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  • God’s Prayer Room Closed But What Happened Next?

    11/30/2014 4:16:25 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/29/2014 | Steve Berman
    Now is as good a time as any to tell this story, since I’m telling it from the end.  It’s always easier to tell a story from the end, and here’s where mine ends. Today we closed the prayer room. We didn’t officially close it, because the door is still unlocked.  But come Monday, all the furniture, sound system, and security cameras will be picked up and taken away.  Today we removed all that gear and its wiring, and boxed everything up for removal. Rewind to May 14, 2005, 6:18pm.  That’s the date and time stamp of a file on...
  • Dr. Myles Munroe, wife Ruth, among 9 killed in Bahamas plane crash (update)

    11/09/2014 7:24:31 PM PST · by Hoodat · 20 replies ^ | 09 Nov 2014 | Debbie M. Lord
    Dr. Myles Munroe, the leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, was killed Sunday when the plane he was in hit a crane and crashed in the Bahamas. Munroe's wife, Ruth, was also among the 9 victims of the crash in Grand Bahama, according to the Bahamas Tribune. The small plane crashed after hitting the crane on approach to the Grand Bahama Airport, according to officials there, killing all on board In addition to an BFMI Munroe was also president of Myles Munroe International (MMI). . .
  • Elderly man, 90, and two clergymen face jail time for feeding the homeless

    11/04/2014 11:49:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/4/2014 | BY MARC WEINREICH
    A senior citizen and a couple of clergymen in Florida face up to two months in jail for feeding the homeless. A group of volunteers with the non-profit charity Love Thy Neighbor in Broward County face up to a $500 fine and 60 days in jail because they were feeding the homeless last Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, the New Times reports. World War II veteran Arnold Abbott, founder of the interfaith organization, and members of a local church were confronted by Fort Lauderdale police officers because they had reportedly been in violation of the new laws against food sharing —...
  • The Campus Crusade for Comfort

    10/01/2014 7:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 1, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Note: In the following article, I refuse to refer to Campus Crusade for Christ by their new name. I find their removal of the words “Crusade” and “Christ” to be offensive and demeaning (and just incredibly silly).Nearly half of the abortions in this country are performed on college-age women. According to Students for Life of America, 70% of all abortion-providing and abortion-referring facilities are located within five miles of a college campus. Given those staggering numbers, it would seem that campus ministries would be positioning themselves to do something about the problem. But most are doing nothing at all. If...
  • Up Close and Personal: A Return to Outcry in the Barrio

    08/22/2014 10:08:16 AM PDT · by BUSHdude2000 · 2 replies ^ | 8-22-14 | Steve Parkhurst
    It is summer time in San Antonio. Mid-July, the 15th to be exact. The temperature approaches 100 degrees. It is a Texas summer day to be sure. Pastor Roman Herrera, instead of sitting inside enjoying lemonade and air conditioning, is instead working his way through alleyways.
  • Abortion Doc Sees Clinic as a “Ministry:” You Can be a Good Christian and Have an Abortion

    08/02/2014 3:02:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    A Mississippi abortion doctor who kills babies all day long has once again used GOD to market his business. In an Esquire article posted this week, which highlights the abysmal practices of abortionist Willie Parker, titles the story the Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker. Excuse me- Abortion Ministry? Are you kidding? How is the brutal murder of unborn children all-of-a-sudden a ministry? To add insult to injury- the pro-abortion website posing as a news outlet interviewed abortionist Parker who said this, “I see women who are crying because they are Christians,” he continues, “and they are torn up by...
  • Second American infected with Ebola

    07/27/2014 5:56:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/247/14 | Jeremy Grisham, Carma Hassan, Laura Smith-Spark and journalist Aminu Abubakar in Nigeria contributed
    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for. Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement. Worst Ebola outbreak in history Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte, North Carolina, residents have been in Liberia since August 2013, according to the blog Writebols2Liberia. They have two adult...
  • U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia

    07/26/2014 7:34:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-27-2014
    A 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organization in Liberia's capital has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola, according to a statement from Samaritan's Purse. Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director at one of the country's two treatment centers run by the organization, recognized his own symptoms and confined himself to an isolation ward. It was not immediately clear how he caught Ebola. The relief group's Melissa Strickland said that he had followed strict safety protocols when treating patients. "It's too early to try to explain it. We will have an intensive and thorough investigation," she said. Across Guinea,...
  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/23/2014 6:45:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 7/22/2014 | KTLA 5
    An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip. The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children. According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. “This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a...
  • Christian evangelists seek out children at Portland playgrounds, pools

    07/23/2014 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 184 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An evangelical Christian group plans to try to convert children as young as 5 at Portland apartment pools, public parks and dozens of other gathering spots this summer -- a campaign that's got some residents upset. They've banded together in recent weeks to warn parents about the Child Evangelism Fellowship's Good News Club, buying a full-page ad in the local alternative weekly to highlight the group's tactics. "They pretend to be a mainstream Christian Bible study when in fact they're a very old school fundamentalist sect," said Kaye Schmitt, an organizer with Protect Portland Children, which...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: PRAYER REQUEST Miklos Lakatos.

