Bp. Steve Wood: Reformation Day 2012

Reformation DayBy Bishop Steve Wood TREADING GROUND http://treadinggrain.com/2012/reformation-day/ October 31, 2012 Today is Reformation Day - the day, according to Philipp Melanchthon, writing in 1546, Luther "wrote theses on indulgences and posted them on the church of All Saints on 31 October 1517," the event now seen as sparking the Protestant Reformation.And so, we remember the great

31 Oct 2012, Reformation Day: Martin Luther and the Reformation

Dennis Canon dead in Virgina | Anglican Ink

Dennis Canon dead in Virgina | Anglican Ink

Dennis Canon dead in Virgina Supreme Court lets stand ruling voiding the power of denominational property trusts Article | October 30, 2012 - 10:35pm | By George Conger The Virginia Supreme Court has let stand a lower court ruling that held the Dennis

(Wikipedia): Karl Barth (1886-1968)


Karl Barth

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Karl Barth

Born(1886-05-10)May 10, 1886Basel, Switzerland
DiedDecember 10, 1968(1968-12-10) (aged 82)Basel, Switzerland

(Church of England) Alfred Edersheim: "Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah" (1883)










Alfred Edersheim

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Alfred Edersheim (March 7, 1825 – March 16, 1889) was a Jewish convert to

Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Gloria(Vivaldi).wmv

Benghazigate: General Ham: “No Order to Protect Consulate” (VIDEO)

Benghazigate: General Ham: “No Order to Protect Consulate” (VIDEO)

We’re not dealing with anonymous sources here. This comes from an interview with Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz who sits on two Homeland Security subcommittees relaying the responses from General Carter Ham heading up the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) who had direct responsibility for the situation.

General Ham

(Photos) Christology, Nicene Churchmanship & Solomon's Temple

Efforts to understand Solomon's Temple, e.g. 2 Chronicles 1-8.  This only goes to magnify the assertion by Jesus that "One greater than the Temple is here..."  This issue goes to the heart of larger issues:  orthodox and Biblical Christology, Nicene and Creedal Churchmanship, and theological liberalism such as the inchoate and unbelieving leaders in the Episcopal Church.  It may also go to some

Anglican Watch: Archbishop Parker's "Advertisements"



Archbishop Matthew ParkerThe Advertisements
(1566) Gee, Henry, and William John Hardy, ed.,
Documents Illustrative of English Church History (New York:
Macmillan, 1896), 467-75. Hanover Historical
Texts Project Scanned and proofread by Heather Haralson, May 1998.
Posted by Raluca Preotu, July 1999.Proofread and pages added by

Christianity A History "Reformation" (Latin Perspective)

Ann Widdecombe MP personal vie of the reformation, a moment in time she describes as one of the saddest periods in Christian History.

Nearly five centuries ago, the Reformation split the medieval Church into competing Catholic and Protestant factions. Ancient customs were abolished, the Pope was declared the Antichrist and Christian killed Christian in the name of their faith as religious

Christian Theology Reader: John Calvin (Rev. Dr. Alistair McGrath)

Christian Theology Reader: Thomas Aquinas (Rev. Dr. Alistair McGrath)

Christian Theology Reader: Augustine of Hippo (Rev. Dr. Alistair McGrath)

Christian Theology Reader: Cyprian of Carthage (Rev. Dr. Alistair McGrath)

Christian Theology Reader: An Introduction (Rev. Dr. Alistair McGrath)

Christian Theology Reader: Irenaeus of Lyons (Rev. Dr. Alister McGrath)

St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh: "All Creatures of our God and King"

Choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh
Canticle of the Sun (St Francis of Assisi), paraphrased by William Henry Draper (1855-1933)

SGM-Mahaneygate: Brief Roundup of News Re: Child, Sex, & Leadership Abuses

Co-defendant, C.J. Mahaney in class action lawsuit against Sovereign Grace Ministries about sexual abuse, child abuse and the mediated, communicated, underlying, pervasive, governing and controlling culture of abusiveness

The Associated Press article on SGM-Mahaneygate has literally gone nearwise everywhere.

It is in local newspapers from New York Newsday to Dallas Morning Post. TV

Offutt's Slipstream: Sci-fi, New Physics & Myth

I just read Michael Offutt's new sci-fi novel Slipstream and wanted to post a review here. This is the first in his series A Crisis of Two Worlds. As someone who's read many books on new physics, this subject is of interest to me, and Michael clearly understands the concepts. He also combines myth and fantasy. Rarely have I seen anyone take this all on, much less pull it off!

