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The Rev. Wilson wags his finger not at Christianity per se but at the ritualistic nature of modern Christianity, which he feels focuses unduly on idolatry and dogma at the expense of genuine spiritual enlightenment.
The Rev. Willie F. Wilson, a Baptist minister and community activist in Washington, D.C., believes that most Christians, and especially African-Americans, are victims of a spiritual illness.
A Baptist minister's book urges Christians, especially African-American ones, to reject 'brainwashing' /frameset.asp?pageLoc=/story/25/story_2509_1.html&boardID=2822

 Christianity Community's Journal
Should preachers who preach that Christianity is "not a religion" have their religious tax-exemption privileges revoked?
Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in Christianity Community's LiveJournal:
Every Wednesday we have a Baptist Student Union meeting here at my school called "Noonday" where we have lunch and listen to a minister speak. /christianity   (2068 words)

 Brian McLaren: An Open Letter to Chuck Colson
The postmodern culture is the world in which many of us live and work and minister, sharing the good news and following the good ways of Jesus Christ.
What you describe as postmodernism — a claim that “there is no such thing as truth,” a rejection of all moral values, or their reduction to mere preferences — may have been purported by a few crazed graduate students for a few minutes at a late-night drinking party.
You suggest that Christians who don’t share your views are “dumbing down” and moving from a “Word-driven message” to an “image and emotion-driven message.” True, there’s plenty of dumbing down out there, but I’m sorry, that blanket assessment is not worthy of a person of your stature. /archives/000018.html   (3477 words)

 Nazi Germany -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
(German Lutheran theologian and pastor whose works concern Christianity in the modern world; an active opponent of Nazism, he was arrested and sent to Buchenwald and later executed (1906-1945)) Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(German Nazi who was chief of the SS and the Gestapo and who oversaw the genocide of six million Jews (1900-1945)) Heinrich Himmler — Head of the SS (German Nazi architect who worked for Hitler (1905-1981)) Albert Speer — First Architect, Minister for Armament from 1942
The German economy was later transferred to the leadership of (additional info and facts about Hermann Göring) Hermann Göring when, on October 18, 1936, the German Reichstag announced the formation of a (additional info and facts about Four year plan) Four year plan to shift the German economy towards a war production base. /encyclopedia/n/na/nazi_germany.htm   (4536 words)

 Kulanu: Conversos Surfacing Among Southwest's Hispanics
Atencio, whose father is a Protestant minister, believes many of the people drawn away from Catholicism may have been searching for a form of Christianity that allowed their Jewish remnants to exist more comfortably.
Families who swept the floor to the middle of the room instead of past the door (because they did not want to defile the mezuzah), circumcised their male children or refused to cook with pork or lard were often brought before the Inquisition.
During the 15th and 16th centuries, these new Christians were watched closely by the Holy Court of the Inquisition. /crypto/cryptoforward.html   (791 words)

 PEACEMAKERS FOR JESUS - Frequently Asked Questions
It seems much more logical for me to shoot the burglar, have him arrested if he survives my gunshot, and then minister to him!
Some years ago I met a German migrant to this country, whose father was one of those German Christian Conscientious Objectors who were shot by the German authorities, for refusing to go to war.
I guess the GERMAN Christians who fought against "our side", and who were on the receiving end of all those "Thousand Bomber" air raids, and the aftermath of D-DAY, are still wondering about that! /~amaxwell/pacifist/pacifaq.htm   (1604 words)

 Excerpt From "Wolves In Sheep's Clothing"
I have delivered sermons as a lay minister and have served as a Deacon in a fundamentalist "born-again" Christian church.
That a deep confusion be resolved concerning the puzzling contradictions observed between creed and practice in extreme conservative religion, certain Christian faiths, and the Fundamentalist Christian Church.
This is presented to the group as "obedience to God." Learning and adopting "the Christian life," as defined by the group's leader-ship, is stressed over the individual's unique and personal discovery of a personal relationship with the divine. /site/749804/page/375551   (1179 words)

 NPR : Evangelical Christians: Left and Right
Rob Schenck, minister of the Evangelical Church Alliance; president of Faith and Action; and a conservative evangelical Christian
Talk of the Nation, June 20, 2005 · Evangelical leaders on the political right and left discuss the politicization of their beliefs and the future of their movement.
Randall Balmer, professor of American religious history at Barnard College, Columbia University in N.Y., and an evangelical Christian who is a political liberal /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4711208&sourceCode=RSS   (148 words)

 In Brief
The Rev. Sharon E. Watkins, senior minister of the Disciples Christian Church of Bartlesville, Okla., has been nominated to become the next leader of the Indianapolis-based Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Western Christian churches use the Gregorian calendar, which adds leap days, sometimes placing Easter before Passover, as happened this year.
Orthodox Easter this year falls five weeks after the holiday was celebrated by other Christian groups. /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/04/29/AR2005042901234_pf.html   (515 words)

