“The Salvation Army Church is closely affiliated with the Protestant Church, except that we have no public observations of the sacraments,” remarked Dabis about the church. Dabis said the Salvation Army believes Jesus spoke figuratively about breaking bread. “We see baptism and communion as symbolism of an inward resolve. Something that has taken place inwardly, so we don’t need to do them outwardly. This idea of communion is something we do whenever we eat.”
Full article on the San Diego Citadel Corps >
As Christians, you can not have an opinion that agrees with scripture and use it to make a decision:
Colorado’s highest court upheld a lower court’s decision yesterday throwing out the sentence of a man who was given the death penalty after jurors consulted their Bibles in reaching a verdict.
The Bible, the sharply divided court said, constituted an improper outside influence and a reliance on what the court called a “higher authority.”
I have an education, can I use this outside influence to make a decision?
Our church is prayerfully considering relocating to San Diego State University. There is a room available to launch that seats 200. Our community are many in their early-to-late twenties and we have a passion for training people up in a holistic worldview. It seems like a college campus is the modern areopagus to do this.
We met with an Intervarsity staff member who said that a Comparative Religions class, one of the selected requirements for students, is taught by a Christian-basher. I guess she has taken a particular liking to presenting (questionable/theory) as objective facts to present why Christianity is nothing but myth and hocus-pocus. It’s amazing how they will not tolerate a Christian professor from saying anything but an anti-theist has an open license to say whatever.
I just ask you keep these decisions in prayer, as of yet we haven’t made the decision.
My son, Gideon, turned two on March 19th, because we had friends who had a marriage on the 19th, our party was this week. Here are some pictures from the bash.
Album: Gideon Two Year Old Birthday Party >
I’m going to be re-developing a site for Musolist. Musolist allows you to list free classifieds to find musicians and/or bands in your local town. In the next 30 days the site will be totally revamped for you to use and will add a lot of new features. Post your free ads today. If you are a church planter this can even help you gather musicians to your worship team.
“Almost everyone at USD already has some knowledge of Scripture and Jesus. So we can’t go around saying ‘Hey, you Catholics need to come to Christ.’ Even though there are many Catholic students who have grown up culturally Catholic but don’t know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior,” said Scott Schimmel, when asked about the challenges of a Protestant ministry on a Catholic campus. “We are calling Catholics to faith.”
USD Intervarsity Article >
I’d like to review a Bahai Center here in San Diego for the Reader. Here’s what Bahai’s site says about the faith:
We are Bah?°’??s – members of the Bah?°’?? Faith, the second most widespread of the world’s independent religions, established in 235 countries and territories throughout the world. We come from over 2,100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups and number some 5 million worldwide.
For more than a century, Bah?°’?? communities around the globe have been working to break down barriers of prejudice between peoples and have collaborated with other like-minded groups to promote the model of a global society. At the heart of our belief is the conviction that humanity is a single people with a common destiny. In the words of Bah?°’u’ll?°h, the Founder of our Faith, “The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”
Bah?°’u’ll?°h taught that there is one God Who progressively reveals His will to humanity. Each of the great religions brought by the Messengers of God – Moses, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Jesus, Muhammad – represents a successive stage in the spiritual development of civilization. Bah?°’u’ll?°h, the most recent Messenger in this line, has brought teachings that address the moral and spiritual challenges of the modern world.
I was curious if any of you out there have dabbled with this or an Eastern religion?
Ryan Sharp and his wife are travelling through Thailand to assist the relief efforts. He’s posting each day his experience.
Day 5 – We finally made it to the art tent at one of the resettlement camps… It was a hopeful place, but needs were already met, so we gave all the art supplies we brought to the church to use with the sea gypsy children.
Follow it here: http://thecobaltseason.blogspot.com/
Our view of Easter is often clouded behind traditions of men and religious terms. The message of the risen King who came to defeat sin, Satan, and death is lost in the cultural tide of our day. As a gathering of worshippers who seek to understand and embody this history changing and life altering news, our greatest desire is to come together with our family and friends to celebrate and hear this incredible story. We also realize that none of us have all the answers, but we can come to the ancient Scriptures and learn from them the truth about Jesus and the Easter message. Come and listen as we sift through the historical facts and myths surrounding this controversial event.
Easter Sunday in San Diego | March 27th @ 11:30am Directions