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Weird Things on the ‘Bible Set’

Jesus says, ‘The Holy Spirit is like the wind.’ At that moment, a wind, like as if a 747 was taking off, blew his hair, almost blew the set over and sustained for 20 seconds across the desert, and the actors didn’t break — they kept going. And everything stopped. Everyone just looked at everyone like, ‘What just happened?’”

Dancing to the Beat of Shalom: Christians Revive Kansas City’s Arts Scene

By Kevin Selders via Chtistianity When Jeremiah Enna and Mona Störling-Enna prayed to find a city where they could launch a world-class dance company, they expected God to respond with a cultural hotspot like London or Helsinki. Nearly 20 years later, the two classically trained dancers and husband and wife team smile when they think about where they landed. “We prayed for about a year-and-a-half and just couldn’t get a grip on it. Then we came to visit my brother in Kansas City, Kansas, for Christmas,” says Enna, who grew up in the Kansas City area. “My brother said, ‘Why don’t you move to Kansas City?’ We both said, ‘Why?’ (laughs)” But after learning of the growing arts community in nearby Kansas City, Missouri, the couple moved into Enna’s brother’s attic during the summer of 1995 with $800 in their pockets and God’s calling on their hearts. “We were like little immigrants,” Störling-Enna says. Since that time of uncertainty, however, the Ennas and fellow leaders at The Culture House and Störling Dance Theater have given …

Liberia: Getting Back to the Founding Faith | Christianity Today

A controversial clergy-led campaign to officially return Liberia to its Christian heritage has sparked debate in the West African nation. Liberia was founded under the “blessings of the Christian religion” by freed American slaves in 1847, but became a secular state following a 1980 military coup and subsequent civil war. In April, an international tribunal convicted former president Charles Taylor, once supported by Pat Robertson, of crimes against humanity. Today a group of pastors called the Liberia Restoration to Christian Heritage Committee has stirred up popular momentum to add Christianity back to the constitution—similar to Zambia, a “Christian nation” since 1996. The Liberian Council of Churches has remained tight-lipped about its opinion, but vice president W. Nah Dixon, archbishop of Don Stewart Pentecostal Church, has appealed to pastors to stop collecting signatures. He worries that imposing a state religion could refuel civil conflict in a nation with a sizable Muslim minority (12 percent). Catholic, Baptist, and Lutheran leaders have echoed his concerns Liberia: Getting Back to the Founding Faith | Christianity Today.

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Kids Attention App for Church

I am a proud father of two beautiful girls and they are the best and most well-behaved girls in the whole round world. They are not easily bored in church – well I take that back – at least my 11-year-old love worship service and often takes notes during my message on sunday morning. In fact she usually asks me if I have finished my message preparation and what I am going to speak about. On the other hand my 8-year-old told me the other day that church is boring and she can’t wait to bounce out during worship service. So you can see how delighted I am to the hear about the KIDS ATTENTION APP. Big ChurchBingo© has created an app to help keep children busy and quiet during church worship services. I don’t know what you do to keep those kids busy and I don’t know if it is working for you, but if you want to try this new app Big Church Bingo© is a currently available for use on iphones, ipads and ipod touches.  Visit the itunes …

What’s love got to do with it? Everything!

I must admit I just don’t know how to title this post.  I thought about the following: for better or for worse kick her out when she get sick when context really matter before you jump to conclusion before you demonize somebody great debate grounds for divorce Why are you asking Pat Robertson Talk to an expert or see an ethicist Love has everything to do with it How things can easily be taken out of context Also, there are so many angles to this story – but here is what I personally think: I personally think marriage is for better or for worst – in sickness and in health – love, loyalty and committment. And I would like to encourage anyone living with a partner suffering from Alzheimer’s to remain faithful to your partner, God is faithful and will see you through if you continue to lean on him and rely on his strength. He will also honor you if you honor the wife of your youth. However, I do admit that sometimes in life …