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  • ACLU defends Bible passages in prison letters

    07/09/2009 10:13:46 AM PDT · by SteveJDM · 16 replies · 823+ views ^ | 7/9/2009 | Ellen Biltz
    ACLU pushes prison to stop cutting out Bible passages included in letters from the outside.
  • Most Recent Post: Twin Cities Pride Festival Email Correspondence

    06/26/2009 8:15:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 504+ views ^ | 6/26/09 | seekersandfindersoftruth
    A group of individuals was recently denied the privilege of having a booth at the Twin Cities Pride Festival due to the fact that they believe what the Bible says about homosexuality. The following email correspondence has been posted as a result.
  • Christians Free to Pass Out Leaflets at Gay Pride Event, Not at Arab Festival

    06/22/2009 5:41:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1,408+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 6/21/2009 | Aaron J. Leichman
    A Christian group in Missouri will be allowed to freely distribute religious literature at “gay pride” event this weekend after a federal judge ruled in their favor. Another Christian group in Michigan, however, was not so fortunate in its quest for free distribution at a recent Arab festival but is still hopeful for a favorable conclusion. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds denied a motion from Calif.-based ministry Arabic Christian Perspective (ACP) for a temporary restraining order that would have prohibited the city of Dearborn, Mich., from restricting the group from handing out literature during the Arab International Festival,...
  • Bad Times Draw Bigger Crowds to Churches

    06/03/2009 5:21:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 528+ views
    New York Times ^ | PAUL VITELLO
    The sudden crush of worshipers packing the small evangelical Shelter Rock Church in Manhasset, N.Y. — a Long Island hamlet of yacht clubs and hedge fund managers — forced the pastor to set up an overflow room with closed-circuit TV and 100 folding chairs, which have been filled for six Sundays straight. In Seattle, the Mars Hill Church, one of the fastest-growing evangelical churches in the country, grew to 7,000 members this fall, up 1,000 in a year. At the Life Christian Church in West Orange, N.J., prayer requests have doubled — almost all of them aimed at getting or...
  • Secret Foreign Ministry document: Venezuela sends uranium to Iran

    05/25/2009 1:37:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1,062+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/25/2009 | ap
    Venezuela and Bolivia are supplying Iran with uranium for its nuclear program, according to a secret Israeli government report obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The two South American countries are known to have close ties with Iran, but this is the first allegation that they are involved in the development of Iran's nuclear program, considered a strategic threat by Israel.
  • Christian Children's Fund Changes its Name (ChildFund International)(PC Barf Alert)

    05/11/2009 5:47:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies · 2,344+ views
    WTVR TV ^ | 4/24/2009
    Christian Children's Fund is changing its name to ChildFund International. The board of directors of the worldwide relief organization voted this week on the change as part of a new strategy. The new name aims to reflect the charity's worldwide reach and its affiliation with the ChildFund Alliance, a coalition that includes 11 other international organizations that help children living in poverty. Chief executive Anne Lyman Goddard said Friday that the name change, which takes effect July 1, will standardize the ChildFund name globally among groups that work to connect donors to programs that help children. "Now working under different...
  • Salvation Army "Amazing Grace" (Great New Commercial)

    05/10/2009 3:17:39 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 17 replies · 1,506+ views
    I was watching Sunday ABC News and the Salvation Army was the big sponsor for the newscast. They showed a commercial that was very touching. The Salvation Army is the greatest organization ever created! It is truly doing God's work. Here is the link:
  • Tony Dungy to meet with suspended QB Vick

    04/26/2009 11:09:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | 04.25.09
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Tony Dungy will meet with suspended QB Michael Vick in early May. Dungy is expected to be a kind of sponsor for Vick as he attempts to achieve reinstatement. Mortensen also said that Vick is very likely to be let back in the league this season.
  • Sex Industry American Missionary (Former Porn Star's Christian Ministry)

    03/26/2009 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 42 replies · 4,750+ views ^ | Shelley Lubben
    I was a porn star. I was living the unglamorous life in the porn industry...
  • Evangelical Bodybuilders Saved My Son's Soul

