Posts filtered by tags: Church[x]


 

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 17-24

  Conejo Jewish Academy in Agoura Hills. (Google Street View)   Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions. Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online and also some in-person — indoors and outdoors in the San Fernando Valley area.   Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Tujunga – 100th Anniversary: The Rev. Rolly Astudillo, from Our Lady of Lourdes, celebrates the ...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Judaism, Local News, Matthew, Samuel, Greg Laurie, Burbank, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Bingham


Intact Virgin Mary painting found in rubble after Mission San Gabriel fire

A woman takes a break in front of the church next to the Mission San Gabriel that was destroyed by fire in San Gabriel on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) People walk past the Mission San Gabriel that was destroyed by fire in San Gabriel on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Mission San Gabriel was destroyed by fire in San Gabriel on Tuesday, July ...
Tags: News, Church, Religion, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Mass, San Gabriel, Huerta, Virgin Mary, Jose Gomez, Fu, Jose H Gomez, Los Angeles Archdiocese


In Praise of the Average Pastor

Few search committees look for one. Few young men aspire to become one. But it’s what most churches need. I’m grateful for the average pastor. You know the one. He never won a preaching award in seminary. He will never sound like Matt Chandler or John Piper. He knows he could be better at almost every part of pastoring. He often feels inadequate when he compares himself to those who are more gifted, and those who have bigger ministries. Books weary him sometimes, not because he resists learni...
Tags: Featured, Life, Church, Matt Chandler, Pastoring, John Piper He


Judge Barrett's Views on What a Faithful Catholic Judge Should Do When She Has Conflicting Religious and Judicial Obligations

The topic of my Law of Religion class today was what government actors should or must do when their legal and religious obligations conflict with one another.  In addition to the speeches on this topic I typically assign, by John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, this year I also assigned two other readings:  a 1998 article co-written by Amy V. Coney (now Amy Coney Barrett), two decades before she became a judge, and a 2002 essay written by the Supreme Court Justice for whom Barrett cler...
Tags: New York, Justice, Supreme Court, Obama Administration, Planned Parenthood, Kentucky, Church, Court, Georgia, Indiana, Pope Francis, Mitt Romney, Catholic Church, John F Kennedy, Jesus, Catholic


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, Oct. 10-17

  The congregation at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Tujunga celebrates the parish’s 100th anniversary on Oct. 17. (Google Street View)   Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions. Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online and also some in-person — indoors and outdoors in the San Fernando Valley area.   Temple Judea: Havdalah at Home, 7-7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 a...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pope, John, Local News, Matthew, Greg Laurie, Burbank, Tarzana, Bingham, Woodland Hills


The Boys Season 2 Episode 8 Recap

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Boys Season 2 Episode 8 Recap In the previous episode of Amazon’s The Boys, heads started exploding before Vogelbaum’s testimony before Congress, and Homelander and Stormfront took Ryan. In the season finale, The Boys Season 2 Episode 8, Butcher struck a deal with Stan Edgar, and A-Train found Annie and Hughie. “Swear on Lenny’s Soul” Becca risked her life to escape the Vought compound and found her way to The Boys’ hideout under the pawn shop. Butcher promised to g...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Congress, Church, TV News, Nazi, Annie, Recap, Alastair, TV Recap, Ryan, Congressional, Edgar, Lenny, Becca


The Vatican has betrayed the faithful in China

The Catholic Church’s agreement with the Chinese government will cost the Church its convictions and endanger the lives of its Chinese members.
Tags: News, China, Church, Vatican, Catholic Church


Harvest Christian Pastor Greg Laurie, recovering from COVID-19, will resume duties Oct. 18

Pastor Greg Laurie, who is recovering from COVID-19, plans to return to the pulpit at Riverside-based megachurch Harvest Christian Fellowship in about a week. In a video message posted to Facebook late Friday, Laurie, 67, said he has completed 10 days of quarantine and expects to deliver a sermon at the church on Oct. 18. “I’m happy to report that I’m doing great and feel great,” he said in the message that lasted a little more than a minute.” I attribute that to so many people praying. Let’s re...
Tags: Facebook, Chris Christie, News, Washington, White House, Church, Religion, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Lausd, Disneyland, Local News, Donald Trump, Mall, Christie


