I live in the St. Louis Metro area and grew up in North St. Louis County, so perhaps my perspective can help clarify these recent events. The local news reports are not as sensational as the national and while it has been noted that the rioting and violence has been taking place after dark, many citizens of the Ferguson community are volunteering to help clean up and promote harmony. I'm also encouraged this morning by reports that hundreds of local ministers are ministering to the peaceful protesters through prayer and by marching along side them to help keep the peace. Praise God that His people are being raised up to bring glory to His Name during this difficult time. I love my Christian brothers and sisters who are ministering to the lost and hurting in Ferguson and pray the good Lord will bless their efforts and those of the local police force, Mo. Highway Patrol and Mo. National Guard. May He keep them all safe. In Jesus Name, I pray, amen.
Great Sermon! This sermon is like a cool drink of refreshing water for this southern Illinois girl who lives in a spiritually dry and dusty land. It is excellent! I cannot highly recommend it enough!
Okay... Let me get this straight - Homosexuals want others to judge them on who they are and not their sexuality, but what this man did privately with his own money is their business? Hypocrites. Now I need to find a new web browser - any recommendations?
I sincerely hope we will see true repentance from Doug Phillips, but it doesn't sound like he has come to that point yet... I am grieved for his family and the young woman who wasted her youth with this man. I'm also angry on behalf of the sincere Christians who were abused, maligned and slandered by this man. When I look at Doug Phillips, I see a spoiled child who has yet to become a man.
Admittedly, I've not been part of a trendy mega church that's really cool; but just the opposite seems to be true here in southern Illinois... The seniors are perhaps the most faithful in attendance and very much involved.
While I haven't read all of Elisabeth Elliot's books, the ones I have read are very Biblical with godly, Scripture-based teaching for women... She is so conservative that I assumed she was Presbyterian.
It just might be a case of questionable ethics and not one of Christian persecution for the reason the song was removed from consideration of "Best Song" - check this article out: [URL=http://jensgems.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/alone-yet-not-alone-the-tangled-web-of-the-academy-nomination/]]]http://jensgems.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/alone-yet..[/URL]
No surprise to me... I have never believed this woman was truly regenerated as she made her first big hit about lesbianism and followed it up with songs about promiscuity. I feel badly for her parents as they are reportedly Christian. She clearly hasn't honored her father and mother.
Well, folks, I've been issuing apologies for my dismissal and chastising those who I felt were taking "pot shots" at DP, patriarchy, etc. There really is reason for concern for abuse of power and instead of sweeping it under the rug, we need to look at the charges, evaluate the facts as best we can and take a stand against spiritual abuse in Christian ministries - both in the church and in para-church organizations. Once we begin doing this, I believe the good Lord will bless our Christian witness to the world and other believers. And as I've stated in other places - moderation is the key! We don't need to be extremists in any area other than extremely committed to Christ and living a genuine, sincere Christian life.
I just want to acknowledge what a blessing Christopher is to this forum. His comment is right on target. Which one of us began our walk with Christ with 100% correct knowledge and impeccable theology? Let's give this man a break and sincerely pray for his growth as a Christian.
Barack Obama is making a mockery out of freedom and honoring those who have sacrificed much, including their lives for liberty. It would be so much better if he would just quietly fade into the woodwork instead of promoting ungodliness and exalting the wicked. I am astounded at his brazenness! Who in recent history was as unpopular as Pres. Obama is now? Does the man have no wisdom?