Thursday, November 07, 2013

Our trusting the Lord...

Our trusting the Lord does not mean that there are not times of tears. I think it is a mistake as Christians to act as though trusting the Lord and tears are not compatible.
...Francis A. Schaeffer image

More on Gafcon

NAIROBI: Irish leader Reports on GAFCON II: October 21st - 26th, 2013
By Tim Anderson
November 6, 2103

Peter Jensen, as General Secretary of GAFCON and recently retired Archbishop of Sydney, opened the six day conference in a warm Nairobi on Monday 21 October with these words: GAFCON is the future. What he meant was that GAFCON is now the future for worldwide orthodox Anglicanism. Liberal Anglicanism is moribund and a hindrance to the proclamation and spread of the true gospel.

It is numerically small (it represents a minority of the worldwide Anglican church) and instead of growing is declining. In contrast orthodox Anglicanism, reflected within GAFCON, is numerically large and is growing. GAFCON therefore, is where the future lies. So what the remainder of the Conference did was to flesh out what this future will look like on the ground in provinces, dioceses and parishes worldwide.

To that end, the four page Nairobi Communique and Commitment was presented to the Conference on the penultimate day and adopted by the delegates. So how did this work? How was GAFCON able to produce a very detailed document that reflected a common mind of so many people (1,358 delegates from 38 countries representing millions of faithful Anglicans worldwide)? The key to this were the nine mini conferences that met on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (in total, each one meeting for 11 hours)...

Future of the Anglican Communion is now in the hands of Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans
AMIE is the life boat to rescue orthodox Anglicans in the UK...

GAFCON to be ‘an Anglican province’ in all but name

IRD: Bishop David Hicks on GAFCON II (Part 1)

IRD: Bishop David Hicks on GAFCON II (Part 2)

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

To pray is to let God into our lives...

To pray is to let God into our lives. He knocks and seeks admittance, not only in the solemn hours of secret prayer. He knocks in the midst of your daily work, your daily struggles, your daily grind. That is when you need Him most. ...O. Hallesby image

Awesome Video Shows the Miracle of Human Creation and Development

Mar 31, 2013

The human body is the most complicated machine in the world. We see with it, hear with it, breathe with it, walk and run with it, and sense pleasure with it. Its bones, muscles, arteries, veins and internal organs are organized with marvellous design, and when we examine this design in detail we find even more amazing facts. Every part of the body, though each may seem to be so different from another, is made up of the same material: cells.

Cells, each of which is one thousandth of a millimetre, are the structural units that form our body and everything in it. Some of these cells unite to form bones, others to form nerves, the liver, the inner layer of the stomach, the skin or the cornea of the eyeball. Each has the size and shape that exactly meet the requirement of that part of the body.

How and when did cells, which have such varied functions, come into being?

The answer to this question will take us into a process whose every moment is filled with mystery. All the approximately 100 trillion cells that make up your body today came from the division of one single cell. That single cell which had the same structure as all the cells in your body now, came from the union of your mother's egg cell and your father's sperm cell.

Obamacare; Iran Christians receive 80 lashes; Gambling expanded in NY...

Expansion of Gambling in New York Is Approved
...The casino amendment was promoted by a coalition called New York Jobs Now, which was primarily financed by gambling interests, including operators of the racetrack slot machine parlors, as well as labor unions that stood to benefit from the development of casinos. The coalition raised more than $4 million for the effort, which included a series of television ads promoting the economic benefits of casino development and citing endorsements from newspaper editorial boards...

A.S. Haley: The Coming Bailout of Obamacare
“Houston, we have a problem.”

Peter Ferrara, the author of this disturbing analysis in The American Spectator, is an expert on the long-term problems of Social Security and other government welfare programs. His conclusion about the coming death spiral of Obamacare:
The pool the insurers end up covering, then, will be a lot more like the pool of all burnt down houses for fire insurers discussed above. The premiums the insurers receive from this adversely shrunken pool will not remotely cover the costs of that pool. Hence they will be facing bankruptcy next year, absent another taxpayer bailout of hundreds of billions. So the choice will be that, or socialized medicine, including the government death panels we see in every other country weighed down by this “enlightened” last century albatross....
Visualizing the 15 million people who will lose their current individual health plans  ...But how many people is 15 million? Is it really such a small number, something we shouldn’t care about?...

Mystery shrouds plans for release of ObamaCare enrollment data 
The Obama administration said it will publish Affordable Care Act enrollment data next week, but has repeatedly refused to disclose which figures it plans to release.

The silence from federal health officials raises the possibility that they will release a single sign-up number that fails to shed light on how the enrollment effort is really proceeding.
The long-awaited disclosure will come as the White House works to quell a political firestorm over both real and perceived problems with its healthcare reform rollout....

Iran: Christian “whipped with extreme violence” for drinking communion wine ...Two of the four Iranian evangelical Christians who were recently convicted on charges of consuming alcohol have received their 80-lash sentence...

UK: Legalized Same-Sex Marriage is Not Enough–Homosexual Couple Sues for a Church Wedding  ...Britain’s new legislation legalizing same-sex marriage includes a provision that protects churches from being forced to conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies. But homosexual couple Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow have set out to demolish that protection for churches because it stands in the way of their coveted church wedding.

“It upsets me because I want it so much—a big lavish ceremony, the whole works.”  The duo filed a lawsuit against the Church of England, demanding that the court compel all Anglican churches to conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies in their houses of worship...

The End of Religious Liberty in the Land of Lincoln ...Senate Bill 10 offers no specific protection regarding employment practices. If a current church employee chooses to "marry" a same-sex partner, the legislation offers no specific protection regarding the church being forced to pay -- from funds collected every Sunday from faithful church-goers in the pews -- for benefits for the "spouse."

The legislation offers no conscience protections to health-care facilities, educational facilities, or social service agencies. So, faith-based hospitals, colleges, and universities that own and operate venues for rent are not protected.

Individuals and independent business owners whose religious beliefs do not condone same-sex marriage are also left in the dust. There are the stories about the photographers, bakers, florists, and bed-and-breakfast owners who have come under fire for refusing to serve same-sex weddings. What about the county judge asked to perform a same-sex wedding, or a public school teacher forced to teach about a family with two moms, two dads, or some other permutation?

They get nada....

Monday, November 04, 2013

“Expect Surprises”: Archbishop of Canterbury’s Remarkable Interview at the World Council of Churches

November 4, 2013
By Kathy Schiffer

The Archbishop of Canterbury has hinted that we should expect “a few surprises” in terms of ecumenical relations between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church.

Archbishop Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Anglican Communion, is in Busan, South Korea, attending the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches. In his address to the Assembly, he noted that the WCC Assembly really reflects the depth and breadth of God’s great Church; and he called members to recommit themselves to the task of restoring full, visible, sacramental unity to the Body of Christ. “We must be one,” he said, “so that the gospel we preach is not denied by the way we live our separate lives.”

In an extraordinary interview with Philippa Hitchen of Vatican Radio, Archbishop Welby also spoke with conviction about the importance of Christian unity, and expressed his hope that the participating churches will work fervently on the important doctrinal and dogmatic differences between them... the rest

Bishop Jack Iker reflects on GAFCON II

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Anglican Unscripted Episode 84 GAFCON II

Nov 3, 2013

Anglican Unscripted is the only video newscast in the Anglican Church. Every Week Kevin, George, Allan and Peter bring you news and prospective from around the globe.

This weeks show is everything you wanted to know about GAFCON I, II, and III but were afraid to ask.