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  • How involved should the lead pastor be in selecting worship songs? Are the songs being sang in your church doctrinally sound

    09/27/2020 2:39:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/27/2020 | Sam Rainer
    A church with one service a week will likely sing over 200 songs in a year. Our church has five services in two languages at two sites on Sunday. We also have Wednesday night programming. Throw in the student service and childrenís ministry, and we probably sing close to 2,000 songs in a year (obviously some are sung more than once).Songs elicit emotion. Thatís how the art form works. Worship is no exception. Most have a favorite worship song. Most will have a few worship songs they donít like. One song can mean something different to two people standing next...
  • The liturgy should move the faithful away from the world, not secularize the Church

    09/22/2020 3:55:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Spetember 22, 3030 | Peter Kwasniewski
    The liturgy should move the faithful away from the world, not secularize the Church If the Church is supposed to withdraw from the world, then her liturgy must do the same, pointing us to heavenly realities that abide forever. September 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ó I once said in an interview: In every aspect, the usus antiquior is like a perpetual exorcism of the devil, pointing over and over again to the incarnate Godís triumph over the ancient enemy of human nature. The very fact that the new liturgy abolished or abbreviated exorcisms wherever they were found ó in the rite...
  • Monroe County: (Rochester NY) Growing number of COVID-19 cases linked to houses of worship (Not Daniel Prude Rioters)

    09/17/2020 2:04:24 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 10 replies ^ | 9/17/20
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) ó The Monroe County Department of Public Health says itís seeing a growing number of COVID-19 cases that could be directly or indirectly connected to houses of worship. The department is asking communities of faith to review best practices for services, including mask-wearing at all times, six feet social distancing, putting markers on the ground, blocking off every other row of seating and encouraging frequent hand washing and sanitizing.
  • John Macarthur's Church Worship 13 September 2020 in submission to Jesus Christ

    09/13/2020 7:37:18 PM PDT · by Theophilus · 66 replies ^ | 9/13/2020 | John Macarthur
    The Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction against Grace Community Church and Pastor John MacArthur that prohibits the church from "conducting, participating in, or attending any indoor worship services."
  • 'The Very Definition of Tyranny': Superior Court Judge Upholds LA County's Ban on John MacArthur's Church Services

    09/11/2020 7:43:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/11/2020 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled against Grace Community Church and its pastor, John MacArthur, issuing a preliminary injunction allowing Los Angeles County to ban indoor church services. MacArthurís lawyers, Trump attorney Jenna Ellis and Thomas More Society lawyer Charles LiMandri, announced their intention to appeal at the earliest opportunity. ďAlthough this is a temporary setback, we will continue to fight for Pastor MacArthur and Grace Community Churchís constitutionally protected right to hold church,Ē Ellis said in a statement. ďChurch is essential, and no government agent has the runaway, unlimited power to force churches to close indefinitely. The...
  • The Moral Case Against Mask Mandates And Other COVID Restrictions

    07/31/2020 6:04:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07/31/2020 | David Shane
    People who resist COVID-19 restrictions are often accused of being selfish and caring only about their own freedom. While that might explain the actions of some, moral arguments can be made against many of the restrictions. Although simple appeals to ďfreedomĒ are indeed less popular today than in the past, we should not disregard them. Nearly all our responses to COVID-19 require balancing one concern against another, and individuals and institutions will come to different conclusions as they try to strike that balance.
  • Racism destroyed! Worthy is the Lamb!!

    07/26/2020 8:31:19 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 2 replies
    "In this world, you will have tribulation but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world." So much hatred todayÖ So much angerÖ It's too bad that the world looks to the wrong place to fix a problem... that has already been solved. Watch this video and see where a real 'Truth' is!! People of all colors..... At link:
  • [Catholic Caucus] US bishop overcome with emotion offering first traditional Latin Mass in 35-year priesthood

    07/22/2020 10:24:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 17, 2020 | Lianne Laurence
    [Catholic Caucus] US bishop overcome with emotion offering first traditional Latin Mass in 35-year priesthood "It was the first time in my life that I had ever said those words in Latin,' Bishop Joseph Strickland reported, 'and I could hardly get them out.' TYLER, Texas, July 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ó Bishop Joseph Strickland was so overcome by emotion while offering his first traditional Latin Mass on the feast of Corpus Christi that he could scarcely speak. ďThereís nothing but awe. Just the beauty of the corporal and how the Host and the chalice are treated ó and I have to...
  • The way you leave a church is more important than how you came in. Here's why.

    07/16/2020 6:47:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/16/2020 | Chuck Lawless
    As a layperson or a church staff member, itís likely youíve left a church at some point ó or will leave a church in the future. When that happens, I hope youíll remember the points of this post. 1. People will remember how you leave. Theyíll forget even the most miraculous works of God to bring you to the church if you leave in a negative way. Even a few weeks of negative can erase years of positive. 2. Those who remain may be wounded if you leave poorly. Especially if theyíve loved and respected you, they may not understand...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic filmmakers to create Ďstunningí documentary on richness, beauty of Traditional Mass

    07/13/2020 7:12:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 13, 2020 | Clare Marie Merkowsky
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic filmmakers to create Ďstunningí documentary on richness, beauty of Traditional Mass 'The documentary aims to show that the beauty of our timeless traditional liturgy will begin to restore the Church.' OAKWOOD, Ohio, July 12, 2020, (LifeSiteNews) Ė A group of filmmakers is working to create a ďstunningĒ documentary about the Traditional Latin Mass that will show the ďbeauty of our timeless traditional liturgyĒ with the hope that such a film will help ďbegin to restore the Church.Ē The film, called ďMass of the Ages,Ē will focus on the beauty and meaning of the Latin Mass as well...
  • NYT: Blame Churches, Not Riots, For Rise In Positive Covid-19 Tests

