This year our new church was kicked out of our denomination for fully welcoming and including LGBTQ sisters and brothers in our church. My belief, along with so many other evangelicals for marriage equality, is that this is the hope and heart of God -- and that the Bible does not condemn, but rather affirms LGBTQ folks who seek to live in love and fidelity. This is a tall order for some in our country, committed to more conservative values. And yet, it's a conservative like John Kasich who leads the way on rhetoric, tone and down-right Christian love despite our differences.
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My hope is that leaders, like Kasich, will not only help shape the national conversation on marriage equality, despite our differences in personal beliefs, but help us be a more united people as we recognize the full rights, hopes and dreams of all of our fellow neighbors. Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost? Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
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There are five grandchildren: all boys. Hospice is now beginning. I am typing these words through tears and, candidly, in a bit of disbelief and shock. We have indescribably deep grief. Through tears, Jim. Born in Enid, Okla.
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She was an exceptional pianist. Prior to their 18 years of ministry at Skyline, the Garlows planted a church in Dallas, Tex. Jim Garlow has become nationally known as a best-selling author and as a frequent guest on cable news and commentary programs. In the national conversation, he expertly and winsomely represents the conservative, biblical view of marriage and other current issues.
Carol has been more and more passionate about the power of prayer to change lives, and her ministry has been felt at Skyline and as a co-author with Jim.
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The bad news is that all laws have unintended consequences. Since the founding of the state, Israel has been known as and acted as the nation state of the Jewish people. At the same time, it has built a thriving and prosperous democratic country, where there is a vibrant free press and an independent and active judiciary. In recent years more right wing political parties became upset with Israeli Supreme Court rulings that struck down laws that violated democratic principles embodied into other Basic Laws.
These parties have been lobbying for a new Basic Law — to assert Jewish nationality over and above other values. The result was the passage of the new nationality law. How this new law will affect the democratic character of the country remains to be seen. A provision added to the law by the ultra-Orthodox ensured that Orthodox Judaism will be the sole representative of Jewish values disseminating from Israel to other Jewish communities around the world.
Orthodox Judaism has a religious monopoly in Israel, whereas the vast majority of Jews living outside of Israel belong to more progressive branches of Judaism. Only Orthodox rabbis are permitted to officiate at weddings. In this case the ceremony was never considered official. Rather, the rabbi was performing the ceremony in an unofficial capacity.
This is an extremely bad sign and signals that the motivation behind the nationality bill is to undermine freedoms throughout the country. For Messianic Jews this new law could prove highly problematic. Messianic Jews are already discriminated against with respect to immigration. With the adoption of the new law, this could conceivably be extended to housing, jobs, access to the courts, meeting places, rights to build congregations and more.
It is not a friend of Messianic Jews, and its outreach to the Christian world is highly hypocritical. Asher Intrater Jul 22, We have been asked by pastors how to deal with polygamy during a revival particularly in pagan, African and Islamic areas. What is the solution for people from a polygamous background that come to faith in Yeshua, according to Judeo-Christian values? Here are some suggested biblical principles:. This article originally appeared on Revive Israel , July 19, , and reposted with permission. Moran Rosenblit Jul 21, Devarim Deuteronomy — This week, we start a new book, Deuteronomy!
The book of Deuteronomy is an important book for us believers since God reminds us of so many things that He told us before. I believe there are two main reasons for these reminders: The first one is that we are forgetful people and therefore need to be reminded. The second one is that God puts a strong emphasis on some things that are important for Him, so we would be wise to pay attention to them. Instead you rebelled against the command of the L ORD , and acted presumptuously and went up into the hill country. And the Amorites who lived in that hill country came out against you, and chased you as bees do, and crushed you from Seir to Hormah.
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So you remained in Kadesh many days, the days that you spent there. Deuteronomy — This record reminds us of the events that took place in Numbers 13 and 14, where God instructed Moses to send 12 men to inspect the Land that He promised to them. In our story this week, we see that the children of Israel still did not get the message that God was trying to deliver to them, which is to trust, obey, and listen to Him as well as to do things His way.