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As Church Plants Grow, Southern Baptists Disappear


 http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/june/southern-baptist-decline-baptism-church-plant-sbc.html Nation’s largest Protestant group lost more than 200,000 members last year, biggest decline since 1881. Bob Smietana [ posted 6/12/2015 10:45AM ] Courtesy of Baptist Press A scene from First Baptist Convington’s annual mass baptism at Bogue Falaya Park … Continue reading

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See how this denomination hopes to combat membership loss


Cash requested to combat the ‘doomsday machine’ by Tim Wyatt Posted: 13 Feb 2015 @ 12:07 Original source:  http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2015/13-february/news/uk/cash-requested-to-combat-the-doomsday-machine   ISTOCK Here are insights into the Church of England trying to deal with its devastating continuing membership losses.  The view … Continue reading

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A REAL HIT ON THE CHURCH POCKETBOOK


Finns quit Church over gay marriage Posted: 05 Dec 2014 @ 00:12 Another example of people choosing to remain faithful to the text received rather than the newest change in what some Bible verses really mean. In this case it … Continue reading

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Trying to understand Ecumenism and Russian State Power


Ecumenism and Russian State Power by George Weigel 11 . 12 . 14 Source http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/11/ecumenism-and-russian-state-power Historically, various Orthodox Churches have identified with the political governance in their nations (ethnic groups). Here is a current day example of how this relationship … Continue reading

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Is the High Church the Christianity of the future?


Why Millennials Long for Liturgy Is the High Church the Christianity of the future? By Gracy Olmstead • January 14, 2014 Olexiy Bayev / Shutterstock America’s youth are leaving churches in droves. One in four young adults choose “unaffiliated” when … Continue reading

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Sounds of schism from various Roman Catholic bishops


Pope Francis has conservatives talking schism. But a split is easier said than done David Gibson  | November 4, 2014 (Article source http://www.religionnews.com/2014/11/04/pope-francis-conservatives-talking-schism-split-easier-said-done/) (RNS) Many conservative Catholics have long viewed Pope Francis with suspicion thanks to his effort to shift … Continue reading

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Just exactly what was the first major fight among Christians?


Here are insights which show quite similar arguments to many fights today. This is a brief look at that first fight and the reasons for it.  Insights into our past come from all directions within the body of Christ. Here … Continue reading

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WHEN YOU HAVE TO ASK IF YOUR COUNTRY IS CHRISTIAN, IT IS TIME TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK!


Wednesday 30 April 2014 Sometimes you need to figure out what a person means by “christian”. Just what is a Christian country? How does it lose that status?  These are some difficulties indicated in this article.  .. .. Fr. Orthohippo … Continue reading

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Declining Numbers for Southern Baptists Heartbreaking, Says Leader


A view of membership decline from one denomination we often think of as very active evangelists.  One contrast is the growth of Anglican churches in Africa and elsewhere in third world countries. American along with England and European established churches … Continue reading

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Church Calendar celebrates Stalin’s life


A Church calendar for 2014 commemorating Stalin by Michael Bourdeaux Достоинство ONE of the best-known publishing houses of the Russian Orthodox Church, Sergiev Posad, located at the historic Holy Trinity monastery, near Moscow, has printed a calendar for 2014 commemorating … Continue reading

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