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  • Repent! Convert! Two Words that Need to Be Rediscovered

    08/08/2013 3:17:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 7, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Too many Catholics are uncomfortable using the biblical and traditional words, “Repent,” convert and conversion. To repent means to change your mind and come to a new way of living. To convert means to turn from sinful ways or erroneous teaching.But too many Catholics, including priests are uncomfortable using words like this. We used to speak of convert classes etc. But now many prefer abstract descriptions like, “Inquiry Classes” or the even more abstract “RCIA”Many draw back lest they seem to suggest that others are wrong, “going wrong,” need to change, or, heaven forfend, “sinful.” Words like repent and convert...
  • Pro-Obamacare ads being slammed as sexist, demeaning

    11/14/2013 9:51:05 AM PST · by upchuck · 18 replies
    news965 ^ | Nov 14, 2013 | Joe Kelly
    Two Colorado non-profits are coming under fire from both the right and the left for a pair of ads aimed at getting young people to sign up for Obamacare that are being described as sexist and demeaning. ProgressNow Colorado and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative had already raised eyebrows with one of their earlier ads targeting young men that showed guys doing keg stands with the caption, "got insurance?" But among a new bunch of ads targeting young woman, two that tout birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act have drawn much more fire. One shows a happy woman...
  • WORD FOR THOSE ON THEIR FACE BEFORE THE LAMB OF GOD [charismatic caucus]

    10/23/2013 1:21:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-23-13 | jeddiah
    I have seen your plight my children but do not fear for my testimony "is" eternal and written in blood sacrificed for ALL and now I shall raise up my Joshuas and Gideons and give them the words of Jonah that the time to repent and surrender is NOW for I AM writing those that deny me in the sand but to all that receive my pure and Holy offering of Salvation through Grace , to these yeah even to the very last I SHALL receive unto Me "The Lamb of God " and though the son of perdition attempts...
  • Teshuvah;Repentance means turning...repentance pt 3

    O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy. I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.(Hosea 14:1-4)We have been looking...
  • He was born a girl and she used to be his babysitter: So why IS transgender boy...

    03/14/2013 4:28:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | Toni Jones
    FULL TITLE: He was born a girl and she used to be his babysitter: So why IS transgender boy Bobby, 19, marrying 31-year-old Donna? A teenager born a girl but living as a man has defended now dating his mother's 31-year-old best friend. Bobby Fransis Barnes, 19, from Worcester, has found romance with mother-of-three Donna Price - who used to be his babysitter. Bobby, who works as a barber, is waiting to have female-to-male chest reconstruction and sex-reassignment surgery on the NHS as soon as possible. As a child, Bobby used to cut off his pigtails and rip off his...
  • Jamie Foxx makes bad BET with his Lord and Savior. Barack Obama

    11/27/2012 3:12:13 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 20 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Nonetheless, many of the Presidents most ardent supporters are so delusional that they are ready to ascribe supernatural powers to him. For example, entertainer Jamie Foxx used his role at the Soul Train Awards to praise President Obama as our Lord and Savior. He implored the crowd to show their support for the President by standing up for him. Foxxs comments were included in a 30 second spot by BET to promote the awards broadcast and draw viewers to the program. Obviously, BET found Foxxs comments to be both provocative and worthy of publicity.
  • Ailing Venezuelan Bishop Says President Chavez Must Repent

    04/20/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 19, 2012 / 02:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Retired Bishop Eduardo Herrera Riera of Carora, who is suffering from terminal cancer, called on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to repent of his injustices against the country. As a Head of State, you have the most gravest of obligations, first and foremost, to procure the peace and security of Venezuelans, the bishop said in an open letter April 9. Unfortunately, you have been very weak and negligent in confronting this most serious of problems. The controversial president has battled illness himself in recent years, traveling last month to Cuba in...
  • Born Again; the need...John 3 pt 2

