Hearing “the Divinity in the music”: Dizzy Gillespie remembered at 100 | Bahá’í World News Service (BWNS)
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Dizzy Gillespie, who would have turned 100 this month, is remembered as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time.
Garren's Walk
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Yesterday Garren took the walk he's been waiting to take for 18 years: high school graduation! We are so proud of him! We are so thankful th...
Why the Centering Prayer Movement is So Off-Center
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The curious should, to say the very least, approach the practice of Centering Prayer with a critical eye and serious discernment.
Four Bahais given early release from prison in Gorgan
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Payam News (Facebook), October 7, 2017. Nazi Tahqiqi (???? ??????), Houshmand Dehqan Yazdeli (?????? ????? ?????), Mariyam Dehqan Yazdeli (???? ????? ?????) and Soudabeh Mehdinezhad ( ?????? ???? ??
Heaven Hill Is Now the World's Biggest Bourbon Distillery
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Heaven Hill's humble beginning in Bardstown, Kentucky. As reported today throughout the Louisville media, Heaven Hill's Bernheim is now...
Four post-election survival strategies
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It's going to be okay. The votes are all counted; half of America is reeling, half of America is somewhere between feeling mildly valida...
What if we all made the Same Kind of Difference?
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Ron Hall didn’t plan to write a book. In fact, his formerly homeless friend Denver Moore pushed him into doing it together. In the beginning, no one wanted to publish it—38 submissions and 38 “no’s” from publishers later, they had to publish it on their own. Who would’ve known their book Same Kind of Different as Me would sit on the New York Times bestseller list for 3 straight years? What single thing could take this story and spread it to so many people … and change so many hearts? Only the la
Visiting a Church Is Scary: Resources to Welcome Guests
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With the ghouls, zombies, and sugar of Halloween coming, consider the scariest thing in the church world: Visiting a church for the first time.
Tarot Card of the New Moon Week, Oct. 16-22, 2017: The Knight of Swords Returns
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This card charged onto the scene during last month?s New Moon, too. Bust out of your box, but watch your words, else you trigger wars you don?t want.
500 Years After the Reformation, a Reflection on the Bible and Tradition
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“Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.” (Psalm 119)
Devas in the V&A
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I previously wrote about the deities in the British museum. Since then I have been to the Victoria and Albert Museum, and they too have a collection of murtis. The fine Nandi to the left dates from…
The Weekly Rune -
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The Weekly Rune is a runecast including the half-month stave and runes for personal guidance from Soul Intent Arts, by Kelley Harrell
Pope Canonizes 35, Announces Special Pan-Amazon Synod
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The new saints are an example of the daily habit of choosing to love God, Francis said Oct. 15. He also announced an October 2019 meeting.
Chinese House Church Leaders and Toddler Arrested After Singing in Public Park
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The Communist country proves that it is serious about its newest religious restrictions.
Prayers for Somalia, as Country Suffers Deadliest Terrorist Attack
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A truck packed with explosives exploded in front of a hotel in Mogadishu Oct. 14, killing at least 300 people. Many more were wounded.
What Love Demands ? Eid al-Adha Mubarak :)
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Salaam and Greetings of Peace: Eid Mubarak! May Allah bless you all this Eid, dear Brothers and Sisters, with generosity of hand, sincerity of speech, kindness in action, and love and joy in rememb…
Shincheonji
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British churches have been warned against infiltration by Parachristo, linked to the South Korean religious cult Shincheonji and its leader Lee Man-Hee.
One new arrest in Rasht, Gilan Province
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Payam News (Facebook), October 17, 2017. Nazila Khanipour-Machiani (?????? ???? ??? ???????), a Bahai resident of Rasht, has been arrested on the order of the Prosecutor?s Office, and taken t?
