8 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-29-14

  1. Interesting reading Ricky.
    The effects of this revival are unusual, but not unique. I have heard of such responses and actions of the Spirit before.
    It would take a miracle for America to reach the point of general repentance. It must come to the church first. The culture and especially the media work against that.
    But, as I said, There are still ten good men and Sodom. And the Holy Spirit is sovereign.

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  2. “One wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, woke up Monday morning checking for tire tracks after his boss effectively threw him under the bus for having ‘underestimated’ the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.

    “But Obama’s remarks in a ’60 Minutes’ interview drew immediate objections from lawmakers and the intelligence community. …”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/29/obama-faces-backlash-after-blaming-intel-community-for-missing-isis/

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  3. Chas, It has been very encouraging for our pastor and others to preach in Northeast India and see the response from the people. They are really hungry for the Gospel. It has also encouraged our congregation. American Christians are still relatively wealthy. In India we can conduct a crusade for 10% of the cost to do so here in the US. The headmasters of the local schools were also very open to allow our missionaries to teach in the schools.

    Who knows? In a generation, the Indians may be sending missionaries to the US.

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  4. Calvary Chapel, born out of the 1970s “Jesus movement,” l has been a very prominent force in the evangelical movement in Southern California. Its founder recently died and that seems to have launched the string of mega churches into something of a tailspin. This is the latest. (They were always fiercely “anti-denomination” in their approach — which I think has caused much of the problem in that pastors get too much individual power and autonomy with not as much accountability as you typically see in well-structured/well-run denominations.)

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/09/29/family-of-calvary-chapel-founder-chuck-smith-files-lawsuit-alleging-elder-abuse-wrongful-takeover/

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  5. Chas, your local race?

    “Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) is proving to be quite resilient, surprising many Democratic insiders who were pessimistic about her reelection chances. Helping her is the unpopularity of her opponent, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, who Hagan’s campaign is easily connecting to a widely disliked state legislature. Hagan’s favorables have improved somewhat and she holds a small but perceptible lead in the polling averages, leading us to move the race from Toss-up to Leans Democratic. …”

    http://www.politico.com/2014-election/predictions/senate/#.VCndo_ldXF8

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  6. He was 86 years old. That’s all I know, but it’s troubling to me that family members would be acting like this. Christians aren’t supposed to be suing each other, particularly your relatives. Disappointing.

    Perhaps we should make a law within the church that family members cannot “inherit the mantle” of a leader?

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