France's national heroine was thus heralded by the fancy of her contemporaries, by Christine de Pisan, and by that Venetian merchant whose letters have been preserved for us in the Morosini Chronicle, as a heroine whose aims were as wide as Christianity itself.
France is the only country in Europe having a coast line both on the Atlantic and on the Mediterranean; moreover, the passes of Belfort.
France was also the birthplace of Gothic art, which was carried by French architects into Germany. /cathen/06166a.htm   (515 words)

 Israeli prime minister wants Arafat exiled
Israeli forces have entered biblical Bethlehem several times in the past 18 months of fighting, but in the past kept a distance from the Church of the Nativity, one of Christianity's holiest shrines.
Palestinian Planning Minister Nabil Shaath said that Arafat "will not leave Palestine...
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has proposed that besieged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat be flown into permanent exile by European diplomats, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said today, raising such a possibility for the first time in public. /news/stories/20020402/FP_006.htm   (444 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Special reports Israeli minister to relax laws for non-Jews
Israel's new minister of the interior yesterday promised a revolution in Israeli society, even as progress on peace with the Palestinians appeared to have slowed.
He said he was going to review the decision to allow 20,000 Falashmura - descendants of Ethiopian Jews who converted to Christianity - to emigrate to Israel.
He said he would allow civil marriages and ease restrictions on non-Jews emigrating to Israel, and promised to review actions by his predecessor, Eli Yishai, which were seen as anti-Arab. /israel/comment/0,10551,907741,00.html   (444 words) Religion archive
His intention was never to create a new religion, but his actions sparked the Protestant Reformation that shattered Christianity into fragments.
I've got religion, and its that of the Universal Church of the Divine Julius.
Church of Virus is a new memetically-engineered atheistic religion that is even now hungrily sweeping up all your best prospects for conversion. /Subject/Religion   (4250 words)

France's national heroine was thus heralded by the fancy of her contemporaries, by Christine de Pisan, and by that Venetian merchant whose letters have been preserved for us in the Morosini Chronicle, as a heroine whose aims were as wide as Christianity itself.
The allowance made by France to the auditor was discontinued in 1882, but the office has survived, and the reorganization of the tribunal of the Rota made by Pope Pius X (September and October 1908) was followed by the appointment of a French auditor.
Piety had been for the kings of France, set on their thrones, set on their thrones by the Church of God, as it were a duty belonging to their charge or office; but in the piety of St. Louis there was a note all his own, the note of sanctity. /cathen/06166a.htm   (4250 words)

Prime Minister Obuchi died of a stroke in May 2000 and was succeeded by Yoshiro Mori, whose administration was dogged by scandal and blunders from the outset.
Suspicious of Christianity and of Portuguese support of a local Japanese revolt, the shoguns of the Tokugawa period (1603–1867) prohibited all trade with foreign countries; only a Dutch trading post at Nagasaki was permitted.
These setbacks led to the resignation of Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto in July 1998. /ipa/A0107666.html   (1680 words)

 BBC NEWS World Asia-Pacific Country profiles Country profile: Malaysia
Malaysia's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, himself a prince, devised the system after independence in 1957 to spread power among the sultans and rajas who had ruled over fiefdoms on the Malay peninsula for hundreds of years.
Major religions: Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism
He is the traditional ruler of Malaysia's smallest state, Perlis, a rural province in the far north bordering on Thailand. /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1304569.stm   (891 words)

 Malaysia Country Analysis Brief
Malaysia has maintained its policy of a fixed exchange rate between the ringgit and the U.S. dollar, which was imposed by Prime Minister Mahathir in September 1998, as part of capital controls designed to stem the outflow of short-term capital in the wake of the Asian financial crisis.
Religion: Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Christianity, various tribal
Malaysia is important to world energy markets because of its 75 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves and its net oil exports of over 300,000 barrels per day. /emeu/cabs/malaysia.html   (3267 words)

 Christianity in Bihar
Edited by the eminent Indian historian and a son of Bihar, Dr. Kali Kinkar Datta (Ex-Professor of History, Patna University; and ex Vice-Chancellor, Patna University and Magadh University.) This six-volume treatise is published by the Kashi Prasad Jayaswal Research Institute, located in the premises of the Patna Museum.
Their work spread to far-flung places in Bihar - from Bettiah and foothills of the Himalayas in the northwest to the hills of Santhal Parganas in the southwest, and the entire territory in between.
Hence, a special section is devoted to it, in as far as its origins in Bihar is concerned and its current extent. /user/endomv/christian.htm   (1369 words)

 Washington Afro-American: REV. WILSON'S RELEASING THE POWER WITHIN@ HighBeam Research
A little clarification: Rev. Wilson wags his finger not at Christianity Per
minister and community activist, believes that most Christians - and
The Rev. Willie Wilson of Union Temple Baptist Church in D.C., ordained /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:79662821&refid=holomed_1   (1369 words)