    02/20/2012 5:47:09 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:2-3)We have been looking at the third chapter of the Gospel of John, a conversation between Jesus and a leading Pharisee, Nicodemus the teacher of Israel. The topic is the new birth, being born again. We must...
  • Planned Parenthood: Celebrating The First 80 Years

    After over 80 years in the family planning business, you'd think people would cut Planned Parenthood some slack. Guess again. It is one of those scenes frozen in time; my father, Len Rapaport, his angry bulk bearing down on the Dean of Students of Hobart & William Smith Colleges where I was an editor of the school weekly, The Herald. It was parents weekend 1973 and Dean McKean had the panicky side to side glance of a cornered gerbil. He had seemingly run through his entire repertoire of suitable Parents Weekend pleasantries, none of which seemed to have the desired...
  • When A Nation Losses Its Prophet

    05/03/2011 4:44:34 AM PDT · by BillKneer · 1 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 5-03-2011 | Paul Waldmiller
    You have probably heard of Americas titles for those Christian men who have seemed to motivate or bring much attention to Biblical principles within and outside the USA. Persons such as Billy Graham was(is) known as Americas Evangelist. Others like Dr. Charles Stanley is referred to on his television program as Americas Pastor as well. Have you ever heard of Americas Prophet ? You may have, It is not an official title, but you probably never heard of that title before. As many Americans are familiar with the Biblical office of Evangelist and Pastor it would seem many in...
  • My sufferings are growing through you ~ ~ ~

    04/01/2011 7:18:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 19 replies
    My sufferings are growing through you , All that I AM growing anew , The blood , the stripes , the words you know , Persecution that just seems to grow and grow , My very essence speaking and flowing through you , Oh ! but as you suffer I become new , For it is heaven in you I desire to prolong , For as you suffer your flesh falls behind , And all your words now become mine , A beautiful tapestry sung just for me , Each stitch woven in perfect harmony , My kingdom then comes...
  • THE NEXT DISASTER shall come in a form of threes , Not a stone left unturned T

    03/26/2011 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 35 replies
    The next disaster will come in a form of threes , The first one shall affect the forest and the trees , The second the waters , their taste you shall find , Shall become as that of lime , The third a fire from heaven that can not be overcome , It shall destroy both buildings and nations in that all it touches shall be over run , No life in these places shall be found , For all that was shall be burnt to the ground , The foliage shall die as if from a disease , Every...
  • Come "NOW" My Children ! Before I remove My Spirit from the Earth !

    03/12/2011 10:48:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 24 replies
    COME NOW My Children ! Before I remove My Spirit from The Earth ! Do you see my children this is not a game you are playing for your eternity lies in my hands and I am chasing after you for My love is great but your decision must be true . Come "NOW" My children and find Me for I AM in your garden calling out to you even " NOW " and though you ignore Me and find yourself distracted through your fleshly desires I have not just come to call upon you but to shake everything that...
  • God's Dunamis Power !

    01/22/2011 2:25:22 PM PST · by Jedediah · 19 replies
    God's Dunamis Power ! I am God and there is no other so therefore when others place their name on my glory it is this weight they shall feel as the cornerstone crushing them downward and it is in this manner I shall correct any and all glory grabbers for I AM the kingdom and the glory and the honor is mine Says The Lord for My children return My glory to Me . Now demise is My device only for those and no others . So watch Me leave only the true of heart and though some shall leave...
  • Discerning between " True" Adoration (Thanks )The Cup of The Lord and the demons cup( idolatry )

    01/17/2011 8:56:01 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Discerning between " True" Adoration (Thanks )The Cup of The Lord and the demons cup( idolatry ) Your going to see(discern) these things happen periodically but not to upset you but rather to uproot and teardown those in disgrace . So let go of the old and hang onto the new \o/ for I AM a God that calms the troubled waters and all is laid open before Me namely the true intent of the heart that none may say to Me " Lord , Lord ! I gave, I spent , I gathered and I suffered " ?! Yes,...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 4, 2010 [Devotional]