    03/24/2009 11:07:52 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies · 979+ views
    D Magazine ^ | 3/23/2009 | Tim Rogers
    Only after the Strongmen had torn the phone books and smashed the ice slabs did I figure out how Team Impact and their “feats of strength ministry” worked. But by then it was too late. By then my 10-year-old son had already accepted Jesus Christ as his personal lord and savior. Before we continue, I’d like to make it plain that I have no problem with Team Impact, in particular, nor the Southern Baptist Convention, in general, with which Coppell-based Team Impact is affiliated. Also, I love Jesus Christ. It’s just that I’m Catholic. We are raising our son Catholic....
  • Three Questions

    03/21/2009 4:45:58 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 4 replies · 356+ views
    Romancing Royalty Devotional | Dudley Rutherford
    Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these? " "Yes, Lord," he said, "you knoyv that I love you," Jesus said, "Feed my lambs. "Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me? " He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you. " Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep. " (John 21:15-16) The silver morning mist arises from Galilee, as we see Jesus speaking to His disciples after His resurrection. Jesus looks at Peter and three times asks, "Do you love Me more than these?"...
  • Merlin Falcon In-flight Inspiration

    03/17/2009 6:04:01 AM PDT · by Revski · 227+ views
    You Tube ^ | 3/17/09 | Revski
    This video arrangement has an Merlin falcon expounding the Biblical New Testament scripture verse John 3:16-17.
  • Hookers for Jesus: ABC Presents Respectful Picture of Reformed Vegas Prostitutes

    03/14/2009 5:46:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 1,582+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 13, 2009 | Erin Brown
    In a respectful and compassionate manner, Nightline’s March 12 broadcast of the “Faith Matters” series brought to light a group of reformed prostitutes who have turned to religion and who are helping other women leave the destructive life of a Vegas prostitute. Hookers for Jesus is a group started by former prostitute Annie Lobert who hit rock bottom with a cocaine overdose, and decided to leave the prostitute lifestyle when, as she put it, God changed her life. ABC reporter Neal Karlinsky graciously told her story and the story of other women who have found hope through Lobert’s ministry and...
  • Thousands in town that Obama visited line up to get free supplies

    03/12/2009 5:34:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies · 890+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March. 10, 2009 | Truth Staff
    ELKHART, Ind. - In this job-starved city where President Barack Obama last month made a public appeal for his economic stimulus plan, hundreds of volunteers — and an agency that specializes in handing out food — worked together Tuesday to feed 5,200 hungry families. Roughly 300 local volunteers worked with Feed the Children to distribute more than $2.1 million worth of food at Concord Mall as part of the nonprofit relief organization’s “Feeding Americans Emergency Caravan.” The caravan of semi-trailers is visiting small cities and towns across America hit hard by the economic crisis. No area in Indiana has been...
  • Video: Deanna Favre Works With Student Christian Organization

    03/02/2009 2:53:57 AM PST · by careyb · 344+ views
    ABC In Birmingham ^ | 2/27/09 | ABC
    Fairly inspirational.
  • Hospice Program at [WI Prison] Provides 'Comfort Care' to Dying Prisoners

    02/28/2009 4:15:55 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 26 replies · 1,251+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | February 26, 2009 | Karen Rivedal
    WAUPUN, WI — At 51, he looks two decades older. His thin body is swallowed up by the afghan that covers his bed. The blanket's vibrant colors, and the powder-blue paint on the walls, make his gaunt face look even paler. His chest is sunken, his limbs are fragile and doctors just found two new fractures in his spine. He is in some pain but says he's at peace in this place. "I'm very comfortable here," he said in a voice one must strain to hear. "I wouldn't wish this on anybody or anything, but I would never get treated...
  • Palin speaks from heart on struggling rural Alaska

    02/21/2009 4:37:23 AM PST · by radar101 · 19 replies · 1,036+ views
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | Feb 20, 2009 | not identified
    This video, shot by the Anchorage Daily News on Friday, highlights interviews with Gov. Sarah Palin and Franklin Graham, and it's interesting, not because of Graham -- son of Rev. Billy Graham -- but because of Palin's thoughtful remarks on the never-ending struggle facing many villages. Palin approached a topic that most Alaska politicians shy away from -- the need to seek employment and opportunities outside village Alaska. (For Outside readers, there are more than 200 villages in Alaska, most unconnected to roads and the power grid.) Palin may have been criticized for not reacting swiftly enough to cries for...
  • Christian radio reaching millions in Muslim nations...

