Monthly Archives: November 2013


The United Nations is demanding immediate support for the Central African Republic (CAR) during a very difficult period. Apparently over 450,000 people have fled their homes after the Muslim dominated Seleka took power and began persecuting Christians irrespective of the … Continue reading

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A real difference between a growing church compared to a shrinking church

Pope issues mission statement for papacy By NICOLE WINFIELD 2 hours ago . View gallery Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Declining Revenues go with Increased Membership Loss – even effects the cathedral

Washington National Cathedral to begin charging $10 admission fee 24 Nov 2013 Author:  George Conger Washington’s National Cathedral will begin charging admission to visitors at the start of the new year. On 21 November 2013, Robert Sokol, director of strategic … Continue reading

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Church of England synod vote ‘paves way’ for female bishops

Church of England synod vote ‘paves way’ for female bishops Members of the clergy voted overwhelmingly in favour of new proposals which could pave the way for female bishops Continue reading the main story Related Stories Women bishops ‘a step … Continue reading

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Leonardo DaVinci sketched a new Musical Instrument. Someone just built and played it.

Take a bow: The viola organista’s strings are played in the same way as a cello. Photo: Tomasz Wiech/AFP Leonardo Da Vinci’s piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years A bizarre instrument combining a piano and … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda-linked Rebels Apologize After Cutting Off Head of Wrong Person

Oops. How about this Al-Quada apology for religious  mistakes.  As with Christianity, Islam is also very fractured. Be thankful this particular error has not been found among our American churches. We manage enough non-lethal difficulties among our various Christian groups. … Continue reading

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How and Why Theology and Exegesis may Change : One Denomination’s’s Challenge.

Council of Bishops requests complaint against Talbert November 15, 2013 (Stained class is from Trinity Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, Mi, Fr. Orthohippo’s childhood church.) by United Methodist News Service Original Article By Heather Hahn* LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (UMNS) — After … Continue reading

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United Methodists, Pessimism and God’s Surprises

This article applies to a number of denominations.  It is not unique with Methodists.  Elements of it can be found in various Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Evangelical, and other Protestant groups, not to mention the various splinter groups. Fr. Orthohippo Being … Continue reading

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Amazing new picture of Saturn

Published November 13, 2013 (I have always been a space junkie.  I will never ride a space ship, but the new pictures now available of our solar system and universe give me goose bumps. Fr. Orthohippo)                                          July 19, … Continue reading

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US bishops shouldn’t preach particular ideology, Pope Francis rep says Published November 11, 2013 Associated Press Nov. 11, 2013: Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, center, listens to a report as he sits with fellow bishops at the United States … Continue reading

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