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Archive for March, 2007

Colorado Episcopal Crisis

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

The largest Episcopal Church in Colorado is in the midst of a major crisis. The leaders of Colorado Springs’ Grace Episcopal Church and St. Stephen’s Parish voted to leave the denomination. However, the Bishop responded by dismissing the entire leadership. So where do they stand now? In a very fine mess! It is beyond tragic […]

Members of Congress Issue ‘a Call to Prayer for America’

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

On Wednesday March 28, the Congressional Prayer Caucus asked Americans to pray at least 5 minutes per week for the USA. There are 38 members of congress from both parties in the caucus which was formed in 2005. They are sponsoring a new web site: www.prayercaucus.org where people can sign up and commit to 5 […]

Mark 15:22-41 The Crucifixion of Jesus

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Vs. 22-28 Details of the Crucifixion Setup      Vs. 22 They took Jesus to Golgotha (place of the skull). It was probably so named because it was a rounded hill top that was devoid of vegetation. In Jerusalem today there is a hilltop thought to be the possible location with impressions beneath that remind one […]

Book Review: “The Blogging Church”

Friday, March 30th, 2007

“The Blogging Church: Sharing the Story of Your Church Through Blogs” By Brian Bailey, with Terry Storch (San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons,inc., 2007, 199 pages) An Excellent book exploring all the hows, whys, and ways that blogs might be used by churches and pastors in their administration and ministry. The strength of this book […]

“Amazing Grace” (PG)

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Read my review of the movie:  Amazing Grace. This was a powerful movie experience.  The true story of William Wilberforce and his struggle to end slavery in the British Empire.     *Top

Another Arrogant Atheist Book?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

First there was Sam Harris and his Letter To A Christian Nation, and then came Richard Dawkins and his tome about The God Delusion.  Now just when you religious folk thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes John Brice and his new book: “A 21st Century Rationalist in Medieval America: […]

Comparing Islam and Christianity #4 -The Holy Spirit

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Islam and Christianity have very different understandings of what and who the Holy Spirit is.   Read the article posted on my Apologetica blog.      *Top

“What Jesus Demands from the World” -Demand #3: Come to Me

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “What Jesus Demands from the World”, By John Piper (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006, 400 pgs.) Posted at my Charismatica blog.         *Top

Reaction to the Episcopal Decision Continues

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Here is an article by Timothy C. Morgan of Christianity Today, it contains reactions from all sides in the controversy. It also includes the following reaction from Archbishop of Canterbury Williams: “This initial response of the House of Bishops is discouraging and indicates the need for further discussion and clarification. Some important questions have still […]

Episcopal Bishops Reject Ultimatum from Anglican Leaders

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

The controversy continues for the Episcopal Church in the USA. The American Bishops have rejected the ultimatum issued by the Anglican convocation of Bishops. Read the Article. The Anglican Bishops wanted the American Church to refrain from ordaining gays and celebrating gay commitment services. Now that they have rejected the ultimatum, it will be interesting […]