    01/04/2011 4:44:06 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Email ^ | 1/4/11 | Joel Osteen
    Who Will Receive the Blessing? Today's Scripture " Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation" (Psalm 24:3-5, NKJV). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God wants you to receive every blessing that He has in store for you. In His Word, He tells you about His wonderful blessings, but He also tells...
  • Repenting Of Our Good Works

    11/22/2010 5:46:31 PM PST · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Tullian Tchividjian
    Consider these sobering thoughts from Tim Keller (The Prodigal God) on the need to repent, not simply of our unrighteousness, but our righteousness also: What must we do, then, to be saved? To find God we must repent of the things we have done wrong, but if that is all you do, you may remain just an elder brother. To truly become a Christian we must also repent of the reasons we ever did anything right. Pharisees only repent of their sins, but Christians repent for the very roots of their righteousness, too. We must learn how to repent of...
  • America Repent for your portion has been measured and found lacking !

    09/08/2010 8:34:38 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 59 replies · 1+ views
    America your portion has been measured in full and the time of true shaking has come ! Now watch as I touch your pocketbooks , watch as I annihilate the sin in your lives and watch as All this occurs I set the captives free and destroy the rebellious as korah for I shall swallow up sin and it's roots . I shall cleanse this nation as never before . There shall be crevasses where there has been great rivers allowing the ocean in , Deserts where there has been pools of great waters , Mountains where there has been...
  • The Horrific Derivatives Bubble That Could Destroy Entire World Financial System

    08/09/2010 6:07:25 PM PDT · by Errant · 41 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 9 Aug, 2010 | Michael Snyder (via Pravda)
    Michael Snyder writes: Today there is a horrific derivatives bubble that threatens to destroy not only the U.S. economy but the entire world financial system as well, but unfortunately the vast majority of people do not understand it. When you say the word "derivatives" to most Americans, they have no idea what you are talking about. In fact, even most members of the U.S. Congress don't really seem to understand them. But you don't have to get into all the technicalities to understand the bigger picture. Basically, derivatives are financial instruments whose value depends upon or is derived from the...
  • California : A vision of warning of a shaking to the core and roots to open your eyes ! ! !

    07/25/2010 7:08:07 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 193 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | scribed by Jedediah
    I saw The Father in the garden and he was shaking an old tree . I asked him what this tree represented and he said "California" . The next day I was drawn to this vision again and I watched as The Father uprooted this full grown tree and began to examine the roots thoroughly ! I heard The Father say these words concerning California for your discernment . . . "They will be annihilated unless they turn from their wicked ways and I am sending them My Jonah's for they are about to encounter a road to Damascus event...
  • ADOPT OUR TROOPS IN PRAYER ... relaunch!

    07/09/2010 6:49:54 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 1 replies
    After nearly nine months off line, the Presidential Prayer Team announces the re-launch of Adopt Our Troops in Prayer. --- Limited donations and technological resources forced us to halt, but we're thrilled to announce Adopt Our Troops in Prayer IS BACK! Click the link to either register a Troop or Adopt a Troop for prayer.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 8, 2010 [Devotional]

    07/08/2010 5:01:00 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 7/8/10 | Joel Osteen
    Get Your Fill Today's Scripture "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled;" (Matthew 5:6, NIV). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In the natural, what do you do when you're hungry and just not sure what will satisfy you? You may try to think of what to eat, but maybe you're not sure what will hit the spot. Spiritual hunger works the same way. You may feel a restlessness or unsettledness, but you can't quite figure out what will satisfy it. You may try to fill that need with other thingsfood, addictions,...
  • The prostitution of the false kingdom !

