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-Things for Ministers to Avoid on Social Media

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

It is important for ministers and church leaders to have some kind of presence on Social Media. Nevertheless there are major ways that leaders can actually undermine their ministry in the process. Read my article about this @Blogging Ministry:  -Pastors and Social media: Five Mistakes to Avoid Here’s a recent article from Christianity Today that […]

-Cal State Universities: Christian Student Group Back on Campus

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

A Christian Student group is now allowed back on the campuses of the large California Sate University system. Last year InterVarsity was kicked off the 23 campuses because the student ministry allowed only mature Christians as group leaders. However, the Cal-State University system requires all student groups to be open to all comers for members […]

-Texas: Christian in Trouble for Feeding the Homeless

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A Christian woman in San Antonio, Texas who has been feeding the homeless for over 10 years, may be fined up to $2,000 for not having a proper city permit. Actually she does have a license for her food truck where the cooking and preparation takes place but uses a pickup truck to distribute the […]

-The Example of Chuck Colson

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

On Saturday, Chuck Colson passed at age 80. It is really fascinating to me how different news groups handled the occasion and reflected upon his life. The main stream media emphasized his few years as an advisor to President Nixon and his role, downfall, and subsequent jail sentence due to his very active part in […]

-Catholic Church Sues For Crystal Cathedral

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

                                               (Image via Wikipedia) Just when it seemed like the Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy debacle was going to be resolved leaving the ministry intact, a wrench has been thrown into the works by another church seeking to gain the cathedral for itself. According to the OC Register this morning (Nov.1,2011), the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange […]

-The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Allow Openly Gay Clergy

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

                                                 (Image via Wikipedia) Last night (Tuesday 5/10/11) the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved a measure that would allow openly gay men and women to be ordained as clergy. The move brings to a close to one of the more contentious debates and struggles ever faced by the 2.8 million-member church. A similar measure to allow […]

-An Agnostic Bishop?

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

From Dr. Albert Mohler comes this story: “Richard Holloway is a Bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church. There seems to be on obvious problem — he doesn’t believe in God.  In the Scottish Episcopal Church, that must not be a problem. Bishop Holloway served for years as Bishop of Edinburgh and primate of the Scottish […]

-Muslim Priest Defrocked by Episcopal Church

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

(-picture via Wikipedia) This was even too much for the liberal Episcopal Church!  Dr. Ann Redding, an Episcopal priest serving the church in Seattle, claimed two years ago to be a practicing Muslim but also a Christian. When questioned, Dr. Redding consistently refused to explain how this feat was even theologically possible. When her Bishop […]

-An Atheist Protestant Pastor?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

(-Book Cover: “Believing in a God who does not exist: Manifesto of an Atheist Pastor”) This is not an April fools joke! Two years ago we posted about an Episcopal Priest who was a practicing Muslim. Even more incredible, here’s a report about a Dutch Protestant pastor who doesn’t even believe in God. In fact […]

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 […]