    02/16/2009 10:00:19 AM PST · by TaraP · 19 replies · 725+ views
    The new president of HCJB Global says the Christian radio ministry now has an estimated seven million mostly-Muslim listeners in North Africa and the Middle East. Wayne Pederson says the Arab world is full of "lost people who need Jesus, and they're getting tired of a message of hate and are looking for a message of love." He says that through HCJB radio broadcasts, the gospel is penetrating Muslim societies -- so much so that entire households, and in some cases entire villages, are converting to Christianity. When Jesus came, He didn't just preach. He healed. And so we want...
  • Millard Fuller, 74, Who Founded Habitat for Humanity, Is Dead

    02/04/2009 10:38:47 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 20 replies · 621+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2009 | Douglas Martin
    Millard Fuller, who at 29 walked away from his life as a successful businessman to devote himself to the poor, eventually starting Habitat for Humanity International, which spread what he called “the theology of the hammer” by building more than 300,000 homes worldwide, died Tuesday near Americus, Ga. He was 74. His brother, Doyle, said Mr. Fuller became ill with a severe headache and chest pains and was taken to a hospital in Americus, his hometown. He died in an ambulance on the way to a larger hospital in Albany, Ga. Doyle Fuller said the cause had not been determined,...
  • 'Beloved gospel singer' George Beverly Shea to celebrate 100th birthday

    01/31/2009 10:03:17 AM PST · by Borges · 11 replies · 1,150+ views
    For decades he was a fixture on the Billy Graham Crusade stage and on televisions in living rooms around the country. Now, George Beverly Shea, the award-winning baritone who is often described as "America's Beloved Gospel Singer", will reach a new milestone in his storied life - the century mark. Shea will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday, February 1. One day later, he will be the guest of honour during a special private gathering of family and friends at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina. "On the ladder of life, I have reached...
  • Hero for Jesus

    01/18/2009 10:40:09 AM PST · by Revski · 197+ views
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/09 | Revski
    Song performed by the reverend Erik Goodman and church members on a Christmas trip to visit Inmates at Oklahoma State penitentiary. Big Mac. Sponsored By Jack Peery Prison Ministries, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Christmas 2008.
  • Inauguration Gospel Outreach

    01/17/2009 10:38:07 AM PST · by 4lifeandliberty · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 1/17/09 | Dennis Green
    On Monday afternoon the LLM team will be traveling up to DC. Please pray for us and all of the other Christians who will be preaching and witnessing on the street. As many as 5 million people are expected to be coming to DC for the Inauguration so we will all be very busy. Our Truth Truck will also be on the street so pray for the protection of the truck and drivers. Would you like to come along to share the Gospel to the masses? Contact me for more information. "If sinners be dammed, at least let them leap...
  • A Prison Evangelist Answers the Bishops

    01/04/2009 10:34:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 507+ views ^ | Russell L. Ford
    A Prison Evangelist Answers the Bishops If the bishops truly wish to address crime they need to stop preaching generic values and start preaching the totality of Catholic morality.Russell L. Ford Homiletic & Pastoral Review – September 2001“As Catholic bishops, our response to crime in the United States is a moral test for our nation and a challenge for our church” [sic]. This is the opening sentence to a new document on criminal justice called Responsibility, Rehabilitation and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice, issued by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) in November 2000. What follows is a...
  • Exec recounts Hobby Lobby's ministry

    12/29/2008 2:14:39 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 13 replies · 1,100+ views
    Baptist Press News ^ | Dec 29, 2008 | Julie McGowan
    SHAWNEE, Okla. (BP)--Steve Green's father, David, started his retail career in high school through the DECA program. Never the model student, but with an affinity for math, David Green embraced the opportunity provided by the work program, starting the art-supplies store Hobby Lobby in a 300-square-foot space in 1972. Thirty-six years later, the retail chain now operates 407 stores, reaching sales of about $1.8 billion dollars in 2007. The company operates in a 33-state area, with headquarters in Oklahoma City. The family built the company not only on sound financial and business plans, but also on a legacy of faith...
  • New York City orders churches not to shelter homeless

