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  • CNN Interviews Victoria Sharp Eyewitness

    02/03/2016 7:09:26 AM PST · by azkathy · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-2-2016 | Shuff 1111 You Tube
    Burns Oregon--CNN attempt to talk Victoria into saying LaVoy was reaching for gun
  • Muslim Claims, “Jesus Isn’t the Son of God.” This Christian Sets Him STRAIGHT!

    10/13/2015 11:01:30 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 10/13/2015 | TPIWriter
    Western communities, and Muslims in America are demanding that infidels convert. Watch (below) as an angry follower of Islam asks a smug question, where he asks for proof that Jesus Christ is truly the son of God. Where in the Bible does it give such evidence? You will love the response (below). This is a powerful testament, and an example of how the Christian faith is truly one of peace. For example he quotes Matthew 11:27: All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father...
  • Homosexuality: The tension between grace and truth

    07/06/2015 6:32:31 PM PDT · by firerosemom · 5 replies
    Abundant Life Ministries ^ | 6/28/2015 | Ty Wyss
    Pastor Ty Wyss - a teaching/witness on homosexuality
  • Bishop slammed in radio ads for not supporting Immaculata teacher Patricia Jannuzzi (Fight back!)

    03/24/2015 8:22:12 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies ^ | March 24, 2015 | Staff writer
    (Photo: BishopBootkoski.jpg) Story Highlights Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended by Immaculata High School two weeks ago after her personal Facebook post on the gay 'agenda' went viral. A conservative Catholic group is running radio ads defending the teacher. The Diocese of Metuchen says no decision has been made whether to rehire the teacher. SOMERVILLE – A longtime Catholic school teacher suspended from her job after celebrities drew attention to her anti-gay posts on Facebook has become a cause célèbre among a growing number of conservatives rushing to her defense. And the controversy shows no signs of slowing down as questions...
  • Emails show Clinton aides running interference during Benghazi attack

    03/07/2015 9:23:34 AM PST · by Chris in VA · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/7/15 | Catherine Herridge
    Emails obtained through a federal lawsuit show that two top aides to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were running interference internally during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. The aides were Philippe Reines, widely described as Clinton’s principal gate-keeper, and Cheryl Mills, who has been at Clinton's side for decades. The emails show that while receiving updates about the assault as it happened,
  • Media Blackout: Possible Grand Jury Witness Murdered in Ferguson

    11/27/2014 6:17:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    UFP News ^ | 11-26-2014 | DeAndre Joshua
    Media Blackout: Possible Grand Jury Witness Murdered in Ferguson Dave Gibson 11/26/2014Uncategorized DeAndre Joshua On Tuesday morning, the body of 20-year -old DeAndre Joshua was found near the Canfield Greens Apartments in Ferguson. The young man was shot to death. His body was discovered still behind the wheel of his white Pontiac Grand Prix, and identified by family members. Joshua had been shot through the driver’s side window, reported KTVI. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar would only confirm the identity of the victim, and that the case is under investigation. While officials would not say if Joshua was...
  • Witness Recants, Freeing Ohio Man After 39 Years

    11/19/2014 1:57:32 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | AP
    A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors he saw the deadly attack. Ricky Jackson had been seeking a new trial and sobbed loudly with his face in his hands as prosecutors dismissed his case Tuesday, The Plain Dealer reported. "I can't believe this is over," Jackson, 57, said, thanking his supporters and his attorneys from the Ohio Innocence Project.
  • Dorian Johnson: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    08/22/2014 4:24:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies ^ | August 22, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Crime: Attorney General Eric Holder's star witness in the allegedly racist police shooting of a black St. Louis teen is a hoodlum with a history of making false statements to police. Dorian Johnson, 22, the main source of the media's racist cop narrative, has lost all credibility. So why is Holder still taking his testimony? And why isn't he behind bars? An ABC News affiliate in St. Louis reported that Johnson is wanted in Jefferson City, Mo., on a 2011 theft charge and also for filing a false police report that same year. Johnson allegedly gave a bogus name and...
  • Contemporary Christian Music's Sinking Witness: Lack of depth and reverence to the Almighty

    08/04/2014 8:38:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 343 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2014 | BY CHELSEN VICARI
    Admitting the problem is the first step towards recovery. So let's admit it: if we swop the lyrics of a Taylor Swift ballad with some of today's contemporary Christian worship songs, no one would know the difference. Others have noted the "Jesus-is-your-boyfriend" style worship songs clogging the airwaves of contemporary Christian radio and Sunday morning worship sets lack depth and reverence to the Almighty. They're right. But there's an even bigger problem when contemporary Christian songs downplay, even scold Christian's public witness for the sake of couch-potato Christianity. Last week a fellow pro-life, pro-family activist turned on his local "family-friendly"...
  • JWs & Apostolic Succession

