2015年8月

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菲律賓天主教會呼籲信徒反對同性婚姻合法化

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued a statement Sunday saying individuals should refuse to take part in ceremonies celebrating same-sex relationships and politicians should resist legalising marriages of homosexual couples. “A homosexual union is not and can never be a marriage as properly understood and so-called,” th… 詳閱

不要用宗教自由來否定工會或其他公義課題

And other religious freedom appeals look suspiciously like pretexts. Duquesne Univer­sity, a Catholic school in Pittsburgh, has been refusing to recognize a union that adjunct faculty voted to join in 2012. This summer the National Labor Relations Board ruled for the union. But Duquesne has appealed, maintaining that its religiou… 詳閱

去年一美國基督教大學校長被兒子拍攝短片揭發有婚外情,現在短片終公開

In October 2014, Epting’s son Paul filmed a short cellphone video that apparently exposes an affair between his married father and a female college staff member. “It’s over, Dad,” Paul Epting says on the video. By January, school officials announced that Epting would take an immediate sabbatical and retire i… 詳閱

美國改革宗領袖 R. C. Sproul Jr. 承認加入過偷情網站 Ashley Madison ,現被停職

Ligonier Ministries has suspended R. C. Sproul Jr. until July 2016 due to his admission that he visited the adultery matchmaking website Ashley Madison. Ligonier was founded by his father, R. C. Sproul Sr., who still serves as board chair. The younger Sproul is one of the ministry’s teaching fellows… 詳閱

以色列王今天多麼榮耀:從敬拜衣著端莊問題顛覆敬拜的想像(下)

保持距離,互相尊重 vs  一無所有的俯伏在上帝面前 我們對敬拜衣著的看法也直接反映一種更深層次的敬拜想象,就是我們和上帝關係,因為我們和上帝的關係就是一種敬拜的關係。當我們堅持敬拜必定是莊嚴肅穆和衣著端莊整齊時,背後反映的就是一種「我要怎樣做/穿才配得來到上帝面前」的謹慎、一種我們要將自己在重重衣裝下包裝保護好的自卑、一種「我可以將自己… 詳閱

靜修之一:主你愛我們,生命之源

暑假是旅遊旺季,旅遊是每一個人內心所嚮往的事,我們可以花五日四夜或四日三夜去日本、台灣、南韓走一趟,但我們可有想過花五日四夜去靜修?靜修(hesychasm) 是基督信仰一個很重要的傳統,Hesychia意思是息、默、靜,故靜修是在休息和沈默中進入安靜。耶穌為我們立下榜樣,他經常「退」到曠野去禱告,靜修也就是「退去禱告」。 數天前友人因收到不我在WHATSAPP的回應… 詳閱

巴基斯坦女子離伊斯蘭教下嫁基督徒,忿怒親戚射殺其丈夫

Islamist groups are threatening the family and attorney of a young Christian man shot dead by Muslim in-laws who also wounded his wife over her decision to marry him and leave Islam, the attorney said. Aleem Masih, 28, married Nadia, 23, last year after she put her faith in Christ… 詳閱

從相遇到轉化(可七24-37)

推羅和西頓是甚麼地方?這主要是外邦人居住的地方,而這正解釋為何耶穌選擇到這裡來,因為他不願意人知道(七24)。這也反映耶穌的名聲主要在猶太人世界,非在外邦人世界。為何耶穌不願意人知道他的行蹤?第一個可能,耶穌想有自己的時間和空間(包括與門徒),不想被打擾。第二個可能,他想逃避來自猶太領袖的壓力(七1-23)。現實卻是事與意違,不但耶穌沒有… 詳閱

教宗在美國天主教徒中影響力並不大

“Evidence for a so-called Francis Effect is limited,” Dan Cox, PRRI’s research director said in a statement. “A majority of Catholics report that their feelings toward the church have changed, and mostly for the better. Roughly two-thirds of Catholics believe Pope Francis will help bring people back to the Church… 詳閱

「惟有你是王-以賽亞書與當代香港」聖經課程

《以賽亞書》是最重要的一卷先知書,歷來信徒從書中信息得到勉勵,包括書中的彌賽亞預言,以及對應社會時事的警世之言。 本課程帶領會眾深入了解《以賽亞書》,藉著回顧以色列祖先失敗的歷史,領受作者的諄諄告誡:只要誠心信靠上主、拼棄偶像,並且謹守遵行上主的訓誨,踐行公義,憐憫社會中的弱勢社群,一切困境將會過去,並有神所應許的同在。信徒將會發覺… 詳閱
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