    07/10/2014 10:14:37 AM PDT · by · 5 replies ^ | 30 minutes ago 10/7/2014 | Oleg P Magdych
    BING TRANSLATION: "Friends need prayers! Friends, we need prayers! Today, the court closed our friend and pastor of the church of Roma [Roman Catholic Church] in Transcarpathia Miklos Lakatos. All of our service [Christian ministry] Roma started and kept by these men of God. It was closed on the fabrication that he personally beat the child and broke the arm of a woman. And all this because Nicholas was the one who began to speak the truth and speak out against the tyranny of the local baron, who paid tribute to the police and prosecutor's office. Currently, his church, several...
  • Time for new reformation re: understanding of Biblical priesthood, sainthood, & ordination [Vanity]

    06/26/2014 11:27:30 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 169 replies
    Colofornian | June 26, 2014 | Colofornian
    Mass confusion is still extant pertaining to three key Christian words -- each related to "ministry" and those who serve God: "priesthood" "saints" "ordination" Each of these words have, unfortunately, been largely skewed by the historical Church: The first two by Roman Catholicism; the latter by Protestantism. 'Holy Priesthood...Royal Priesthood' No New Testament-based Church can neglect 1 Peter 2:4-9 and Revelation 1:5-6 plus Revelation 5:10 in its definition of "priesthood." In 1 Peter 2, the "holy priesthood" (verse 5) and the "royal priesthood" (verse 9) are described as a privilege presented to those who... ...come to Christ (verse 4); ...are...
  • Christian based healthcare alternatives to Obamacare (HSM exemption)

    03/30/2014 5:46:44 AM PDT · by tellw · 8 replies
    WATE-Nashville ABC TV -6 ^ | 3/26/14 | Alex Zotos
    By ALEXIS ZOTOS 6 News Reporter KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Next week is the deadline for most people who qualify to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But alternatives exist to either traditional insurance or the plans offered through the health insurance exchange. Hundreds of thousands of Americans participate in Christian healthcare sharing ministries across the country. Sarah Lewis is self employed and for years paying for health insurance was a financial burden. "My husband and I own our own business and the cost of insurance was so high and they kept raising it. So we...
  • Foreign Ministry workers announce general strike: 103 embassies shut down

    03/23/2014 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Ynet. ^ | 3/23/14 | Attila Somfalvi
    The Foreign Ministry's workers union has called for a general strike Sunday as part of an ongoing labor dispute. All 103 of Israel's embassies, consulates, and diplomatic delegations across the world will be closed, including the ministry's headquarters in Jerusalem. The workers union added that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will not be able to enter his office. The Foreign Ministry's employees have been engaged in a struggle to improve their working conditions for more than a year, and the struggle has led them to lock horns with the Finance Ministry, whom they claim refuses to acknowledge diplomats' rights and improve...
  • A Crisis of Faith: Morality in an Amoral Society

    02/21/2014 8:46:17 PM PST · by jxb7076 · 39 replies ^ | 02/21/2014 | jxb7076
    If you were given unquestionable proof that neither heaven nor hell existed – no rewards or punishment after death and no afterlife - how would you live your life? Would right or wrong really matter? Would morality be an issue or would amorality be the norm?
  • The Story of Eli: A Moral Tale on the Peril of Faltering Fatherhood and Unfaithful Priestly Ministry

    01/16/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the First Book of Samuel which we are reading now in daily Mass, we see are rather stunning portrait of poor parenting and poor priestly leadership in the person of of High Priest of the Sanctuary at Shiloh, Eli. Consider this line from the Scriptures: Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was. The LORD called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.” Samuel ran to Eli and said, “Here I am. You called me.”“I did not call you,” Eli said. “Go back to sleep.” …..At that time Samuel was not familiar...
  • How You and Your Family Can Escape Obamacare

