Closed for Christmas

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Almost 10% of churches surveyed nationally will close this Sunday because of Christmas.  Although some denominations have a different understanding of the Sabbath than the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, it’s still worth exploring the overall impact it could have on faith.  Specifically, what message does it send?  What is the perception?  Does it suggest [Read More...]

Obama's War on Religion

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Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is airing a new campaign ad pledging to stop President Barack Obama’s war on religion.  The Governor’s ad laments that gays can serve openly in the military (to die for their country by the way), but kids can’t pray in schools or celebrate Christmas. The Governor makes [Read More...]

War on Christmas – Call to Deeper Faith

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The McCarthy like putsch to derail Christmas has become an annual obsession.  Some Christians accuse atheists and humanists of attempting to deny Christians the joy of a co-opted Pagan holiday that promotes the nation’s addictiveness to consumerism. The non-religious will put up billboards challenging the faithful. “Christmas is a myth” billboards are making their way [Read More...]

Salvation Army Goes Credit

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Credit cards are a way of life.  Non-profits, faith denominations, and religious stores selling dashboard figurines of Jesus and the Madonna take plastic.  The Salvation Army, one of the most efficient charities when it comes to keeping administrative costs down, is testing the use of credit card donations by mobile devices. Understandably, the Salvation Army [Read More...]

Ethics and Faith Among Bankers

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In a new report published by the London based St. Paul’s Institute corporate responsibility is an illusion, morality among bankers has dropped sharply, and a sense of duty to the community has eroded. According to Stephen Bates of The Guardian, the report questioned “500 bankers and other financial sector workers about the ethics of business [Read More...]

Sophia's Call Regarding Global Warming

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Holy Sophia (the Holy Spirit), seems to be at work again. As reported on October 30th, Richard Muller, a scientist and long-time skeptic of global warming has experienced a revelation that will benefit the world. Based on his own study, funded in part by the conservative Charles Koch Foundation, he concluded that earth is 1.6 [Read More...]

Another Teen Suicide

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It happened again.  A gay teen took his life.  This time it occurred in Ottawa, Canada. Jamie Hubley, 15 years old, decided to end it all on Friday, October 14th.   Like thousands of other LGBT and Searching young people he felt alone, isolated, and made to feel ashamed by society.  Based on his postings as reported [Read More...]

Beyond the Mormon "Cult" Controversy

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It’s unfortunate, yet reality in America, that something that should be private and personal like an individual’s faith and relationship with God should be evaluated, dissected, and judged when seeking public office.  Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas has called GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith a [Read More...]

OCCUPY WALL STREET

Jesus Chases the Money Changers

It’s described as a “liberal” version of the Tea Party movement.  If anything, the Tea Partiers should be described as nationalists and the Occupy Wall Street movement as patriots. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders believes that this movement may play a key role in re-building the middle class.  According to this progressive voice, six of the largest financial [Read More...]

Jamey's Suicide

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Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide this month.  The 14 year old was bullied for being gay.  In May he posted a personal video on ItGetsBetter.org telling the world that since coming out he had received much support from friends, family, and strangers.  He had an upbeat view on life.  Sadly, the hope, faith, and optimism turned [Read More...]


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