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  • Women Called to Ministry: An Interview with Kristen Padilla

    11/18/2018 4:49:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    What does it mean to be called to ministry? What does the Bible say about men and women in ministry? Who are the examples in the Bible of being called to ministry? What are the practical tools to help you pursue God’s call for your life? Bible Gateway interviewed Kristen Padilla (@kristenpadilla) about her book, Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry (Zondervan, 2018).What does the Bible say about ministerial calling?Kristen Padilla: Scripture is not a ministerial calling textbook. However, we can extrapolate from Scripture a loose definition of a ministerial calling. Humans were...
  • The Ministry of Reconciliation: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21, 6:1-10

    10/01/2018 1:47:07 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 2 replies
    King James Version 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we...
  • Keith Ellison: Republicans Doing Bible Studies In Jails Are Making It Harder For Dems To Win (Video)

    05/21/2018 4:59:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | May 21, 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said at a Democratic event Monday that Republicans doing Bible studies in prisons is hurting Democrats chances at winning voters. You know, back when I was in Minnesota State Legislature, I got the impression that maybe Democrats could possibly have an advantage with folks in this area who might vote for us, Ellison said. Not true. We will have to fight for their vote like we do with every other vote because I learned that a lot of Republicans will go to jails and do Bible studies and other things.
  • End Pedophilia in the World, What Christian men MUST do.

    03/28/2018 8:53:10 AM PDT · by Bob Celeste · 16 replies
    ChristianPatriot.com ^ | noon 3-28-2018 | Pastor Bob Celeste for ChristianPatriot.com
    Since our government is concentrating on economics first, let us help the President and his Attorney General by doing what we can do to eliminate this horrible blight of pedophilia in on our nation. Noon, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 End Pedophilia in the World Since the United States Government refuses to go after and arrest and convict pedophiles currently and formerly in high government office, it is up to Christian men to end this scourge on the children, toddlers and infants of our country. Christ tells us directly in both Matthew 18:6, Mark 9:2, and in Luke 17:2 that it...
  • Muslims are Converting to Christianity in Record Numbers

    01/26/2018 1:04:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1,009 replies
    We are in a time of the first ever mass conversions of Muslims, Father Mitch Pacwa SJ told me in a phone interview. God is doing a mighty work among them. Pacwa said that mass conversions are happening even in very fundamentalist countries. There is rapidly growing number of conversions especially on the edges of the Muslim world in the western and southern parts of Africa, he said. Africa is now growing predominantly Christian despite crackdowns, Pacwa said. Some of the noteworthy countries he mentioned include Iran, reported to have 3 million Christians, and Indonesia with reports of 2 million...
  • Pastor John Piper Gets It All Wrong About Women In Ministry

    01/26/2018 7:15:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/26/2018 | By Jennifer LeClaire
    "If it is unbiblical to have women as pastors, how can it be biblical to have women who function in formal teaching and mentoring capacities..." Here we go again. Theologian John Piper stirred up a hornet's nest by arguing women are not to teach men. Piper points to 1 Timothy 2:12 that churches should be led by a team of spiritual, humble, biblically qualified men. "If it is unbiblical to have women as pastors, how can it be biblical to have women who function in formal teaching and mentoring capacities to train and fit pastors for the very calling from...
  • The conservative conference Trump spoke at today featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy

    10/14/2017 7:21:01 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | 13th October 2017 | Joe Perticone
    WASHINGTON President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, hosted by the far-right Christian organization The Family Research Council. The convention also featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy, which seeks to navigate homosexuals and their family members from an anti-gay perspective. The Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) organization, which was founded in 1998 "to be an alternative to the misinformed gay family groups which insist that parents can only prove their love for their gay child if they support gay rights and affirm their child's self-proclaimed gay identity," distributed a...
  • Bible studies at the White House, Who's at the heart of this spiritual awakening?

    07/31/2017 10:24:58 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 19 replies
    cbn.com ^ | July 31, 2017 | Jennifer Wishon
    WASHINGTON A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House. Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God's Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history. They've been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history men and women who don't mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible.
  • Bible Studies at the White House: Who's at the Heart of This Spiritual Awakening?

    07/31/2017 8:09:37 AM PDT · by BAW · 63 replies
    CBNNEWS.com ^ | 7-31-2017 | Jennifer Wishon
    A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House. Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God's Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history. They've been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history men and women who don't mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible. Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries told CBN News, "These are godly individuals that God has risen to a position of prominence in our culture." They're all hand-picked by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike...
  • Journal entry before bus crash: 'God has called me here'

    06/11/2017 9:04:58 AM PDT · by OneVike · 35 replies
    Lethbridge News Now ^ | 6-9-17 | Kathleen Foody
    ATLANTA Hours before a 17-year-old Alabama girl was killed in a bus crash, she wrote a final journal entry about her mission trip to Africa: "God has called me here and he's done so for a reason."Sarah Harmening of Huntsville jotted her thoughts about the trip to Botswana in a spiral-bound notebook, starting with her feelings of sadness and apprehension. She wrote that she turned to the Bible for comfort and by the end of the journal entry, it was clear she found trust in the Lord."We get to participate in his divine nature! How awesome is that?"...
  • Prayer for UCMRevMom and family[PRAYER]

