Sunday, April 9, 2017

Orthodoxy as a Community, Part III – Evolution of the Early Church

Orthodoxy as a Community, Part III – Evolution of the Early Church: Imagine being a part of a community where daily you meet with other Christians to depend on each others’ talents and resources, forming a particular type of sub-community within a very hostile, secular community. Imagine living within this community where you are able and willing to practice your God-given talents even to the point of death to protect and grow this community. This is the way the pre-Nicene, early Church, lived. Within the ancient writings of St Paul and other saints such as Clement, we know that the Church lived a communal life in every way that they possibly could, building a new kind of spiritual and philanthropic community that would eventually evolve into a Christian empire.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ISDH: Advance Directives Resource Center

ISDH: Advance Directives Resource Center: This Advance Directives Resource Center is intended to provide consumers with information about advance directives in Indiana.The forms on this pageand can be down loaded. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Goshen non-profit opens new unit for Indiana human trafficking v - ABC57 News - See the Difference Michiana

Goshen non-profit opens new unit for Indiana human trafficking v - ABC57 News - See the Difference Michiana

“You don’t understand..
until the kids are telling you just how bad it can be for them,” said
Sean McCrindle, Vice President of Program Operations at Bashor
Children’s Home.

More than 178 children were identified as human
trafficking victims in the state of Indiana in 2016 according to the
Indiana state report on human trafficking.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Can A Juror Be Disqualified For Following Jesus? – Red Letter Christians

Can A Juror Be Disqualified For Following Jesus? – Red Letter Christians: The constitution of our nation specifically states that our governing bodies must not utilize religious tests in determining who can and who cannot serve in government posts. Unless, I am missing something, the courts in Texas ignored that principal when selecting a jury for the trial of Mr. Chris Young. A woman who was being considered as a juror was disqualified in this case, according to a petition filed by his attorneys with the U.S. Supreme Court, primarily because she was involved in outreach ministries of the Baptist Church where she holds her membership.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

1300 Clergy Speak Out Against Discrimination in the Name of Religion – Red Letter Christians

1300 Clergy Speak Out Against Discrimination in the Name of Religion – Red Letter Christians: Around the nation, clergy are rising up in opposition to a leaked copy of a “religious freedom” executive order drafted by the Trump administration that would undermine protections for LGBTQ people, women, and children in foster care.

If enacted, the order would essentially legalize discrimination by protecting individuals and organizations with religious objections to abortion, same-sex marriage, contraception, or supporting LGBTQ children in foster care.

How We Treat Those Who Are Always With Us – Red Letter Christians

How We Treat Those Who Are Always With Us – Red Letter Christians: Jesus meant the OPPOSITE of what we usually take him to mean here. It seems to me that Jesus was actually advocating generosity and action to eradicate poverty, rather than hands-up-in-the-air, shoulder-shrugging apathy.

A New Home for Homeless Christians – Red Letter Christians

A New Home for Homeless Christians – Red Letter Christians: “When we stop focusing on Jesus, we end up talking a lot about things Jesus didn’t talk much about and we don’t talk about the things Jesus had a whole lot to say about.”