learned a new word recently and then encountered it three times that day.
"Retrosexism" hasn't made it into the Oxford English Dictionary yet, but a
Google search turns up several thousand hits, and Newsweeknoted last month that "the term 'retrosexual' has all but
replaced 'metrosexual' in
Cape Town, October 18 (ENI)--The head of the World Council of Churches has reached out to a global gathering of Evangelicals saying Christians of different traditions need to learn from each other to participate together in God's mission.
I prayed with a young man today for healing - specifically healing from the bondage of evil spirits - which doesn't happen a lot in my ministry.
He is from Congo - more fluent in French than English - which also took
some careful listening. As he told his story, it became clear that his
concerns are real and deep and have wounded him for a long time.
How will the ELCA hold gay pastors who aren't married accountable to the standard of monogamy and lifelong commitment? Do same-sex couples have to prove what is taken for granted with married heterosexual couples?
Houses of worship are thinking about security in new ways in response to mass shootings and extremism. St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, which draws about 30,000 to weekend masses, warned parishioners last month about the presence of uniformed and plainclothes police, and it announced a ban on backpacks, baby strollers, and diaper bags in worship. The Council on American-Islamic Relations reported that 2015 was the worst year for threats to mosques. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding specialized security training for congregations (AP).