Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Lesson Of Easter

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  Happy Easter From Emergence International 2013 What  a contrast between our Lord’s last supper and his last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting on the shore of the Galilean Sea!  His gloom had passed into glory, and his disciples’ grief into repentance, – hearts chastened and pride rebuked.  Convinced of the fruitlessness of… Read more »

Virginia Harris, C.S.B. – Easter Meaning for Today

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      Virginia Harris, C.S.B. – Easter Meaning for Today  The Easter season for many people brings up a lot of questions about what happened over 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem. Was Jesus really crucified? Did he actually die? Did the resurrection happen – and did Jesus return to talk with his disciples as if he had not died?… Read more »

The Smiles Of The Pharisees

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  Good Friday 2013   34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.  King James Version (KJV) Luke 23:34 “The Smiles Of The Pharisees” DORSEY STOCKTON HAMILTON From the July 26, 1947 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel * Painting – Eugene Delacroix’s Christ at the Cross – Courtesy of allposters.com   One of the… Read more »

Special Edition – Christianity and the Parental Rejection of LGBT Youth

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  A recent study by the Family Acceptance Project on the impact of family rejection of LGBT youth found that parents who identify as “strongly religious” were significantly more likely to reject their children. According to research by the Center for American Progress, there are an estimated 300,000 homeless LGBT youth in our country, and the leading cause of their… Read more »

Special Edition – DOMA Likely Going Down, With or Without Strong Precedent – 03/28/2013

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  “Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God’s own way, and let human justice pattern the divine.”  Mary Baker Eddy (Science and Health 542:19) 6:39 Windsor legal team answers questions following DOMA case oral arguments Listen to Edie Windsor answer a few questions starting at the 2:08 minute mark and the 5:30 minute mark. Ms. Windsor is the plaintiff… Read more »

Self-Condemnation and Humility

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  * Photo – Apostle Peter Denied Christ  by Rembrandt – Courtesy of allposters.com Rembrandt based his depiction of consecutive episodes on the lines of Luke’s Gospel and packs the events into a scene taut with drama. The main and monumental figure of Peter the Apostle, wrapped in a light-coloured cloak, becomes recognisable in the light of a candle and… Read more »

Anti-gay marriage law gets chilly reception from key Supreme Court Justice

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  1:05 O’Reilly: Gay Rights Advocates Have ‘Compelling Argument’     If Justice Kennedy’s comments and questions during the session are an accurate indication, the federal statute may well be struck down.   Anti-gay marriage law gets chilly reception from key Supreme Court Justice Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is seen as a potential swing vote on DOMA, a gay… Read more »

Afraid to love?

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  Kiss of Judas – Betrayal of Christ     This painting illustrates the story of Christ’s betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane.   This work is linked to Luke 22:48  But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the  Son of man with a kiss? This painting (Kiss of Judas) by Anthony Van Dyck, then 20 years old, shows the moment Judas… Read more »

Nate Berkus’s Spiritual Moment

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  As supporters and opponents of Proposition 8, the controversial California measure banning same-sex marriage, sifted through the arguments made before the Supreme Court Tuesday morning, they could agree on one thing: This is a watershed moment. By Gloria Goodale, Staff writer / March 26, 2013 Both sides of gay marriage fight agree: today was historic The Christian Science Monitor 4:58… Read more »

Supreme Court Proposition 8 Case Arguments Cast Doubt On Gay Marriage Ban (+Video)

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    For what it may be worth to you – I am a Journal listed CS practitioner, When my son, my only child, came out as gay a number of years ago, I did not ask God to change him; I asked God to change me-to open my eyes and heart wide enough to not lose sight of all… Read more »