Jordan Pendragon is a multilayered guy. He’s handsome, an ace at ice hockey and math, but not as at ease with navigating the emotional realms of high school and at staying clean. When he learns that he’s being followed by a strange British man Kolin, and Jordan turns to chase him, Kolin leaves behind a watchband that Jordan soon learns is what’s called a Life Extractor. Jordan is in dire pain when he tries it on and the thing sucks green oil from his arm. Jordan learns later from Kolin that the band is called a Life Extractor, and Green Life is a hot commodity.

In a tense chase scene in a carnival, where Jordan is double-dating a friend of his sister’s and pretending to like her (and girls in general), he, his sister and Kolin get sucked in through a Slipstream, which he learns is a sort of black hole from which he can come and go.

This lands them in Avalon, a fascinating yet frightening place, an alternate earth of AIs and mega-cities and shiny skyscrapers that churn out Life Green and all manner of questionable digital playthings. Kolin reveals that it’s been prophesized that a boy from earth with the name of an old king (Jordan’s last name Pendragon is the name of an ancient king) would bring order to chaos. Jordan has just been tagged!

In an intriguing blend of myth and sci-fi, adventure the world of Avalon rolls out in breathless fashion! Offutt’s desire to square theoretical physics with spirituality is hugely ambitious and I applaud it. For one, an entity called The Shadow operates a supercomputer in an unknown location that has imprisoned The Light, and Kolin’s Master.

Without giving anything away, I can say that Jordan will find love in the mad action—in the form of Kolin. This serves to deepen his character, and let the reader in more. This world was so cinematic that I could easily see it made into an edge-of-the-seat sci-fi extravaganza!

Buy Slipstream at Amazon
Find Michael Offutt's blog and website here.

SGM-Mahaneygate: Updated (26 Oct 2012) SGM Statement on Class Action Suit

Co-defendant, C. J. Mahaney, President of Sovereign Grace Ministries

No doubt written by SGM lawyers.  We'll wait for discovery and a jury trial.


Updated Statement on Reported Lawsuit

October 26, 2012 by SGM Staff
Categories: General

Please be aware of

Why the IRS Has Stopped Auditing Churches—Even One that Calls President Obama a Muslim | Christianity Today

Why the IRS Has Stopped Auditing Churches—Even One that Calls President Obama a Muslim | Christianity Today

Why the IRS Has Stopped Auditing Churches—Even One that Calls President Obama a Muslim
Decision on who can authorize investigations of churches that influence voters is frozen for foreseeable future.  Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra [ posted 10/26/2012 9:13AM ] Courtesy of KSAT.com

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. So Are Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. So Are Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

SGM-Mahaneygate: Challies, Mohler, Duncan, Piper, Sproul, Carson, Dever, MacArthur, Grudemn, DeYoung, Trueman, Chandler

Co-defendant, C. J. Mahaney, in Child and Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Sage and orbital musings by Brent Detwiler about SGM-Mahaneygate.


Random Thoughts on Recent Events

Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:03AM


Church Polity: This Sunday the Board of Directors will send the polity proposal they adopted

Shiloh, Israel: Photos, Storyline, Judges, Samuel, Leviticus

























Shiloh, Israel's Capital for 400 Years, Being Uncovered

Archaeologists and volunteers are digging up the site of Shiloh, where the Sanctuary once stood.


By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/28/2010, 10:03 PM / Last Update: 7/28/2010, 9:53 PM




Sovereign Grace Ministries, which recently moved from Maryland to Kentucky to rebuild a fractured network and strengthen ties with Southern Seminary, is now in the news for allegedly covering up allegations of child sexual abuse

Bob Kauflin Worships CJ Mahaney

(Detwiler) SGM-Mahaneygate: CJ Mahaney, Sex Abuse Lawsuit, Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, Romanism

C. J. Mahaney, one of several co-defendants in class action lawsuit alleging coverup in child sexual abuse


Sexual Abuse and Spousal Abuse in Sovereign Grace Ministries

Monday, October 22, 2012 at 5:44PM


Last Wednesday, Associated Press reporter Eric Tucker broke

Harvest Chapel: Growing List of Pastors Leave


The Void

Are we alone in our concerns regarding the leadership of James MacDonald? Over the past few years, many long-standing elders and highly influential staff members have departed Harvest Bible Chapel. While the circumstances of their departures are unique to each of them, each has his own story to tell.

