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Friday, November 27, 2009
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago, many critics have been quick to sign liberation theology's death certificate, says a leading Argentinian theologian. But its biblical concern with justice for all still continues to resonate in the neo-liberal, bi-polar era. To associate it with repressive communism is wrong. Read the full article here
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Rev. Josh Acton
Friday, December 4, 2009
6:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 Praise & Worship
7:15 Fr. Josh Acton
Saturday, December 5
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 Praise & Worship
9:15 Fr. Josh Acton
10:15 Fr. Josh Acton
11:00 Workshop w/Gail Duffey
1:00 Induction of new OSL members
1:30 Soaking Prayer Session
2:30 Prayer time/Break
3:00 Fr. Josh Acton
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Why do courts give believers a pass?
By Jonathan Turley
Sunday, November 15, 2009
"Suffer little children to come to me." So begins one of the most cited passages in the Bible. Yet, in cases involving the deaths of children in faith-healing families, the second half of Jesus's admonition from Luke 18:16 is at the heart of legal controversy: ". . . and forbid them not."
In the past 25 years, hundreds of children are believed to have died in the United States after faith-healing parents forbade medical attention to end their sickness or protect their lives. When minors die from a lack of parental care, it is usually a matter of criminal neglect and is often tried as murder. However, when parents say the neglect was an article of faith, courts routinely hand down lighter sentences. Faithful neglect has not been used as a criminal defense, but the claim is surprisingly effective in achieving more lenient sentencing, in which judges appear to render less unto Caesar and more unto God. Read the whole story here......
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Anger. Depression. Shame. Guilt. Fear. Thousands of people are suffering from toxic emotions that poison their souls, stymie their family lives, and hinder their relationship with God.
Countless Christians are saved, sanctified and set apart for God's use, yet toxic emotions sometimes rear their ugly heads to contaminate our lives. One of the strongest contaminates to Christian living is shame, the most painful of all the emotions. Where do these harmful feelings come from and, more importantly, how can we rid ourselves of these detrimental temperaments? It all started in the Garden and it can end with the love of Jesus.
Shame is not only an unhealthy emotion -- it's downright.... Keep Reading »
Monday, November 9, 2009
A. Holy @//!#!, does it ever! Or so concludes a British study published recently in the journal NeuroReport.
The idea for the study first occurred to psychologist Richard Stephens of Keele University in North Staffordshire, when he hit himself on the finger with a hammer and let loose with a few choice words. It solidified when his wife swore gustily during a breech delivery of their daughter and one of the midwives “mentioned that women often swear in childbirth, which I found intriguing,’’ said Stephens in an e-mail.
So he set up an experiment in which he compared the pain tolerance of 67 male and female undergrads when they uttered neutral words and when they cursed as they endured a painful stimulus, in this case, putting one hand into icy water and leaving it there as long as possible. In most people, swearing increased pain tolerance - they could keep their hands in the ice water much longer - and decreased perceived pain compared with not swearing.
“It seems to [work] via the emotional content of swearing - people appear to shock themselves into a state of emotional arousal (the fight or flight response), which is known to have a pain-lessening effect,’’ Stephens said. Women and men both benefit from swearing, he added, but it’s likely that the more a person swears habitually, the less shock value it has during pain.
All this makes sense to Jamie L. Rhudy, director of the Human Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of Tulsa. “Swearing could reflect the activation of brain circuits involved in emotional processing,’’ said Rhudy. The emotion circuits connect to “descending’’ circuits - nerve signals that travel down from the brain to the spinal cord - which could alter the way in which pain is processed, he added.
So should you swear when you’re in pain? Go for it, said Stephens. “What’s the harm in swearing if it helps you cope? Provided there are no children around, of course.’’
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
What's the purpose of supernatural signs that point toward your destination?
God is building and establishing His Kingdom. But He's not pressured to build His Kingdom using media hype and hocus-pocus. No, He's doing it His way, according to His Word. He's setting apostolic governing churches in territories to build His Church. One function of true apostles and prophets is to expose the counterfeit operations of Satan that try to slip in and subvert the credibility of the Word. If Satan can discredit the quality of a move of God by sending the false, he is able to successfully restrict and limit the effectiveness of the true move as it happens. In this season, it is vital that we build everything we do upon the foundation of the Word of God. I'm not trying to criticize any particular move of the past or present. My goal today is to equip you with knowledge and understanding to help identify a true move of God.
Imagine you are driving to your favorite vacation spot. When you get about 30 miles from your destination, you see the first road sign with the city's name. Do you slam on your brakes, slide across the median and jump out at the sign? I would hope not! Yet, in the body of Christ, it seems we have become sign hunters. At the first sign of a "miracle" or the "supernatural," we bring everything to a screeching halt so that we can take pictures of the sign, dance around the sign, and even build churches to the sign. How foolish we have become! The sign's purpose is to reveal location. Spiritual signs are no different. When you see a spiritual sign, it is not advertising itself, it is merely pointing the way to where God wants you to go.
Jesus said in Matthew 12:39, "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas." Jesus didn't say they were "slightly in error." He called them.... Keep Reading »
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Details to follow....
Venue: Anglican Church of the Resurrection in
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Doctor Elard Alumando, the director of DREAM -- Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS and Malnutrition -- in
In this session, some of the auditors such as Alumando gave interventions to the Synod.
The doctor explained that his program has treated some 80,000 people with HIV/AIDS in ten African countries.
