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Why The Recent Methodist Split Is A Warning For All Churches – End Times Christian Article

OPINION (PNW) – Ignored by most media outlets amid coverage of the escalating conflict with Iran and the ongoing impeachment saga was a significant development last week within American evangelicalism. On Friday, representatives of the United Methodist Church tentatively agreed on a proposal that would split the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination over “fundamental differences” regarding the “interpretation of Scripture, theology, and practice.” Years in the making, disagreements between conservatives and liberals in the church reached an impasse last year at…

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In China, Only Government-Supervised Worship Is Allowed – End Times Christian Article

Christian News Network – From September to Dec. 1 last year, at least 15 charismatic house church venues in Zaozhuang, a prefecture-level city in the eastern province of Shandong, were subjected to crackdowns, resulting in congregations being dispersed. A meeting venue in the city’s Taierzhuang district was cleared out in early November. According to a congregation member, six police officers raided the venue and forcibly tore down religious paintings. They put furniture and other church valuables on a truck and…

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Crop duster spreads 100 gallons of holy water on Louisiana town – End Times Christian Article

ABC – Holiday blessings were spread throughout one Louisiana town thanks to some unlikely help. The Diocese of Lafayette enlisted a crop duster to spray holy water on the city of Lafayette and nearby farms, according to a Facebook post from the church. Photos from the event showed more than two dozen people attending, with some bringing water from their homes. The water was blessed by Father Matt Barzare. “A happy and blessed Christmas to everyone from St. Anne Church…

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Georgia youth minister, 43, arrested for slapping reporter’s rear on live TV – End Times Christian Article

Fox News – A participant in a Georgia 10K run who was caught slapping a female reporter’s behind while she was on air has been arrested. Thomas Callaway, a 43-year-old youth minister from Statesboro, was charged Friday with sexual battery, a misdemeanor, in Chatham County, records show. The video clip of Callaway smacking the rear of TV news reporter Alex Bozarjian as he was taking part in the Dec. 7 Savannah Bridge Run 10K has been viewed more than 12…

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California charter school rejected ‘Joy to the World’ for being too “religious” – End Times Christian Article

Fox News – A 13-year-old girl’s choice of “Joy to the World” for a piano assignment was rejected for being too “religious” by a California charter school before reversing the decision on  Tuesday. Brooklyn Benzel, an 8th-grade homeschooler, was told by a South Sutter Charter School education specialist that her choice “would not be acceptable” Thursday after submitting a video sample of her playing the beginner version of the popular Christmas song. “My guess (regarding justification) is that there are…

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Kanye West Speaks From Lakewood Church… “I Belong To God Again” – End Times Christian Article

TMZ – Kanye West and Joel Osteen had quite the chat Sunday at the Lakewood Church in Houston — and one of the big takeaways was Ye going to bat for Joel and his reputation in the Christian community. The rapper-producer noted that Joel was responsible for converting thousands upon thousands of people to the right path of Christianity, and for that alone … Ye said the guy should be more praised than criticized for everything he does in God’s…

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Wednesday Connect | Thinking Out Loud

So here’s a question for you: Why do the authors so intent on helping me solve my financial problems only publish their books in hardcover? Just a reminder that this blog uses cookies to keep the writer awake after 11:00 PM. Here’s your week’s worth of items culled from a variety of sources. ♦ An old format meets today’s technology in a Bible commentary in pictures: “The Visual Commentary on Scripture (VCS) [is] a freely accessible online publication that provides…

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Blogroll Update #10 | Thinking Out Loud

My last update was in May. Some of these are simply updates, and some were in my computer under other categories. I have more Christian blogs bookmarked in my computer than anyone else in a three blog radius. (Seriously, there a couple thousand.) The list which appears on the blogroll in the right margin of the blog is always being updated. Blogs Daily Devotional from Popular Christian Television & Video Ministries Online PCPJ | Pentecostals & Charismatics for Peace &…

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