penned wrote: I see we are back to the adolescent race baiting, this judge that you insinuate is in the old boy club for letting the white police officer go... have you see his picture? the judge is a black man! He let the white police officer go. how's that going to fit the leftist talking points? it doesn't.
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: It's like the contest at the South Plains Fair where kids had to race to dress up a pig , after the costume is put on, it's still a pig.
Oh, too true, unfortunately, what you might think of act by the Donald, is actually an act he has put on all his life.
I will point out two articles from "The Atlantic." The first has a lot of psychobabble, and perhaps the only term we can apply to The Donald is "narcissistic," which most of us would agree does describe the Donald. It's a long article, and by ignoring --almost all-- the psychobabble it will give you a history of the man and his actions. http://tinyurl.com/hf6vtyx (The Mind of Donald Trump).
Because China and Vietnam are often at odds with each other - - even violently. So, selling them weapons, so they can more easily defend their interests , not only helps them but us, the Japanese , and the Filipinos. the Chinese are getting rather aggressive in expanding their territory into the South China Sea. Besides it helps our munitions manufacturers. Probably some of the only heavy industry left in this country
Romans 8:5¬†For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6¬†To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7¬†For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. 8¬†Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. ---ESV
I wonder how many actual Christians will be at this event? The main speaker won't be Christian.
Pope B16, never could live down that he told the truth when he pointed out the following:
Emperor Manual II Paleologos of the Byzantine Empire wrote: Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.
Chris, I was just paying attention to the radio and reading some material and you're talking about two different trials. The police officer didn't even have a jury he had a bench trial. Oh, and he was found innocent. The other trial was down in Georgia or Alabama. The prosecutors didn't allow any blacks on the jury of a black fellow who alleged to have killed a white woman. I think the Supreme Court in fact found that was completely wrong and the prosecutors had to be race blind when they pick juries.
I may have to add something like this to megachurch pastor pay thread, but you might be interested in what the average pastor salaries are by state, and this site seems to have that information. http://www1.salary.com/Pastor-Salaries.html (Pastor Salaries) There is a section of pastor salaries by state as you head down the page.
http://tinyurl.com/huq23zl (Ten Rules to Revival or Ruination? -- ‚ÄúHow to Develop a Cult Mentality in Your Congregation‚ÄĚ) Take a look at Rule 5: 'Rule 5 Comment: This ‚Äúit‚Äôs none of your business‚ÄĚ attitude is also typical of cult leadership that attempts to control what is thought, when it is thought, or if it is to be thought at all. Because many in the congregation tithe and wish to be good stewards of what the Lord has given them, a position of full disclosure and open financial ledgers it absolutely essential to encourage confidence in what the leadership is doing. The continual practice of withholding information and financial secrecy will logically lead to suspicion and withholding of tithes.'
Unfortunately Il Duce is making more than trains run on time. Trump uses male name, pronoun for Caitlyn Jenner, which is fine with me. I wonder if the Donald is going to obey the directive of NYC since I do believe he has businesses there. By the way, the article itself is okay, but the news source may be iffy?
this fellow epitomizes the problem of the Charismatic movement. Wikipedia has an excellent article on him. it shows what happens when a church emphasizes the human leader, rather than Christ. Sunday Adelaja--Wikipedia I think the title to SA's article can be answered. No, this fellow can do anything he wants and escape earthly judgement. A good series of articles to read on people like him. http://tinyurl.com/jga4xcx (Charismatic Chaos). unfortunately the cult of the personality goes back much further then the Charismatic movement.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
1st Corinthians 5: 11¬†But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler‚ÄĒnot even to eat with such a one. 12¬†For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13¬†God judges those outside. ‚ÄúPurge the evil person from among you.‚ÄĚ---ESV
Sounds sensible. It should be noted that the U.S., really has a problem of Islamic conversion of American prisoners. http://tinyurl.com/hdjd8l8 (Oklahoma beheading suspect likely radicalized behind bars, say experts) from which, '‚Äú[Nolen] fits the profile of an individual with emotional instability, predisposed to violence and introduced to Islam in prison,‚ÄĚ said Patrick Dunleavy, former deputy inspector general of the New York State Police Criminal Intelligence Unit and author of the 2011 book ‚ÄúThe Fertile Soil of Jihad: Terrorism‚Äôs Prison Connection.‚ÄĚ'
Dave of Oz, considering who wrote the lyrics, it's conservative and accurate. The Wikipedia article that is referenced, is interesting. Perhaps, I would have rather it had put the hymn in a more positive light, though.
Don't freeze down there! We're finally passed that, I think.