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A Church of Her Own: What Happens When a Woman Takes the Pulpit

A Church of Her Own: What Happens When a Woman Takes the Pulpit

Thirty years after the first group of women was ordained by the Episcopal Church, women are among some of the most vital and successful ministers in all Protestant denominations, even as churches struggle to hold on to their members. Sarah Sentilles enters the lives of female ministers—women of various ages and races, in a range of churches—to paint the first real portrait of what it’s like to serve as a woman of faith today.

Sometimes triumphant, sometimes hilarious, sometimes painful, their stories take us from their calls to the pulpit through their ordinations and service in congregations. These women show us how the church can be more welcoming to the women who are its lifeblood. And in their inspiring determination to perform the ministry to which they are called, no matter what the obstacles, we might well see the future of the church itself.

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Pastor Takes Minor Across State Lines to Have Sex

Jack Schaap, mega-church pastor at First Baptist Church (Indiana) has been fired and is under investigation by the FBI for taking a minor across state lines to have sex. He is married and is infamous for his misogynistic and anti-gay sermons. He is also the chancellor of the Hyles–Anderson Bible College. onkneesforjesus.blogspot.com

A Church of Her Own: What Happens When a Woman Takes the Pulpit

A Church of Her Own: What Happens When a Woman Takes the Pulpit

Women have been among the most dynamic and successful ministers in all Protestant denominations; but in divinity school, Sarah Sentilles discovered that some of the best and brightest were having trouble and even leaving the church altogether. What was happening? To find out, she entered the lives of female ministers — women of various ages, races, and denominations — and emerged with the first real portrait of what it’s like to lead as a woman of faith today.

Filled with humor, heartbreak, and triumph, the women’s stories take us from calls to the pulpit through ordinations and service. Despite many churches’ resistance — conscious or not — to re-imagining what it means to be a minister, many of these women are achieving remarkable transformations in their congregations. In their inspiring determination to perform the creative, life-giving work to which they are called, these women illuminate a way that the church can revitalize itself. What’s at stake is nothing less than the future of the church itself.

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Los Angeles LDS Mormon Temple – Gay protest takes on one guy. Join the Impact

mormons prop 8 – While making this video I was very taken back by the protesters and there veracity and anger. This is certainly a difficult issue for so many but it’s important to remember that the LDS church has many very good members who are gay. Though they chose not to live the lifestyle, they still live with the attraction. So what’s the problem when we all have something to deal with. We felt it was important to define the term marriage but unfortunately it morphed into something else. Like the label war calling us Haters, bigots, anti-gay, etc. It’s actually the opposite and we need to help get that message out. Kevin Hamilton wrote, We did nothing wrong. In fact, we did everything that a civic minded American can and should do. I have put together a few facts that help me to appreciate our position better. For example: 1. Mormons make up less than 2% of the population of California . There are approximately 800000 LDS out of a total population of approximately 34 million. 2. Mormon voters were less than 5% of the yes vote. If one estimates that 250000 LDS are registered voters (the rest being children), then LDS voters made up 4.6% of the Yes vote and 2.4% of the total Proposition 8 vote. 3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) donated no money to the Yes on 8 campaign. Individual members of the Church were encouraged to support the Yes on 8 efforts and, exercising their constitutional right to free speech, donated whatever they felt like
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Church takes law campaign to pulpit

The Catholic church says it is still keeping hope alive that the contentious clauses in the proposed constitution will be removed before the referendum. The has re-sent out a pastoral letter to all its churches countrywide over the proposed constitution as it stepped up its campaign against the draft.
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A Church of Her Own: What Happens When a Woman Takes the Pulpit

A Church of Her Own: What Happens When a Woman Takes the Pulpit

Women have been among the most dynamic and successful ministers in all Protestant denominations; but in divinity school, Sarah Sentilles discovered that some of the best and brightest were having trouble and even leaving the church altogether. What was happening? To find out, she entered the lives of female ministers — women of various ages, races, and denominations — and emerged with the first real portrait of what it’s like to lead as a woman of faith today.

Filled with humor, heartbreak, and triumph, the women’s stories take us from calls to the pulpit through ordinations and service. Despite many churches’ resistance — conscious or not — to re-imagining what it means to be a minister, many of these women are achieving remarkable transformations in their congregations. In their inspiring determination to perform the creative, life-giving work to which they are called, these women illuminate a way that the church can revitalize itself. What’s at stake is nothing less than the future of the church itself.

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Copeland’s Eagle Mountain International Church Takes Unprecedented Step in a Good Faith Effort to Respond to Senator Grassley


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 28, 2008

Eagle Mountain International Church/Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM) took the unprecedented and historic step of requesting the IRS to undertake an inquiry of the Church. On Monday, April 7th John Copeland the CEO of the Church and KCM, personally delivered a letter to the IRS offices in downtown Dallas.

John Copeland explained to reporters, “We told the IRS in a letter that we welcome them to come and make inquiry of us and we will provide answers to the IRS regarding questions that Senator Grassley has. The Church desires to protect its and all other churches’ 1st Amendment rights, and by this action, we believe we are doing just that.”

For more than 40 years the Church/KCM has operated with integrity and in compliance with the tax laws and government regulations. KCM has no problem with giving the government the information Senator Grassley has requested, so long as the Church’s constitutional rights are respected. It has always been KCM’s position that there is a process already in place for the government, through the IRS, to obtain the information Senator Grassley has requested.

The IRS is the appropriate agency to receive this information, subject to processes and procedures set out in the federal tax laws that apply all churches and to all private taxpayer information. By following these processes and procedures, which Senator Grassley himself helped write, the Church’s rights will be protected, but the Senator will still be able to obtain all the information he is demanding by requesting it from the IRS after it has concluded a church tax inquiry.

If the Church is not given the protections from disclosure afforded by the federal tax laws, the Church is concerned that private church documents and information produced to Senator Grassley could be used in a manner that interferes with the Church’s religious freedoms. The Church believes that the Senator’s demands are inconsistent with longstanding principles that require the separation of Church and State, as well as Supreme Court rulings that hold that the government may not inquire into the very nature of a church’s religious beliefs and practices.

To view a copy of the letter delivered to the IRS and other Church responses to Senator Grassley, go to http://www.kcm.org

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Interim minister at United Church of Christ, Boxborough takes lead

Interim minister at United Church of Christ, Boxborough takes lead
The Rev. Wendy Miller Olapade describes herself as an “agent of change” – a minister blowing with the wind, serving interim terms while congregations are between pastors. She says her big-picture leadership style calls her to this line of ministry as she serves Boxborough’s only church, the United Church of Christ, Congregational.
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Chubbuck Stake Relief Society to watch TV broadcast of General Relief Society meeting
Submitted Photo Brenda Walker has been the president of the Chubbuck Stake Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for nearly four years. She and her fellow women, whom she affectionately and often calls “sisters,” live by the motto of “charity never faileth.”
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Faith Matters
Fall revival Mizpah United Methodist Church, intersection of Springfield and Clyo-Kildare Road, will have a fall revival at 10 a.m. today. Pace Brothers will provide the music. Cover-dish dinner to follow. For information, contact Lori Velasquez at lvelasquez@colonialgroupinc.com . Bingo Guyton United Methodist Church, 401 Church St., Guyton, will have a Longaberger …
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