Pastors and elders who have publicly

SGM-Mahaneygate: Wartburg's Bio of SGM Co-Defendants & Silence at Gospel Coalition


Is The Gospel Coalition Ignoring the Elephant in the Room?

Posted on Mon Oct 22, 2012 by deb



“There's a phrase, "the elephant in the living room", which purports to describe what it's like to live with a drug addict,




By Ken Silva pastor-teacher on Oct 20, 2012 in Current Issues, Features



The other day

Romancing Wisconsin

The Romancing Wisconsin series by Stacey Joy Netzel (that's me) kicks off with three heartwarming holiday stories to start the season right! Originally published in my 2010 Write Touch Reader's Award winning anthology Mistletoe Rules, I've re-released the individual stories and plan to add new romances set during the different seasons while occasionally visiting friends in my other small town romances series, Welcome to Redemption, written with Donna Marie Rogers.

These first three stories in Romancing Wisconsin feature the Riley siblings and their unexpected Happily Ever Afters engineered by the lovable, matching-making Santa Butch. My Dad's name is Butch and he used to play Santa for the neighbors when we were growing up, so I used him for inspiration - though I did take plenty of liberties with the character. My dad didn't possess any magical abilities, but is it possible Santa Butch does?

Mistletoe Mischief
(Romancing Wisconsin Series #1)

Christmas in July at the zoo is the last place single parents Eric Riley and Marissa Wilder expect to find love. Thanks to some mistletoe mischief in the form of their two young daughters and Santa, they discover mistletoe rules were not made to be broken.

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Mistletoe Magic
(Romancing Wisconsin Series #2)

Major Mark Riley plays Court Jester to Janelle Walsh's Snow Queen at the Christmas Parade and is instantly captivated by the cute redhead whose grandpa just happens to be Santa. When Mark learns she's the tenant he evicted from his newly purchased property, it's going to take a little bit of Santa's mistletoe magic to save their romance. 


Mistletoe Match-Up
(Romancing Wisconsin #3)

When Lisa Riley comes home for her brother Mark's Christmas Eve wedding, her high school rivalry with his wife Janelle's cousin, Derek Walsh, picks up right where it left off, only this time Derek has the upper hand. Santa bides his time as they battle it out because he's waited a whole year for this mistletoe match-up. 


Right now, trying out the series is risk-FREE! As in, Mistletoe Mischief is FREE at ARe, Kobo, SW and Apple. It's $0.99 elsewhere, but if you'd like a copy FREE at Amazon or BN, email me at staceyjoynetzel (at) gmail . com with the email address to gift you a copy, and I'll send it over with a smile.

Wishing you a wondrous holiday season!

Stacey Joy Netzel 

(Guardian, UK) SGM-Mahaneygate: Lawsuit Claims SGM Hid Sex Abuse Cases, Obstructed Justice & Misrepresented Facts

President of Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM)

Associate of Rev. Drs. Al Mohler, Ligon Duncan, and Mark Dever

Board Member of "Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals," Leader in "Together for the Gospel," and "Gospel Coalition"

Charles Joseph ("CJ") Mahaney
Co-defendant in Class Action Lawsuit with 7 Defendants, including SGM

Civil Torts: Negligence, Infliction of Emotional Distress,

A Storybook Pumpkin Patch full of Book-O'-Lanterns

What child wouldn't love to help make a storybook themed Jack-O'-Lantern?  Low on the scary scale, high on the fun factor...

Have you every wondered how the tradition of Jack-O'-Lanterns started? Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world. Gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns”—the name comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack—originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as an early canvas. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became an integral part of Halloween festivities. [source: history.com]










Lots of schools host "no-carve-pumpkin" contests each year. I couldn't resist posting these cute book pumpkins that I found on the blog, "Sunny Days in Second Grade". Click here to see more!



Source: Unless noted otherwise, all the bookish Halloween pumpkins featured in my post are from parents.com.  Click HERE for how to's.

SGM-Mahaneygate: MD Court Records for SGM, Mahaney, & Co-Defendants


Court System:
Circuit Court for Montgomery County - Civil System

Case Number:
369721V Sub Type: OTHER TORTS

Date Filed:

Case Status:

Plaintiff Information

(Each Alias, Address, and Attorney for the Plaintiff
is displayed)


SGM-Mahaneygate: Sovereign Grace Ministries Accused of Covering Up Child Sexual Assaults

Co-Defendant, C.J. Mahaney

Radio interview with the Plaintiffs' attorney in SGM v. Sex Abuse Victims at:  http://www.janetmefferdpremium.com/2012/10/18/janet-mefferd-radio-show-20121018-hr-1/

Christian Post is posting this, as per below.


