NEW YORK TIMES
By Neela Banerjee
March 27, 2007
ATLANTA " ” When the Rev. Dennis Meredith of Tabernacle Baptist Church here began preaching acceptance of gay men and lesbians a few years ago, he attracted some gay people who were on the brink of suicide and some who had left the Baptist faith of their childhoods but wanted badly to return.
By Sherry Neese
Bonafide biblical counseling has become as scarce as hen"s teeth. Christian counseling in general is a mine field. This is due largely to the fact that some of what is presented has merit and makes attractive window dressing, which contributes to the deception. Most are oblivious and those who try to point out the dangers are treated like invading aliens from another planet. On closer examination, the light of God's truth shines through and exposes the works of darkness. We will examine the unbiblical philosophical roots of the American Association of Counselors (AACC), a major Christian university, and certain individuals and organizations they endorse and promote. This is merely the tip of the iceberg. Included will be a final thought on Ted Haggard who, oddly enough, is pertinent to this topic. Author Dave Hunt put it well:
by Berit Kjos - 2007
The Order of the Phoenix is not "just fantasy!"
Background information: Overview and Application of Harry Potter
"...it can't be much darker - or more dramatic - than the challenge the young wizard faces with the re-emergence of Lord Voldemort.... Claiming to have seen the mysterious Voldemort, Harry is met with disbelief and derision ... and the suspicion that he's a liar rapidly spreads through the school. More than ever before, the thing that makes Harry special also makes him an outcast." :"('Magical, but dark' at http://www.mercurynews.com/harrypotterheadlines/ci_6338686)":Ã‚ Movie review
By Berit Kjos - July 24, 2007
Days before the release of the seventh and final novel in the series, youth leaders are being told they could use the popularity of the Potter books and films as a 'launch pad' for exploring Christian themes." :"('Use Harry Potter to spread Christian message', 7-18-07 at www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;?xml=/news/2007/07/17/npotter217.xml)":
by Jackie Alnor
Aquarian Conspiracy Revisited
Early in the decade of the 1980s, a book rose to the best-sellers list that frightened many Christian leaders and marked the birth of the world's awareness of the new age movement. That book was The Aquarian Conspiracy, written by sociologist, Marilyn Ferguson. It was instantly recognized by the church as a threat to God's truth and a force to be reckoned with.
My name is Nick Vujicic and I give God the Glory for how He has used my testimony to touch thousands of hearts around the world! I was born without limbs and doctors have no medical explanation for this birth 'defect'. As you can imagine, I was faced with many challenges and obstacles.
'Consider it pure joy, my Brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.'
'And we know that in all things God works for the best for those who love Him.' That verse spoke to my heart and convicted me to the point where that I know that there is no such thing as luck, chance or coincidence that these 'bad' things happen in our life.
I now see that Glory revealed as He is using me just the way I am and in ways others can't be used.
'Homosexuals know they must silence the church and that's what's behind this'
Posted: October 18, 2008
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A growing movement that experts believe could end up in the criminalization of Christianity in the United States is being exposed in a new documentary being prepared for airing on October 26, officials at Coral Ridge Ministries have announced.
Many Britons deny the resurgence of anti-Semitism because they think of it as prejudice toward Jews as people and believe that it died with Hitler. The argument that attitudes toward Israel may be anti-Semitic strikes them as absurd. But consider the characteristics of anti-Semitism. It applies to the Jews expectations applied to no other people; it libels, vilifies, demonizes, and dehumanizes them; it scapegoats them not merely for crimes that they have not committed, but for crimes of which they are the victims; it holds them responsible for all the ills of the world. These characteristics remain precisely the same in today"s hatred of the Jewish state. Israel is held to standards expected of no other nation; it is libeled and vilified; it is blamed both for crimes that it has not committed and for those of which it is the victim; and it is held responsible for all the world"s misfortunes" ”most recently, Islamic terrorism.
by Jacob Prasch
As Hurricane Ike devastated the Texas Coast slamming the Gulf of Mexico oil industry and the Lehman Bros. Investment Bank (America"s 4th largest) collapses, AIG (the nations biggest insurance company) faces bankruptcy, and Merril Lynch (the mega brokerage house) is swallowed up, and the mountain of public and private debt swells to surmounting levels, something else transpired.
In an interview about his newly published auto biography Cliff Richard calls on the Church of England to update its views on same-sex marriages, arguing that all judgments on sexuality should be left to God. "I think the Church must come round and see people as they are now. Gone are the days when we assumed loving relationships would be solely between men and women. It seems to me that commitment is the issue, and if anyone comes to me and says: 'This is my partner; we are committed to each other', then I don't care what their sexuality is. I'm not going to judge; I'll leave that to God."