    05/16/2010 1:15:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies · 346+ views
    Bordellos ( houses of prostitution ) of fate are church bodies living within their own voice that have quenched My Spirit of prophecy for this testifies of My Son , so it is Him ( Jesus ) they reject seemingly unwittingly but Truly as The Master ( EL Shadai ) of The Vineyard I shall hold each in contempt against Me alone for it is My direct wrath they have chosen to serve to others not the blood of My Son ( Jesus ) for you must partake in his fullness or you bring the curses of Exodus in a...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 26, 2010 [Devotional]

    04/26/2010 4:28:48 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Email ^ | 4/26/10 | Joel Osteen
    He's Working in You Today's Scripture "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6, NIV). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes when God is doing a work in our lives, things can get a little uncomfortable. We may encounter people who are hard to get along with or have circumstances that seem beyond our control. When this happens, instead of complaining, getting sour, or trying to change everything around you, why don't you look deep inside and say, "Lord, thank You for doing a...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - March 25, 2010 [Devotional]

    03/25/2010 4:24:06 AM PDT · by Vision · 8 replies · 479+ views
    Email ^ | 3/25/10 | Joel Osteen
    Be Still Today's Scripture "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10, NIV). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In this day and age, our culture has gotten used to having constant activity going on: computers, cell phones, television, email, video games. There's nothing wrong with any of that stuff, but the Bible tells us that we need to stop and be still so we can focus on knowing God. I've found this to be true especially during the difficult times. When you are facing a challenge, it's easy to want to run to a friend or...
  • Medieval Mistakes

    11/22/2009 7:26:19 AM PST · by Gamecock · 211 replies · 2,086+ views
    Founders Journal ^ | Winter 2002 | Sinclair Ferguson
    Although provoked by the indulgences peddled by Johannes Tetzel, the very first proposition which Luther offered for public debate in his Ninety Five Theses put the axe to the root of the tree of medieval theology: "When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said 'Repent,' he meant that the entire life of believers should be one of repentance." From Erasmus' Greek New Testament, Luther had come to realize that the Vulgate's rendering of Matthew 4:17 by penitentiam agite ("do penance") completely misinterpreted Jesus' meaning. The gospel called not for an act of penance but for a radical change of mind-set...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 8, 2009 [Devotional]

    10/08/2009 4:48:39 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies · 428+ views
    Email ^ | 10/8/09 | Joel Osteen
    Hold On to Your Dream Today's Scripture "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful" (Hebrews 10:23, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria At some point in life we all face hardships. It may be something physically or emotionally challenging. Or it may be a dream or an opportunity that we missed out on. Whatever your difficulty is, don't let it discourage you from believing in God's best. The enemy wants to keep you focused on everything negative that's happened, but don't let him steal the dreams God has given you....
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 7, 2009 [Devotional]

    10/07/2009 4:45:51 AM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies · 490+ views
    Email ^ | 10/7/09 | Joel Osteen
    Take Action Today's Scripture "faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead" (James 2:17, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have you ever met a person who prayed one way and spoke another? One minute theyre believing for their dreams to come to pass, and the next minute they're talking about how they're never going to get where they want to be. What they haven't realized is that their actions aren't working together with their faith. This lack of consistency doesn't do our prayers any good. God wants our words, actions and beliefs to...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 21, 2009 [Devotional]

    09/21/2009 4:35:20 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies · 645+ views
    Email ^ | 9/21/09 | Joel Osteen
    Get into Position Today's Scripture "Sing, O childless woman, you who have never given birth" (Isaiah 54:1, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes, when we don't see our dreams and desires coming to pass, we can feel empty and barren like a woman who is unable to have children. But look at what this verse is saying: if you've got unborn promises, don't just sit around in defeat. Don't just give up and say, "Too bad for me." No, God says when you're barren, the first thing you need to do is sing a song of praise....
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 14, 2009 [Devotional]

