LAST GENERATION NETWORK NEWS: "Christian Edition" DECEMBER 9, 2013 - MONDAY - Tevet 6, 5774 Vol.I No.8

Last Generation Network News
December 9, 2013 –MONDAY- Tevet 6, 5774
   Vol I. No.8
"Facts are subjective; Jesus is the Truth" -MJS
icy weather

At Least 9 Killed as Storms Dump Snow, Ice Across US

Snowy and icy storms ripped through the southern and northeastern parts of the nation over the weekend, killing at least nine people and forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights. Another round of wintry weather is expected to slam Texas to New England through Tuesday.

Rick Warren on Redefining Marriage: I Fear God's Disapproval More Than Man's

Pastor Rick Warren of Southern California's Saddleback megachurch explained his position on tolerance, homosexuality and marriage during an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, telling the journalist he is most concerned about the attempts to redefine the term "marriage."

merrill newman

N. Korea Frees US Veteran Merrill Newman; Christian Kenneth Bae Still at Labor Camp

North Korea has released 85-year-old U.S. veteran Merrill Newman after holding him for more than a week for allegedly making plots against Pyongyang, but American Christian missionary Kenneth Bae is still being held at a labor camp.

US Teacher Killed in Libya Depended on Jesus Alone

Ronnie Smith

American teacher Ronnie Smith, who was shot and killed in Benghazi on Thursday, depended on his faith in Jesus Christ alone while working in Libya, and had decided to move to that restive nation after listening to a message by preacher John Piper, according to reports.

Resuregence Conference

Fallout From Radio Show Host's Allegations That Pastor Mark Driscoll Plagiarized Includes Deletion, Apology and Producer's Resignation

The fallout up to this point from accusations made by syndicated radio talk show host Janet Mefferd that author and megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll plagiarized in at least two of his books includes her pulling the allegations from her website, an apology to the outspoken Christian leader, and most recently, what looks to be the resignation of a dismayed producer from her show.

David Jeremiah Draws Thousands to NYC for 'Night of Celebration' Marking Release of 'Jeremiah Study Bible'

Dr. David Jeremiah, pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, speaks on stage at A Night of Celebration in NYC with David Jeremiah & Friends at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.

Dr. David Jeremiah's fans and friends turned out Thursday night at New York City's Madison Square Garden to help the California pastor celebrate the release of his Jeremiah Study Bible, the culmination of his 40-plus years in ministry. Joining special guests like NYC's own Donald Trump were out of town church groups, local couples and even a few teens who weren't too shy to tell CP what impressed them most about the show — Kari Jobe and MercyMe.

Hillsong NYC's Carl Lentz Reveals His Past Included Being Ashamed; Discusses Spiritual Growth, Influence on Celebs Like Justin Bieber

Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder join Pastor Craig Groeschel on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at in Edmond, Okla.

Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz and NBA star forward Kevin Durant recently joined Pastor Craig Groeschel at to discuss spiritual growth, encouraging others in their faith and wielding Godly influence. Lentz also revealed how he learned to embrace what sets him apart from other pastors and why he thinks Justin Bieber is just like "any other kid" trying to work out his faith.

piano guys

High-Tech Christmas Carol Goes Viral – Piano Guys Sing 'Glory to God'

A new Christmas video featuring the carol "Angels We Have Heard on High," in which four guys used only a piano and their voices to make full-bodied worship to God, went viral this week.

Former U.S President Bill Clinton (R) and former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) speak during a Gala night in Westminster Hall, London, July 2, 2003.

Christian Leaders Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela: 'The World Has Lost a Great Leader'

Christian leaders have expressed their sentiments of remembrance and sorrow at the news of the death of South African human rights activist and racial pioneer Nelson Mandela.



  • Christians Face Increased Violence Since Arab Spring While Absent in Direct Conflict

  • School Choir Holds Christmas Concert at Church Despite Atheist Complaints

    Three high school choirs in the Whitefish School ...