    06/19/2014 5:13:49 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 59 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 17 June 2014 | Philipp Rogall
    Jehovah’s Witnesses accept the existence of authority in the early Church, but reject apostolic succession and fail to provide the link between their claim to authority today and the Apostles. But why do they reject apostolic succession? To find out, let us take a look at the Witnesses’ handbook for door-to-door proselytizing called Reasoning from the Scriptures, in which they both provide their definition of a particular topic and put on the handy line “Not a Bible teaching”, if they disagree with a particular idea. Apostolic SuccessionDefinition: The doctrine that the 12 apostles have successors to whom authority has been...
  • Whether Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Will Testify At Wed House Hearing, Trey Gowdy

    03/03/2014 1:20:12 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies ^ | March 3, 2014 | You Tube
    There are emails between Issa and Lerner’s attorney and now she is asking for more time. She is coming Wed., but may testify at a later time as well. Why did Lerner do what what she did ? We have the evidence and it is save yourself or go down in flames.
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Witness for the Prosecution"(1957)

    01/12/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | Billy Wilder
  • The First Egyptian President Who Betrayed His Country And Accused Of Spying For The CIA

    11/21/2013 12:27:09 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Eman Nabih ^ | November 19, 2013 | Eman Nabih
    MB Carrying Out Assassinations Series Against Witnesses Of Morsi’s Espionage Case With CIA – National Security Martyr Officer Mohamed MabroukOn Sunday evening 17/11/2013 Nasr City Cairo, Egyptian National Security Officer Mohamed Mabrouk 34 years old, was assassinated by masked gunmen who opened fire on the Officer’s car and shot him dead.Mohamed Mabrouk was leaving his residence and headed to work. Eyewitnesses informed the DA Investigators that they saw two white cars were parking earlier on both sides of the road, then started to drive in the direction of the Officer’s car which was moving slowly. Both cars cut the...
  • Witness: Kenya mall attackers target non-Muslims

    09/21/2013 7:28:56 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 9/21/13 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday killing at least 10 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, witnesses said. A local hospital was overwhelmed with the number of wounded being brought in hours after the attack, so they had to divert them to a second facility. Elijah Kamau, who was at the mall at the time of the midday attack, said that the gunmen made a declaration that non-Muslims would be targeted. "The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims...
  • NC:Police: woman hit in the head with a hammer during armed robbery

    09/03/2013 8:45:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 2 September, 2013 | Staff
    WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating reports of an armed robbery that happened overnight. MOREAdditional Links According to police, a woman was walking to her car near Old Eastwood Road, when a man she didn't know snuck up behind her and hit her in the head with a hammer. Police said the suspect told the victim he had a gun, and a witness in the area started firing shots at the man.
  • Zimmerman Update: BLOCKBUSTER: State witness says Zimmerman wanted to be Prosecutor!

    07/03/2013 9:09:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies ^ | 7-3-2013 | Andrew Branca
    BREAKING NEWS State witness Scott Pleasants, a Professor of George Zimmerman’s for an online criminal justice course, just testified on cross-examination by O’Mara that Zimmerman’s stated career goal was to become and attorney and eventually a State prosecutor. Professor Scott Pleasants, testifies: “Zimmerman wanted to be a prosecutor.” This is not going well for the state.
  • Star witness at Zimmerman trial to defense lawyer: ‘That’s real retarded, sir’ [video]

    06/27/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/27/13 | staff
    LilMissAmerican @LilMissRightie "That's real retarded, sir. That's real retarted sir". No. She. Didn't. Did I actually hear that? She's a soft-talker - maybe I heard wrong.
  • George Zimmerman Witness Can't Read Letter She 'Wrote' About Shooting

    06/27/2013 7:09:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 602 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 27, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO and MATT GUTMAN
    A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot. In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court. "Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked. Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don't read cursive." It sent a hush through the...
  • Teenage Star Witness Against George Zimmerman Has Tweeted About Case, Getting High,