    07/13/2020 8:02:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 13, 2020 | Holly Sheer
    The New York Times smears religious Americans as a 'major source' of COVID outbreaks even as church-related infections represent only 0.02 percent of cases. National tension and tempers are incredibly high over the rising numbers of COVID cases in America. We’re all on the edge after months of lockdowns, shutdowns, quarantines, economic instability, school closures, and the surreal nature of social distancing.We’re mad about recommendations that keep changing and the lack of control and transparency in how this pandemic has been handled. Churches shut down during the initial phases of the COVID panic. Many were in localities where officials imposed...
  • Instagram Brands Christian Worship ĎHarmfulí

    06/27/2020 10:32:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/26/2020 | Michael Brown
    The headline to this article is not sensationalistic. It is not click bait. It is truth. Shocking truth. Yes, Instagram has designated videos of live worship on the streets to be in violation of community guidelines, calling the content ‚Äúharmful.‚ÄĚ Let the outrage be felt and heard. Sean Feucht is a worship leader and songwriter who recently ran for political office in California. He is also a conservative Christian.On June 23 he tweeted, ‚ÄúThis is what we‚Äôve come to in America!‚ÄúInstagram is now classifying my WORSHIP videos as ‚Äėharmful or false information‚Äô‚ÄúReligious Liberty? Freedom of Speech? Big Tech censorship?‚ÄĚIncluded in...
  • 27 New Testament Rules For Living Life Listed All In One Place: Romans 12:9-21

    06/25/2020 10:02:16 AM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 8 replies
    JAG 5000
    {1} Love must be sincere. {2} Hate what is evil. {3} Cling to what is good. {4} Be devoted to one another in love. {5} Honor one another above yourselves. {6} Never be lacking in zeal {7} Keep your spiritual fervor. {8} Serve the Lord. {9} Be joyful in hope. {10} Be patient in affliction. {11} Be faithful in prayer. {12} Share with the Lordís people who are in need. (13) Practice hospitality. {14} Bless those who persecute you. {15} Bless them and do not curse them. {16} Rejoice with those who rejoice. {17} Mourn with those who mourn. {18}...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Importance of Kneeling and Prostrations

    06/15/2020 7:26:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 15, 2020 | Matthew Plese
    [Catholic Caucus] The Importance of Kneeling and Prostrations (Read Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament)There are four postures for prayers: prostration, kneeling, standing, and sitting. While God will of course hear our prayers no matter our posture, the Church rightfully prescribes in Her rubrics for the public liturgy the postures for Her sacred ministers. Therefore, the priestís actions are regulated at Mass, and this is also why the rubrics during the Divine Office prescribe certain postures. †Prostrations Prostrations Ė the full placement of our entire body on the ground Ė is the most humbling of prayer positions. Prostrations, sometimes involving...
  • Cuomo Faces Federal Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship

    06/11/2020 4:37:14 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | June 11, 2020 at 06:24 PM | By Ryan Tarinelli
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a legal challenge over continuing COVID-19 gathering restrictions for houses of worship in New York. According to the suit, social distancing rules are not neutral policy but instead a ďcontent-based regulation of First Amendment-protected activity.Ē
  • What PC Catholics won't let me say

    05/03/2020 10:26:02 AM PDT · by Shark24 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 3, 2020 | Fr. Mark Coring
    Video of Fr. Mark talking about Catholics not relating to Hell any longer
  • Wake County, NC Still Banning Christians From Communion While Allowing Takeout

    04/27/2020 12:33:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Wake County, North Carolina continues to ban Christians from their central rite of communion while allowing hand-delivered food so long as it's served by restaurants instead of pastors. Like many other locales across the nation, in the name of reducing coronavirus transmission Wake County, North Carolina continues to ban Christians from their central rite of communion while allowing hand-delivered food so long as itís served by restaurants instead of pastors. After I reported last week on threats against a local church for holding services within government social-distancing and hygiene guidelines while grocery, hardware, and other retail stores are allowed to...
  • Violent Threats, Hate Mail Hit Raleigh Church For Holding Services With Under 10 People

    04/24/2020 6:17:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    ¬ĎIt¬ís great that dog grooming, gin, guns, and garden supplies are essential,¬í says Pastor Kevin Martin, chuckling at the irony, ¬Ďbut the body and blood of Christ are not.¬í It was a parishioner who called local news and possibly the police on Rev. Kevin Martin for continuing to hold services during coronavirus shutdowns, even though he had explicit state permission to do so while taking extra health precautions.Members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Raleigh, N.C. were filmed by local television as they walked with their spouses and children into the church to worship and receive critical spiritual care at...
  • When Churches Say No to the Government

    04/05/2020 7:20:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/05/2020 | Michael Brown
    There is precedent in Scripture for godly people saying no to the governing authorities. There are times when, to use the words of Peter, ďWe must obey God rather than manĒ (Acts 5:29). Is today one of those times? One of the slogans of the American Revolution was, ďRebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.Ē Is our government being tyrannical when it forbids us to gather? Is this the right time to rebel, despite the Bibleís clear teaching that, generally speaking, we are called to obey the authorities? (See Romans 13.) Letís examine this from several angles. First, are local...
  • Count It All Joy! A Song of Thanksgiving!

    03/29/2020 6:08:22 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies
    Count It All Joy! A Song of Thanksgiving!