  • Canadian Billboard Company Rejects Atheist Group's Ads

    An atheist group in Canada has claimed that a Vancouver billboard company has violated their human rights by refusing to run advertisements carrying "No God" slogans in the city's downtown area.

  • Moving From Abstinence to Sexual Intimacy Not Easy for Mormon Couples, New Study Shows

  • Pastors in Dominican Republic Help Lower Crime With 'Guns for Bibles' Exchange Initiative

  • Colorado State Worker Files Complaint, Says She Was Forced to Attend Lunch-Time Bible Study

    A state worker in Colorado has filed an official complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division claiming she was forced to attend a lunch-hour Bible study while working at the Department of Education.

  • World's Church Leaders Pray People Will Follow Nelson Mandela's Example of 'Justice and Common Good'

  • Evangelical Immigration Table Ad Campaign Asks Supporters to 'Pray for Boehner'

  • North Korea Satellite Images Expose Vast Prison Camps Where Prisoners, Children Are Held in 'Horrific Conditions'

  • Ohio Lawmakers Push Religious Freedom Bill That Could Bring Prayer, Jesus Portraits Back to Schools


Dalai Lama Unable To Obtain Visa For Mandela Memorial

Dalai Lama

Muslim Millenials Address The Problem With American Mosques

Ali Baluch

South Africa Observes National Day Of Prayer

Churches Mandela

Spiritual Quotes Of Nelson Mandela, Champion Of The Human Spirit

'Wilderness Rabbi' Hosts 'Bear Mitzvah'

Wilderness Rabbi

Islam Needs MORE 'Mipsterz'


Missing Syrian Nuns Surface In Video

Syrian Nuns

Prayer Wave To End World Hunger Coming Soon!

Pope Francis
ON Scripture - Torah

Carl Jung, John Lennon and Joseph: The Shadow & the Beautiful Boy (Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27)

The Torah

'Storybook Bible' Is Smashing Success


Pope Mourns Mandela

Pope Francis Pray

Religious, Spiritual, Humanist

Debating The Authenticity Of St. Peter's Bones


Former Priest to Wed Pope Adviser's Daughter And Mother Of His Child

Rev Thomas Williams

'Mipsterz' Creator vs. Critics


30 Minnesota Priests Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minors

Minnesota Archdiocese

Threatening Graffiti Attack Won't Stop Women Of The Wall


The War On Christmas Is Over!

Christmas Tree Capitol

This Is The Last Thing That Ever Needs To Be Said About It

Pastor Rick Warren Opens Up About Son's Suicide


Pope Francis Gets Serious About Child Sex Abuse In Catholic Church

Pope Francis



NWAOnline (subscription) - ‎8 hours ago‎
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I know I shouldn't get upset when people criticize me, but I just can't help it. Even when I know they're wrong, it still upsets me and sends me into an emotional tailspin.

Christianity is not gullibility

New - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
My heart bleeds in the wake of this age's breed of Christians. In my own opinion, apart from the high moral blameworthiness of their leaders, I maintain that this new breed of Christians is also largely to blame for their gullibility. They are party to ...

Yes, stand up for Christianity... and all other faiths too

Belfast Telegraph - ‎2 hours ago‎
You have to respect the DUP for giving over one of their precious opposition days to the persecution of Christians around the world.

Liberal Pundit Details Converting From Atheism and Agnosticism toChristianity ...
Dec 2, 2013
Written by
Billy Hallowell
Liberal pundit Kirsten Powers stunned some political observers when she recently opened up about her evangelical Christian faith in an op-ed for Christianity Today, offering readers an inside look at her journey from atheism and agnosticism to a ...

'Both Syrian govt & rebels play Christians as political card'

RT (blog) - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
It's a Christian town where most of the people speak the original language of Christianity, which Jesus Christ spoke, Aramaic.

Christians: Sheriff's decision rooted in symbolism; not spirituality - ‎14 hours ago‎
According to a December 8 article in CNN; a South Carolina sheriff has refused to comply with the President of the United States. The President ordered that all flags be at half-staff in honor of the death of Nelson Mandela.