Amazon's 'The Boys' creator on season 2's immense popularity, the fate of Stormfront, and what the deal with Fresca is

Karl Ubran in "The Boys" season two Panagiotis Pantazidis/Amazon Studios Warning: This post contains spoilers for "The Boys" season two finale. Amazon Prime Video's "The Boys" is a massive hit and the season two finale dropped on Friday. The showrunner Eric Kripke told Business Insider that the show's weekly release format for season two may have contributed to that, as it's "still at the forefront of pop culture." But he said the format isn't set in stone for season three and that it will...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Church, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Nielsen, Cw, Business Insider, Amazon Prime Video, Kripke, Stormfront, Antony Starr, Eric Kripke


A Brief History of Kamala Harris and the Knights of Columbus

During their debate earlier this week, Vice President Mike Pence put California senator Kamala Harris on the spot for her attacks on the religious views of several recent judicial nominees — a topic on which, thus far, Harris has yet to receive any press questions.“Senator, I know one of our judicial nominees you actually attacked, because they were a member of the Catholic Knights of Columbus,” Pence said, “just because the Knights of Columbus holds pro-life views. My hope is that when the hear...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, California, Church, Joe Biden, United States, Nebraska, Catholic, Biden, Columbus, Kamala Harris, Anderson, Joe, Mike Pence, HARRIS, Pence


Report Reveals Nearly 400 Church of England Figures Have Been Convicted of Child Sex Abuse

LONDON—Alleged child predators in the Church of England were given more support than their victims, according to a report released Tuesday which has laid bare a toxic culture of allowing abusers to hide in plain sight for decades under the pretense of providing care and love.The report, written following an independent inquiry into child sex abuse, reveals that 390 church leaders were convicted of child sex abuse between the 1940s and 2018. In 2018 alone, 2,504 safeguarding concerns were raised ...
Tags: England, London, News, Wales, Church, Bbc, Jimmy Savile, Church Of England


Pope Francis' new encyclical clearly condemns the death penalty (as well as life imprisonment)

As reported in this new article from America, which is headlined "Pope Francis closes the door on the death penalty in ‘Fratelli Tutti’," there are new papal teachings that have much to say about extreme punishments.  Here are the details: Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” does something that some Catholics believed could not be done: It ratifies a change in church teaching. In this case, on the death penalty. In 2018, Pope Francis ordered a change in the Catechism of the Catholic...
Tags: Law, Scotus, California, Church, America, Pope Francis, Catholic Church, Catholic, Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, St John Paul II, John Paul II, St Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Douglas A Berman, Council of Trent


Religion events – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 3-10

  Canoga Park Lutheran Church on Jordan Avenue. (Google Street View)     Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions. Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online and also some in-person — indoors and outdoors in the San Fernando Valley area.   Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 7 a.m. (in S...
Tags: Facebook, Church, Religion, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Matthew, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Simchat Torah, Judea, Unitarian Universalist Association


Pompeo meets Vatican officials amid tension over China

Pompeo, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich, met Parolin and the Vatican's Foreign Minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher. The Vatican's two top diplomatic officials have accused him of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential election by denouncing its relations with China. The remarks came after Pompeo accused the Church in an article and a series of tweets this month of putting its "moral authority" at risk by ...
Tags: News, China, Church, Pope Francis, Vatican, Catholic Church, Gallagher, Pompeo, Parolin, Paul Gallagher, Callista Gingrich


The Next Big Thing

A guest post by Ashley Hibbard 30 years ago, Church Leadership was going to fix our problems and get us moving in the right direction so all the people would come to Jesus. 20 years ago, seeker churches were going to make church fun and cool and all the people would come to Jesus. 10 years ago, the anti-church “just get together and hang out” folks were going to round up all the people who thought church was boring and bring them to Jesus And today we’ve got disciple-making mov...
Tags: Featured, Life, Church, Jesus, Timothy, Malachi, Isaiah, Kitchener Ontario, BRE, Nehemiah, Church Leadership, Christian Living, Ashley Hibbard, Emmanuel Bible College, Trinity College Bristol University of Aberdeen