    10/22/2013 3:19:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Affordable Care Act runs more than 2,600 pages and now hundreds of thousands of regulations. No one knows every single provision that is in the law, which Congress did not even bother to read before passing it. Among its most controversial provisions is the mandate forcing Americans to purchase health insurance or face fines from the IRS. Those fines can even take the form of wage garnishment. Americans who fail to comply and pay the fine can end up in jail. There is, though, a provision buried in Obamacare that provides a way out of having to comply with...
  • US Army defines Christian ministry as 'domestic hate group'

    10/14/2013 12:12:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies ^ | 10/14/2013 | Todd Starnes
    “The instructor said AFA could be considered a hate group because they don’t like gays,” the soldier told me. “The slide was talking about how AFA refers to gays as sinners and heathens and derogatory terms.” The soldier, who is an evangelical Christian, said the chaplain defended the Christian ministry. “He kept asking the instructor, ‘Are you sure about that, son? Are you sure about that?’” he said, recalling the back and forth. Later in the briefing, the soldiers were reportedly told that they could face punishment for participating in organizations that are considered hate groups. That considered, the soldier...
  • Entering into Your Priesthood

    08/27/2013 5:55:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 8/27/13
    In the sixteenth century, Martin Luther formulated the concept of the priesthood of all believers. Contrary to widespread misconceptions of this doctrine, Luther did not mean to reduce the supernatural concern of personal redemption to a core or essence of social concern. In reaction to the modernist-fundamentalist controversy, many evangelicals, zealous to retain the biblical concern for personal redemption, began to minimize or even reject the social agenda of the New Testament. Social concern and relief ministry became identified with liberalism. Ministry to the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the imprisoned was often all-too-willingly surrendered to the state or...
  • What's So Uncool About Cool Churches

    08/12/2013 5:32:45 PM PDT · by LUV W · 98 replies
    The Gospel Side ^ | September 23, 2012 | Matt Marino
    Unintended Consequences: How the “relevant” church and segregating youth is killing Christianity. I recently spent six-months doing a rotation as a hospital chaplain. One day I received a page (Yes, hospitals actually still use pagers). Chaplains are generally called to the rooms of people who look ill: People gray with kidney disease, or yellow with liver failure, discouraged amputees, nervous cancer patients. In this room, however, was a strikingly attractive 23 year-old young lady sitting up cheerfully in the hospital bed, holding her infant daughter and chatting with family and friends. Confused, I stepped outside and asked her nurse, “Why...
  • Wretched: IRS employee lectures a ministry

    06/27/2013 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/27/13 | Wretched
    Vid at link.
  • Bono: George Bush, evangelicals saved 9 million AIDS victims

    06/24/2013 8:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner' Washington Secrets ^ | June 24, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    U2 frontman Bono, who moonlights as an activist for the poor and sick in Africa, is crediting evangelical Christians and former President George W. Bush for saving 9 million from the ravages of AIDS, a campaign the musician said is blessed by God. "This should be shouted from the rooftops. This is a heroic American story," Bono said in a remarkable radio interview with Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, to be broadcast by the group Tuesday. Talking freely about God, his marriage, and his relationship with Jesus in the interview provided in advance to Secrets, Bono...
  • U.S. group that ‘converted’ gays closes its doors and apologizes

    06/20/2013 1:48:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:30pm EDT | Daniel Trotta
    A Christian group that once promoted therapy to encourage gays and lesbians to overcome their sexual preferences has closed its doors and apologized to homosexuals, acknowledging its mission had been hurtful and ignorant. Exodus International billed itself as the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality, operating since 1976. It announced it would cease operations in a statement on its website on Wednesday. The Irvine, California-based group’s board unanimously voted to close Exodus International and begin a separate ministry, the statement said. …
  • Alan Chambers Apologizes to Gay Community, Exodus International to Shut Down

    06/20/2013 11:59:18 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 27 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 6/20/13 | Melissa Steffan
    UPDATE: Hours after apology, Exodus International announces plans to close and begin a separate ministry. Melissa Steffan Update (June 19): Exodus International announced Wednesday night it will shut down and start a separate ministry for a "new generation." “We’re not negating the ways God used Exodus to positively affect thousands of people, but a new generation of Christians is looking for change – and they want to be heard,” said board member Tony Moore. The announcement came hours after issuing an apology to the gay community. At the time, Exodus leaders had shared little about their next steps, and the...
  • Palin: Obama Must 'Renounce' Pentagon's 'Un-American' Proselytization Policy

