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Archive for the 'Repentance' Category

-Happy New Year-Rosh Hashanah, 5771

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

(Shofar via Wikipedia) Happy New Year! Actually Rosh Hashanah, the Biblical new year began at sundown last night (Wed) and ushered in the beginning of the year 5771 on the Jewish calendar and Judaism’s High Holy Days-  a 10-day period of repentance that culminates on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement –Sept. 18. Most Christians […]

-The Spectacle of Ted Haggard

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

He was once the respected pastor of a mega-church in Colorado and the President of the 30 million member National Association of Evangelicals. As such he was sought out by the media as a spokesman for evangelicals in America. Now he has become a ‘media darling’ for a very different reason. Now he is the […]

-Pope Says Church to Blame for Sex Scandals

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday said that the church’s own sins caused the clerical abuse scandal and should not be blamed on any campaign mounted by outsiders. He called for profound purification and penitence within the church. Response: This is more like it, finally the church accepts complete responsibility. The church took […]

-TheCall – San Diego, CA Nov.1, 2008

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

I am headed out today to go to TheCall in San Diego. It starts at 10 am and goes to 10 pm. It will be a 12 hour day of prayer, fasting, and worship among thousands of Christians from all over California. I’ll blog on it later.

“What Jesus Demands from the World” -Demand #2: Repent

Friday, January 26th, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “What Jesus Demands from the World”, By John Piper  (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006, 400 pgs.) Jesus began his public ministry with the declaration: “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” (Matt. 4:17)  What is repentance? What does it mean, and more important, what did Jesus mean […]

Yom Kippur: The Biblical ‘Day of Atonement’

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Today, October 2, 2006, is a special day on the Biblical calendar-named Yom Kippur, or in English-’The Day of Atonement’.  It is the most important holy day of the year for Jews.  It is day when Jewish folk consider their sins, ask for forgiveness and look for ways to make amends in the year to come.  Many wear white shirts or […]

Biblical New Year -A Time For Introspection and Change

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

The high holy days of the Jewish calendar began at sundown Friday 9/22/06 -Rosh Hashanah and continue through nightfall on October 2-Yom Kippur.  You ask, what significance does this has for Christians?  The Jewish calendar is Biblical and God still seems to honor it in many ways.