    06/26/2013 4:11:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | 6/26/13 | Staff
    6/26 UPDATE: Dozens of incriminating posts get scrubbed from Twitter account of Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend on eve of her trial testimony. The government’s star witness in the George Zimmerman prosecution is a 19-year-old Miami woman who has used her Twitter account to occasionally comment about the murder case and this week tweeted followers a photo of her new manicure with the caption “Court nails.” Rachel Jeantel is expected to soon testify about a phone conversation she had with Trayvon Martin moments before the unarmed teenager was shot to death
  • Tea party witness chokes up: 'I'm not begging my lords for mercy. I'm a born free American woman'

    06/04/2013 8:41:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 186 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/13 | Vince Coglianese
    A tea party witness from Alabama launched into emotional testimony Tuesday as she described her group’s political abuse at the hands of the Internal Revenue Service. “We peacefully assemble. We petition our government. We exercise the right to free speech. And we don’t understand why the government tried to stop us,” Wetumpka Tea Party President Becky Gerritson said during her opening statement before the House Ways and Means Committee. “I’m not here at as a serf or a vassal,” she went on, beginning to choke up. “I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born-free American woman, wife, mother...
  • REPORT: Man Being Questioned About Boston Bombing Was Shot And Killed By FBI

    05/22/2013 7:17:20 AM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-22-2013 | Paul Szoldra
    REPORT: Man Being Questioned About Boston Bombing Was Shot And Killed By FBI Paul Szoldra May 22, 2013, 7:42 AM Photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office Ibragim Todashev, 27, an Orlando man with alleged ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect An Orlando man being investigated over ties to Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed during an encounter with an FBI agent late Tuesday, WESH Orlando reports. WESH has more: A friend of the suspect, Khusn Taramiv, said his friend, 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, was being investigated as part of the Boston bombings and knew bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev because...
  • Fourth Benghazi witness gagged by red tape

    05/08/2013 9:18:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/8/13 | Neil Munro
    Obama administration officials are finally letting the attorney for a Benghazi whistle-blower get a security clearance — but the clearance is at such a low level that it will probably slow the congressional probe of how the administration handled last year’s terrorist attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Victoria Toensing represents an unnamed government official who can help explain the reaction of top government officials to the jihadi attack on the U.S diplomatic site in Benghazi and killed four Americans last Sept. 11. The official may also be able to explain if officials rewrote intelligence reports and took other...
  • Benghazi witness: US military response could have 'scared' off attackers, prevented mortar strike

    05/06/2013 11:40:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/13 | Staff
    The U.S. military could have prevented one wave of the deadly attack on American personnel in Benghazi if fighter jets had been promptly deployed, a top diplomatic official who was in Benghazi during the Sept. 11 assault told congressional investigators. The account, contained in a transcript obtained by Fox News, was given by Gregory Hicks during an interview last month with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, a whistle-blower who is preparing to testify Wednesday before that committee, was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya -- after Ambassador Chris Stevens
  • Benghazi Witness: 'You Should Have Seen What (Clinton) Tried to Do to Us That Night'

    05/06/2013 7:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/6/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Mark I. Thompson will make the allegation that Hillary Clinton "tried to cut the department's own counter-terrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making" as they responded to the Benghazi attacks. Thompson is a former Marine and the current deputy coordinator for operations in the agency's counter terrorism bureau. He will appear before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday to testify about the Benghazi attacks. Fox News is also reporting that ANOTHER official from counteroffensive made the same allegation "about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October." "You should...
  • Conservatives discuss anti-communism (Whittaker Chambers' 'Witness' on CSPAN2 Saturday)

    12/14/2012 6:07:24 PM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | December 3, 2012 | Rosa Nguyen
    Roughly 100 students, alumni and government officials gathered in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Friday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of “Witness,” an anti-communist manifesto written by conservative columnist Whittaker Chambers. The event, hosted by the William F. Buckley Program, aimed to examine “Witness” from both historical and present-day perspectives through three panels and a dinner with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Panelists such as John Gaddis, a history professor, and Elliott Abrams, former assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, discussed the book’s controversial history in sparking the beginning of the conservative movement. Daniels said he agreed with the book’s...
  • Interview with the Videographer of Ambassador Stevens Rescue Attempt and his Attending Physician

    09/20/2012 3:35:18 PM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 18, 2012 | stilltalkincrazy
    This article is in follow-up to the two previous articles I posted on Ambassador Stevens recovery from the Benghazi Consulate building. This video provides new details about what the videographer encountered at the Consular compound and an excellent interview with the attending physician who tried to revive the Ambassador. Note that the videographer used a Sony Ericcson Smart Phone to record the events. Earlier articles: English subtitled video of Ambassador Stevens retrieval from a Benghazi Consular building Video shows Libyans tried to save U.S. envoy after attack on Benghazi consulate
  • Now a witness to Breitbart's death vanishes Follows suspicious demise of member of coroner's team

