Saturday, January 31, 2009

Jesus Is A Friend

He's Friend Next to You

Handpainted resin statues on a solid wood base are the perfect gift for every young Christian athlete. These statues portray Jesus actively participating with boys and girls in a variety of sports. A wonderful way to reinforce Jesus "as friend" in everyday activities. Sizes vary from 4 3/4 to 6 1/2 inches.

Many customers have requested these Jesus Sport Statues depicting children other than Caucasian and playing other sports; we have expressed these requests to manufacturers and importers. When and if other statues are available, we'll carry them.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Halo Straight Dope

Who Decided Saints Have Halos?

The halo (also called a nimbus) has been around since the time of the Greeks and Romans, and was incorporated into Christian art sometime in the fourth century AD.

The halo thing is actually pretty intricate. There are not only plain round halos, used to signify saints, there's also the cross within a halo, used for Christ; the triangular halo, used for representations of the Trinity; and the square halo, used to depict unusually saintly living personages. Occasionally you also see things like the hexagonal halo, about which the less said the better.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Oh Really?

Debate Over New Offering From Brethren Press

Amid cries of controversy Brethren Press is planning to debut three new dolls, Dunker Malia, Old Order Sasha, and Amazing Alexander for this summer's Annual Conference Book Store. An unidentified congregation member announced through a query statement: "We feel it is inappropriate to use young, private citizens for marketing purposes."

Brethren Press response was that "essentially, hey, we just liked the names. Any resemblance to living persons is merely coincidence." It was reported that the Elgin based publisher chose the names because "they are beautiful names," not because of any resemblance to real, marketable persons.

"There's nothing on the dolls that refers to the real persons," A Brethren Press spokesman said. "It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these individuals. They are not."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Inaugural Warning

Inaugural Warning

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the President of the United States will be historic for many reasons. Obama's inauguration may help move race relations forward in America. CADC has issued a WARNING message.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Regular or Decaf?

Catholics ordered to keep quiet over Virgin visions

Catholics who claim they have seen the Virgin Mary will be forced to remain silent about the apparitions until a team of psychologists, theologians, priests and exorcists have fully investigated their claims under new Vatican guidelines aimed at stamping out false claims of miracles.

The Pope has instructed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly the Holy Office of the Inquisition, to draw up a new handbook to help bishops snuff out an explosion of bogus heavenly apparitions.

Apparently, people who drink too much coffee could start seeing ghosts or hearing strange voices, UK research has suggested.

People who drank more than seven cups of instant coffee a day were three times more likely to hallucinate than those who took just one, a study found.

A Durham University team questioned 200 students about their caffeine intake. However, academics say the findings do not prove a "causal link". They also stress that experiencing hallucinations is not a definite sign of mental illness and that about 3% of people regularly hear voices.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Top Five Sins

Worst Case

Apparently, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride are not the worst of your worries.

For the first time Vatican officials will this week discuss in public sins committed by clergy considered so deadly that they require forgiveness from the Pope himself, The Times Online reports.

For the "five worst sins" confession is not enough, and a special dispensation from the Pope himself is needed for absolution.

Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, Cardinal Stafford's deputy at the Penitentiary, said although he could not "give numbers", the five deadly sins were on the increase, and it took "constant work" by the tribunal to keep pace. In theory cases were decided at one sitting, but it sometimes took several sessions for the tribunal to satisfy itself that penance was "authentic, spontaneous and sincere," Monsignor Girotti said.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Prayer Backlog

Prayer Backlog

Explaining that He had been "absolutely swamped," God announced yesterday that He was finally able to find time in His busy schedule to answer a portion of the 1995 and 1996 prayer backlog.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bus Campaign

Jesus Said

Two hundred buses will run in London, because of a campaign that was originally started as a positive counter-response to the "Jesus Said" ads running on London buses in June 2008. Those ads displayed the URL of a website which stated that non-Christians "will be condemned to everlasting separation from God and then you spend all eternity in torment in hell… Jesus spoke about this as a lake of fire prepared for the devil".

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lying For Jesus

Lying For Jesus

Christian Apologists have been using authority as a substitute for truth instead of truth as authority. Countless books, films and organizations run by Christian Apologists spend millions on hiding the general public from the truth for sakes of personal gain. Their means of doing this is by deceiving the general public into believing their false claims. Such a system is both unhealthy for a society and morally wrong.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ready, Set, Go!

Feed The Hungry, Clothe the Naked, Compete

I am so excited that The SKF has offered this to our children! I am a homeschooling mother of 5 and see how vitally important it is for Bible to be part of their lives. This opportunity will help us engrave Him into their hearts! Before I could even finish asking our pastor for the opportunity to host a Local Competition at our church, he already told me "Yes!" Washington, D.C. had better get ready for 300 children ready to give the Power of our God as they speak the word and truth of God. D.C. won't know what hit them!

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Good Books

What Are The Good Books Of The Bible?

The simplest solution is to count up the good things in each book and subtract the bad. The result is the net good. Totaling cruelty, injustice, intolerance, family values, women, and homophobia provides the number of bad things, since the verses marked with these categories can be considered morally objectionable.

It was found that there are only three good books in the Bible: Ecclesiastes , Proverbs, and James. Two others that have a zero net goodness. The other 61 books are all more bad than good, having a negative net goodness.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bigger Is Better

Size Matters

A little-known Brazilian farming town with sugar cane wealth is set to upstage Rio de Janeiro by erecting a statue of Christ that will eclipse its famous equivalent atop Rio's Corcovado mountain.

The Christ statue in Sertaozinho, northwest of Sao Paulo city, will be 187 feet tall, nearly 60 feet taller than its rival in Rio.

"Far from a pretense of grandeur, we're thinking about visibility," said Nerio Costa, mayor of the town 206 miles from Sao Paulo which hopes to inaugurate the statue at Easter.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Cheeto Jesus

What a Friend We Have in Cheeses

A couple of years ago, the youth director at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston was snacking in the church youth offices when he noticed an odd-shaped Cheeto. Upon further inspection, Steve Cragg determined he could see a familiar image of Jesus in the shape of the cheese curl.

One of the church youth named the item in question 'Cheesus.'

'Cheesus' has remained on a bookcase in Cragg's office since its discovery.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Aliens Are OK

Aliens Are OK

The Vatican's chief astronomer says that believing in aliens does not contradict faith in God.

The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones.

In an interview published Tuesday by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Funes said that such a notion "doesn't contradict our faith" because aliens would still be God's creatures.