Despite Indoor Services, Grace Community Church Doesn’t Want to Get Sued if You Get COVID-19 at the Church

Even though L.A. County said they placed them in the wrong spots, Grace Community Church posts signs disclaiming responsibility for any sickness if a person gets COVID-19 at the church. Given this disclaimer, it is not surprising that persons who say they attend Grace say they have to sign a COVID-19 waiver if they want to volunteer at the church. John “There is no pandemic” MacArthur’s church requires a waiver from people who serve according to three sources who sent me copies of what they say ...
Tags: Health, California, Church, Infertility, Grace, John MacArthur, MacArthur, Grace Community Church, COVID-19, COVIDGrace, Despite Indoor Services Grace Community Church, Grace Community Church of the Valley, Roscoe Boulevard Sun Valley California, Released Party, Church any Released Party, Grace Community Church and Grace Community Church


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 26-Oct. 3

  St. Luke Lutheran Church, founded in 1948, is on Comercio Way in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)     Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions. Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online and also some in-person — indoors and outdoors in the San Fernando Valley area.   Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral ...
Tags: Facebook, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, Local News, Captivity, Jonah, Ruth, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks


Historians and election experts warn Trump is behaving like Mussolini and despots that the US usually condemns

President Donald Trump walks on the tarmac as he arrives on campaign travel at Dobbins Air Force Reserve Base in Marrietta, Georgia, September 25, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election.  Historians and experts on fascism warn that Trump is behaving like the dictators the US is often leading the way to condemn on the global stage.  "This is the way dictators come to power," historian Michael Beschloss ...
Tags: Politics, Rachel Maddow, News, Oregon, Church, US, America, Trends, Analysis, United States, Italy, Portland, North America, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Mussolini


Church must offer hope as UK faces second wave, say Archbishops

As the UK grapples with a second wave of coronavirus, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called on the Church to play a vital role in offering hope and comfort to the nation.
Tags: UK, News, Church, Christian, Canterbury


Orlando Brown Gives Testimony in Church About Quitting Drugs & Turning to God

Orlando Brown says he’s done with drugs and is ready to give his life to God. Footage recently surfaced of Orlando giving a testimony at a church in Texas telling the congregation that he has turned his life around after previously heading into a downward spiral after experimenting with drugs. The 32-year-old started out by telling everyone his name and saying that they may recognize him “from a little show called ‘That’s So Raven.'” He went on to state that he dabbled in drugs, including crysta...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Celebs, Hollywood, Texas, Instagram, Church, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jesus, Las Vegas, Will Smith, Michael Jackson, Christ, Orlando, Nick Cannon


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 19-26

  Rabbi Noah Farkas, from Valley Beth Shalom, blows a shofar as a call to action at the start of the 12th Annual Los Angeles Walk to End Genocide held at Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 22, 2018. A ‘Shofar Wave,’ of shofar blowers standing on street corners will take place on the second day of Rosh Hashana, Sept. 20, in the greater Los Angeles area. (Photo by Dan Watson)     Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to the coronav...
Tags: Facebook, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, Local News, Captivity, Matthew, Jonah, Porter Ranch, Burbank, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Woodland Hills


Unity of the Christian Church specifically with respect to worship

If you're interested, here's an excerpt from a book I wrote a while back regarding the unity of the Christian Church specifically with respect to her worship which you might find interesting: The Church Is One In Worship Worship is the central venue for receiving Gods means of grace from which all other churchly activity flows. From Word and Sacrament centered worship flows the fount from which all charity, all mission work, all compassion, all teaching, and all Christian kindness originate. Si...
Tags: California, Germany, Africa, Church, America, David, Pennsylvania, Christian, John, Weapon, Luther, North America, Christ, Religious Discussion, Santa Rosa California, Word of God


