Monthly Archives: October 2013

Not sure what happened, but somehow the blog cut out posts after October 18 to Oct. 28. It also moved the comments, blog roll, etc. so that you can’t see them, but they are there. Some day I may figure out … Continue reading

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Macedonian Orthodox Church bans Facebook for priests

   Here is an interesting church body which has, like many others, considered it necessary to split with their predecessor body, and are not recognized by their brother Orthodox Churches.  A great number of various independent church groups help make … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Be Charismatic? A new view from Evangelical eyes

(view of the Blue Water Bridge, Port Huron, MI, a Bridge from my home town to Sarnia Ontario) My own starting point with the Charismatic Renewal began with a local Catholic charismatic prayer group.  They seemed very pleased when the … Continue reading

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An effort with local Chinese church help at Chinese evangelism. How is your Church body doing?

English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas Chinese language for Seminarians During the 2013-2014 school year, with the blessing of Metropolitan Ignaty of Khabarovsk and Amur, full-time students at the Khabarovsk Seminary will be introduced to the Chinese language. The purpose … Continue reading

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Turmoil: Methodist court to consider growing opposition to gay ban

(RNS) The United Methodist Church’s highest court gathers for its semiannual meeting in Baltimore on Wednesday, as the denomination confronts a growing movement of defiant clergy members opposed to church doctrine on gays and unwilling to back down. They include: … Continue reading

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Megachurch pastors clash over charismatic theology

One of the problems we Christians have is how we handle our disagreements.  This is emphasized all the more when the principals have little oversight of their ministries. Such situations often occur in megachurches as well as tiny gatherings striving … Continue reading

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A reoccurring problem : Asian-Americans troubled by stereotypes from white evangelicals

(RNS) Asian-American Christians are voicing concerns over how they’re depicted by white evangelicals, most recently at a conference hosted by Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in California. Show caption Paper cutouts of men in various colors photo courtesy mtkang via Shutterstock … Continue reading

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