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Police warn pastor over Facebook post welcoming cancellation of Pride event

Pastor Josh WilliamsonA Cornwall pastor has been warned by police that he could be breaking the law after he wrote on Facebook that he was glad the local gay Pride event had been cancelled. On 13 August, Pastor Josh Williamson wrote "Wonderful news!" in the comments below a local news outlet's Facebook post reporting that... Read more

Early Christianity Was Mocked for Welcoming Women

I recently received a question on Twitter about where, in patristic sources, we see early Christianity mocked for being a religion filled with women. The short answer: lots of places. Before we get there, though, we should note that early Christianity received this criticism precisely because it was so popular with women. Sociologist Rodney Stark estimates... Read more

Chris Pratt quotes the Bible after welcoming baby daughter with wife Katherine Schwarzenegger

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger(Photo: Instagram)Chris Pratt celebrated the arrival of his baby girl by sharing some verses from the Bible with his 28.9 million Instagram followers.  Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt is his first child with wife Katherine Schwarzenegger.  He is already dad to Jack, 7, with ex-wife Anna Faris.  Sharing the good news of... Read more

Come On In! 10 Tips for Welcoming Guests into Your Church Building

Stepping into a new church for the first time, even if youre a churchgoing person, can be intimidating. Where should I park? Which door is the front entrance? Is there a place to hang my coat? Where’s the bathroom? For those who dont regularly attend, the anxiety can be even more acute. Is this the... Read more

Are You Welcoming Picture Bearers With Particular Wants? – Tim Challies

[ad_1] Todays submit is sponsored by The Elisha Basis, a ministry targeted on the pursuit of Christ-centered transformation within the lives of these experiencing incapacity. They invite you and your church to take free, video-based coaching on serving folks and households impacted by incapacity. On a latest Sunday morning, I forgot my glasses within the... Read more

What Simon of Cyrene Can Educate Us About Welcoming House the Previously Incarcerated

[ad_1] Launched by Rev. Leroy Barber, Voices Publishing is a publishing imprint whose mission it's to publish books by writers of religion who're folks of colour. In April 2019 Voices revealed Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering the Black Biblical Future by Minister Onleilove Chika Alston, MDiv, MSW, an excerpt from this guide is beneath. Study extra about... Read more

Come On In! 10 Ideas for Welcoming Friends into Your Church Constructing

[ad_1] Entering into a brand new church for the primary time, even when youre a churchgoing particular person, will be intimidating. The place ought to I park? Which door is the entrance entrance? Is there a spot to hold my coat? The place’s the toilet? For individuals who dont recurrently attend, the anxiousness will be... Read more