Category Archives: missions

Kenneth Copeland, Anglican Bishop Tony Palmer, and Pope Francis all on the same page.


Here is a request from a former Lutheran, journeyed charismatic evangelical, and currently retired Anglican priest. No matter your place in our Christian body, this message from Kenneth Copeland, Bishop Tony Palmer, and Pope Francis will shake your expectations and … Continue reading

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Bishopess Katharine Jefferts Schori: Declining Numbers Maybe the Work of the Holy Spirit


How could such a thing be possible.  Although, in this article, it shows the ELCA Lutherans losing quite a bit more than the TEC Episcopalians. Of course, the ELCA is twice the size of TEC here in the USA. Now … Continue reading

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Christianity evangelizes China earlier than you may have thought: 635 AD


Description and Significance of the Nestorian Stele, “A Monument Commemorating the Propagation of the Da Qin Luminous Religion in the Middle Kingdom” (大秦景教流行中國碑) The limestone monument known in the West as the Nestorian Stele, Tablet, or Monument is arguably one … Continue reading

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WALKING AWAY FROM CHRISTIANITY


 — From Marc5Solas — Top 10 Reasons Our Kids Leave Church. The statistics are jaw-droppingly horrific: 70% of youth stop attending church when they graduate from High School. Nearly a decade later, about half return to church. Let’s just be honest, … Continue reading

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You’ve heard it suggested that the United States is simply Europe on a 50-year delay


This is a hopeful analysis of the state of the Christian church in the USA. At times it does seem that the USA is Europe 50 years ago, and is racing toward a similar position in the general population. What … Continue reading

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Christianity: Africa’s Largest Faith


  October 10, 2012 Conger: Christianity is the largest faith in Africa, a study presented last week at El Jadida University in Morocco reports. Christians account for 46.53 per cent, Muslims 40.46 per cent and traditional African religions 11.8 per … Continue reading

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When freedom of religion crosses over into a failure to appreciate our Constitution


 Fr. Ernesto posted this analysis of how freedom of religion can become a problem. I, also, as have every person who have entered our armed forces, taken the oath to uphold and defend the constitution against all enemies, domestic or … Continue reading

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