Andrew Sullivan: 'Rush Limbaugh Knows Nothing About Christianity'

Dec 3, 2013
Written by
Matt Wilstein
The Dish's Andrew Sullivan officially threw down the religious gauntlet Tuesday with a headline that reads “Rush Limbaugh Knows Nothing About Christianity.” The columnist and blogger was responding to a recent rant from Rush Limbaugh about “How ...

Amid Increased Persecution, Christianity Growing in 'Global South'

National Catholic Register - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
“Persecution is growing because Christianity is growing in the places where people are persecuted,” said Todd Johnson of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Speaking during a Dec. 5 media call, he ...

Repairing Christianity's Damaged Brand

Center For American Progress - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Since the 1980s, the Religious Right—an organized political force consisting of extremely conservative Christians—has inserted its theological views into federal and state laws and attempted to impose its doctrines on a diverse, pluralistic nation ...

The Christianity of Nelson Mandela

Patheos (blog) - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
In his autobiography, “The Long Walk to Freedom” he talked of his early experiences withChristianity, praising its engagements with the society around him: “The Church was as concerned with this world as the next: I saw that virtually all of the ...

Christianity Is 'Most Persecuted Religion,' British Parliament Told

Charisma News - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
Members of the House of Commons were told that the persecution of Christians is increasing, that one Christian is killed about every 11 minutes around the world, and that Christianity is the “most persecuted religion globally.” A long list of countries ...

Christianity Spreading Rapidly Among Middle, Upper Castes and Youth in ...

Charisma News - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
Christianity in India is growing at a rapid rate among middle- and high-caste Indians and young people, according to Unfinished magazine, which examines social, economic and cultural trends in the "new India.

An Ex-Mouseketeer's Journey Back to Christianity From Paganism

New York Times - ‎Nov 22, 2013‎
They're an august alumni association, the Mouseketeers of “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” which ran from 1989 to 1996 on the Disney Channel.

Christianity at risk of extinction in areas of persecution, says Warsi

The Guardian - ‎Nov 15, 2013‎
Christianity is in danger of extinction in some countries because of persecution in areas where its followers are in the minority, a British government minister has said.

Christmas Brings Christianity Back For Me

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
It's why I struggle so much with hatred and disgust when it comes to Christianity. But it changes at Christmas time. Whereas I don't usually darken the door of any church during the year, I find myself drawn to the hushed beauty in December.

One Christian Killed Every 11 Minutes: UK Parliament is Told Christianityis ...

Crossmap - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Members of the House of Commons were told that the persecution of Christians is increasing, that one Christian is killed around every 11 minutes around the world, and that Christianity is the “most persecuted religion globally”. Like Us on Facebook ...

Atheist group: Take back Christmas from Christians!

Raw Story - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
“Many so-called 'Christmas' traditions celebrated by Americans have nothing to do with Christianity. For example, the North Pole and Santa traditions come from Nordic and Germanic pagan traditions, and caroling, yule logs, mistletoe, holly wreaths all ...

Social Description in Early Christianity

Patheos (blog) - ‎Dec 2, 2013‎
Just occasionally, there have been blog comments reflecting the old assumption that early Christianity was a movement made up simply of “illiterate proletariat”.

WELLMAN: Christianity is about advancing the name of Jesus

Odessa American - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
This is because Christianity isn't about doing good things; it's about advancing the name of Jesus. Organizations like rehab centers and hospitals can prolong the quality of physical life, but only Jesus can provide everlasting life.

Evangelical Post-Supersessionism

Patheos (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
I explain in this video the approach we take in the Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations that can be called evangelical post-supersessionism. Supersessionism names a theological view whether explicitly or ...

Review of Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American ...

Patheos (blog) - ‎30 minutes ago‎
I admit to having a weakness for books about evangelicalism. Evangelicalism is my spiritual family and reading books about it can be almost an emotional experience.