According to an English summary released by the
He continued: "I am a witness to many stories of resurrection of people who were ill, especially women and children: women who were considered dead, and started to live and work again; women who rose out of the dark pits of condemnation due to the AIDS disease, out of the prison of social stigma, and who regained their place in the life of their cities."
The doctor reported that he has seen several thousand children born healthy, free from the virus, due to this treatment.
The DREAM program is carried out by the Community of Sant'Egidio in Africa, in communion with other members in
Our treatment centers, the doctor explained, offer "state-of-the-art tri-therapy," as is administered in the West.
He reported: "All the treatment and nutritional support offered to the patients is given for free. In our world dominated by money and corruption, gratuitousness is important."
Alumando explained that this helps the Africans to "look at disease and healing in the perspective of the Gospel and of the Church, removing them from sorcery and from the mystification of sects."
He concluded, "These acts of healing are not mysterious and incomprehensible wonders, they are the fruit of work, of communion, of prayer and of the love of the Gospel, and that is the true miracle."
Friday, October 2, 2009
In the Beginning, Grace
Evangelicals desperately need spiritual and moral renewal—on that everyone agrees. But what do we do about it?
By Mark Galli
Poll: Does evangelical teaching on right living undermine our emphasis on the Cross?
A new poll by the Pew Forum and the
As the political battles over health care reform intensify, religious organizations are forcefully adding their voices to the debate. A new Pew Forum report provides information on two prominent coalitions of faith-based groups that have engaged their supporters to speak out on the proposals currently before the U.S. Congress. Read the report »
Terror Probe Highlights Police-Muslim Tensions
An Associated Press article on the relationship between Muslim Americans and U.S. law enforcement personnel following the 9/11 terrorist attacks cites data from a 2007 survey of Muslim Americans by the Pew Forum and the Pew Research Center.
Read more Pew Forum in the News articles »
Ultra-Orthodox Jews Accused of Fight To Keep 'Jews for Jesus' Out
Oct. 1 - Los Angeles Times
Abortion Language Heats Up Health Care Battle
Sept. 29 - The Washington Post
The Old Secular Cross? High Court To Consider Issue of Church-State Separation
Sept. 29 - The Washington Post
U.S. Says Taliban Has a New Haven in Pakistan
Sept. 28 - The Wall Street Journal
Disunity Threatens Sunni Iraq
Sept. 28 - Los Angeles Times
A New Push To Define 'Person,' and To Outlaw Abortion in the Process
Sept. 27 - The Indianapolis Star
Lutheran 'Reformers' Decide To Wait a Year
Sept. 25 - Religion News Service
One-in-Five Americans May Be Secular by 2030
Sept. 25 - The Washington Post
Muslim Prayers at Capitol Stir Protests
Sept. 25 - Chicago Tribune
Illinois Supreme Court: Wills Can Use Religious Tests
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
The World Health Organization and the U.N. agency UNAIDS said the results "instilled new hope" in the field of HIV vaccine research.
The vaccine -- a combination of two previously unsuccessful vaccines -- cut the risk of becoming infected with HIV by more than 31 percent in the world's largest AIDS vaccine trial of more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, researchers announced Thursday in Bangkok. READ THIS EXCITING STORY HERE......
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
SEPTEMBER 19, 2009Every third Saturday of the month, members of the St. Dunstan’s Order Of St. Luke Healing Prayer Ministry host Soaking Prayer, a 90-minute time of soft, inspirational music interspersed with Scripture readings, usually based on a theme or single word e.g. “love”, “water”, “forgiveness”, etc. Participants are asked to bring a pillow and blanket. There is no charge to participate. There will be a discreet basket for freewill offerings. For more information, contact the church office at 619-460-6442. Soaking Prayer is a lay-led experience and under the guidance of Fr. David, Chaplain of the Healing Prayer Ministry.
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 / 10 AM - 2 PMFree Information and Support for Health & Wellness:
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Weight loss Information
- Diabetic Speaker
- First Aid Class for Adults
- Cholesterol Screening
- Blood Drive in the Parking Lot Click here to make an appointment to donate blood.
PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY AND SPEND A GREAT HEALTHY DAY!
Monday, September 14, 2009
By David W Virtue and Mary Ann Mueller, Virtueonline
"I am pleased to announce the formation of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans –
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Coming to Know the Limits of Healing
By COLIN FERNANDES, M.D.
Sometimes a doctor must say, “There is nothing more I can do.”
Splits Form Over How to Address Bone Loss
By KATE MURPHY
Some doctors are worried that a disease is being treated unnecessarily with risky drugs.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Two of government's obligations - enforcing child welfare laws and protecting freedom of religious expression - can clash when a parent chooses to rely on spiritual healing practices instead of standard medical care to treat a child's illness. Indeed, courts in Wisconsin and Oregon recently decided two cases involving faith healing that resulted in the death of a child. In a new Pew Forum Q&A, church-state scholar Robert W. Tuttle explores the legal issues that courts must consider in such cases. Go to the Q&A »
Friday, August 28, 2009
The Case of Rifqa Bary: An Honor Killing in
"I was threatened by my dad," Rifqa told media. "I had a laptop, and he took that laptop and waved it in the air and he was about to beat me with it, and he said, 'If you have this Jesus in your heart, you're dead to me. You're not my daughter.' And I refused to speak but he said, 'I will kill you. Tell me the truth.' So I knew that I had to get away." Read this new American story here....