Sovereign Grace Ministries Accused of

SGM-Mahaneygate: Mohler backs Mahaney, dismisses claims of abusive leadership

Although dated, this was Al Mohler's (and Ligon Duncan's) hasty, unexamined, premature and uninvestigative response to allegations of Mahaney's abusiveness. 



Mohler backs Mahaney, dismisses claims of abusive leadership

Posted on July 12, 2011 by Peter Smith
Article | October 19, 2012 - 10:26am | By George Conger Photo: George Conger 

First worship service of Sovereign Grace at Christ..

Episcopal South Carolina Diocese Calls Special Clergy Meeting for 19 Oct 2012


Bishop Mark Lawrence
Diocese of South Carolina



Please Pray for the Diocese of South Carolina Clergy Day to be Held Tomorrow

Posted by Kendall Harmon 

October 17, 2012Brothers and Sisters in Christ,On Monday, October 15, 2012, Bishop Lawrence was notified by the Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, that on

SGM-Mahaneygate: Brent Detwiler Makes Statement Re: Lawsuit Against SGM Sex Abuse Allegations

C. J. Mahaney, President of SGM

Brent Detwiler offers his statement below, including remarks to a press member.




Lawsuit claims

SGM-Mahaneygate: Sex Scandal & SGM Turns Deaf Ear



Sex scandal: Church turned deaf ear to alleged abuse

By Greta Kreuz


October 18, 2012 - 05:16 pm




Sovereign Grace Ministries, a group that runs about 100 churches, including some in Maryland and Northern Virginia, is alleged to have covered up

Episcopal Ragedom & Hatedom: New Level of Repression Signaled by Charges against Lawrence

Kate Schori, Queen of Ragedom and Hatedom
Can anyone say Queen Jezebel of Baalism's Infamy?

Stand Firm | New Level of Repression Signaled by Charges against Lawrence

New Level of Repression Signaled by Charges against +LawrenceThe certification of abandonment by ECUSA’s new Disciplinary Board for Bishops, communicated to Bishop Mark Lawrence by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on

Baby on the Brain

Since the birth of my grandson has me in Baby Land right now, I thought it would be a perfect day to highlight some of my favorite baby books - feel free to add to the list!  I'd love your input. 

Little Peter finally had a good night of sleep, and he and my daughter are taking a nap right now; so I'll start with this precious book...

Whisper softly, 
take a peep, 
the babies are all fast asleep...
ALL ASLEEP by Joanna Walsh (baby-toddler board book). The gentle text is about all babies - from tall babies to small babies, from babies asleep in cars, to babies snoozing under the stars. It's a perfect bedtime rhythmical board book story for babies everywhere. I also love that babies of all ethnicities are represented in the illustrations.

Dream of purple twilight skies,
a bedtime kiss from butterflies.
Caterpillars in cocoons
are tucked in tight beneath the moon.

SWEET DREAMS LULLABY (toddler-preschool)
This imaginative, peaceful bedtime book invites a bunny (tucked snugly into bed) to dream of comforting scenes from nature's nighttime.  Each page reveals a delightful dreamscape for children to imagine as they drift off to sleep with the lulling, rhyming text.

You were born in your very own month of the year and the world was
waiting to welcome you here with daydreams and wishes and circles
of love and in turn you brought a gift from above....
JANUARY'S CHILD by Andrea Alban Gosline, illustrated by Lisa Burnett Bossi. Every day is someone's birthday, a fact this book celebrates with creative attributes for each month of the year. More positive than the traditional "Monday's Child" rhyme, and geared for families to share among youngest and oldest members, this is a beautifully illustrated treasury, perfect as a gift for birthdays or new babies.

On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered,
"Life will never be the same..."
ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN (baby/toddler) board book by Nancy Tillman. This is an exceptional book. The sweet rhyming text of this book celebrates and praises the uniqueness of a newborn.  All of creation - polar bears, giraffes, geese, the moon, the wind - is shown as jubilant in the poetry and rich illustrations of this gorgeous book (also makes a wonderful baby shower or birthday gift)!

You can read my post "How to Find the Best Books for Babies and Toddlers" HERE (it includes a list of some of our family favorites).