Coalition of Evangelical Churches Seeks Prayers for Boehner on Immigration

New York Times (blog)
Dec 5, 2013
Written by
Julia Preston
A coalition of evangelical Christian churches pushing for an overhaul of the immigration laws will run radio commercials over the next two weeks calling for prayers for the speaker of the House, John A. Boehner of Ohio, to take up legislation on the issue.

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church hosts annual Nativity Festival

Carlisle Sentinel - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
CARLISLE - For the fourth year, Jackie Gusler expects hundreds of area residents to visit St. Paul EvangelicalLutheran Church this weekend to check out this year's batch of nativity displays.

Great Catholic-Evangelical Conversation Leader Edward T. Oakes RIP

Crossmap - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
Author of Infinity Dwindled to Infancy: A Catholic and Evangelical Christology (Eerdmans, 2011) which won the 2012 Book Prize from the Center for Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue; author of Pattern of Redemption: The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar ...

Evangelical Immigration Table Ad Campaign Asks Supporters to 'Pray for Boehner'

Christian Post - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
The Evangelical Immigration Table announced a new $1 million print and radio ad campaign asking supporters to pray for God to help Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) find a solution to the broken immigration system.

Evangelical Lutheran GSS Home Health in top 500 agencies for performance

Kearney Hub - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
KEARNEY - Evangelical Lutheran GSS Home Health of Central Nebraska has been named to the Top 500 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

US Evangelicals, Indian Expats Teamed Up to Push Through Modi Visa Ban

New York Times (blog) - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
In the fall of 2002, an Indian-born, Washington-based evangelical Christian named John Prabhudoss led a delegation to riot-affected Ahmedabad that included two Republican congressmen, Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania and Mr. Wolf.

Italy: Minister Kyenge Encourages Evangelical Churches to be Places of...

Crossmap - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
"Integration will take place with the help of Evangelical churches." This is what Italian Minister C├ęcile Kyenge said on 1st December in a public conference that was held in San Benedetto del Tronto on the Adriatic Sea.

Religion Grawemeyer Award Winner: Tanya Luhrmann on Demystifying ...

WFPL - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
As some Christian churches shrink in size, the Evangelical movement continues to explode across America. Louisvillians need only look in their backyard to see megachurches such as Southeast Christian Church that became dominant institutions in the city.

Evangelical Financial Group's Annual Report Shows Rise in Charitable Giving

Christian Post - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
An evangelical financial organization has released on Wednesday the findings of its fourth annual "State of Giving" report, which notes that giving to member groups has increased over the past two years.

The Gift of Being Evangelical - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
I was a typical big sister growing up. The oldest of three, I saw myself as the guardian of tradition, the planner in an otherwise spontaneous family.

Evangelical Prayer Can Train Mind to Experience Prayer - Grawemeyer Award ...

Newswise (press release) - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
Newswise - Louisville, Ky. - American evangelical practices of prayer can train the mind to experience God, says the winner of the 2014 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

Richard Land: Nelson Mandela's Greatness

Charisma News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dr. Richard Land is president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, a non-denominational seminary based in Charlotte, NC which offers first-rate in educational programs evangelism and classic apologetics.

The Intellectual Civil War within Evangelicalism: An Interview with Molly Worthen

Religion & Politics - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
MW: I wanted a way of defining evangelicals that would allow me to corral people who seemed to be part of the same conversation, who seemed to care about what one another got up to, even if they disagreed radically on nearly every point of doctrine.

Being Evangelical

Huffington Post - ‎Nov 19, 2013‎
I may no longer share all of my former Southern Baptist theology, and certainly little of the social outlook that now dominates Southern Baptist life, but that basic evangelical piety still shapes my spiritual life and outlook. I often find myself ...

Paul Crouch, controversial evangelical broadcaster, dies at 79

Al Jazeera America - ‎Dec 1, 2013‎
Paul Crouch, controversial evangelical broadcaster, dies at 79. December 1, 2013 2:45PM ET. Crouch founded Trinity Broadcasting Network, the largest Christian television company in the world.