    11/22/2008 2:44:31 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 31 replies · 1,204+ views
    the canadian press ^ | Nov 22, 2008
    NEW YORK — Twenty-two New York City churches have been ordered by the city to stop providing shelter to the homeless. With temperatures below freezing Saturday, the churches had to follow a city rule requiring faith-based shelters to be open at least five days a week or not at all. Arnold Cohen, president of the Partnership for the Homeless, a non-profit organization that serves as a link between city officials and shelters, delivered the news to the churches several weeks ago that they no longer qualify. As a result hundreds of people now won't have a place to sleep, he...
  • NYC Churches Ordered Not To Shelter Homeless

    11/22/2008 2:22:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | November 22, 2008
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― City officials have ordered 22 New York churches to stop providing beds to homeless people. With temperatures well below freezing early Saturday, the churches must obey a city rule requiring faith-based shelters to be open at least five days a week -- or not at all. Arnold Cohen, president of the Partnership for the Homeless, a nonprofit that serves as a link with the city, said he had to tell the churches they no longer qualify. He said hundreds of people now won't have a place to sleep. The Department of Homeless Services said the city...
  • Church works to meet increased canning demand (surviving socialism)

    11/21/2008 8:36:31 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 24 replies · 1,124+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | 10-30-08 | Aaron Shill
    Liz Freeman's recent trip to a home storage center wasn't motivated by reports of a slipping stock market or looming recession. It was simply part of her long-term plan. Two weeks ago, Freeman visited the home storage center at Welfare Square in Salt Lake City with a list in hand, leaving with three cases of items to add to her inventory. Long before she began scooping dried onions, refried beans and hot cocoa mix into No. 10 cans, she made sure to measure her needs and weigh them against her budget. It's part of a steady, systematic approach she's maintained...
  • Worshippers in Lansing, MI assaulted by liberal activists

    11/12/2008 2:33:18 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 23 replies · 1,320+ views
    Suppose you were sitting in church one Sunday peacefully minding your own business, praying that God grant our new president the wisdom to do what is right when suddenly, the sanctity of the church is violated in the most horrific way by vandals, thugs, and screaming lunatics. This is what happened at a small church in Lansing, MI called Mount Hope. From the blog Right Michigan: Mount Hope, for the record, is an evangelical, bible believing church whose members provide free 24 hour counseling, prayer lines, catastrophic care for families dealing with medical emergencies, support groups for men, women and...
  • Billy Graham Hospitalized After Fall in North Carolina Home

    10/11/2008 7:26:21 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 6 replies · 432+ views
    FoxNews ^ | October 11, 2008 | Staff Writer
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Evangelist Billy Graham was hospitalized Saturday after tripping and falling over one of his dogs at his North Carolina home, a hospital spokeswoman said. The 89-year-old Graham was at Mission Hospital in Asheville with discomfort and bruising and hoped to be home later in the day, said spokeswoman Merrell Gregory. He was listed in fair condition and his physicians report that X-rays showed no broken bones, Gregory said in a news release. -Snip- The Southern Baptist minister fell late Friday at his home in Montreat, N.C. Earlier this year, Graham had elective surgery to update a shunt...
  • Palin church promotes conversion of gays (Another Hit Piece on Sarah!)

    09/06/2008 4:33:49 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies · 236+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/5/2008 | MSNBC
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin's church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer. "You'll be encouraged by the power of God's love and His desire to transform the lives of those impacted by homosexuality," according to the insert in the bulletin of the Wasilla Bible Church, where Palin has prayed since she was a child.
  • Palin church promotes converting gays

    09/05/2008 5:27:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 123 replies · 199+ views
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Gov. Sarah Palin's church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer.
  • Church On The Rise