    05/07/2012 7:21:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 211 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/7/12 | Jerome B. Corsi
    A private investigator has been unable to find the only eyewitness to the sudden death of media innovator and conservative activist Andrew Breitbart. The apparent disappearance of Christopher Lasseter, who says he saw Breitbart drop to the sidewalk in front of a restaurant, adds to the mystery surrounding Breitbart’s March 1 death. On the day the Los Angeles County coroner released Breitbart’s autopsy report, a photographic technician at the corner’s office died suddenly of suspicious causes. In addition, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., just three weeks before Breitbart’s death – where he promised to unveil “damning”...
  • Vanity - Lyrics I wrote years ago

    04/18/2012 7:53:02 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 7 replies
    self | 1996 | jagusafr
    I Know by Dana D. Jacobson I know my God is everlasting and I know His love is never-ending and I know my God will not forsake me for I know of Calvary Yes, I know of Calvary When my Lord lay weeping in a garden He raised his hands in final supplication Then bowed His will and turned to my salvation God chose to die for me My Lord chose to die for me So when I feel the darkness all about me and though I hear the storms that would enfold me yet shall I see and follow...
  • Chaffetz: White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify

    04/06/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/6/12 | Michael Volpe
    Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on Friday that although a key White House witness in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program is willing to testify about what he knows, the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress. White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley, refusing their request to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security staff member whose emails place him in the middle of the unfolding scandal. Issa and Grassley had written to Ruemmler on March...
  • Ever Wonder Where the Phrase, “Hope and Change” Came From?

    04/03/2012 6:23:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Alinsky Defeater ^ | 4/3/12 | Alinsky Defeater
    On page 103 of Rules for Radicals is this quote from Alinsky, The organizer’s job is to inseminate an invitation for himself, to agitate, introduce ideas, get people pregnant with hope and a desire for change and to identify you as the person most qualified for this purpose. [Emphasis added] Is there anything inherently wrong with wanting people to have hope and to wish for change in their lives? Of course not, but that is not the issue. As is so often the case with Liberals, their original intentions are noble, but the results are often antithetical to those intentions....
  • Witness to Alleged Rape WILL Coach for PSU on Sat. [Sandusky]

    11/10/2011 9:01:55 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 104 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/10/11 | Staff
    The man who witnessed Jerry Sandusky allegedly rape a pre-teen boy in the Penn State locker room in 2002 WILL be allowed to continue as a receivers coach when the team plays Nebraska on Saturday ... this according to the new Penn State head coach Tom Bradley. Bradley was just officially introduced as Joe Paterno's temporary replacement -- and stated, "Right now Mike McQueary will be coaching on Saturday."
  • Death of War Crimes Witness Casts Cloud on Kosovo

    10/07/2011 8:31:35 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    PRIZREN, KOSOVO — The death of a key witness in Germany in the war crimes trial of one of Kosovo’s most powerful politicians has cast doubt on the effective prosecution of the case and threatens to derail local and international efforts to establish the rule of law here. Intimidation, fear, clan loyalties and a culture of silence have long impeded the development of a functioning justice system in Kosovo, analysts say, and the death is seen as a major setback. The witness, Agim Zogaj, 53, a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army who kept meticulous diary notes of alleged...
  • SPORTS: Church reaches high school team with pre-game meals

    09/26/2011 2:18:57 PM PDT · by wmfights · 12 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Lonnie Wilkey
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. (BP) -- Prior to their Friday night football games, players and coaches at Sullivan Central High School do not know whether they'll will win or lose. But they can be assured they will have a good pre-game meal each week thanks to Indian Springs Baptist Church. The church has provided with a pre-game meal to the team for both home and away games for the past five years. Indian Springs members "have a heart for ministry outside the walls of the church," said Roc Collins, pastor of the Kingsport, Tenn., congregation. One of Indian Springs' deacons, Bill Allen,...
  • Witness (but really about Obama)

    09/01/2011 4:13:58 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 15 replies
    Printed Copy | 1952 | Whitttaker Chambers
    Faced with the opportunity of espionage, a Communist, though he may sometimes hesitate momentarily, will always, exactly to the degree that he is a Communist engage in espionage. The act will not appear to him in terms of betrayal at all. It will, on the contrary, appear to him to be a moral act, the more deserving the more it involves him in personal risk, committed in the name of faith (Communism) on which, he believes, hinges the hope and future of mankind, and against a system (capitalism) which he believes to be historically bankrupt. At that point, conscience to...
  • Truth Or Coexistence