Evangelical leader says commonality with Mormons deeper than differences

Deseret News - ‎Nov 17, 2013‎
OREM - Borrowing an ancient Hebrew word from an Old Testament text, one of America's leadingevangelical Christian scholars told nearly 2,000 young Mormons at Utah Valley University Friday that his faith and their faith, often at odds with each other ...

Plagiarism, Personality-Driven Leadership, and the Problem With Evangelicalism

Patheos (blog) - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
The recent dust-up within evangelical circles over accusations of plagiarism highlights one of the problems with the personality-based leadership that encompasses most of American evangelicalism. For those of you unfamiliar with the hullabaloo, Tyndale ...

Many Evangelicals Now Criticize Israel for Oppressing the Palestinian People ... - ‎22 hours ago‎
A major Christian Zionist ministry says many evangelical Christians now sympathize with the Palestinian plight and are critical of Israel.




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Gay Catholic School Teacher Fired for Wedding Plans

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Michael Griffin worked at the Holy Ghost Preparatory School for 12 years teaching French and Italian. He said that although administrators, including the principal, knew he was gay, he never had any major conflict with the Catholic administrators until ...

Catholic women ordained priest and deacons in Ky.

USA TODAY - ‎2 minutes ago‎
LOUISVILLE - Mary Sue Barnett lay prostrate Sunday before members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests and others laid their hands on her in solemn reverence and prayer.

Op-ed: What I Didn't Learn in Catholic School - ‎3 hours ago‎
I didn't ask why she thought she should name my Catholic high school right at that moment, or tell me she knew my parents while I was trying to work.

Lawrence Catholic Academy Teachers Fired For Out Of Wedlock Pregnancy

CBS Local - ‎45 minutes ago‎
LAWRENCE (CBS) - Two Catholic school teachers in Lawrence have been fired after announcing they're expecting a baby out of wedlock.

Mourning Nelson Mandela at South Africa's biggest Catholic church - ‎4 hours ago‎
More than a thousand people gathered at Regina Mundi Catholic church in Soweto, which was once a shelter to those who resisted apartheid, to remember former President Nelson Mandela.

Central Catholic's Thorpe drawing attention from colleges

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - ‎10 hours ago‎
Central Catholic's defense likes to call itself the "Chain Gang." For one of the Vikings' standout defensive players, a chain reaction of events is leading to a probable future in college football.

Catholic Team Global - One child dies every 10 seconds from hunger

Catholic Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
In response to calls from Pope Francis for action in the face of world hunger and other issues,Catholic Online is sounding the clarion call to bring all Catholics to two-fold action. As Pope Francis has explained, the world needs a combination of ...

Central Catholic, Manteca football excited about NorCal bowl invitations

Modesto Bee - ‎7 hours ago‎
Central Catholic (13-1), playing in the NorCal bowl for the second time in as many years, will take on Oakland's McClymonds High (10-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Hush fund: Catholic Church paid $43 million to keep abuse secret

The Daily Telegraph - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE Catholic Church has admitted paying at least $43 million in hush money to victims of its paedophile priests, as the church's barrister outraged victims yesterday by quoting from the Bible.

Can the ACLU force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions?

OneNewsNow - ‎1 hour ago‎
The ACLU wants Catholic hospitals to practice medicine without morals. The American Civil Liberties Union is so upset that a Michigan baby died just after being born that the group is suing the Catholic Church for not deliberately killing the child ...

Central Catholic moves up in national rankings

Pittsburgh Post Gazette (blog) - ‎34 minutes ago‎
The Central Catholic football team will play for a state championship this weekend, but the Vikings are now getting national attention.

Wertz: Charlotte Catholic's Elijah Hood among pantheon of Mecklenburg County ...

Charlotte Observer - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
Charlotte Catholic running back Elijah Hood ended his career Friday night with 149 yards, two touchdowns and a tweet. He congratulated Greensboro Dudley on the Panthers' 20-15 win in the state semifinals - made possible when Dudley stopped Hood on ...

An Anglo-Catholic Mystic and Appeaser

American Spectator - ‎1 hour ago‎
An Anglo-Catholic Mystic and Appeaser. The life of Lord Halifax is instructive. By Mark Tooley - 12.8.13. SmallerLarger; Print Article.

