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Evangelical church leaders examine ancient liturgical practices


 This event happened earlier this month.  I’ve not seen any details of how it went. Fr. Orthohippo   TOO FORWARD-LOOKINGThe Rev. Ed Gungor: Evangelical churches are more subject to secularism than liturgical churches because they are not connected to their … Continue reading

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THE PRIEST, PASTOR, OR MINISTER VERSUS THEIR CONGREGATION Part 1 ARE YOU REALLY IN TOUCH?


     Just what is a priest (pastor, minister)?  Each denomination or independent congregation or organization has a codified (formal or informal) list of what constitutes a religious, as opposed to a congregant or ordinary person. These lists define and spell … Continue reading

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FROM THE BAPTIST MEGACHURCH WORLD – CONDEMNING PROSPERITY PREACHERS FOR LEADING WORSHIPPERS INTO A FAITH THAT’S NOT REAL CHRISTIANITY


By Lillian Kwon , Christian Post Reporter January 2, 2013|3:49 pm In his last message as pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church, John Piper condemned prosperity preachers for enticing worshippers into a faith that’s not real Christianity. … Continue reading

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The NECESSARY VERSUS The PREFERRED and not just for clergy


By Norris Burkes Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 6:21 p.m. Next month I begin work as a part-time hospital chaplain for the Sacramento, Calif., VA Medical Center. While I’ve been out of hospital ministry for nearly five years, I … Continue reading

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SOME WAYS OF SELECTING THE LEADER OF THE CHURCH


Roman Catholic cardinals of specified age gather in consistory to elect a new pope.  Many Protestant and Anglican groups gather both clergy and laymen who vote upon names nominated until they have a majority vote.  The Church of England adds … Continue reading

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OBSCURITY, FORTRESS LIVING, UNENDING NERVOUSNESS, and THE TYRANNY OF BEING RIGHT


The two earlier posts detailing the states of The Church of England (CoE) and the ELCA (Lutheran denomination) got me thinking about choices all church groups must make. Here is a quick recap of the two articles. The CoE is on a downward spiral … Continue reading

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WHEN DOES CHRISTIANITY CHANGE BEHAVIOR?


These statistics will probably make many of you angry. You may not like the statistics cited below. Many Christians will disagree with them. The conclusions stand for themselves. All I have to add to the mix is one thought of … Continue reading

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