The Right Rev. Jack Leo Iker, bishop of the diocese of Fort Worth, has written an extraordinary manifesto titled “10 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Realign.” The document, based on its contents, could just as easily have been called “10 Reasons to Leave the heretical, humanistic, unitarian Episcopal Church.” Presumably, we’ll see it again if and when the presiding bishop [inevitably] attempts to defrock him. (more…)
Archive for September, 2008
As promised, here’s the list of local pet blessings in and around Little Rock…
This is going to look pretty darned strange to my Presbyterian and Episcopalian readers, but it’s something Pentecostals will instantly recognize.
We’ll have a list of animal blessing events posted here later today. They’re going to be happening all over Arkansas early next month.
The choir has a new CD and a hit single that is being played on gospel stations across the country. On Sep. 27, they’ll be singing some of their new music at a North Little Rock retailers.
Click here for details.
Stunned by the removal of conservative bishop Robert Duncan, leading bishops in the Church of England and its sister churches are calling on the Archbishop of Canterbury to create a conservative Anglican province in the U.S.
Click here for the latest from the Times of London.
It’s an incredible story, and it’s one you’ll be hearing more about, I’m sure. When state and federal law enforcement officials swooped into Tony Alamo Ministries, many, if not most, of the major news organizations in Arkansas were in Texarkana, Ark. watching it all unfold.
This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The raid was originally scheduled for sometime in October. But on Friday, somebody in the U.S. Attorney’s office inadvertently sent an e-mail about the raid, several weeks early, to 50 media outlets across the state.
This time, it’s in Texarkana, Ark…
Evangelist compound raided in sex investigation
By JON GAMBRELL
Associated Press Writer
Fellowship Northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest-growing churches in the United States according to Outreach Magazine. The Rogers congregation saw its average weekend attendance climb by
They wouldn’t dare pull this stunt with Muslims.
Click here to see what I’m talking about.
The House of Bishops voted today to remove Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan, the most visible opponent of gay ordination. The standing committee of the diocese is vowing to go forward with a vote to disaffiliate from the Episcopal Church USA. Lawsuits will likely follow (or precede.)
The New York Times has an article today about liberal Catholics who support politicians who oppose the church’s moral teachings on abortion. The Times repeatedly labels them ‘progressive’ Catholics. Catholics who support church teachings on abortion [would that make them 'regressive' Catholics?] are labeled “conservatives.” (more…)
It’s the Mark of the Beast. 666. And hundreds of people in Mexico and Costa Rica are reportedly being branded with the number.
[Here's news footage from Costa Rica. The newscast is in Spanish, but the images clearly show people having the Satanic symbol tattooed on their arms or hands.]
An Associated Press article about Hurricane Ike includes the following unusual paragraph about hurricane recovery efforts on Bolivar Peninsula, a hard-hit barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston:
“Of particular concern is a resident who collects exotic animals who is now holed up in a Baptist church with his pet lion. ‘We’re not going in there,’ [one would-be rescuer] said. ‘We know where he (the lion) is on the food chain.’”
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will seek to remove Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan during a House of Bishops meeting on Thursday. In an article posted at Religious Intelligence, journalist George Conger has questioned whether Duncan’s upcoming “trial” violates canon law, but it sounds like 1.) the presiding bishop will determine whether the meeting she has called violates canon law. and 2.) Her rulings will only be overruled if a majority of the bishops disagree with her. Duncan is the leader of the Episcopal Church’s conservative wing in the House of Bishops.