    08/14/2009 5:56:26 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies · 458+ views
    Email ^ | 8/14/09 | Joel Osteen
    Overcoming Disappointments Today's Scripture "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past" (Isaiah 43:18, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Every person, no matter how much faith they have or how good a person they are will face disappointments. It may be something simple like not getting that promotion you really hoped for, or not closing that big deal you worked so hard on. Maybe you didn't qualify for a house you really wanted. Or, it may be something more serious like a relationship not working out, the death of a loved one, or some kind...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 19, 2009 [Devotional]

    06/19/2009 4:43:47 AM PDT · by Vision · 7 replies · 743+ views
    Email ^ | 6/19/09 | Joel Osteen
    Living Breakthrough Minded Today's Scripture "For You, O Lord, are my Lamp; the Lord lightens my darkness" (II Samuel 22:29, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Ive learned when things are difficult and dont look like they are going our way, thats when its the easiest to lose our joy, vision, and enthusiasm; to believe that things will never get any better. But during those challenging seasons in life, we have to learn to do just the opposite. Right in the midst of the adversity, thats the timemore than everto expect a flood of His favor; a flood...
  • YOUR FOREVER IS NOW !

    06/16/2009 8:17:00 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies · 710+ views
    Geo physics is not going to save anyone from what is about to transpire , For I AM The Kingdom and The Power , No man has seen , no man has heard , What is about to happen for I AM "The Word " ! The things of life depend upon me , For I AM Lord and creation is My tapestry , So be advised by my prophets and word , For the sound you are about to witness has never been heard ( ( () ) ) , A catastrophic catastrophe , To open eyes so all...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 12, 2009 [Devotional]

    06/12/2009 4:30:47 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies · 386+ views
    Email ^ | 6/13/09 | Joel Osteen
    A Mark of Honor Today's Scripture "Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling" (Proverbs 20:3, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Ive found that for most people, it can be easy to start a fight but hard to end one. Its easy to get offended and say things that we know we shouldnt, but once you get started, its difficult to stop. Its hard to let it go. Thats why the scripture tells us that its much better not to ever even start a quarrel. If you want God to honor you,...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 20, 2009 [Devotional]

    04/20/2009 4:43:30 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies · 514+ views
    Email ^ | 4/20/98 | Joel Osteen
    He Anoints Your Head with Oil Today's Scripture You anoint my head with oil" (Psalm 23:5, NKJ) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria In the Bible, oil is symbolic of the anointing of God. Do you know what oil does? It makes things flow. Whenever there is friction or something gets stuck, putting oil on it makes it become more fluid. Thats what God wants to do for you. He wants to anoint your head with oil. When he does that, notice what David says in Psalm 23, Because God anoints me, because...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - March 30, 2009 [Devotional]

    03/30/2009 4:44:34 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies · 538+ views
    Email ^ | 3/30/09 | Joel Osteen
    Redeem the Time Today's Scripture So be careful how you live. Dont live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days (Ephesians 5:15-16, NLT). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Time is the most valuable commodity in life that we have. Its more valuable than money. You can make more money, but you cant make more time. When you woke up this morning, God gave you a present called today. And with that gift comes a responsibility. The Scripture tells us to redeem the time, to make the most...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - March 26, 2009 [Devotional]

    03/26/2009 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies · 448+ views
    Email ^ | 3/26/09 | Joel Osteen
    Free From Bondage Today's Scripture I will free you from their bondage and I will rescue you with an outstretched arm (Exodus 6:6, AMP). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria No matter whats going on in your life, no matter how somebody is treating you, God has a plan to free you from everything that would try to hold you back. He wants to rescue you and show you His mighty hand of favor and blessing. One translation says with special and vigorous action. What does that mean? That means, if you will stay in faith even in the...
  • God Save America Again (Patriotic music video)

    11/21/2008 12:50:36 PM PST · by mainestategop · 6 replies · 699+ views
    GOD SAVE AMERICA AGAINA popular new patriotic video that has been going around on youtube.
  • Return to Me

