1. "Church makes me nervous, I don't feel like I belong. I feel better at home"
2. "The football games are on Sunday, I don't want to miss them"
3. "I am too lazy to get up and go." more >>
Some Catholic priests are not allowed to offer communion and other religious services on military installations because of the government shutdown. They could even get arrested for volunteering their services. Some Protestant services on military bases may also be affected.
There is currently a shortage of Catholic military chaplains. Because of this, many Catholics in the military are being served by what are called contract or GS (government services) priests, rather than active duty military chaplains.
The way the law is written, certain GS and contract priests are not allowed to minister to military personnel on military bases during the government shutdown. They are not even allowed to volunteer, and could technically be arrested if they try, according to John Schlageter, general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. more >>
Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung says that churches are often the culprit in perpetuating busyness among their congregations.
The senior pastor of University Reformed Church (RCA) in East Lansing, Mich., and author of Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully Short Book About A (Really) Big Problem, told The Christian Post about how the church can contribute to the problem.
"I think the church is often a culprit in the busyness, especially in the evangelical church. Again, it's part of being Americans. Part of being evangelicals too is that we're highly activist," said DeYoung. "We are always diving in, willing to solve problems, and again there's a lot good there. But we also need the theological balance that the Kingdom is not ours to bring or ours to create." more >>
1. To Encounter God Through His Son Jesus Christ
"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." - Matthew 18:20
2. To Be Prayed For more >>
PHILADELPHIA – More than 17,500 filled Wells Fargo Center to hear a stellar lineup of musical artists and evangelist Greg Laurie give a Gospel message Saturday in which he challenged the wisdom of pursuing only happiness. By start-time, more than 2,000 host locations, including large and small venues such as churches and homes, were registered to watch Harvest America live as well. Total online viewership of the webcast is yet to be tabulated.
Laurie began his message on the first of two evenings planned for the event by saying that he recently saw the cover of Time magazine featuring the cover, Can Google Solve Death?
"Get ready for the answer," Laurie said. "No. Only Jesus holds the key of life and death. God has control, no one else." more >>