    05/06/2013 1:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 6. 2013 | Tony Lee
    <p>On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama needed to clear up and "renounce" the "un-American" and "amoral" reports from the Pentagon that U.S. soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their Christian faith. She called on Obama to do so "today, right now."</p>
  • Boston Bombing Chinese Victim Was Involved With Christian Student Ministry

    04/22/2013 11:20:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an inter-denominational student ministry that builds communities across campuses in the U.S., revealed that one of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing was involved with their organization. Chinese national Lingzi Lu, 23, was one of the three people who lost their lives in last week's twin blasts that rocked the Boston Marathon, which also injured more than 170 others. "(Lu) was involved with the international student ministry we have at Boston University. She attended a retreat that we sponsored last fall. She was friends with people in the InterVarsity International Student ministry with the graduate and...
  • Mike Murdock (Religious Shyster and Prosperity Pastor)

    04/01/2013 12:13:46 AM PDT · by Vendome · 26 replies
    Vanity | 3/31/2013 | Vendome
    So I turn on the TV and this guy, with a horrible toupe' is talking about sowing and money. He keeps going on and on about anointing people with oil, as if it has any effect and Low and Behold "We got $400k and then we got a check a few days later for $1 million!" "Send me $1,000 now. I just received instructions from God that led me to more miracles in my life than I'd had in three years. In fact, I bought a Cessna Citation and a few weeks later I bought an even more expensive one!"...
  • Ministry report: Attacks against Jews on the rise

    01/27/2013 3:39:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 1/27/13 | By SAM SOKOL
    There has been “an alarming rise in the number of attacks against Jewish targets” over the past year, according to a new report issued by the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry on Sunday. The 2012 report on anti-Semitism, which was presented to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu by Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein during Sunday’s cabinet meeting, indicated that the confluence of extreme rightwing political movements and Islamic radicalism have been responsible for a new wave of anti-Jewish sentiment in Europe. The report’s release was timed to coincide with the commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on...
  • Hamas to create first Palestinian Defense Ministry

    12/05/2012 7:15:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/5/12 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Hamas is about to establish its own “Defense Ministry” in the Gaza Strip as part of lessons drawn from Operation Pillar of Defense, Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad announced on Wednesday. Hammad, who is in charge of the Hamas security apparatus in the Gaza Strip, made the announcement during a ceremony to honor policemen and security officers for their role during last month’s IDF air offensive. Hammad did not say when the new ministry would be established. This would be the first time that the Palestinians set up a Defense Ministry. The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank does not...
  • Gay men sue conversion therapy counselors

    11/27/2012 8:56:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012 | Alan Duke
    Before Sheldon Bruck told his orthodox Jewish parents he was gay, the teenager looked for a way out of homosexuality. His search led him to JONAH -- Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing -- which claimed on its website to help people "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions." JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg promised Bruck, then 17, that "JONAH could help him change his orientation from gay to straight," according to a consumer fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday against JONAH, Goldberg and a JONAH counselor.
  • Appalachia coal mine closures strain ministry centers

    09/21/2012 7:32:35 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 14 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 9/19/2012 | Dannah Prather
    Ministries in Appalachia are bracing for a tough winter as hundreds of residents have been furloughed or lost their jobs because of cutbacks in coal production amid the nation's changing energy industry. A single employer, Arch Coal, laid off 750 workers across Appalachia in August. Other companies have been forced to idle employees or close operations.
  • City: Christians can't give water to thirsty

    08/12/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies ^ | August 10, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Phoenix officials have until next Friday to apologize for the actions of a code enforcement officer after he stopped Christians from giving out water bottles to city festival participants on a day that reached 112 degrees. A legal team that fights for religious and civil rights is also demanding a commitment that the city will no longer interfere with the Christian group’s acts of charity. According to a letter to the city from the Rutherford Institute, the case developed in July during a “First Friday” festival when Dana Crow-Smith was giving “free bottles of cold water to passersby” on the...
  • (Article)Ben & Jerry's, Chick-fil-A, and Political Correctness

    08/02/2012 8:39:01 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 19 replies ^ | August 1, 2012 | Perry Noble
    Sent to me on Facebook by a pastor friend of mine.... **************************** Let me begin by saying I absolutely LOVE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. (Gonna go ahead and tell you that Oatmeal Cookie Chunk is THE BEST flavor I’ve EVER had!!) A few years ago I went to Wal Mart (the closest thing to hell I can imagine…that and the DMV), found my favorite flavor and decided to tweet that I was purchasing some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream…and doing so “unleashed the hounds” in a sense. Honestly, I’ve never experienced anything like it, “Christians” began @ replying me...
  • The testimony of JESUS is the Spirit of prophecy.