    06/22/2008 6:56:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 90+ views ^ | June 22, 2008
    THE NEON SIGNS at Sauna City, a nightclub-and-massage complex in northern Beijing, offered little promise of spiritual comfort. But the rent was good and the landlord sympathetic, so Jin and his partners signed a lease in May 2007 on their improbable new home, a fifth-floor office large enough for 150 chairs, a choir and a band. Then Jin took a step once inconceivable for a non-sanctioned church in China: He printed business cards. In proclaiming his name and number and the location of the newly christened Zion Church, he spurned the label of "underground" church. He describes his group as...
  • Deacons ordained to serve in ministry of presence (RC Diocese of Los Angeles)

    06/14/2008 5:12:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 758+ views
    The Tidings ^ | June 13, 2008 | Ellie Hidalgo
    The recent liturgy of ordination to the diaconate honored the ministry of presence which is primary to the vocation of permanent deacons. Nineteen men were ordained as permanent deacons at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angles June 7 before a congregation of more than 2,500 faithful. During the nearly three-hour liturgy, Cardinal Roger Mahony, main celebrant, prayed for the blessings of the Holy Spirit to be poured forth on this class of deacons known as St. Ignatius. "May there abound in them every Gospel virtue," said the cardinal, "love, concern for the sick and poor, unassuming authority, the...
  • Does the Christian quit or does the Christian challenge?

    06/11/2008 8:00:24 AM PDT · by VidMihi · 9 replies · 88+ views
    Temetum Per Occasionem ^ | June 10, 2008 | F. Wm. McGraw
    Temetum Per Occasionem. If it is true that the Holy Spirit works in each and every baptized person, then what is the role of the individual believer when something contrary to the Gospel of Jesus is preached in a faith community? Is it to sit idly and say nothing? Is it to walk out and come no more? Or is it to confront and open dialogue in search of truth? Is it not a sad commentary that no one in a congregation is willing to question, to perhaps object, or at least seek clarification? Are members of such a congregation...
  • Now it's EX-'gays' getting pummeled

    05/28/2008 3:27:32 AM PDT · by Man50D · 13 replies · 236+ views ^ | May 27, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Homosexual activist groups long have denied that ex-"gays" exist and have charged those ministries that work with the needs of those desiring to leave the lifestyle are fraudulent. One such activist even recently attributed the crime of rape to the "sickness" of the ex-"gay" movement. But some attacks on those who have left the lifestyle, or are trying to, go far beyond verbal denigration, according to those who have experienced it, including Joe and Marion Allen. Their son Bart was in the process of leaving the homosexual lifestyle in 2001 when the "gay" with whom he'd shared an apartment strangled...
  • Study: Churches Slow to Adopt New Technology

    04/30/2008 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 29 replies · 72+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | Apr. 30, 2008 | Audrey Barrick
    New research shows that a majority of churches use some type of emerging technology in their services, but the pace of technology adoption has slowed in recent years. Although 65 percent of Protestant churches now have a large screen projection system, that number is just slightly higher than in 2005 when 62 percent had such a system, according to The Barna Group. The use of large screens had jumped from the year 2000 when only 39 percent were using them. Since 2005, there was only a 5 percent increase in the adoption of a large screen projection system. The Barna...
  • Christian Ministry Fined $23,000 in Gay Discrimination Case

    04/30/2008 5:39:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies · 117+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | April 29, 2008 | Joshua Goldberg
    One of Canada’s largest Christian ministries dedicated to caring for the disabled was fined $23,000 recently by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for allegedly discriminating against a former homosexual employee. Connie Heintz claimed discrimination against Christian Horizons after she said she was “subjected to a poisoned work environment” and pressured into quitting her job after she entered a homosexual relationship – which was in violation of her work contract back in 2000. In line with its Christian foundation and principles, the ministry requires that all its employees sign “morality statements” vowing to abstain from immoral behavior, including pornography, pre-marital,...
  • The Ontario's Human Rights Commission is trying to take the mission out of Christian Horizons

    04/28/2008 9:49:06 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 61+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-04-28 | Don Hutchinson
    Imagine that Mother Theresa and her Missionaries of Charity had been told that their ministry in the streets of Calcutta was, in essence, not ministry but “social work.” In order for the sisters to continue in their work, they would no longer be permitted to require that staff members share their beliefs and ministry commitment. As bizarre as this may sound, this is essentially what a single adjudicator acting as an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recently decided in the case of Heintz v Christian Horizons. Christian Horizons is, and has been since 1964, a practical ministry expression of the Evangelical...
  • Interview: Christian Studio new Hollywood wave?

