From the Daily Mail… Millionaire gay fathers to sue the Church of England for not allowing them to get married in the church The first legal challenge to the Church of England’s ban on same-sex marriage was launched today – months before the first gay wedding can take place. Gay father Barrie Drewitt-Barlow declared: ‘I … More What Slippery Slope? Things they said would never happen!
Stage Description Stage 1 Intuitive-Projective This is the stage of preschool children in which fantasy and reality often get mixed together. However, during this stage, our most basic ideas about God are usually picked up from our parents and/or society. Stage 2 Mythic-Literal When children become school-age, they start understanding the world … More Fowlers Stages of Faith Development Made Simple
Last night a few of the guys from my church came over to my house for a bible study. We are working to the Lectionary readings for the Sunday following with a focus on the Gospel reading. This coming Sunday the Gospel reading is the well known parable of the Rich Fool, you know, the … More The Rich Fool…or the greedy farmer.
By Roger R Olson I was raised in a tiny Pentecostal denomination, the Open Bible Standard Churches, founded in part by disillusioned followers of 1930s revivalist Aimee Semple McPherson. My parents were Open Bible pastors, many of my uncles and aunts were missionaries, and one uncle served as the denomination’s president. During my late … More Pentecostalism’s Dark Side
Papal court handling pardons for sins says contrite Catholics may win ‘indulgences’ by following World Youth Day on Twitter Tom Kington in Rome The Guardian, Wednesday 17 July 2013 03.50 AEST A court of the Catholic church, led by Pope Francis, above, warns that the faithful cannot obtain lesser punishment just by ‘chatting online’. Photograph: … More Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets
Source: All Christian News.com Rick Warren, the prominent pastor and author of the best-selling book, “The Purpose Driven Life,” is openly reflective on what it means to be gay and whether or not being gay stops you from going to heaven. Warren recently stated that gay behavior might be sinful and that gay men and … More Rick Warren Says Gay People Can Go to Heaven and Might Not Be Committing Sin
Posted on May 3, 2013 by Bosco Peters • 106 Comments UPDATED thrice and now with a related post: God’s wrath – satisfied? At our recent synod meeting, one of the songs was Stuart Townend and Keith Getty’s In Christ alone with the words: “Till on that cross as Jesus died, The wrath of God … More the wrath of God was satisfied?
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Our mind can only operate within the framework of what is often called “dualism,” which is perceiving the world through a grid of binary opposition: up/down; right/left; good/bad; happy/sad; cold/hot; day/night; etc… Dualistic thinking is not a problem when it comes to basic human cognitive functioning. However, there is a…
BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Earlier this year, televangelist Pat Robertson claimed that the Boy Scouts of America would be opening the door to “predators” and “pedophiles” if the organization ended its ban on gay members. Following the BSA’s decision to lift its ban on openly gay youth, Robertson on … More
On the day of the Boston marathon, an eyewitness reported that announcements were made that the authorities were conducting a training exercise involving bomb-sniffer dogs. What a coincidence that the day they conducted the exercise, the bombers would plant bombs…. But this also happened on 9/11. In what has been described as a bizarre … More Accurate Prophets of Doom?