    11/05/2008 3:50:04 AM PST · by tenger · 2 replies · 286+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | November 5, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    If you will return, O Israel, return to me, declares the Lord. If you put your detestable idols out of my sight and no longer go astray, and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, As surely as the Lord lives, then the nations will be blessed by him and in him they will glory. Jeremiah 4:1-2 As I write this, the returns are just starting to come in from Tuesdays Presidential election. At this point, no one knows who won. But even if the most righteous man in the world ran for President, these verses would...
  • To Cut off the Sinner from All Hope in Himself

    08/30/2008 11:18:04 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies · 183+ views
    Reformation Theology ^ | February 6, 2007 | J.W. Hendryx
    One of the most prevalent motifs that runs through the whole Bible is its constant reminder of the insufficiency of man. While this may seem all too obvious, we need constant reminding of this critical truth in our everyday lives. This goes for the non-Christian, because he has no hope apart from Christ's mercy, and for the Christian who has no hope, save in Christ and Christ alone. This is not only clear in those parts of the Scripture which are propositional but also are quite pervasive in the gospel narratives. If you look closely at many of the stories...
  • Medieval Mistakes

    07/31/2008 4:22:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies · 57+ views
    Founders Journal ^ | Winter 2002 | Sinclair Ferguson
    Although provoked by the indulgences peddled by Johannes Tetzel, the very first proposition which Luther offered for public debate in his Ninety Five Theses put the axe to the root of the tree of medieval theology: "When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said 'Repent,' he meant that the entire life of believers should be one of repentance." From Erasmus' Greek New Testament, Luther had come to realize that the Vulgate's rendering of Matthew 4:17 by penitentiam agite ("do penance") completely misinterpreted Jesus' meaning. The gospel called not for an act of penance but for a radical change of mind-set...
  • This Recession, It's Just Beginning

    06/27/2008 11:15:35 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 82 replies · 133+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 27th, 2008 | Steven Pearlstein
    So much for that second-half rebound. Truth be told, that was always more of a wish than a serious forecast, happy talk from the Fed and Wall Street desperate to get things back to normal. It ain't gonna happen. Not this summer. Not this fall. Not even next winter. This thing's going down, fast and hard. Corporate bankruptcies, bond defaults, bank failures, hedge fund meltdowns and 6 percent unemployment. We're caught in one of those vicious, downward spirals that, once it gets going, is very hard to pull out of. Only this will be a different kind of recession --...
  • Christ and Forgiveness

    10/20/2007 5:23:07 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 135 replies · 145+ views
    History and Experience | 10/20/2007 | Santiago de la Vega
    One of our colleagues here on FR has asked for an explanation of my comments about sexual preferences. Here's what I said. In the last two thousand years, the most important advance in moral and ethical practice and teaching is forgiveness. Christ embodied that virtue and risked - and lost - his life for it. No other single characteristic has so greatly transformed religion and society. It's the force that says to a criminal: "repent, make amends, and you can return to society." Forgiveness, even more importantly, liberates those who have been trespassed against, allowing them to move past the...
  • American minister KELLER send video to Osama

    09/14/2007 7:46:42 AM PDT · by santangel · 17 replies · 617+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 9/14/07 | bill keller
    Switcheroo: American minister sends video to Osama Says he's damned to hell if he doesn't repent, convert -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: September 14, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Bill Keller WASHINGTON An American television evangelist has turned the tables on al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden sending him a video message warning him to repent of his sins and convert to Christianity. "Osama, since you seem to be a fan of video messages, I thought this would be the best way to communicate with you," says Bill Keller, host of the Florida-based "Live Prayer" TV program as well...
  • Job Market May Be Dreaming of a Bleak Christmas (Life is awful and getting worse. Jump!)

