first time in 35 years the event has been held here. By Benny Smith Recent stories by this writer Spartanburg will get both a spiritual and economic lift this weekend when hundreds of African Methodist Episcopal members attend their annual conference, the first time in 35 years the event has been held here. First AME Church will play host to the 125th annual conference Sunday through Sept. 28....
  • The Elect Lady

    07/08/2002 8:14:49 AM PDT · by Revelation 911 · 10 replies · 180+ views
    website ^ | 1972/1990 | Gilbert Kirby
    The Countess of Huntingdons CHAPTER IX THE COUNTESS AND HER CONNEXION In the world of today we have become familiar with evangelistic enterprises which bear the name of their founder. A case in point is the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. There is precedent for this in the eighteenth century. Evangelical leaders tended to draw together those closely associated with them. Men such as John Wesley and Rowland Hill had linked with them a "Connexion" made up of men and women who had declared their willingness to support them in their work wholeheartedly and to take their directions from them. The...