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August 2008 Entries
The First Sunday of October, October 5th, has been designated as the global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem by well over 1000 worldwide Christian leaders. Leaders of influence including, Kay Arthur, Paul Cedar, Dick Eastman, T.D. Jakes, Myles Munroe, Jane Hansen, John Hagee, Ravi Zacharias, Michael W. Smith, Chuck Pierce, Sunday Adeleja, and Joyce Meyer are just a handful of those all around the world who are in unity calling for focused, united prayer on this day.
At least 18 people are confirmed dead in 92 incidents of violence against Christians since suspected Maoists murdered Hindu leader Swamiji Laxmanananda Saraswati and four others on Saturday, August 23rd in Orissa state, says Compass News Direct (CND).
A statement that deserves particular attention, in my opinion, is an apostolic letter to the Body of Christ from Rev. Dutch Sheets. In a frank, and in my opinion humble letter, Dutch addresses what he considers to be major weaknesses in the Charismatic segment of Christianity, which were highlighted in the Lakeland revival.
Well, I took a week off from ChurchWatch, and what a week it was. While I was away (getting married, by the way for those who have not heard), Todd Bentley announced that he and his wife were filing for separation. Last Friday, the board of Fresh Fire Ministries announced that Todd had "an unhealthy relationship" with a female staff member during the revival. At the same time, Senators Obama and McCain decided to meet with Pastor Rick Warren to talk religion. Oh my!
In his final speech at the Lambeth Conference, Archbishop Williams said the Anglican Communion needs "space for study and free discussion without pressure" about whether to accept changes in the traditional biblical understanding of same-sex relationships.