 Agenzia Fides - ASIA/TURKEY - Historical step forward towards juridical recognition of the Catholic Church in Turkey: for the first time in the history of the Republic of Turkey Prime Minister meets with Catholic Bishops
The Bishops asked the Prime Minister and the government to adopt measures to harmonise the laws of Turkey with the demands of the European Union, which that nation hopes to join.
Turkey has a population of 66 million 98% Muslim, while Christianity accounts for 0.6%.
ASIA/TURKEY - Historical step forward towards juridical recognition of the Catholic Church in Turkey: for the first time in the history of the Republic of Turkey Prime Minister meets with Catholic Bishops /eng/news/2004/0406/23_2681.html   (420 words)

 Church News from Denmark - February 1997
Interviewed by the Christian Daily she points out that the negative attitude to the church in the last century when the socialist pioneers spoke of the clergy as 'preaching actors with a good salary and safe pensions for themselves and their families' was not meant as an attack on Christianity.
At a reshuffle of the Cabinet after Christmas the Minister of Education, Ole Vig Jensen, was appointed in addition to be Minister of Church Affairs.
Significant of their standpoint is this passage from the book, 'In consequence of the widespread dogma among the members of the Danish Church that nobody can speak on behalf of the church, the church is speechless.' They want a renewal of the structure in the church and argue for the establishment of diocesan committees. /cn/feb97.htm   (420 words)

 Syllabus: Lecture Series on Christianity and World Religions
Christian and pseudo-Christian cults: How and why they arise, how to distinguish a cult from a church, how to witness and minister to cultists.
The popular religions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan, and Europe: their impact on Israel and the Church, and modern revivals in Wicca and Neo-paganism.
The earliest stratum of human religion, and its modern revivals in channeling and UFO cults. /~jrblack/RC/wrsyllabus.html   (253 words)

 Liberal Christians who aren't Christians
Liberal Christianity is nothing more than applying the wisdom of man in the realm of the spiritual through the rubric of Christianity.
Gardner is a former long-time Methodist minister, current Unity church pastor, the chaplain for abortionist George Tiller (, and a self-described "Zen Buddhist Hindu with Christian overtones." Quite the resume.
I am glad that Christians are dealing with this issue rather than being entirely distracted by merely bemoaning the evil occurring outside the church. /blog/archives/001109.html   (6249 words)

In 1820 the first Amercian Missionaries arrived in Hawaii to spread Christianity among the kanaka māoli and were also instrumental in developing the 12 letter alphabet, finally putting the Hawaiian language into writing.
Article XV, Section 4 of that constitution requires the use of Hawaiian in official state business, such as public acts and transactions.
A third language had developed over the course of Hawaiian history and is today in common use throughout the state. /american-encyclopedia/wikipedia/h/ha/hawaii.html   (6249 words)

 Québec and Constitutional Change
He or she can regain grace and renew his or her Christianity through what might be called the ordinary operation of the Church.
In 1987 Prime Minister Mulroney called a federal/provincial conference which unanimously endorsed a package of constitutional changes, including the designation of Québec as a distinct society.
The final conference was rocky, but some premiers, with Jean Chretien, a federal minister, hammered out a compromise that would weaken the absolute power of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and would readjust the amending formula. /online/cf/module-5/q&c.html   (6249 words)

 FrontPage :: Islam’s Nazi Connections by Serge Trifkovic
SS chief Heinrich Himmler was known to remark that he regretted that Germany had adopted Christianity, rather than "warlike" Islam, as its religion, and there is a disturbing amount of twisted but very real logic in his remark.
The Nazis began by attempting to exploit Arab resentment of the British and French colonial rule that they were under during the 1930’s, colonial rule which, in light of the subsequent bloody and tyrannical history of the region, it is hard to condemn today as worse than the likely alternative.
When he met Hitler, on November 21, 1941, he declared that the Arabs are Germany’s natural friends, ready to cooperate with the Reich with all their hearts by the formation of an Arab Legion. /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=4934   (1570 words)

 Christian Educational Services Online Catalog - Biblical Unitarian
It will reward the careful attention of the critic of Christianity, the new Christian, students of the Bible, pastors, teachers and scholars.
The Socinians, as they were known, developed this catechism to quickly ground their followers in the essential truths of their Unitarian faith in a climate of hostility and persecution.
This document is valuable for those who have an interest in the Christian essence of early Unitarianism, and for those engaged in the very current controversies still surrounding the Trinity in 21st Century Christendom. /ushop/current2/bu.htm   (1570 words)

 The Ultimate Category:Unitarian Universalism - American History Information Guide and Reference
Its roots are in Protestantism, although belief in Christianity is no longer required for adherents to modern Unitarian Universalism.
Unitarian Universalism (UU or UUism) is a liberal religious tradition that was formed by the merger of Unitarian and Universalist groups.
Most modern Unitarian Universalists (UUs) do not consider themselves Christian. /american_history/Category:Unitarian_Universalism   (1570 words)

 December newsletter
In this world of ethnic and religious conflict, he said, Western Sahara is uniquely placed to play a role of dialogue between Christianity and Islam, between the Maghreb and the rest of Africa, and between Africa and the rest of the world.
Task Force delegation to the Council of European Ministers.
One of the most feared and despised Moroccan ministers, Driss Basri the minister responsible for the Western Sahara, was sacked on November 9. /dec99nl.htm   (1570 words)

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