    04/29/2012 5:36:34 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 3 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Praise HIS holy name with all your might. Never give up.
  • Shocking Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Voice of the Martyrs Executive Director

    Shocking Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Voice of the Martyrs Executive Director by Steve Eastman, Faith Issues It’s always shocking when someone dies before their time, especially if there are no apparent health issues. But shocking has been taken to a whole new level in the death of 64 year-old Tom White. To its credit, The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is confirming much of what the media is reporting. You can find this statement on the ministry’s website: “Allegations were made to authorities this week that Tom had inappropriate contact with a young girl. Rather than face those allegations,...
  • JOHN HARPER True Hero on the Titanic

    04/14/2012 8:18:06 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 10 replies
    The Titanic's Last Hero ^ | 4/14/2012 | Author Unknown.
    ......On board the ship that night was John Harper and his much-beloved six-year-old daughter Nana. According to documented reports, as soon as it was apparent that the ship was going to sink, John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat. It is reasonable to assume that this widowed preacher could have easily gotten on board this boat to safety; however, it never seems to have crossed his mind. He bent down and kissed his precious little girl; looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him again someday. The flares going off in the dark sky...
  • Believers will always praise HIS holy name, because the Spirit of GOD pushes forth ministry.

    04/11/2012 8:39:31 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 32 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    GOD's spirit pushes forth ministry, and not any force of a human's wants or needs; as they do not even match up with what GOD wants. That's why GOD came to them and changed their lives. We know that JESUS only came for the the lowly, not the righteous. We will confess HIS name and slowly live according to what we confess. The key to the those that do not believe is how they live and what they say, even if they may use GOD's holy name. Beware and watch all things in the spirit.
  • Mercy Ministries - Helping girls who have been sexually and emotionally abused (Evangelical Caucus)

    03/20/2012 7:10:42 PM PDT · by Country Gal · 5 replies
    Here is another incredible ministry showing that the love of Christ heals the broken. Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge, voluntary, faith-based residential program serves young women from all socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking. Using proven methods, a holistic approach and professional counselors in a structured residential environment, Mercy has helped thousands of young women be restored to wholeness. Mercy’s goal is to help these young women...
  • A journey to the diaconate (Permanent Deacon) [Catholic Caucus]

    10/30/2011 12:09:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies ^ | 8/9/11 | | Gretchen R. Crowe
    A journey to the diaconate   With his family at the helm, Deacon Marques Silva dives deeper into his faith By Gretchen R. Crowe | Catholic Herald   GRETCHEN CROWE | CATHOLIC HERALD   Deacon Marques Silva was hired recently as the director of the diocesan Office of Child Protection and Safety. Often, during our interview, when Deacon Marques Silva spoke, he used the word “we” when referring to his life. The permanent deacon, ordained in January and serving at St. Mary of Sorrows Parish in Fairfax, didn’t mean “we” the Church or “we” the Office of Child Protection...
  • KP Government contact Federal Government for Compensation of killed Levies Cops

    09/21/2011 8:48:27 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 22 September 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 22 September 2011, Provincial government of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa has make contact with federal government for the compensation of the killed levies force cops. 2 week back a twelve levies force cops were killed in terrorist attack near chitral check post. Letter which was sent through Ministry Saferon and Treasury the Provincial government has demanded that Federal government compensate the Malakand Levies force cops and give them Shuhada Package. These Levies forces cops were killed with encounter with Militants in chitral. Provincial Government also announced for Shuhada Package for the 4 police cops for Chitral police, which was also killed...
  • Mother of six priests and four nuns dies at 94

    07/15/2011 2:17:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    donboscoindia ^ | July 15, 2011 | C.M. Paul
    Special Correspondent, Jul. 15. KOLKATA, (C.M.Paul) - Mother of 15 children died at the age of 94 on 14 July in her home in Kerala after an illness due to old age complications which lasted two years. The deceased, Mrs. Elizabeth Anikuzhikattil, affectionately called Aleykutty, a devout Syro-Malabar catholic woman, gifted ten of her children to the Church. Of her eight boys, six are priests and one a bishop. Among her seven girls, four are religious, two Sacred Heart Sisters (Kerala) and one each Salesian Sister and Franciscan Missionary of Mary. Mrs Elizabeth`s eldest child Annie is a Daughter of...
  • God and golf: Where every shot, shank and duff are His will

