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Old-time circuit riders come to Greeley with 21st century ministry

by Jack Minor—     In what appeared a throwback to another age, Faith Bible Baptist Church in Greeley hosted an unusual conference, men and their families who are engaged in a ministry going back to frontier days, the circuit … Continue reading

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Pastor jailed for leaving Islamic faith finally freed

by Matt Lacy –   An Iranian pastor who has been in prison for almost three years for the crime of converting to Christianity from Islam has finally been freed after intense international pressure was brought against the Iranian government. … Continue reading

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Church leaders condemn Obama “gay” marriage endorsement

by Matt Lacy —   Following president Obama’s statement that he supports homosexual marriage, leaders from two of the nation’s largest religious denominations have denounced the endorsement. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the head of the US conference of Catholic … Continue reading

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Iran now jails pastor’s lawyer

by Jack Minor —   The government of Iran appears to be doubling down in the case of a pastor facing the death sentence for leaving the Islamic faith by now arresting his attorney. The American Center for Law and … Continue reading

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Murderer, victim shot outside Colorado church

by Jack minor — A   pastor’s mother and her murderer were both shot and killed yesterday outside of a suburban Denver church. According to authorities the pastor’s mother was shot when she went outside the New Destiny Christian Center in … Continue reading

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Iranian Christians await verdict over their faith

      While many Christians are aware of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who is facing a possible death sentence for refusing to recant his Christian faith he, is not the only one awaiting news of his fate.   On … Continue reading

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87 year old pastor encourages Christians to continue in Christ’s service

Sweeting by Jack Minor — Christian leader and author Dr. George Sweeting, 87, is challenging baby boomers to not retire the date their AARP card arrives in the mail. Sweeting, along with his son Dr. Donald Sweeting, has written “How … Continue reading

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Canada creates office to promote religious freedom overseas yet stifles Christians’ beliefs

by Peter Grady — Canada has established an office of religious freedom in its foreign affairs department, however, the country appears to have no problem prohibiting Christians in its own borders from upholding personally held beliefs. One of the reasons … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to hear case that could permit “gays” to sue churches for discrimination in hiring practices

  by Jack Minor – A Christian attorney says the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that could force  religious institutions to hire LGBT people or face discrimination lawsuits by all employees except for those involving the pastor … Continue reading

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Local pastors speak out on Pat Robertson’s Alzheimer’s comments

  by Jack Minor – Local pastors have expressed outrage over comments by evangelist, Pat Robertson, who said it would be acceptable to divorce a spouse that has Alzheimer’s because the person is, basically, dead already. On a segment on … Continue reading

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Islamic group outraged over 9/11 coloring book showing Muslims as terrorists

  by Jack Minor – The Council on Arab Islamic Relations has criticized a children’s coloring book explaining 9/11, saying it portrays all of the Muslims in the book as terrorists and does not portray a positive image of Islam. The 36 … Continue reading

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Greeley pastors are to be involved in politics

On October 2, 2011, pastors and churches will have an opportunity to participate in a rapidly growing movement to regain the relevance of the church. For decades, pastors and churches have wrongly been told they should not participate in the … Continue reading

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Baptist church builds in midst of economic downturn

Story and photo by Jack Minor  At a time of economic turmoil; rising gas prices, uncertainty in the housing market and unemployment still high, one Greeley church is going against the grain with plans to build a new, larger facility. … Continue reading

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Local man “carries his cross for Jesus”

Story and photo by Jack Minor   A local man has a unique way of showing people Christ’s love for them.  He carries a cross around Greeley.  Charlie Jones says he has been carrying the cross around for 5 years. … Continue reading

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Local Baptist pastors react to 20/20 story calling them cults

  by Jack Minor  Local Baptist pastors took strong issue with a recent 20/20 broadcast claiming sexual abuse is widespread among the independent Baptist church movement and that their churches are cults.  Last Friday 20/20 aired a show hosted by Elizabeth Vargas described … Continue reading

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Greeley Mexican teen wants to remain in US the right way

Story and photo by Jack Minor  A Greeley teen who recently discovered he is in the country illegally on an expired visa believes so strongly in following the law he is willing to return to Mexico to obtain a student … Continue reading

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Pastor suing Obama administration coming to Greeley

By Jack Minor – A pastor who is suing the Obama administration over hate crimes legislation passed last year will be speaking at Faith Bible Baptist Church in Greeley. Dr. R.B. Ouellette, pastor of First Baptist Church in Saginaw, Michigan, … Continue reading

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Kansas pastor arrested for Gospel tracts at mosque

By Jack Minor A pastor was arrested for loitering after passing out Gospel tracts on a public sidewalk outside of a local mosque in Wichita, Kansas. Pastor Mark Holick, of the Spirit One Christian Center, told the Gazette he was … Continue reading

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Media reaction regarding Loveland painting offensive to Christians far different than coverage on Koran burning

By Jack Minor The general lack of national media coverage concerning the Loveland art display that many Christians say is blasphemous stands in stark contrast to the media frenzy that developed surrounding a pastor who threatened to burn the Koran. … Continue reading

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Atheists forego some really useful metaphors

Besides suffering Darwin’s arbitrary demise, Atheists forego some really useful metaphors. First it was the Republicans, then it was Independents, now it’s the Democrats worrying Barack Obama is like sin, taking you further than you wanted to go, costing you … Continue reading

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Baptists discuss building expansion, Easter egg hunt

by Jack Minor, for The Greeley Gazette As area churches make preparation for what Christians call the beginning of holy week, one church is doing something unusual during these difficult economic times. They are discussing to build a new building. … Continue reading

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