Haitian heartbreak and hope: One story (video)

I posted this on my Christian Post blog a couple of days ago. I now have some video of the hospital referred to in the letter below. I have also learned we may have some Haitian orphans coming to our local community. The NT book of James 1:27 teaches:Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.Let's do it. Here is the video.A friend sent me an email from … [Read more...]

Haiti: How to help

There are many ways to help but I want to list several here:Donate $10 to the Red Cross to be charged to your cell phone bill by texting "HAITI" to "90999." Contribute online to the Red CrossWorld VisionSalvation ArmyDoctors without BordersFriends of the OrphansFind more ways to help through the Center for International Disaster Information. (This website is quite slow, probably due to traffic)My church, the Evangelical Free Church in America has this portal for more i … [Read more...]

What Happened Yesterday?

(What it Might Have Been Like for Victims)by David BlakesleeI got up. I got dressed. I hugged my children. I called a friend. I went to work. I packed my bag for a prolonged business trip. I went to lunch. I then went to the doctor’s office for a final check on my health and then, to get my teeth cleaned.I was traveling for my work to a place where it might be hard to get medical attention. I sat down in the waiting room. I found a magazine, Sports Illustrated, to read. I flipped the … [Read more...]

Uganda: The other shoe drops

According to this article from Ugandan news source, New Vision, a bill was introduced and then tabled in the Ugandan parliament yesterday.The bill would make homosexual relations with someone under 18 punishable by the death penalty.Here's more:The Bill, entitled the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009, also states that anyone who commits the offence of homosexuality will be liable to life imprisonment.This was already the case under the current Penal Code … [Read more...]

Obama: Prince of Peace?

President Obama wins Nobel Peace PrizeOSLO - The Nobel Committee stunned the world today by awarding US President, Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize.Committee chair, Thorbjoern Jagland, said it was kind of a consolation prize since Chicago didn't win the 2016 Olympic games."We just all felt sorry for Obama," Jagland said. "He was all sad and stuff, you know, over the Olympic thing, so we thought it would be a nice pick-me-up."Hearing the news, Nobel Laureate, Al Gore said, " … [Read more...]

Love Won Out transitions to Exodus International

This just in...The Associated Press has a story on topic...Focus on the Family's conference on homosexuality joins Exodus' expanding church outreachOrlando, FL. -- Focus on the Family's Love Won Out conference on homosexuality will be moving to Exodus International starting November, the longtime allies announced today. The move is a logical step not only for both organizations, but also for a movement that has educated and equipped Christians for decades about the reality that … [Read more...]

APA sexual orientation task force report: Analysis

Earlier today, the American Psychological Association governing board received the report of the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Response to Sexual Orientation. The report and press release were embargoed until now. With this post, I want to comment on the paper and recommendations made by the Task Force.Generally, I believe the paper to be a high quality report of the evidence regarding sexual orientation and therapy. The authors of the paper (see this post for the new release which … [Read more...]

Press release: APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation Report

The APA released the report from the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation today. This post is the APA press release, I also have an analysis of the report and another post coming with press reports.APA PRESS RELEASEAugust 5, 2009Contact: Kim Mills(202) 336-6048 until Aug. 5(416) 585-3800 – Aug. 5-9--------------------------------------------------------------------------------INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE THAT SEXUAL ORIENTATION CHANGE EFFORTS W … [Read more...]


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