    08/24/2007 11:22:23 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 34 replies · 831+ views
    Subprime-battered mortgage lenders are shutting down, fewer homes are being built, and even some of the big U.S. retailers are planning conservatively for Christmas holiday sales. It will take a few months to show up in the economic data that Wall Street and the Federal Reserve watch, but the slowing U.S. economy is hitting the job market, and economists say it is only a matter of time before unemployment ticks up. "Growth is skimming along at around 2 percent, and that is not strong enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising," said Brian Bethune, U.S. economist with Global Insight...
  • GREENSPAN SEES A SINKING DOLLAR

    12/12/2006 8:40:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies · 1,265+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2006
    Dec. 11, 2006 Greenspan sees a sinking dollar Bloomberg News Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the dollar will probably keep falling because it's unlikely that international fund managers will continue to increase their allocations to the U.S. currency. Russia and other oil-producing currencies are shifting their assets out of dollars toward the euro and yen, a Bank for International Settlements quarterly report showed Monday. Greenspan said the dollar, heading for its fourth annual decline in the past five years, will probably keep falling until the U.S. current-account deficit diminishes. "It's imprudent to hold everything in one currency," Greenspan...
  • Prominent Nun/Professor Formally Repents of Abortion Support

    09/08/2006 1:39:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 561+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 7, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    NAIROBI, Kenya, September 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - While in North America or Europe Catholic nuns and priests may not be censured for nuanced abortion support, the same is not true in Africa. In 2003 a prominent nun and professor of religion at Kenyatta University in Nairobi Kenya was sanctioned by her bishop for touting pro-abortion sentiments in an interview with the BBC. The censure has produced positive results. Sister Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike, PhD. has now formally and publicly repented of her erroneous stand. Given her celebrated feminist past, that renouncement must have been all the more difficult. In addition to her...
  • Gays must change, says archbishop (Anglican leader turnaround)

    08/27/2006 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies · 935+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 27/08/2006 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    The archbishop of Canterbury has told homosexuals that they need to change their behaviour if they are to be welcomed into the church, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. Rowan Williams has distanced himself from his one-time liberal support of gay relationships and stressed that the tradition and teaching of the Church has in no way been altered by the Anglican Communion's consecration of its first openly homosexual bishop. The declaration by the archbishop - rebutting the idea that homosexuals should be included in the church unconditionally - marks a significant development in the church's crisis over homosexuals. According to liberal...
  • Militant Mob of Homosexuals Targets Repent America

    06/17/2006 9:41:41 AM PDT · by found_one · 32 replies · 1,099+ views
    laiglesforum.com ^ | 7-17-2006 | Michael Marcavage
    Militant Mob of Homosexuals Targets Repent America Kerry got it wrong. There aren't 2 Americas. There are 3. The third America is that of strong, uncompromising men of principle, like Mark Marcavage, who believe in absolutes, a doctrine that is now threatened by our legal system. Fox News' O'Reilly, for example, calls himself a conservative and a Catholic. Yet he chides the MA diocese for not accepting homosexual adoption, at variance with 2 millenia of church doctrine, Biblical doctrine that millions of protestants and catholics accept today around the world. O'Reilly is blind to the fact that Biblical doctrine tallies...
  • God warns of coastal storms, possible tsunami, Robertson says

    05/17/2006 4:05:08 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 263 replies · 4,566+ views
    PilotOnline.com ^ | 05-17-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    VIRGINIA BEACH-Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is warning that, according to God, storms and possibly a tidal wave will pound America's coastline this year.
  • Aprs Alan, Le Deluge? (Buchanan Alert)

    02/26/2006 3:43:27 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 85 replies · 1,489+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 02/27/06 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    -snip- Dissenters say our prosperity is hollow. While the economy appears healthy, a disease is eating away inside, a disease that Dr. Greenspan has been treating with oxycontin. The chairman, they say, was a friend to presidents and kept them happy and himself in power by the greatest expansion of money and credit in history. And just as the easy-money Fed policies of the Hoover-Coolidge era led to the crash of 29, a day of reckoning is ahead. -snip-