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Many cultural, religious, and ethnic groups practice shunning of those who do not conform to group norms. What does the Bible say about shunning for believing Christians? How does this apply to the plethora of Christian churches in America? When are doctrinal differences too big to maintain fellowship? When fellowship is broken what about societal cooperation? These are hard questions that have a big impact on our relationships and social trajectory. We will show the biblical New Testament standard and then talk about some of applications
06/13/15 Saturday 12pm ET/11am CTRL/10am MTN/9am Pac and 5pm in the United Kingdom Call in and listen, share comments or ask questions at 1-347-934-0379
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Agustin "Gus" Astacio is a former 3rd generation Jehovah's Witness who serves as a pastor at First Baptist of Acccokeek church. You can learn more about him by visiting the church website or his you tube channel at: http://www.fbcaccokeek.com and http://www.youtube.com/user/Gusdaberean/videos
Religious shunning bars association with people who have been labeled as apostates, whistleblowers, dissidents or anyone the religion perceives as a threat or source of conflict. Rob Robertson’s guest, Janette, has experienced shunning and will discuss this practice and the damage that it can do. After twenty years of involvement in Scientology, she and her husband concluded that the organization was a sham. They left … and were ostracized by the entire Clearwater, Florida Scientology Community. They lost their jobs, friends and even contact with some of their family members. ”It was a very public witch hunt against us,” Janette says. Since then, Janette and her husband met many people from various religious backgrounds, all with similar stories of shunning and corruption. Janette created a website called Truth Rundown to expose the abuses and corruption going on in not only Scientology, but in several religious organizations and cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS). Please visit GodDiscussion.net for more information and links. ~~~ World Cult Watch, a weekly program that airs every Sunday night, is intended to not only offer news and information about cults, but to provide a forum where cult survivors — and those wanting to leave — have a chance to talk and receive emotional support. Rob runs the “World Cult Watch” website.
in Self Help
If we lived in an Intentional Community of like minded individuals along with our family members any of whom may have a variety of bullying, abuse, violence, anti social mental/emotional/spiritual health behaviors...... what preventative actions would you favor? what curative actions would you favor? What system of governing? enforcement? What things are you moving AWAY from? What would you move toward? What would you desire for yourself or family member as the agressor? What would you desire for yourself or family member as the victim? What are current best practices in teh USofA and worldwide, what measures have been taken by societies of the past? Where is the Love & the Wholesomeness?
Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Cyber Bullying, Police Brutality, GMOs, Toxins, ChemTails, Predatory Lending, Bernie Madoff, Patriot Act.....
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Bill Oberst Jr.'s
Take This Lollipop
was recognized with a Daytime Emmy Award. He has
has amassed over 100 film and TV credits in the last 5 years, including a ratings-winning guest star role on the CBS series Criminal Minds and leads in The Hallmark Channel's The Shunning, the Civil War docudrama Sherman's March and a multitude of independent films.
Variety calls his screen persona "chilling."
Onstage, Bill's Jesus Of Nazareth played over 1,000 venues, and his portrayal of John F. Kennedy in JFK toured 20 states and the Kennedy Library. In 2014, representatives of the Chaney family presented Bill with the Lon Chaney Award For Outstanding Achievement In Horror Films.
Continuing our discussion on the state of the youth in Black America and the roles we play in it...
Universally, the unpopular teen will engage in behavior or activities that may seem uncharacteristic to the teen or outrageous to society. For Black youths, the universal standards of popularity are doubled, as just being Black is projected as a disgusting quality, and the horrors they endure because of their race is being divided up between being denied that it exists by Whites who are too uncomfortable thinking that anyone in their community are racists, and Blacks who are too afraid to "rock the boat" in White America. Throw in the generational changes made in the Black community village, and you are left with a volatile group of individuals facing big issues with small aresenals and no experienced leaders to guide them through the process. SInce it's clear that one half of the world has no interest in their betterment, how much of a role does the shunning and inaction of Black AMerica play in the creation of poor self-esteem in its own youth?
We will be discussing how to learn to understand the importance of having wisdom to help us to effectively operate in love. Wisdom comes from God and not from our own way of thinking. Without God we cannot extract wisdom to help us in those situations and circumstances where wisdom is needed to keep us from acting like, becoming and ultimately being fools. In order to understand how to operate in love effectively and consistently, we must understand that without God we have no clue in how to be wiser in our dealings with each other, therefore we cannot operate in love without the wisdom of God to help us.
JOB 28:23-28 “God alone knows the way to Wisdom, He knows the exact place to find it. He knows where everything is on earth, He sees everything under heaven. After He commanded the winds to blow and measured out the waters, Arranged for the rain and set off explosions of thunder and lightning, He focused on Wisdom, made sure it was all set and tested and ready. Then He addressed the human race: ‘Here it is! Fear-of-the-Lord—that’s Wisdom, and Insight means shunning evil.’”
TOMORROW TUESDAY JOIN former Jehovah's Witness, Melissa Bramer and Associate Pastor James Kocian of Living Hope Church, Green Bay, WI, as they reach an unreachable group "Former (EX) Jehovah's Witnesses" through Praise, Worship, Scripture, Q & A and taking live callers who want to share their stories and ask questions.
Do you carry one of these names? I know I did. Do you carry the weight and shame of this name? I know I did.
Are you rejected? I know “I Am". Are you shunned? I know “I Am.
”If the world hates you, you should realize that it hated me before you. John 15:18
Does the Church follow this guideline today? Is excommunication and shunning only practiced by groups such as the Amish or Jehovah’s Witnesses? What situations might elicit such an extreme action?
Join us: Tuesday, April 14 6:30-8:00 pm (4:30pm PAC/5:30pm MTN/6:30 CTRL/7:30pm ET)
Listen by phone 1-347-934-0379 or streaming live at www.blogtalkradio.com/healingxoutreach
On today's show, we are going to be talking about CHURCH SHUNNING.
Have you ever confronted the pastor, or decided to launch your own business/ ministry or disagreed with the vision/ direction of your church? Have you ever been isolated because of it? Better yet, have you stopped attending your church consistently and been shunned because of it? Have you LEFT your IC, and your remaining friends have blacklisted you?
When is public shunning not discrimination? When the law says so. At least that is the opinion of the Arizona Legislature.
"After the Arizona Legislature gave approval on Thursday to allow business owners to assert their religious beliefs and refuse service to gays, Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson put up this sign.
"The restaurant said, “Funny how just being decent is starting to seem radical these days.” See the full story athttp://bit.ly/1bsFS2d.
Kansas avoided passing a similar bill last week by tabling it in committee at he behest of business interests. Who is behind this new attempt to validate religious discrimination?
On Thursday's Lunch with Louden we will talk about The Ethics and Public Policy Center's American Religious Freedom Program, the local Religious Freedom Caucuses, and the funding behind this national initiative. (Hint: Citizens United strikes again.)
Quotes and image from ABC15 Arizona
Jeanene Louden and co-host Debilyn Molineaux talk about current events and look for opportunities to bridge political divides, expose corruption and share information not covered in mainstream media.