3 Reasons I’m Launching a Leadership Podcast

I’ve sent a few teasers out via social media, but I can officially say I’m launching a podcast. I couldn’t come up with a creative name, so it’s officially The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast. Catchy, huh? I’ll be posting new episodes on this blog and I am also excited to be a part of the Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network. So, you’ll see some publicity about it there also. Here are 3 Reasons I’m Launching a Leadership Podcast: A new way to share my existing content. If you have fo...
Tags: Leadership, Church, Religion, Ron Edmondson, Nate, Church Planting, Church Revitalization


Churches: Consider Running Your Own Conference

For the past four years, a small group of local churches in London, Ontario has run their own conference, inviting speakers like Andreas Köstenberger, Jared C. Wilson, and Andrew Naselli to speak. Just before the pandemic started, I interviewed Jude St. John, the pastor of West London Alliance Church, and the director for the conference, Nicki Cole, about their vision for running their own conference, and what other churches could learn from their experience. What motivated you to start Co...
Tags: Featured, Interviews, Life, Church, Jesus, Jared, Don, London Ontario, Jude, Nicki, Kernaghan, Jared Wilson, Pastoring, Costi Hinn, Andreas Köstenberger Jared C Wilson, Andrew Naselli


A Musician’s Call to Mysticism

An astounding fact bears our reflection. In the Mass, we experience the reality for which the mystic heart longs—real union with our God. However, we receive such grace only in the degree to which our souls are disposed to accept it. (1) When your music at Mass influences the readiness of our souls, by stirring within us a deeper grasp of what is taking place on the altar, your welcoming of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament has glorious repercussions! Imagine the increase in His grace that c...
Tags: Music, Featured, Navy, Church, Religion, Culture, Jesus, John, Christ, Grand Canyon, Mass, PAUL, Teresa, Calvary, Cross, Mount Carmel


7 Results When I’m Tired – 7 Remedies

I have learned over the years – many times when I’m not up to par in my leadership or life – it’s simply because I’m tired. Recognizing this is paramount to maintaining productivity and for preventing burnout. This has been truer in 2020 than any time in my career. When I’m tired: I become irrational about the flaws in others, There is difficulty concentrating. I display less patience and get frustrated easily. My work is less effective. Leadership suffers. Our team su...
Tags: Leadership, Church, Religion, Don, Church Planting, Church Revitalization


Defying county, judge’s order, Grace Community Church in Sun Valley hosts packed Sunday service

SUN VALLEY >> Grace Community Church in Sun Valley held a packed morning service on Sunday, Sept. 13, defying a court order directing them to refrain from holding indoor services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor John MacArthur prefaced the service by complaining about the many health measures required by local and state authorities to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. “The question has come up a number of times about why Grace Church does not just comply with the orders that have be...
Tags: Health, News, Minneapolis, California, Government, Church, Religion, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, John MacArthur, Los Angeles Superior Court, Department of Public Health


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 12-19

  Knollwood United Methodist Church on Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions. Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online and also some in-person — indoors and outdoors in the San Fernando Valley area.   Selichot with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the online servic...
Tags: Facebook, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, Local News, Captivity, Matthew, Jonah, Porter Ranch, Northridge, Daniel, Burbank, Sun Valley


A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

I t is more than a little ironic, and more than a little disturbing, that some of the most prominent “Christian” scholars in the world are not Christian at all. At least, not by a definition that would require their assent to the doctrines outlined in the historic creeds and confessions. To the contrary, many of the most significant scholars at the most significant universities tend to deny the doctrines of the Trinity, of the divinity of Jesus Christ, of his virgin birth, of ...
Tags: Florida, Church, Book Reviews, Book Review, Blogging, Harvard, United States, Harvard University, Jesus, King, Veritas, Jesus Christ, Hollis, Mary, Mary Magdalene, Perpetua


Judge grants injunction prohibiting Sun Valley church from holding indoor services

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Thursday, Sept. 10, granted the county’s request for an injunction prohibiting Grace Community Church in Sun Valley from holding indoor services in a ruling that emphasized the importance of following health orders to prevent the community spread of the coronavirus. After hearing arguments Friday from attorneys for the county and the church, Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled that Grace Community Church and its pastor, John MacArthur, are prohibited from conducti...
Tags: News, California, Church, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Donald Trump, County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, John MacArthur, Ellis, Los Angeles Superior Court, MacArthur