    08/29/2011 1:20:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Vital Signs ^ | 8/29/11 | Denny Hartford.
    We had been on the sidewalk in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion mill for quite awhile before the security guard arrived. Several abortionist staff had showed up already as had a few clients. Alongside me on the sidewalk were Catholic pro-lifers as well as several evangelicals who are part of the Vital Signs team: Keith, Carol, Bev, Quint, Val, Chet and Claire. We had been praying and, when possible at this difficult facility, talking to the clients across the parking lot.
  • From near my house

    07/24/2011 1:11:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Personal observation ^ | 24/7/11 | Eleutheria5
    I learned the difference between firecrackers and gun shots in Brooklyn, It's now 10:30 a.m. here in Remat Mamre, and for the past hour, my wife and I have heard explosions, and they are not fireworks. While the Arabs do set them off at weddings, they do not generally have weddings so early in the day. Also, they don't sound like fireworks and the reports keep coming from different locations and varying in tone and frequency. I do believe we are witnessing a shootout, and a burst of what sounds like automatic small-arms fire has just confirmed it. The Arabs...
  • Document suggests witness tampering by Sen. Tom Harkin’s office

    07/21/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/11 | Jonathan Strong
    A top aide to Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin supplied an answer last year to a thorny question a friendly witness would face the next day at a pivotal hearing on for-profit colleges, raising questions of witness tampering, an email obtained by The Daily Caller shows. As Harkin prepares for another event on the same subject at 2:00 p.m. today, the email raises fresh concerns about the senator’s committee conduct after he recently faced accusations from Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigators that he pressured them on an error-ridden report unveiled at the very same hearing. That Senate Health, Education, Labor...
  • "Witness, Mercy, Life Together: Our Life as Church" (Sermon for Seventh Sunday of Easter, on Acts)

    06/04/2011 9:12:43 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | June 5, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witness, Mercy, Life Together: Our Life as Church” (Acts)“Witness, Mercy, Life Together”: This is the threefold emphasis now being used for our national church body, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” has also served well as the basis for our sermon series here at St. Matthew’s this Easter season. We have seen these themes emerge in our readings from the Book of Acts, for “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” can be said to characterize the life of the early church. But not only so, these aspects of the early church’s life are true for us as well. And so...
  • "Making Known the Unknown God: Paul at the Areopagus" (Sermon for Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 17)

    05/28/2011 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies ^ | May 29, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Making Known the Unknown God: Paul at the Areopagus” (Acts 17:16-31)“Witness” has been a major theme running through the readings from the Book of Acts that we’ve had this Easter season. We’ve heard the church bearing witness to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world: Peter and the apostles speaking boldly before the Sanhedrin. Peter preaching Law and Gospel on the Day of Pentecost. Stephen bearing witness to Christ and becoming the first martyr of the church in the process. The church giving verbal testimony to the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, calling...
  • "Witness, Mercy, Life Together: The Case of Stephen" (Sermon for Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 6-7)

    05/21/2011 11:53:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | May 22, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witness, Mercy, Life Together: The Case of Stephen” (Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60)“Witness, Mercy, Life Together”: This is an emphasis right now for our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, since the work of our national church body can be gathered under these three headings. In connection with this, our synod is using the New Testament Greek words associated with these aspects of the church’s life: Martyria, “Witness,” the bold testimony that Christians give to their Savior, often in the face of hostility and persecution. Diakonia, literally “Service,” but especially, service in the form of works of “Mercy.” And third, Koinonia, “Fellowship,” or to...
  • 92-Year-Old Arab Gloats Over 1929 Rape-Massacre, Wants Encore

    05/17/2011 12:33:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/11 | Gil Ronen
    As the world is subjected to a hail of propaganda from Arabs regarding the 1948 “disaster” inflicted upon them by the creation of the state of Israel, Arab press watchdog MEMRI has released a video that places the Arab claims in perspective. In the video, a 92-year-old Arab woman, originally from Hevron, glowingly recalls on Hamas-Gaza TV how the Arabs of Hevron, including her father, without provocation, massacred the peaceful Jewish neighbors they had lived beside for years in 1929 – almost 20 years before the 1948 War of Independence. Needless to say, there was no State of Israel then,...
  • "Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel" (Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, on Acts 2:14a, 36-41)