    04/27/2008 8:53:36 AM PDT · by carolgr · 11 replies · 113+ views
    Seth Kleg is a Hollywood casting director who has founded The Christian Studio to produce films that have a positive moral vision. The end result will be a nonstop stream of excellent movies released with budgets ranging from $100,000 to $25,000,000. There are a lot of good people working in the motion picture industry who are working to make it better. However, the messages in most of the PG-13 and R-rated movies reflect a total disregard for God and His commandments. The numerous times God’s name is taken in vain, the use of four-letter words, exploitation of sex and violence,...
  • Jesus House of Hope drops 'Jesus' from its name (Name prevented many from donating)

    04/18/2008 8:35:56 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 12 replies · 64+ views
    TC Palm ^ | April 16, 2008 | Zach Smith
    STUART — In an effort to bring in more donations, longtime Martin County charity Jesus House of Hope decided to drop the word Jesus from its name. Patrick Slattery, executive director of the 24-year-old nonprofit, said the change will help the organization fulfill what Jesus commanded in the Gospel of Matthew: Help the needy. Slattery said many private foundations could not donate to the charity because it includes Jesus in the name, and people are often reluctant to give to what appears to be a house of worship if they already donate to their own church. So the organization’s board...
  • Dobson editing radio show to avoid 'hate crimes' laws

    03/29/2008 4:37:11 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies · 1,147+ views
    WND ^ | 28 March 08 | Bob Unruh
    "Hate crimes" laws were defeated in Congress just a few months ago. Just a few weeks ago, Frank Wright of the National Religious Broadcasters Association warned, "We must be one in Christ to face the days ahead" because "hate crimes" laws would create untold new liability for Christians. Now a major Christian ministry has confirmed that such "hate crimes" laws already are setting limits on what it can broadcast. The issue is "hate crimes" laws in Canada, and they are affecting U.S. Christian ministries that broadcast into that nation. WND reported just a week ago on a Christian ministry based...
  • Cussing evangelist brings gospel to the vulgar

    03/28/2008 6:29:54 PM PDT · by Huntress · 63 replies · 1,188+ views
    Lark News ^ | March 2008 | Unattributed
    SEATTLE — In an effort to broaden his ministry's reach, evangelist Jeremy Balfour has started using filthy words he'd once banned from his vocabulary. "I've been an evangelist for ten f***ing years and I've never felt such f***ing freedom," he says during an interview. Balfour's change of heart came when he realized that obscene words are a key to open the hearts of many unsaved people. "With some people, you're not in their club unless you get R-rated in your speech," Balfour says. "They test your allegiance to their culture. A few choice s***heads and f*** yous can build trust....
  • Hillsong linked to claims of abuse against women

    03/22/2008 10:54:41 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 4 replies · 211+ views
    Scopical/AU ^ | 17 March 2008 | Scopical News/Data
    The evangelical Australian based church Hillsong has been linked to claims of abuse against women, including allegations of emotional manipulation. Fairfax Media reports that both the Hillsong Church and Gloria Jeans Coffee are linked to the organisation Mercy Ministries, which has been accused of emotional manipulation when treating women. Three women have now blown the whistle on a program operated by the Ministry, including allegations they entered as "independent" people, however came out of the program as "broken" and "suicidal". The women say as part of the program they were taught to believe that they were possessed by the devil,...
  • Canada orders ministry by Christians shut down

    03/22/2008 9:47:42 AM PDT · by ears_to_hear · 3 replies · 249+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 21,2008 | Bob Unruh
    "The Canadian government has ordered a Christian ministry that teaches doctrine and the differences between Christians and cults shut down because its reference materials were "critical" of the beliefs of those who are not Christian, WND has learned."..... For example, the ministry addresses the issue of "fads," including a "creeping Eastern mysticism" appearing in some churches, "turning meaningful prayer meetings into mind-emptying rituals called contemplative prayer promising experiences of a spiritual nature." "Feelings have often replaced the solid word of God," the website warns. "Numerous churches have become 'seeker' churches, disposing of the parts of the Gospel message that might...
  • Canada orders ministry by Christians shut down