    06/09/2011 7:41:46 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 07 June 2011 | Rev. Mark S. Bollwinkel
    Don’t let anyone tell you that they play the game of golf because they love it. This is a game that even the most proficient find exasperating. Only a few among the millions of its advocates consistently meet the standard of basic expectation – par. The vast majority will spend hours upon hours, dollar upon dollar, swinging away at a 1.680-inch diameter ball, in some of the most beautiful settings on earth. Their motivations may be varied, but it can’t be because they love the game. This game wasn’t designed to be loved but endured! Don’t confuse my rant with...
  • An open letter to the church

    05/21/2011 5:35:05 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 7 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2011 | Ken Hutcherson
    As the pastor of an evangelical church in the Seattle, Wash., area, I am amazed at the lack of unity of the church in the United States. Up here in the Northwest, we will never have a problem with running out of constituents. Next to Oregon, we are, I believe, the most unchurched state in the country. For years, it has been a problem to get the church to do one simple thing, and that is to believe the Word of God does not change, to believe that what the Word of God demands has not changed. In 1 John...
  • 'Church Sucks' But Come Anyway?

    04/21/2011 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 21,2011 | Eryn Sun
    The word on the street is simple – “church sucks.” Plastered throughout one city in northern California are signs stating the same message, stirring some controversy among the local residents. But it’s all part of the plan, according to Stu Streeter, the lead pastor of Disciples Church in Folsom. Using the slogan as a way to attract those who have stopped attending church, Streeter, along with Adam Adams, his connection ministry director, have teamed up to ironically bring people back into the church, reported El Dorado Hills Telegraph.
  • Nick Vujicic: No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!

    02/19/2011 2:34:05 PM PST · by annie laurie · 3 replies
    I recently had the opportunity to hear this extraordinary young man speak on the radio program MoneyLife recently. You can listen to the interview here : No Limbs, No Limits with Nick Vujicic. I was amazed and humbled by what I heard, so much that I went home that evening and spent some time on his website. You can read Nick's story on his site, and hear him speak, here: I just wanted to give my FRiends the opportunity to get to know this young man, as I think he has a wonderful spirit and love for Christ, and...
  • Flood of Noah, Earthquakes

    01/06/2011 5:21:27 PM PST · by BrandtMichaels · 45 replies ^ | Sept. 17th, 2010 | Pastor Kevin Lea
    CalvaryChurchPO | September 17, 2010 | 0 likes, 0 dislikes Pastor Kevin Lea presents Dr. Walt Brown's Hydroplate Theory, examines the Genesis account of the flood and answers the questions: Where did the water comefrom? Where did it go? Where did the comets come from? ...and many other important questions.
  • Elijah and the Seven-Thousand Prophets of God

    11/30/2010 9:23:44 PM PST · by truthnomatterwhat · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Fervent Christians ^ | November 29, 2010 | Brian Burke
    The prophetic has been taken captive by strange voices, strange fire and strange operations. There are no watchman standing on the walls of our nation warning us of impending danger. Could it be that God through this economic crisis is shaking things that aren’t of Him, including false prophetic ministry? …there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. (1 Kings 17:1) Why did the Lord God command Elijah to prophesy this word? Was it His judgment on the people because of their sins? No, it wasn’t the people whom the Lord was holding accountable....
  • Is age-segregated youth ministry uniting or dividing the church?

    11/17/2010 5:17:23 AM PST · by RJR_fan · 13 replies
    Chalcedon Report ^ | November 16, 2010 | anon
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  • Homilies from the Heart, St.John Chrysostom [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

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    Homilies from the Heart The Life of John Chrysostom By: Gregory K. Roa Lent of the year 387 was an anxious season for the Christians of Antioch. They lived in one of the largest, wealthiest, and most magnificent cities in the Roman Empire, and their numbers had multiplied since Peter and Paul’s missionary work there. Their main church was one of the city’s most beautiful buildings.Antioch’s archbishop made two fateful decisions. First, he raced to the capital to plead for mercy. Second, he left behind his assistant, John, with the charge of calming the terrified citizens.Homilies from the Heart....
  • Christians testifying to Muslims.

    I found this wonderful website while doing a websearch for "ministering to muslims." I was glad to see that there really was such a website. I have read a few pages of this and find that it can be very useful towards understanding Islam and ministering to Muslim people you may know without being confrontational. This website is worth keeping on your favorites and passing around to friends and ministers.