    05/07/2011 9:46:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies ^ | May 8, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel” (Acts 2:14a, 36-41)Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t: The hymn we just sang, “He’s Risen, He’s Risen,” was written by C. F. W. Walther. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was, of course, the first president of our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and really the leading figure in our synod’s history. This year we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walther’s birth in October of 1811. Yesterday, May 7, was the commemoration of his death, and so it is very appropriate that we sing his Easter hymn today. “Oh, where is your sting, death? We fear you no...
  • "Witnesses Worthy of the Name" (Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter. on Acts 5:29-42)

    04/30/2011 10:49:24 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 1, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witnesses Worthy of the Name” (Acts 5:29-42)Today we begin a series of sermons based on readings from the Book of Acts. Recently many of you went through a several-month-long Bible study on the Book of Acts, and hopefully that will still be somewhat fresh in your mind. In any case, I think it will be timely and helpful for us to reflect on these glimpses of life in the early church, for in many ways the time of the early church, the conditions they faced, parallels the situation of the church in our day. They lived in a world that...
  • Witness: Shooters yell Allahu Akbar

    04/24/2011 10:49:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 4/24/11 | Yair Altman
    A group of Breslov Hassidim's regular twilight visit to Palestinian controlled Joseph's Tomb in Nablus came to a tragically violent end Sunday: According to one of the Breslovers, Palestinian police officers fired at the convoy as they were on their way in to the Tomb. The fire continued as they drove out, killing Ben-Yosef Livnat, a 24 year-old father of four from Jerusalem (Snip) "When we got back to the vehicles the police shot at the vehicles, they were screaming 'Allahu Akbar'. It was crazy, they were shooting to kill. I screamed at the driver to drive out of there
  • He Has Conviction ,not mere preference...

    But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.(Hebrews 11:6)Where I come from, the state of Iowa in the heartland of America, wrestling is a big deal. We have a long tradition in the Sport and are known throughout the world for our wrestling. For a High school athlete, to qualify for the state wrestling meet is an incredible honor. One of the young men in our church has worked hard enough and been dedicated enough to...
  • Anti-jihad expert furious he won’t be witness at ‘radicalization’ hearings

    01/19/2011 4:00:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/19/11 | Liz Goodwin
    Steven Emerson is executive director of the nonprofit research group the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which has labeled some American Muslim leaders as radicals. And he's furious now at being excluded as a witness in upcoming congressional hearings on the "radicalization" of American Muslims. New York GOP Rep. Peter King, who is organizing the hearings, says he never told Emerson he was going to be a witness, according to Politico's copy of the angry correspondence between the two men. "That you have caved in to the demands of radical Islamists in removing me as a witness, in light of the...
  • Connecting What God Is Doing In Our Lives

    12/15/2010 5:00:16 PM PST · by shea777 · 1 replies ^ | 12/15/2010 | shea
    There is an exciting new website that is connecting what God is doing in people’s lives across the world. The website is called My Faith Works and people come to the site to post and share about what God is doing in their life.The goal of My Faith Works is to be a positive support for believers and to be a witness to nonbelievers. This goal is accomplished by members posting and sharing what God is doing in their life. This is how the website works 1. A person shares on what God is doing in their life or in...
  • [PART ELEVEN] FINAL WORDS: Christ's Farewell To Those He Loved

    12/08/2010 2:33:07 PM PST · by wmfights
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    One of the most inspiring examples of courage in the history of the church was the martyrdom of Polycarp who was arrested by Roman authorities and brought to the arena for execution in front of a cheering crowd. The proconsul pressed him and said, “Swear and I will release you. Revile Christ.” Polycarp replied, “Eighty and six years have I served Him, and He never did me wrong; and how can I now blaspheme my King who has saved me?” As of now, we need not fear such physical persecution in the United States. But often the true Christian will...
  • Pickup Soccer Game Between Pali and Jewish Kids in Hebron

    10/30/2010 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Account by witness | 30/10/10 | Eleutheria5
    Who: Jewish and Arab kids Where: Hebron Casbah When: Today in the afternoon What: I was in Hebron today at the house of friends, where I met an old co-worker who was in town for Shabbat, Parshat Chayei Sara, the Sabbath when the Torah portion of Genesis that relates how Abraham purchased the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Me'arat Hamachpela) to bury his wife Sara in, and later is interred there himself after a long, full life. Jews flock to Hebron from all over the world in honor of the Torah portion commemoration of this holy site, and my old co-worker...