Pennsylvania Catholic school fires NJ teacher for applying for gay marriage ...
48 minutes ago
Written by
Alex Napoliello
A Mount Laurel teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school was fired Friday after he applied for a same-sex marriage license in New Jersey with his partner, NBC Philadelphia reported.

Child welfare group calls on Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to back ... - ‎1 hour ago‎
BOSTON (AP) -€” Child welfare advocates are calling on the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to back legislation that would extend the time victims of childhood sexual abuse could file lawsuits.

Central Catholic supremacy in Division 1

Boston Globe - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
But with 2:23 remaining in the game, the Raiders captain and wide receiver showcased his true skill set when he made a juggling catch on a 22-yard touchdown pass as Central Catholic defeated Xaverian, 34-17, to win the Division 1 Super Bowl at Gillette ...

Micro-spacecraft plans to land on moon in 2015

Catholic Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The MX-1 vehicle is too small to accommodate a human being. A U.S. spacecraft hasn't made a controlled landing on the moon since Apollo 17 left the lunar surface on Dec. 14, 1972.

Catholic college police officer kills student after off-campus traffic stop

CNN International - ‎5 hours ago‎
They knew a student who made the dean's list at the Catholic college and had been co-valedictorian of a Christian high school back home in Baytown, Texas.

Central Catholic dominates, reaches AAAA final

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
Matt Freed/Post-Gazette. Central Catholic's Cameron Sutherland intercepts a ball intended for Lower Dauphin's Jake Shellenberger in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals in Altoona Saturday afternoon.



North Catholic cruises in PIAA Class A semifinal

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
DUBOIS, Pa. - Josh Churchin, Ryan Long, Nick Nyman, Dylan Grieco, Joe Sadler and Ronnie Meder aren't the names you often hear for Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. But those guys are the biggest reason the Trojans are playing for a PIAA championship ...
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Canadian Protestant church launches settlement boycott campaign

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
TORONTO (JTA) - Canada's largest Protestant church launched a campaign to boycott goods made in the West Bank. The United Church of Canada campaign, dubbed “Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel,” encourages “economic ...

Canadian Protestant church joins boycott Israel campaign

Redress Information & Analysis - ‎16 hours ago‎
According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), Canada's largest Protestant church has launched a campaign to boycott goods made in the occupied West Bank.

Protestant Hookers…

Patheos (blog) - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
I just allowed your son to continue on in his belief that protestants were hookers because explaining it further would have been weird and awkward, and frankly, I value my life over death by Mameluke sword.

In This Episode

PBS - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
POTTER: What these worshipers do know is that they've found a home in this evangelical Protestantchurch. RUIZ: They like to be feeling free, freedom to worship the Lord with our heart.

Why Protestant Pastors Should Follow Pope Francis' Lead

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Nov 22, 2013‎
I'm under no illusions that he isn't without his flaws, but when it comes to the Christian faith and in particular being Christ-like he just seems to get it, probably more than any other major Christian leader I know.

Immigration Reform News: Research Finds Protestant Pastors Support ...

Crossmap - ‎Nov 27, 2013‎
Fifty-eight percent of Protestant pastors agree with the statement: “I am in favor of immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for those who are currently in the country illegally.

The Relentless Protestant Pursuit of Progress

Patheos (blog) - ‎Nov 21, 2013‎
As the Church of England moves to make women bishops it is worth reflecting on the tyrannical pursuit of progress typified by the progressives.

Protestant giving reaches Depression-era lows

Kansas City Star - ‎Nov 15, 2013‎
Collection plates are growing even lighter as giving by Protestant church members reached new lows in 2011, and tithing probably will not recover from the recession, according to a new report by Empty Tomb, a Christian research group.

Poll: Protestant pastors support immigration reform

Baptist Standard - ‎Nov 22, 2013‎
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—News that immigration reform may be dead—at least for this year—may not sit well in many of America's churches.

