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  1. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Trump would have been better off choosing a Christian.

    What took Russell Moore so long. I have been saying don’t call me an evangelical for 17 years. Moore is a little slow on the uptake.

  2. Tim says:

    Well, if anyone needed more reason to pray for Trump, they’ve got it. It still galls me that so many Christian pastors endorse White’s new book, solely because of her association with Trump.

  3. Xenia says:

    The world is a crazy place.

    I just got blocked by a traditional Catholic for defending Martin Luther.

    (She quoted him wildly out of context.)

  4. Xenia says:

    ^^^ That was on Twitter.

    Some are saying that Trump’s alliance w/ the heretic White will drive some evangelicals away but I remember my evangelical cousins trying to tell me when Mitt Romney was running for president that Mormonism was just another Christian denomination so I imagine quite a few will now embrace White’s heresies, which, come to think of it, many already believe but have not formally acknowledged.

  5. Xenia says:

    Moore is a little slow on the uptake<<<

    Always the insults with you.

  6. Michael says:


    You have a point.
    I think that White’s ideas have a chance to be mainstreamed because of this…she already had “conservative” Christians endorse her book.
    Russell Moore is one of the most courageous Christians in America right now…

  7. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    This is not my church (it’s at a Lutheran youth gathering) but we sang this today for All Saints Sunday. I can’t imagine very many Lutheran churches did not sing this today.

  8. Jean says:

    An analysis of current western culture:

    “This culture is “post-Christian,” meaning that it is no longer structured along the lines of scripture but instead endorses the inviolability of individuals’ quests for their own good provided no harm is done to others. Whereas at one time wider society endorsed an overall Christian ethos, that is no longer the case. In fact, distinctive Christian teachings about life and marriage are currently challenged by many in the academy, the media, social work, and education. As if Christianity had never provided the dominant ethos of Europe and North America, many voices of these contemporary challengers surprisingly sound akin to ancient Epicureans who advocated that humans should seek pleasure in moderation provided no harm is done to others or ancient Gnostics who honored the divinity of the self, latent beneath layers of bodily existence, as well as the inviolability, but also necessity, of the self’s right to explore all aspects and features inherent within it.

    “The culture itself then creates a conundrum with respect to law. The prevailing ethos is antinomian in the sense that it denies any ultimate good or telos and so any objectivity in individuals’ quests to measure or arbitrate whether or not they achieve their well-being. All ‘good’ is relativized to individual taste. But surprisingly, the prevailing ethos is quite law-bound or nomian in the sense that individuals are compelled, driven, to ‘be all that they can be’ based on ‘whatever turns their crank.’ Modern people are driven to fully explore all their desires and, in fact, must do so if they are to be their own self-creators. Paradoxically, they are ‘condemned to be free,’ as Jean-Paul Sartre put it. There is no objective, universally recognized standard for the unencumbered self to measure whether or not it actually realizes its potential fully. Since it would clip the wings of individual self-expression, God’s law is rejected. But it is replaced with an all-encompassing legalism that allows sinners no rest in their attempts to define themselves.”

    – Mark Mattes

  9. dusty says:

    please remember in prayer…..

    Everstudy – pneumonia

    BrianD – I lost my sister, and now a friend of the family (my mom)Sherrie has died of cancer. Please pray

    Captain Kevin – Appreciate prayer. I’ve been in a Fibro/fatigue/depressed funk all week.
    Also, I’m teaching piano and voice at a local studio, and need many more students to make things work.

    Brian – My sister died unexpectedly early last Thursday morning. We’re having a memorial service tomorrow. I talked about her a little bit on the Open Blogging thread. I’m rethinking a lot of things now. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers, especially my brother and my mom — no parent should ever outlive their kids.

    S. Barnard – healing for my sister as she recovers from open heart surgery

    Everstudy – Pray for my son as he deals with some homesickness while going to school a state away. And pray that he is able to connect with a group of believers on campus.

    ERunner – I will also be seeing an endocronologist to have my parathyroid checked as my body is producing way too much calcium. Would you pray this works out and that I will trust God through the process? Thank you. Allan

    Linnea – Would you pray for Greg? He and my husband play tennis. He was treated for an aggressive brain cancer and thought he was clear, but it has roared back. Please pray for healing and that he and his wife come to know the Lord. Thank you!

    Xenia-+Pray for the churches of Sri Lanka

    Paige – Asking for prayer for a family issue… God knows…. and the silencing of a lying gossip who is spreading slander about me to family members and others. It’s an on going issue that is quite perplexing, and apparently demonic. Twisted, delusional and strange.

    I spoke to a trusted friend about the issue and was told “Satan has given XYZ power to turn people against you” and “XYZ has been used by Satan to destroy your former marriage and harm the church and now to divide your family”.

    This XYZ happens to also be cyber stalking me here on the Phoenix preacher.
    May God enlighten all souls to see and know Truth and walk in it by His Spirit.

    Jerod- find a good internship.

    j2theperson- my church has been dealing with crazy church stuff.

    cash – depression , PTSD

    David H – I could use a prayer. I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy . Right side of my face is paralyzed. Prednisone and an antiviral.

    Vicki McClellan – I’ve been struggling since my husband passed. But I have been angry at God for not answering my prayers and healing him. After all, the kids and grandkids and I still need him here. Help me understand.

    Michael – heart aneurysm and a bad valve, bad back and neck issues.

    Captain Kevin – Please pray for my oldest daughter. She is separated from her husband. This is probably the 3rd time in the 3 years they’ve been married. I’m not sure who is more at fault or if there is any abuse, so I just pray for God’s will. They are believers, I think.

    JD – Marshal whose mother told him that she doesn’t love him

    JoelG – filing for custody of my 2 younger teenagers. I found hundreds of explicit photos of my youngest daughter that I’m sure have been shared.
    -My ex, daughter and I met to talk, discipline and love on our daughter. We’re all in the same page moving forward and she will be getting counseling.

    Linnea – Jon and Sarah. Please pray that they would know God’s love and would follow Him out of horrible lifestyles to freedom.

    the new Victor – pray for God’s protection and mercy upon my children, who’ve been through a lot, including witnessing domestic violence in the other home, and that I am strong and engaged enough to lead them so they don’t turn out like the sons of Eli.

    Bob Sweat – we are asking God to open a door to a small church somewhere in the US who want a pastor to love them and faithfully teach the Word.

    Michael, Rick, Joel, Dan, capt. Kevin, Owen – wand to hear from God in their prayer life

    JTK- ongoing back issue.

    David H – Aunt Ramona has Adenocarcinoma primary lung cancer.

    Victor- chronic back pain

    Lurkie Loo – dear friend with inoperable Stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer). She is 44.

    Linnea- sister salvation

    Paige- 4 boys to be pleasing to God

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