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Franklin Graham Blasts Duke University’s Muslim Call to Prayer; Tells Donors to ‘Withhold Their Support’

Duke University has come under fire for making the decision air the Muslim call to prayer on Friday, beginning this week; Rev. Franklin Graham has come out against the school’s decision.

“This opportunity represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism that is at the heart of Duke’s mission,” Christy Lohr Sapp, Duke Chapel’s associate dean for religious life, said in a statement to Duke Today. “It connects the university to national trends in religious accommodation.”

The Muslim call to prayer, known as the adhan will air for three minutes at a “moderately amplified” level to announce the call to prayer, and an English translation will follow. The service will take place in the chapel basement every Friday at 1:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will perform the chant, which will be released from the chapel’s bell tower. . .

More here:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-blasts-duke-universitys-muslim-call-to-prayer-tells-donors-to-withhold-their-support-132635/#!

Update:

Duke backs down, cancels Muslim call to prayer from chapel tower
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/01/15/allahu-akbar-duke-university-to-broadcast-muslim-call-to-prayer-from-chapel/

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Something to chew on . . .

Is Your Church Worship More Pagan than Christian?

There is a great misunderstanding in churches of the purpose of music in Christian worship. Churches routinely advertise their “life-changing” or “dynamic” worship that will “bring you closer to God” or “change your life.” Certain worship CD’s promise that the music will “enable you to enter the presence of God.”

Read this thought provoking article here:

http://www.christianity.com/church/worship-and-hymns/is-your-church-worship-more-pagan-than-christian.html

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Weaving together personal faith and climate change

Although climate change is often thought of as something external to an individual person, it is interwoven with personal spirituality, as well. This was the conclusion of a panel of three faith leaders during a session at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change held on 22 September.

The workshop, entitled “Ethics, Spirituality and Climate Change” was hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Religions for Peace as part of the summit which was held in New York City.

The session was held on the second day of the interfaith summit. Sunday the group signed a joint statement calling for climate justice and asking that world leaders meeting this week at the UN working toward a fair and binding agreement addressing climate change. . .

Read more here:

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/news/weaving-together-personal-faith-and-climate-change

Also see:

Atheists, Baptists and Baha’i come together to tackle climate change
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.unifying.power.of.a.common.enemy/40881.htm

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Transformational Festivals — Interview / Carl Teichrib of Forcing Change.

Sep 3, 2014
Love For The Truth Radio with host — Cindy Hartline

These Transformational New Age/Pagan festivals are changing our Culture, Worldview, and adversely affecting the Church… bringing in a “New Spirituality”/Emergent Church. Festivals: Tomorrowland, Evolvefest, Burning Man, Bloom, Lightening in a Bottle, Tedx, Wildgoose, Greenbelt and more…

Listen here:

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Is it any surprise to read that the Church of England’s former Archbishop (aka *arch-heretic pagan Druid) of Canterbury, Rowan Williams uses Buddhist prayer techniques?

Rowan Williams: how Buddhism helps me pray
Former Archbishop of Canterbury reveals intense daily meditation ritual influenced by Buddhism and Orthodox mysticism
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams has disclosed that he spends up to 40 minutes a day squatting and repeating an Eastern Orthodox prayer while performing breathing exercises as part of a routine influenced by Buddhism.
He also spends time pacing slowly and repeatedly prostrating himself as part of an intense early morning ritual of silent meditation and prayer.
The normally private former Archbishop has given a glimpse of his personal devotions in an article for the New Statesman explaining the power of religious ritual in an increasingly secular world.
Lord Williams has spoken in the past about how in his youth he contemplated becoming a monk as well as joining the Orthodox church. . .

More here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10942056/Rowan-Williams-how-Buddhism-helps-me-pray.html

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*Archbishop – or Arch-heretic?
http://www.thechristianexpositor.org/page118.html

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Now see who has crossed the bridge to walk the inter-religious pagan pathway….

Labyrinth transforms prayer life, Baptists say
The ancient practice which involves walking a maze while praying has become more popular among Baptists as Christians in general are adopting more eclectic spiritual disciplines.

Rita Martin knows a thing or two about prayer as a lifelong Baptist who raised a family in the church.

Or at least she thought she did until this past Maundy Thursday when she participated in a labyrinth prayer session with other members of her congregation at Vinton Baptist Church in Vinton, Va.

Labyrinths vary in size and patterns, but generally feature a maze that participants walk slowly and prayerfully, usually concentrating on a particular verse of Scripture, the name of Christ or another spiritual concept. The practice is growing in popularity among Baptists as they explore unfamiliar spiritual disciplines to deepen their faith…

More at source:

http://abpnews.com/faith/item/28668-labyrinth-transforms-prayer-life-baptists-say#.U2tvDUu9LCR

*THE TRUTH about THE LABYRINTH:

The Labyrinth Journey: Walking the Path to Fulfillment?
By Carl Teichrib
http://www.forcingchange.org/the_labyrinth_journey

Enter the labyrinth
http://www.letusreason.org/Nam30.htm

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Modern day activism, occultic spirituality and idolatry are what today’s so called biblical movies are made of. Is it all part of the last days deception? See these reviews about the new Noah and Son of God productions…

The Noah movie:

The Noah Movie Deception and the Last Days
By: Joe Schimmel

Did you know, according to Hollywood, that the main reason God destroyed the ancient world with a flood was because of a lack of environmental activism and overpopulation? Did you know that Noah was a liberal eco-terrorist and the world’s “first environmentalist”? Did you know that Noah was really a callous, dark person? Did you know that Noah was a drunken, axe-wielding murderer? Did you know that Noah threatened to kill his eldest son’s wife and her unborn daughter, because he didn’t want the earth to be repopulated? Did you know that Noah’s old pal Methuselah (really old pal) was a witch doctor who guided Noah spiritually? Did you know that Noah enlisted the help of Satan’s fallen angels to protect him while building the ark?

More from Joe Schimmel, here:

http://www.goodfight.org/a_v_noah_movie_deception.html

The Son of God movie:

THE SON OF GOD MOVIE

The Son of God film is similar to other religious films such as Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. In both films, the producers dishonored Christ because He was not presented as He is in Scripture. The only true testimony of Christ is found in the infallible, inspired, and supremely authoritative Word of God and we need no other testimony. The Son of God film is a mockery of Christ and it was made by unbelievers who do not know Him. They portray a false christ, a christ of their own imaginations which is idolatry. They mock God by trifling with the true Christ and, in doing so, deceive and delude their audiences. It is a tragedy that Christians are praising this film as biblical and, at the same time, encouraging others to see it. They say it has a clear presentation of the Gospel. Yet, the “Jesus” in the film never mentions the justice of God or the penalty of sin, Nor is there any mention of the necessity of the new birth or repentance towards God and faith in Christ. The lack of discernment in the professing church is shocking!

From Proclaiming the Gospel Blog, here:

http://www.pro-gospel.org/site/blogview2.asp?sec_id=180014816&forum_id=180003854&message_id=180015522&topic_id=180011208

Also see this undeniable information:

Is Roma Downey a New Age Adherent?
http://www.truthkeepers.com/?p=525

***UPDATE: More problems with ‘Noah’:

9 PROBLEMS WITH ARONOFSKY’S ‘NOAH’
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/03/28/9-problems-Noah

According to New Noah Movie, Noah Was An Ungodly Man
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=15024

Related:

Why I do not recommend Kendrick Brothers’ new movie, “War Room”, part 1
http://bereanresearch.org/why-i-do-not-recommend-kendrick-brothers-new-movie-war-room-part-1/

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