Daily Archives: November 20, 2012

Calvary Chapel’s Chuck Smith Joining The Emerging Ecumenical Magisterium?

In asking this question, Apprising Ministries takes a look at what appears to be compromise within Calvary Chapel and wonders if the breakfast meeting yesterday between Smith, and Elephant Room vets Mark Driscoll and Greg Laurie will contribute to further aberrations within CC.

http://apprising.org/2012/11/20/calvary-chapels-chuck-smith-joining-the-emerging-ecumenical-magisterium/

The Alpha Course Receives Praise from Moody Radio’s Janet Parshall

Recent months have seen an increase in publicity for the international phenomenon known as the Alpha Course. That is why it came as no surprise when Alpha recently was featured on Moody Radio’s In the Market with Janet Parshall.

On Monday, 19 November, Parshall interviewed Gerard Long, the executive director of Alpha USA. The conservative Parshall had only praises for the Alpha Course, stating that its results have been “absolutely amazing” and essentially offering her endorsement as she declared that she is “very comfortable with the Alpha Course.”

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First Hindu Elected to U.S. Congress to Take Oath on Bhagavad Gita Instead of Bible

Christian News Network reports:

The first Hindu elected to the United States Congress is expected to take oath on the Bhagavad Gita instead of the Bible, reports state.

http://christiannews.net/2012/11/20/first-hindu-elected-to-u-s-congress-to-take-oath-on-bhagavad-gita-instead-of-bible/

Church of England General Synod Votes Against Women Bishops

BBC News reports:

The general synod of the Church of England has voted against the appointment of women as bishops.

The decision came at the end of a day of debate by supporters and opponents – and a 12-year legislative process.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20415689

Why I Left the Word of Faith Movement

I used to believe that being a Spirit-Filled Christian meant that I never had to be poor, never had to be sick and that I had exclusive God-given powers that most Christians (who hadn’t received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the proof of speaking in tongues) did not have.

http://www.christianity.com/blogs/stephen-sanders/why-i-left-the-word-of-faith-movement.html