McDonalds Accuses Christians of “Hate!”

Who hasn’t taken their children to McDonalds? We warm up to cultural icons and they feel like family, and then we are betrayed. In a searing response to the American Family Association, McDonald’s has accused the Christian community of “hate.” To disagree, or to hold moral position that someone’s actions are wrong, even destructive –…

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The “Throw the TV Out!” Movement

An Israeli news source reports a growing concern in that country over the negative moral influence of television. “Throw the TV out!” is an increasing cry.A program called “Moment of Truth” in which contestants are asked to reveal intimate secretes not only about their lives, but family members is just too much. Tens of thousands…

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McDonald’s Goes Homosexual

McDonald’s has weighed in on the culture war on the side of the gay and lesbian cause. It is pledge the use of McDonald’s name, logo, and endorsement to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). That website now proudly lists McDonald’s as a “Corporate Partner.”The American Family Association says that McDonald’s status…

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Christian Doctors with Conscience Under Pressure

LifeSite News reports that the British Medical Association’s (BMA) policy-making body is now considering the removal of rights of conscience that now allow Christian doctors to refuse to commit or refer women for abortions. The proposal will be considered at the BMA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting, 7-10 July, 2008.Dr. Tony Cole, of the Catholic Medical…

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Churches That Pray!

When Jim Cymbala became pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, the first Sunday there were 15 people in attendance and a grand total of $85.00 in the morning offering toward a mortgage payment of $232.00 plus utilities and other bills. The building was small. The walls needed painting. The windows were dingy and the floor was…

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Ideas For Praying With Your Children

1. Pray at every meal – make thanksgiving a habit. And let the children pray. 2. During the course of your meal, ask your kids about their day – What happened in your world? Use their anxieties as cues for prayer. 3. Pray at bedtime. Include a bed-time Bible story. That daily habit is a…

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Creating a Circle of Prayer for the Pastor

Recruit Prayer Partners for the Pastor. It is inadequate to say “the whole church is praying for the pastor.” Get commitments. Have the prayer partners take a day of the week or one day a month (anniversary or birthday date, 23rd, i.e.). Make a calendar of who is praying on any day. Distribute a weekly…

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Level of Committment to a Prayer Ministry

Prayer is included in the institutional mission statement and core values. The consideration in engaging the pastor was not just on his preaching, but on his personal commitment to prayer. Prayer is a part of the pastor’s job description. Leadership meetings are marked by extended seasons of prayer. There is a regular – not less…

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