EU and Danish Protestant Church for the development of poor farmers in Asia - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Tek Bahadur Thapa Gharti , Nepalese Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development , praised the involvement of theProtestant Church of Denmark and the European Union and pointed the finger at those that cater to Christians only to accuse them of ...

RUSSIA: Catholic and Protestant "extremism"?

Forum 18 - ‎Nov 25, 2013‎
State moves against Protestant churches already sometimes involve Counter-"extremism" Police and/or informal accusations of "extremism".

Chapels schedule Protestant, Catholic Christmas services

Ventura County Star - ‎Nov 27, 2013‎
The first Christmas service of the year at Naval Base Ventura County takes place at the Chapel of Peace on San Nicolas Island. The Protestant service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Protestant services will be held Sunday, Dec. 22, at the ...

Turkish Protestant pastor arrested

Catholic Culture - ‎Nov 26, 2013‎
A spokesman for Turkey's Alliance of Protestant Churches said that Pickalar has been “harassed for years by local media and city authorities who openly opposed the church's existence,” according to World Watch Monitor, a news agency that reports on the ...

Protestant or Reformational Catholic

Patheos (blog) - ‎Nov 11, 2013‎
Over at First Things, Peter Leithart has an interesting piece on The End of Protestantism where he argues that we should think of ourselves not as anti-Catholic Protestants, but instead as Reformational Catholics. Protestantism has had a good run. It ...

Billy Graham, From the Other Side of the Protestant Table

Patheos - ‎Nov 15, 2013‎
I have always liked Billy Graham, even though he and I are different kinds of Christians and different kinds of Protestant Christians.

Henan, Protestant pastor arrested for defending faithful from authorities - ‎Nov 21, 2013‎
Zhang is part of the Three-Self Movement, the "official" Protestant Church built by Mao Zedong in the early years of his government.

Protestant group sorry for Asian ads

The Japan Times - ‎Nov 9, 2013‎
WASHINGTON - The retail arm of the largest U.S. Protestant denomination has apologized to Asian-Americans for using stereotypical images, including rickshaws, in advertisements.

At Least Two Cheers for American Protestants!

Patheos (blog) - ‎Nov 11, 2013‎
American Protestants, especially Evangelicals, are not loved by “outsiders.” Nobody writes romance novels about them the way they do about the Amish.

A Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal and Jew Walk into a… Garden!

Boulder Jewish News - ‎Nov 19, 2013‎
“Soil & Sacrament” is a spiritual memoir with real dirt under its fingernails, as deep and gritty and rich as well-tended soil––or Holy Scripture.



Mexico: Four Protestant Christians imprisoned, tortured

ChristianToday - ‎Nov 11, 2013‎
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on the Mexican government to prosecute local officials responsible for the unjust imprisonment and torture of four protestant Christians from Nov. 5-8 in the western state of Oaxaca. Rev. Leopoldo Alonso ...


Calvary Chapel

Remembering Pastor Chuck Smith, founder of Calvary Chapel ministry

Tehachapi News - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Pastor Michael Clark of Tehachapi's Calvary Chapel with his wife, Rosie, and children Micaiah, Joseph, Esther, Benjamin and Ariele visiting with Pastor Chuck Smith, seated, founder of Calvary Chapel. Smith died Oct. 3. Photo courtesy of Michael Clark.

Brian Brodersen Officially Takes Senior Pastor Role at Calvary ChapelCosta ...

Christian Post - ‎Nov 15, 2013‎
(Photo: Brian Brodersen Facebook page). Pastor Brian Brodersen is prayed for and anointed with oil by leaders at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in California after being official affirmed by the congregation as its new senior pastor, replacing Chuck Smith ...

Calvary Chapel claims Division III Southern League title

Las Vegas Review-Journal - ‎Nov 10, 2013‎
Deja Harris had 13 kills, and Brooke Davis added 23 assists Saturday to help Calvary Chapel's girls volleyball team to a 25-20, 25-20, 25-12 sweep of Lincoln County in the Division III Southern League girls volleyball final at The Meadows.

