A prayer and discussion point involving neighbouring Christians [based on an article which was previously censored deleted by s&p on another thread, here reproduced for those who are interested in things other than Hillsong quirks and gossip]: Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Police evacuated the Christian Theological Arastamar Institute (STT SETIA) which is located in an eastern district of the Indonesian capital after it … More Watch and pray for Jakarta Christian School [the censored [correction]deleted article]
We complain. We look at some doctrines and have considered some local ministries either a cult or cult-like. We also look at some bigger churches and the question mark is raised with them too. So should we be grateful that Hillsong and other huge ministries aren’t this extreme? Or is subtlety more deceptive, therefore just … More I Offer Devotion! I Offer Devotion!
USA Assemblies of God (AG) Pastor Dismissed For Encouraging His Church To Leave The Movement Due To Its Departure From Biblical Standards The AG in the USA died a self inflicted spiritual, moral, and ethical death during the Pensacola fiasco under Thomas Trask, their former Czar in Springfield, Mo. The heir to his throne, Dr. … More USA Assemblies of God (AG) Pastor Dismissed For Encouraging His Church To Leave The Movement Due To Its Departure From Biblical Standards
Hillsong Church has a program to boost young women’s self esteem, called ‘Shine’, which the Sydney Morning Herald wrote about today (Saturday 26 July 2008 ) in Hillsong’s Beauty Gospel. The stated goal of the program is to boost self esteem in young women. Naturally, most of us will expect that it is also an … More Shine – Hillsong’s latest school outreach to young women
A Justice Generation Justice cannot be reduced to a project, a protest or a crusade. Justice is a HEART. It was injustice that compelled Jesus to the cross. He stepped into humanity’s desperation; stood for what was right; healed the sick and lifted the oppressed. Wherever there was injustice Jesus responded. We’re called to do … More From Brian Getaclue Houston
From http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2360893,00.html , News24 reports: “God’s blessing would last only two minutes and it would create 500 churchgoing millionaires or even billionaires – all they had to do was use their credit cards to pay $1 000 in offerings to televangelist Benny Hinn. Pastor Tommie Ferreira of the AGS Church in Johannesburg was so upset about … More The Need for Greed
Chase Kuhn blogs… “Many probably know Hillsong church for their popular worship albums. Most contemporary churches in the USA probably sing one or more of their songs on a Sunday. The unfortunate reality that is often not understood is their philosophy for ministry and the gospel they preach (or don’t preach). This last Sunday night, … More Lance and the Bloggernaut
Great article posted up by Lance from his site http://groupsects.wordpress.com/! Here’s my Christian view: BRING IT ON! ===================================== The Australian reports…. “Between now and August 29 the Senate Standing Committee on Economics will receive a flood of submissions into one of the most controversial and political hot potatoes: an inquiry into the disclosure regime for … More Article from the SectsFiles
Facelift said, “…I came in at the end, and copped flack for suggesting forgiveness as an option.” (From Another Abusive Cult Exposed.) Wazza said, “So the “forgive or you won’t be forgiven” rule is excellent when we use it as a measure and a warning to ourselves. If we use it to say “I know … More Repression or Reconciliation?
As seen on American Idol – Starting with the moving line “My Shepherd, My Saviour” Coming soon – new versions of old hymns and choruses : “Come thou long expected Shepherd” “His name is Shepherd” “Shepherd what a beautiful name”