Past posts about books for babies:
Click HERE to read about Helen Oxenbury's wonderful books for babies/toddlers.

Books about Dads and Babies, click HERE.

 Go HERE for not one, but two "Goodnight" books from Margaret Wise Brown.

I'll leave you with one of the most popular baby books of all time:
Pat the Bunny by Doroty Kunhardt, has been a classic baby's first gift for over 60 years - click here to read the story of how this interactive book came to be written.

SGM-Mahaneygate (Text of Class Action Lawsuit): Mahaney-SGM v. Child Abuse Victims Class



A word from Brent Detwiler followed by the lawsuit against SGM.

Actual Lawsuit Brought Against Sovereign Grace Ministries & Seven Defendents

Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 3:39PM


Just a few introductory remarks before you read the lawsuit. No one should

Advice on social media, trends in YA & New Website!

At long last, I have a newsletter subscription form. Yay! I'd love for you to subscribe to my free newsletter, which will have news of my sequel release, new fiction releases, classes, events, giveaways and swag. Click here to subscribe.

Take a look at my brand new website! Don't worry, I blog here (blogger love), and this blog will also feed into the site. On the page for teachers and book clubs, I've designed free, downloadable guides, and there's a special page for writers, which includes my guest posts on writing, other amazing posts, including two from our own Susan Kaye Quinn, and inspirational writing quotes. If you visit my bio page, let me know what you think of my weird great, great uncle Charles.

Left to right: Me, Nancy, Beth, Alison
Finally, I want to give you guys something too, so I'm posting my handout from the Push to Publish conference panel below. On the Writing for Kids and Teens panel with me was Alison DeLuca, an indie author who has a great blog called Fresh Pot of Tea. I will be featuring her new Crown Phoenix steampunk series very soon! Nancy Viau who writes picture books and middle grade fiction was another panelist. The moderator, Beth Kephart, is an award-winning author of books for teens. Visit Beth's blog here. And now, for my takeaway:

1. How important is social media to your promo plan? When should you implement it?

The best advice I got from an early mentor was to start a blog way before my next big book came out, not when it came out. I started Catherine Stine’s Idea City about two years before my latest novel was published, and by that time I had over 340 followers, who helped with my book blog tour, and other promo posts such as interviews, features and giveaways, as well as me guest posting on their blogs. I had no idea that the blogosphere would be so friendly and eager to help. Part of the fun is that it’s a mixed age-community, with everyone from savvy book reviewers, still in high school, to seasoned authors in their sixties. The key is to care about what others are posting! If you want good comments on your posts, you must return the favor. I’ve learned so much about publishing and writing from this vibrant community, and from indie authors as well as ones who are published with the Big Six. Other important social media to develop: a Goodreads author page, a Facebook author or book page, a Pinterest page and a twitter account. There are others, but this is a great place to start!
Topical online reads:
1. Publishers’ Weekly article on YA Marketing-Digital versus Physical here.
2. Basic Marketing Tips from YA author, Elana Johnson here.
3. What the heck is Pinterest, you ask? Check out a sampling of YA books for OCT on Pinterest!

2. What are the big differences between indie and traditionally published books/authors? Between ebooks and paper copies? How do you see these trending in the future?

I see a blending in the future of who's published traditionally to who's publishing on their own, or with small houses. It will be more about the quality of the fiction and the authors’ growing readership than how authors publish. I’ve published with big houses such as Random House and American Girl, and I’ve also published through my own Konjur Road Press. Many traditionally published authors are now publishing their own out-of-print-books and novels that their agents haven’t placed. As publishing houses become more gun-shy and picky (because of less physical bookstores to sell to!) and authors learn how much they can potentially earn on their own the quality of indie fiction will grow ever higher! There is also a trend toward POD printing—that means print on demand. For instance, if someone orders your POD book through Amazon, or B&N, their publishing arm will print as many paperback copies as are ordered and no more. This has an upside for a beleaguered industry: publishers will no longer have to deal with huge store returns, which lose money for the houses when they must refund that revenue. On the other hand, it means less variety on the physical bookshelves. As more and more readers get comfy with ereading devices, more ebooks will sell. In the Catskills, where I go on the weekends, I feel the burn of bookstore closings. There are no more within 40 or 50 miles! People won’t stop reading, they will always want stories; they'll simply buy more ebooks. A related online article:
1. A post by indie fantasy author, Lindsay Buroker here.

