Tragedy Strikesby Dewayne Rachels
December 14, 2012 a most unforgettable and tragic event occurred that has impacted not only citizens of the United States but also gained recognition around the world.
Archbishop Rowan Williams, an Anglican, meets the Pope...good vibes and celebration...by Peter Menkin
Using the art of the homily, Archbishop Rowan Williams spoke to the ecumenical relationship between the Anglican Communion (Episcopal Church in USA), and the Roman Catholic Church, citing history. For a thousand years the Camaldoli hermitage and its monks have been praying and living with the presence of the Lord. The Archbishop's homily was presented at Papal Vespers, San Gregorio Magno al Celio 10 March 2012.
South Dayton Baptist Church Tent Revivalby Michael Adams
Join South Dayton Baptist Church in Moraine, Ohio for their tent revival. The church was started 56 years ago by a tent revival. The host church had to plant a church afterwards and it became South Dayton Baptist.
Occupy Wall St demonstrators ignore the real villainsby Robert Randle
While it is true that there are abuses of wealth and power at the financial center of the world and leader of a Free Market Economy and Capitalism, still, the blame should not rest solely on the shoulders of the titans of industry. The organizers, whoever they are, need to go to their Legislators in Washington D.C., the very place where they should have in the first place, and ask Congress to repeal the tax code which benefit the rich and make it "OCCUPY CAPITOL HILL" instead.
Should the military ordain non-Christian Chaplains?by Robert Randle
Soldiers in the United States Army want to become post chaplains, although they don't believe in God. The main person of interest was Capt. Ryan Jean, who is an Intelligence Officer at Fort Meade, CA. Jean, who is an atheist, wants recognition as a lay humanist, on par with those religions who believe in a theistic God, such as Christians, Muslims and Jews.
Joe Paterno scapegoat or scoundrel?by Robert Randle
In the biggest and most recent scandal in collegiate sports, Penn State legendary football coach was fired over allegations that he failed to alert the police after assistant coach Mike McQueary said that he saw former Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky having sex with a ten year old boy in the shower at Penn State's football facility. This incident regarding Sandusky happened in 2002, the Attorney General indicted two university officials and Penn State Board fired school president Graham Spanier as well as Paterno.
Reflection on the Tenth Anniversary of 911by Robert Randle
It is perhaps fitting to having reflected on this past tenth anniversary memorial of the attack on America by Middle-Eastern extremists who commandeered three Boeing commercial aircraft and crashed them into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a fourth plane was believed headed for Capitol Hill. This tragedy which happened to the victims of this unprovoked attack left a national scar upon our hearts at the deaths of nearly three-thousand American citizens who did nothing to deserve this murderous and suicidal act of violence.
Arizona Shooting USA, a commentary by Disciples of Christ (by Peter Menkin)by Peter Menkin
The General Minister of Disciples of Christ told her membership she was in the Chapel in the morning of January 10, 2011 at their Disciples Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, regarding the Arizona shooting. Sharon Watkins observed a moment of silence as called for by President
Obama "to honor the innocent victims of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, including those still fighting for their lives. It will be a time for us to come together as a nation in prayer or reflection, keeping the victims and their families closely at heart."
Interview: Vibrant show of Pacific Rim work at University of San Francisco by Peter Menkinby Peter Menkin
Your gallery in San Francisco at the Jesuit oriented University of San Francisco has such a wonderful show going on about Pacific Rim History involving Religious art from various parts of that area brought to California. Will you tell us how a school gallery was able to gather such a small, but impressive gallery of works that tell about the movement of various influences in the Catholic art that is displayed, and let us know when the gallery show ends?
April Gardner has been a military brat, missionary's kid, and military spouse. After 21 years in various countries overseas, April happily resides in Georgia with her USAF husband. A home school mom, she fills her mornings talking fractions and phonics with her two sweet kiddos. In her free time, April enjoys reading, gardening, and DIY. In no particular order, she dreams of owning a horse, visiting all the national parks, and speaking Italian.
Librarian, reviewer, and avid reader, April adores anything books. She writes a weekly column for the joint blog, Reflections in Hindsight, and is the founder and senior editor of the website, Clash of the Titles.
This is April's first novel.
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If you love historical fiction, you should check out April W Gardner's, recently released Wounded Spirits. Today marks the novel's Amazon Book Launch.
Introduction. Before Nelee Langmuir's death in Summer, 2010, her daughter wrote of her mother's experience as a Hidden Child. She wrote of it 2005, September 3 and Debra Wanner in so doing added her voice as a new generation to her mother's story.
What life was like in America before 911 had happened?by Robert Randle
It is hard to imagine what America was like before September 11, 2001 because this single act of terrorism on our native soil has been the defining moment for the United States in the modern age. It is a "new reality" which serves as a constant reminder that we are not as "safe" and invulnerable as we formerly thought. While the United States may eventually prevail on the battlefield, but sadly, this country has already lost the "WAR;" primarily because no one in this country really understands what time it is and are still fighting, mostly using the conventional weapons of past global conflicts.
A Time to Changeby Lori Godfrey
A Time to Change is a story of life's existence and the people God created. Not all change is negative depending on the final outcome. People and seasons change but God never changes.
The Dove World Outreach Church offers bonfire instead of Olive branchby Robert Randle
With the drawdown of American Military combat forces in Iraq and additional troops and equipment to fight the insurgents in Afghanistan, all that is needed ia a little spark to ignite and fan the flames that already exist in the region of "DEATH TO AMERICA." Tthe uncoming book burning of Korans by the Gainsville, FLA Church just might turn out to be the gift that keeps on giving for al-Qaida, the Taliban and other Muslim extremists.
Seattle Police involved in fatal shooting of deaf manby Robert Randle
Notwithstanding, there are some very good, professional and dedicated police officers out there and our streets, homes and scools are much safer because of them. At the same time, there are those few who shame the badge they wear and betray the pblic trust and undermine peace and security by their unlawful conduct and lack of good judgment.
The Certificate for Ministry earned by the recent June, 2010 graduate Mr. Baldwin in the Southern Baptist tradition, as the seminary is a Southern Baptist seminary, is part of a larger and national program that applies the same maxim throughout its teaching efforts reach, which is really more than national. It is worldwide. That maxim remains the same wherever students learn and go into ministry. Minister where you are at this time in your life, and in the many places where you may be a long time in their location or place of life.
Seattle and King County Police Officers out of control?by Robert Randle
The slogan "To Protect aand Serve" is a solemn oath that Law Enforcement Officers should take very seriously and consequently they should be afforded the highest level of respect and honor, but what happens when the police violate the very Law they are sworn to protect and uphold; who are their judges? There is an old saying that with much authority/power comes much responsibility and accountability, so when a uniformed officer loses control of a situation should his outrageous behavior be chalked up as just one of the usual run-of-the-mill outbursts that comes with the job?
Is Vigilantism the convenient new form of crime deterrent?by Robert Randle
Perhaps economic uncertainty and a lack of political leadership gives rise to the spirit of "vigilantism." There tends to be a more self-protective and Conservative atmosphere along with stricter Law Enforcement support where criminal activity, whether alleged or real takes on an ominous sort of retributive activity. It is in this way of thinkingand living that the average citizen may take it upon themselves to become then sole arbitrating and ultimate judge, jury, and executioner.