Pagan Community Notes: California wildfires, Frith Forge 2017, Doreen Valiente and more
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CALIF. - As is being reported throughout mainstream media, the California fires still burn. The death toll is at 40 and multiple fires continue to rage with the worst ones in the north. Despite the devastation, officials are now saying that firefighters are beginning to get control of many of the fi
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The English Reformer, Hugh Latimer (c.1485-1555) is probably best remembered today for his stirring statement at the time of his Oxford martyrdom in the autumn of 1555 when he urged his co-martyr Nicholas Ridley, "Be of good comfort Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as I trust shall never be put out." But in previous generations Latimer was equally remembered for his preaching. The twentieth-century historian Patrick Collinson, for
A Warning About My Fine Sounding Arguments
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We must be generous in our posture toward others and yet we must also be discriminating about what we accept and embrace as orthodox teaching.
October 2017 Monthly Horoscopes by Chrisalis
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October 2017 Monthly Horoscopes by Chrisalis. In-depth highly personalized Horoscopes, Tarot Scopes, Relationship Advice column. Retrogrades, Eclipse 
God in the machine: Artificial intelligence and religion
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What ethical and theological questions arise as artificial intelligence becomes less distinguishable from human intelligence?
The Invisible Vitamin You Need to Live The Life You're Made For
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Don’t let the fear of “What will people think?” keep you from getting the help you need.
People Are Hurting. How Is Your Church Helping?
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When tragedy strikes, as it always does, how does the church respond? How can your church be a voice of hope in the midst of darkness?
The Scouring of the Shire
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It's up to us to protect what little of the Shire is left in this world.
Mike Huckabee's arse backwards analogy
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One of the main problems with arguments from analogy is that it's often quite easy to reverse them. From The Guardian : The Republican ...
Cosmic Man
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A Summary of Cosmic Man, the Masterpiece of Paulos Mar Gregorios Paulos Mar Gregorios claims that Cosmic Man is his most important work...
The attitudes of Western European states towards new religious movements
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The 'cult wars' of the 1980s and 1990s have largely abated in favor of dialogue. But concerns among social scientists over anti-cult activities remains.
Living LIGHT Motives Matters
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Living LIGHT challenge focuses on DOING. We can learn Kingdom values by doing them. Today I need to share a deeper truth. Motives Matter. I could have taught this when I taught on busy-ness. We can…
The Anchor Yale Bible Is 50% off. Here's How to Save Even More. - LogosTalk
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This month only you can get three volumes from one of the most celebrated works of modern biblical scholarship for less than the price of a latte. That?s nearly 97% off the regular price. Get all three now. And after you get all three, be sure to pick up the complete Anchor Yale Bible (88 ?
#MeToo must be #WeToo
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I think the #MeToo hashtag campaign is healthy. If you?re not familiar with the movement, it arose in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, with Alyssa Milano asking women to share the ha…
What Do We Do with Karl Barth? - Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture
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Recently, Christiane Tietz’ Theology Today article, “Karl Barth and Charlotte von Kirschbaum,” was a hot topic in one small corner of the internet, occupied mostly by academic theologians. Tietz’ essay contains the first English translation and publication of letters written ?
Crime and Punishment: From Siberia to St. Petersburg | OUPblog
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Before the serial publication of Crime and Punishment in the prominent literary journal The Russian Messenger in 1866, the reception of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s works, and his reputation as a writer, had been somewhat mixed. The story of his career marks one of the most dramatic falls from grace and rise again stories in literary history.
The Realms Of Which You Are Completely Unaware
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In the sweetness of the sincerity of your heart for me, you will find new opportunities for potential, for innovation, for growth, and development. You will find me in the aspects you do not believe are significant, the small and overlooked regions of your heart and mind. For I possess all the space, and there [...]
25 Tips to Improve Your Confession
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In Sacramental Theology there exists an all-important concept for the efficacious reception of any of the Sacraments. This is called Dispositive Grace or Grace of Disposition. What this concept means is simply this: the graces that you receive in your reception of the Sacraments are in direct proportion to the disposition of your soul at the moment ?
That's Some Great Karma!
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In this satirical cartoon, a human sits in their living room surrounded by litter, wondering why their good karma hasn't yet brought them a lottery win.
Religion & Cults News - Wednesday
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Leah Remini vs Scientology, Islam and Terrorism, interview: Heaven's Gate UFO suicide cult's surviving ex-members, more.