Posts Tagged ‘Baptist Church’

Congregation burns down its own church

Monday, April 30th, 2018

A Church in Asheboro  North Carolina went up in flames last Friday. The fire was a controlled burn set by firefighters. in 2008 Providence Baptist Church was given the property by the remnants of Gospel Chapel Baptist Church. But Pastor Eric Johnson believes toxic mould in the church has caused him to suffer permanent nerve damage Read more

Christmas grotto popular once again

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The annual South West Baptist Church Christmas Grotto has once again drawn big crowds of wide-eyed children and festive parents. The grotto, a walk through a series of Christmas-themed rooms, started 14 years ago and gets bigger every year. This year there are some new windows  for children to peep through at the Spreydon Christmas Read more

Baptists disown self-styled West City home church pastor

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The 245 member Baptist Church Union has been quick to distance itself from the comments of West City Baptist Church pastor Logan Robertson who urged a gay writer to kill himself. The union has confirmed that the West City Bible Baptist Church is not affiliated with them. “I’m appalled by the comments made by the West Read more

Lone protest at gay-cure church talk

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A lone protester made her opposition known as she stood outside a Northland church seminar offering to help people overcome “same-sex attraction issues”. The talk, hosted by Paihia’s Baptist Church yesterday, was advertised in community newspapers last week, and sparked a furore on social media and in the gay community. The ad invited anyone who Read more

Baptist Church has its own bank

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

An ATM has just been installed in the Windsor Park Baptist church in Auckland, New Zealand. The logo on the machine is “Baptist Savings“, a small but significant sign that a financial force is rising that could suck more business out of the big four banks. Baptist Savings has seen its deposits grow in the Read more

100-plus religious leaders oppose US contraception mandate

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The leaders of dozens of religious groups have joined the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Southern Baptist Convention in signing an open letter opposing the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. They highlighted the threat to conscience posed by the mandate requiring almost all employers to cover contraception, sterilisation and abortifacient drugs and devices Read more

The wonder of Benedict, Geering and my Mum

Friday, March 8th, 2013

No matter how much my Mum tried to speak softly about the outrageous goings on in the Presbyterian Church with ‘that man Geering’, I could hear her telephone whisperings. One of the great advantages of my childhood bedroom was its proximity to the telephone. A significant cream instrument with braided cord, set upon a clever combination Read more

Catholic guilt on sexual sins no longer exists, study shows

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Catholic guilt has been laid to rest and even most Mass-going Catholics no longer feel guilty about sexual sins, according to research in the United Kingdom. While a poll of 4437 adults detected no evidence that Catholics feel more guilty about sexual sins than other religious people, it found that religious people in general feel Read more

Indonesians guilty of crimes against humanity in Papua

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The Central Body for the Fellowship of Baptist Churches has expressed alarm at the conduct of Indonesian security forces in Papua, according to a press release dated 01 November. Examples of crimes by the Indonesian security forces include: The bombing of the parliament Jayawijaya building on 1 September 2012 by OTK (Orang Tak Dikenal) the throwing Read more

Pastor took Kahui in because he was in need – innocent or guilty – that’s my job

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Before and during his trial Chris Kahui was taken in and cared for by Pastor Tom and Magaret Ngapera at the at the Faith Family Baptist Centre in Panmure. “I just came to support a broken family going through hell. That’s what my job is. To show the compassion and love of Christ to someone Read more