Snakes in a Church: National Geographic brings you inside a bizarre American cult “Snake Salvation” Premieres Tuesday, September 10, at 9:00 and 9:30 PM ET/PT These true believers feel their only salvation and way to heaven is to handle and dance with deadly snakes while speaking in strange tongues, even quaffing down a chaser of ... 09/6/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Fathers of the Church types vocal without tongues, utterances of mysteries without lips, a silent harp that without voice gave out melodies. The trumpet falters and the thunder mutters; be not thou daring then; leave things hidden, take things revealed. Thou hast seen in the ... 06/11/2013 - 6:36 pm | View Link
Papal conclave: Catholic Church will survive, despite being under siege: DiManno ROME—Flogging, burning, strangling, drowning, crucifying, boiled in oil, torn asunder by horses, chopped up, thrown to the lions, breasts ripped away with pincers, tongues cut out, ears screwed off, nailed to a tree and roasted alive inside a bronze bull. 03/12/2013 - 5:46 am | View Link
Another church falters — oh, how tongues wag Last week, tongues were wagging over the fall of Isaac Hunter, departed pastor of Orlando's massive Summit Church. With talk of everything from adultery to alcohol abuse, the story made for a tantalizing tale that the media, including the Sentinel ... 12/7/2012 - 7:00 pm | View Link
The “Church of the Devil”? According to Mormon teaching, the church was corrupted after the death of the apostles and became the “Church of the Devil.” Mormonism then claims that the true church was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith in the 1820s. This restored church was ... 07/4/2007 - 1:00 pm | View Link
THE HERESY OF THE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH See our playlist "Dealing with Anti Trinitarians (UPC)" at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... websites: http://www.BIBLEQUERY.ORG, http://www ... 09/14/2014 - 11:20 pm | View Website
Tongues, does your church doctrine teach that you must ... Speaking In Tongues... Tongues: Speaking in unknown tongues is one of the most controversial topics in the Christian faith. 09/14/2014 - 8:54 am | View Website
1 Corinthians 14:4 Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies ... New International Version Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church. New Living Translation 09/14/2014 - 3:32 am | View Website
CHURCH FATHERS: Church History, Book IV (Eusebius) Featuring the Church Fathers, Catholic Encyclopedia, Summa Theologica and more. 09/13/2014 - 11:00 pm | View Website
Father Mark Kirby: Abuse Of The Holy Eucharist Is A Cancer ... The Faithful Must Adore The Eucharistic Lord To Make Reparation! By: Father Mark Kirby. Vultus.stblogs.org. A Cancer at the Heart of the Church. How and why does this ... 09/13/2014 - 10:38 pm | View Website
Nevada’s fastest growing public higher education institution, Nevada State College, may be growing too fast and have to cap enrollment in the future, said president Bart Patterson following his annual state of the college address Monday.
If this round of Board of Supervisors elections was a movie, it would be called "Dull and Duller" and nobody in their right mind would buy a ticket.
For comic relief, we'll point out that Supervisor Scott Wiener is facing off against a nudist who hates the incumbent's ban on exposing genitalia in public.
If Wiener loses the race, we're sure plenty of political consultants will eat their hats - but keep the rest of their clothing on.
The dearth of excitement in the race is one reason political columnists everywhere - OK, in the press room at City Hall - had their interest piqued this week by a dustup in District 10 involving accusations of sexism and counterattacks of incompetence.
Cohen is a young, slim, attractive African American woman with an enviable wardrobe.
Frankly, we thought Kelly and the organizers of the party would take the politically correct route, say the wording was misunderstood and apologize for any offense taken.
Maloof, who is also African American, is endorsing Kelly, who is white, because she thinks he will act in a more straightforward, quicker fashion than Cohen.
Cohen's website lists 40 accomplishments in her first term, from passing tough regulations on guns and lethal ammunition to increasing penalties for illegal dumping, a longtime problem in the Bayview.
The Three Feet for Safety Act, a state law passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, takes effect Tuesday - in time to help make bike riding safe during the traditional back-to-school surge in two-wheel commuting.
Drivers have always been required to pass bicyclists on the left and to allow a safe distance between the motor vehicle and the bike.
Impatient drivers who squeeze past bike riders at a closer distance are subject to fines of $35 plus court costs, which increase the cost to $237.
According to the California Highway Patrol, 153 bicyclists were killed in collisions with motor vehicles in the state in 2012, a 7 percent increase from 2011.
Some drivers have asked what happens if a bicyclist swerves toward them or tries to squeeze through slow-moving traffic between cars, making it difficult or impossible to stay 3 feet away.
A lone Buddha statue placed in a crime-troubled neighborhood becomes a shrine that seems to have helped quell illegal activity
The 11th Avenue resident in Oakland's Eastlake neighborhood was simply feeling hopeful in 2009 when he went to an Ace hardware store, purchased a 2-foot-high stone Buddha and installed it on a median strip in a residential area at 11th Avenue and 19th Street.
Area residents began to leave offerings at the base of the Buddha: flowers, food, candles.
Since 2012, when worshipers began showing up for daily prayers, overall year-to-date crime has dropped by 82 percent.
Robbery reports went from 14 to three, aggravated assaults from five to zero, burglaries from eight to four, narcotics from three to none, and prostitution from three to none.
To this day, every morning at 7, worshipers ring a chime, clang a bell and play soft music as they chant morning prayers.
The original statue is now part of an elaborate shrine that includes a wooden structure standing 10 feet tall and holding religious statues, portraits, food and fruit offerings surrounded by incense-scented air.
In 2012, after a resident's complaint, the city's Public Works Department tried to remove the statue but received such passionate blowback from neighbors that city officials decided to table and "study" the issue.