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ChurchWatch

Join Craig von Buseck weekdays as he shares his perspective on the major trends and news affecting the Body of Christ today.

August 2009 Entries

Praying Through the Window on 10/40 Window Sunday

The 10/40 Window is the region between l0 degrees and 40 degrees north latitude that encompasses North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Southeast Asia -- and it is the least evangelized section of the world. Window International Network (WIN) is once again leading the campaign to "Pray Through the Window" in October.

posted @ Monday, August 31, 2009 4:51 PM | Feedback (0)

Learning How to Exceed Your Expectations in Life

We need to be open to change (recognize our need for change), be willing to take responsibility and commit our day and our situation to Him (and leave it in His hands). When we do that He will exceed our expectations.

posted @ Friday, August 28, 2009 10:01 AM | Feedback (1)

Tornado Hits Lutheran Convention Voting on Homosexuality

In an ironic twist of fate, a tornado touched the convention center on Wednesday where delegates from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gathered to debate and then vote on a statement that acknowledges there are "differing views on homosexuality."

posted @ Monday, August 24, 2009 1:54 PM | Feedback (3)

Gay is O.K. According to Lutheran Vote

On Friday, the nation's largest Lutheran church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), voted to allow sexually active gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as clergy. Individual congregations now have the ability to select pastors or lay leaders in monogamous and lifelong same-sex relationships. Last month, the Episcopal Church lifted a similar ban on non-celibate gay bishops.

posted @ Monday, August 24, 2009 1:30 PM | Feedback (12)

The Pro-Life Kennedy

On July 14, 1992, Eunice and Sargent Shriver joined Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey (D-PA) and many other influential pro-life leaders in signing a full-page ad in the New York Times protesting the Democratic Party's embrace of the abortion-rights agenda. The ad, titled The New American Compact, called for support of policies that embrace both mother and child.

posted @ Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:01 PM | Feedback (1)