    03/22/2008 4:18:16 AM PDT · by Man50D · 101 replies · 3,305+ views ^ | March 21, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    The Canadian government has ordered a Christian ministry that teaches doctrine and the differences between Christians and cults shut down because its reference materials were "critical" of the beliefs of those who are not Christian, WND has learned. So what used to be called MacGregor Ministries with offerings in how to recognize and eliminate "faulty fads" in Christian churches has been re-created in the United States, and now operates under the name MM Outreach Media Ministries. Lorri MacGregor, who has dedicated her life to explaining the straight and narrow of Christian beliefs since she found her way out of the...
  • NFL Pulls Plug On Big-Screen Church Parties For Super Bowl

    02/01/2008 5:12:40 AM PST · by steve-b · 156 replies · 559+ views
    The Washington Pest ^ | 2/1/08 | Jacqueline L. Salmon
    For years, as many as 200 members of Immanuel Bible Church and their friends have gathered in the church's fellowship hall to watch the Super Bowl on its six-foot screen. The party featured hard hitting on the TV, plenty of food -- and prayer. But this year, Immanuel's Super Bowl party is no more. After a crackdown by the National Football League on big-screen Super Bowl gatherings by churches, the Springfield church has sacked its event. Instead, church members will host parties in their homes. Immanuel is among a number of churches in the Washington area and elsewhere that have...
  • Iraqi Interior Ministry Celebrates Police Day

    01/11/2008 3:13:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 106+ views
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 11, 2008 – The Iraqi police were in the spotlight Jan. 9, as Iraq’s Interior Ministry highlighted the growing numbers and capabilities of its police forces during its 86th annual Police Day ceremony. Iraqi Police march during a Police Day ceremony in Baghdad, Jan. 9, 2008. Photo by Dave Karwoski  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. It was a day filled with celebrations, chanting and ceremonies to honor police across the country. “We must prohibit partisanship and sectarianism in the ranks of the employees of the ministry,” Interior Minister Jawad al-Bulani said at Baghdad Police College. “We...
  • Iowa Trappists expand casket factory due to increased demand

    01/04/2008 1:55:02 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 747+ views
    CNS ^ | January 4, 2008 | Steve McMahon
    PEOSTA, Iowa (CNS) -- For the craftsmen and artisans at New Melleray Abbey in Peosta, a relatively new ministry has expanded into a new state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot factory, almost five times larger than their previous facility. "Because of increasing demands for caskets, we were unable to keep up with production to satisfy demand, so we had to develop a new woodworking facility," said Sam Mulgrew, the operation's general manager. "It's not a highly automated factory. It has good dust collection, air quality and other features." In their work, the monks strive to produce burial caskets and urns that reflect their values...
  • Obituary: The Reverend Chad Varah (Founder of the Samaritans)

    11/08/2007 9:58:58 PM PST · by fishhound · 97+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 8 November 2007 | n/a
    The Reverend Chad Varah founded Samaritans with one telephone line and saw it grow into a world-wide organisation helping thousands of people to avoid the ultimate act of desperation. He was never a conventional clergyman. His chief concern from the start was to help individuals rather than spreading the gospel. Born in Barton-on-Humber, where his father was the vicar at St Chad's, the local Anglican church, Chad Varah was educated at Oxford before, he said, being "press-ganged" into the life of a priest. Promise His first task as an assistant curate in Lincoln in 1935 determined the path he would...
  • Joyce Meyer Ministries is a target of GOP senator's probe

    11/06/2007 4:41:44 AM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 375 replies · 3,289+ views
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 11/6/2007 | Diedre Sheesgreen
    WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee has launched a wide-ranging investigation into the financial dealings of six TV evangelists, including Joyce Meyer, the popular preacher who has built a $124-million-a-year empire headquartered in Fenton. On Monday, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, asked Meyer to provide his staff with documents detailing the finances of the Joyce Meyer Ministries, including the religious group's compensation to Meyer, her husband and other family members, as well as an accounting of their housing allowances, gifts and credit card statements for the last several years.