    05/14/2017 8:51:08 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 43 replies
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    "...if you would remember my children in prayer, I & they would be blessed. Amanda had the emergency (appendix) surgery & Julie broke her forearm & dislocated her wrist. UMCRevmom"
  • US top court rejects 'gay conversion' therapy ban challenge

    05/01/2017 9:52:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 5/1/17 | REUTERS
    May 1 - The US Supreme Court on Monday left intact California's ban on "gay conversion" therapy aimed at turning youths under age 18 away from homosexuality, rejecting a Christian minister's challenge to the law asserting it violates religious rights. The justices, turning away a challenge to the 2012 law for the second time in three years, let stand a lower court's ruling that it was constitutional and neither impinged upon free exercise of religion nor impacted the activities of clergy members.
  • Democrats introduce bill to ban pastors from ministering to homosexuals

    04/27/2017 1:39:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Despite the way it's being reported . . . This story is a good example of how politicians use phrasing to disguise what theyre really doing, and the media play along because they support the obfuscation agenda. In some cases its because the media really are that dumb and gullible, but the gullibility usually stems from their natural trust of Democrats - so it all comes back to the fact that they share the same agenda. Youve heard about something called gay conversion therapy, which sounds like some nonsense procedure in which a therapist of questionable credibility tries to work...
  • ICE Agents Arrest Men Leaving Alexandria Church Shelter

    02/15/2017 3:41:12 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 71 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Julie Carey
    Some are questioning the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are handling arrests in Fairfax County after at least two men were arrested near a church shelter. Oscar Ramirez said he had just left the hypothermia shelter at Rising Hope Mission Church on Russell Road in Alexandria, Virginia, when about a dozen ICE agents surround him and other Latino men. "'Stop right there. Stop right there. Stop right there. Stay by the wall, where we can see your hands,'" the agents said, according to Ramirez. The group of men had left the shelter about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • Christian Charity Forfeits Federal Food in Favor of Faith

    11/02/2016 6:21:07 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 November 2016 | Michael Tennant
    We dont force our faith on anybody else, Chuck Wingate, executive director of Bethesda Mission, told PennLive.com. But we find the whole idea that the governments going to come in a[nd] tell us what we can and cannot do in our own facility to be out of bounds, especially in matters of faith. Wingate, who says his Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, ministry serves 100,000 people a month, was referring to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation forbidding recipients of USDA food from requiring a beneficiary to attend or participate in any explicitly religious activities that are offered by the organization....
  • Man says Dallas megachurch removed him as a member

    10/17/2016 7:16:46 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies
    fox4news.com ^ | 10/16/2016 | fox4news.com staff
    A north Dallas church is sticking to its convictions after it revoked a gay man's membership, saying he no longer desired to resist sin. In a candid facebook post last Sunday, Jason Thomas wrote about a painful anniversary one year ago about the day Watermark Community Church sent him a letter revoking his membership. Thomas said he spent years of his life in church programs that promised to help him over come his attraction to men. Many of those years was at Watermark Community Church. One program he participated in is described as a "12 step discipleship through recovery", also...
  • InterVarsity Learns That You Cannot Straddle the Fence When It Comes to Homosexuality

    10/12/2016 11:40:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | Michael Brown
    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is one of the leading campus ministries, and its publishing arm, InterVarsity Press, is one of the top Christian publishers. But this fine ministry is learning the hard way that, when it comes to homosexuality, you cannot straddle the fence. In a moment, Ill explain exactly why I say that InterVarsity has tried to straddle the fence when it comes to homosexuality, but first, heres the relevant background.Last week, InterVarsity announced that it will begin dismissing employees who disagree with its theological stance on human sexuality starting on November 11. As reported on The Atlantic, Rather than...
  • Evangelical campus ministry group asks pro-gay staff to quit

    10/07/2016 8:49:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2016 5:12 PM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    One of the largest evangelical college ministries in the U.S. has asked any staff members who support same-sex relationships to quit, a move critics call a purge and supporter laud as an affirmation of true Christianity. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship informed all staff about the policy over the summer after issuing a position paper based on their three years of study of sexuality that concluded sex should be reserved for marriage between a man and a woman. The organizations leaders said employees are expected to believe and behave in accord with InterVarsitys stand on sexuality, including not engaging in immoral sexual...
  • Illinois pastors sue to overturn state ban on reparative therapy for gay minors

    08/21/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 16, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) A group of ministers is suing the state of Illinois over a law that makes Christian counseling for minors with same-sex attraction a crime. Pastors Protecting Youth has filed a lawsuit against the state's Youth Mental Health Protection Act, which makes it illegal to help teens overcome unwanted homosexual inclinations. The Illinois law states that "being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming. It bans "conversion therapy" and any counseling that "represents homosexuality as a mental disease, disorder, or illness." The language of the law is in...