Vaqs open playoffs with resounding win over Calvary Chapel

OCRegister (subscription) - ‎Nov 17, 2013‎
The Vaqueros jumped all over Calvary Chapel from the start and went on to a 45-14 win over the Eagles in a Southern Division first-round game at Irvine Stadium.

Wildomar Woman Accused in DUI Crash Into Bible College Fence - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
The crash was reported at 12:30 a.m. Thursday and marked the second time in recent weeks that the fence atCalvary Chapel Bible College and Conference Center has been damaged by an alleged DUI driver, police said.

Tyler takes bite out of Calvary

Daily Pilot - ‎Nov 15, 2013‎
Thomas' return catapulted the Eagles, who won their final three league games to finish second and qualify for the postseason for the fifth straight year.

Here's a look at how the boys' basketball teams in the rankings ... - ‎1 hour ago‎
Fox Chapel (2-0) - defeated Our Lady of Sacred Heart 75-64 & Baldwin 65-49. Next game: Tonight at North Hills. CLASS AAA.

TEMECULA VALLEY: The case of Wine vs. Pine

Press-Enterprise (blog) - ‎Nov 23, 2013‎
Amid plans to expand Temecula Valley Wine Country, a side drama unfolds. In 1999, RivCo delivered unto theCalvary Chapel Bible Fellowship a permit to operate deep in the heart of Wine Country.

Death notices, 12/9

San Angelo Standard Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Service is at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Robert ... Service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Baptist Memorials Chapel with burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by ...

Thousands enjoy Christmas in Lihue - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
nativity PARADE.jpg. Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island The Calvary Chapel of Lihue offers an illuminated nativity scene as it rolls up Rice Street, Friday during the Lights on Rice parade.

History of the Main Line's many houses of worship

Main Line - ‎1 hour ago‎
As early as 1889, its enrollment of 87 (a figure substantially larger than the church membership of that year) necessitated the building of a chapel to accommodate the steadily increasing Sunday School,” writes Patterson, adding “On May 12, 1892, the ...

Erin Hespe and Troy Cudworth

New York Times - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
Erin Powell Hespe and Troy Dwight Cudworth were married Friday evening at Tower Hill Church in Red Bank, N.J. The officiant was the Rev.

Boy Scouts' gay membership policy causes financial fallout - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
Calvary Chapel, whose sprawling Pinellas Park campus once was a Walmart, will drop its scouting program at the end of the year.

What's happening today in the north valley

Enterprise-Record - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
Starts 11 a.m. with downtown parade, then poker run to Paradise Calvary Chapel, 14388 Dogtown Road, Magalia; T-shirts, coffee, donuts and free food provided there.

Judith Roberts

Effingham Daily News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Visitation will be held for one hour before services at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the ... Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m.

Brittany Baker

Effingham Daily News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Services are in care of Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. ... Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m.

Karen Ida Braden

Mason City Globe Gazette - ‎9 hours ago‎
Burial will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery, Mount Calvary. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday with a Parish Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Sr. Evelyn E. Kane, 92, Teacher At Sacred Heart In Greenwich

The Daily Voice - ‎1 hour ago‎
11 in the Teresian House Chapel in Albany. Visitation immediately before Mass. For more information, please visit:... Services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 23 at Calvary Church, Burnt Hills, followed by a memorial concert at 7 p.m., Jan. 10, 2014 ...

Idaho Civil Air Patrol offers area youths variety of opportunities

Idaho State Journal - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
“In the cadet program, we lead by example and by encouraging each other.” Hawk's mother is DeAnna Hawk of Pocatello. Jeff is a student at Calvary Chapel Christian School. Cadet Kent DeMaree, 16, is a sophomore at Pocatello High School. He said, at ...


Honolulu Star-Advertiser - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
Other churches participating in the "Sharing the Faith of Queen Kaahumanu and Other Christian Ali'i" program are Resurrection and Life Ministries, Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor, Calvary Chapel Honolulu, Mililani Baptist Church, Cornerstone Multimedia, ...








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