3. Trends in YA? Write to trends or to what I love?

It’s always a gamble to predict specific trends because they change from year to year. One should never write specifically to the trends. You should write that amazing novel only you can write! I tell my students to focus on a subject or theme that they are totally inspired by, because maintaining fuel for those entire 250 to 350 pages is something only fierce interest and passion can drive. That said, there do seem to be trends for 2013/14: realistic YA is making a comeback, after a paranormal and fantasy-saturated market. Vamps are trending out, but there will probably always be room for that unique, geeky or charismatic vamp! Historical fantasy is in with novels such as Revolution by J. Donnelly. Magical realism is growing, as is confidence in YA sci-fi like Black Hole Sun by Gill and space opera, such as A. Ryan’s Glow. Horror and unusual blends are growing in popularity as seen in novels like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by R. Riggs. There is also a trend toward sci-fi romance, as in novels like V. Rossi’s Under the Never Sky. And then, there are the trendbusters whose mind-bending novels start entirely new trends! Will you write one of these?

Theological Rage & Bitterness: Earth Shifts As Episcopal Leaders Rage, Revise & Respond to the Diocese of South Carolina

Stand Firm | The Earth Shifted: Rage, Revisionists & Responses for The Diocese of South Carolina

The Earth Shifted: Rage, Revisionists & Responses for The Diocese of South Carolina

Over the past nine years, I’ve gotten to know a limited number of fellow Episcopalians who enjoy analysis, trending, forecasting, and strategy. All of us check in with one another periodically by phone, email, and

South Carolina Diocese Expelled From Episcopal Church



South Carolina expelled from the Episcopal Church


Posted by George Conger on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 and filed under International news, News.


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The Diocese of South Carolina has been pushed

SGM-Mahaneygate: Email to Peter Smith, Courier-Journal, Lexington, KY

An email was sent to Peter Smith at Courier-Journal, Lexington, KY.  His email is:  psmith@courier-journal.com.

Peter covered Mahaney's new church plant in Lexington, KY, however, I could not find the AP story that broke today, 17 Oct 2012. 

Perhaps my search at Courier-Journal was inadequate and perhaps the Courier carried the article.

A search of the public records continues to show

The Case Against Abortion: Abortion Procedures

American Anglican Watch: TEC Disciplinary Board says South Carolina bishop has abandoned church

Disciplinary Board says South Carolina bishop has abandoned church


Disciplinary Board says South Carolina bishop has abandoned church

Decision prompts diocese to claim it has ‘disaffiliated’ from the church

By Mary Frances Schjonberg | October 17, 2012
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SGM-Mahaneygate: SGM Responds to Filed Lawsuit


Statement on Reported Lawsuit

October 17, 2012 by SGM Staff
Please be aware of the following press release.
October 17, 2012

Statement by Sovereign Grace Ministries on Reported Lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Today, Sovereign Grace

SGM-Mahaneygate: Dr. Ligon Duncan Stepped "In It" over Mahaney

Dr. Ligon Duncan

Washington Post carried the story on a developing class action lawsuit against Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM) by three plaintiffs alleging child sexual abuse and coverups by SGM operatives.  It was filed 17 Oct 2012 in Montgomery County Court, MD. Of course, the stories about abusiveness--at least 100 Pastors also--have a wider arc beyond the abuse of children and

Attorney A.S. Haley on TEC SC Diocese: "There They Go Again… Sad, Sad News from the DSC"

Kate Schori, TEC's PB

Attorney A.S. Haley, long-time observer of the legal manourvres by the Episcopal Church, offers his initial review of Kate Schori's recent efforts to repress and oppose Mark Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina.  More as the story unfolds.

Stand Firm | There They Go Again… Sad, Sad News from the DSC

There They Go Again… Sad, Sad News from the DSC

It has been

Sumerian History, Mythology, Prophecy

Mesopotamia (Sumerians, first civilization on earth)

Tower of Babel

This is the Biblical account of the building of the Tower of Babel and the scattering of the people by God. From this event the birth of many languages came about.

American Anglican Watch: Episcopal Church Takes Action Against the Bishop and Diocese of SC

Bishop Mark Lawrence, Bishop of Diocese
of South Carolina



Episcopal Church Takes Action Against the Bishop and Diocese of SC

On Monday, October 15, 2012, Bishop Mark J. Lawrence

Babylon: 612 BC (Josiah's Days, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles)

Babylon & Ancient Mesopotamia

Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia: Exhibtion in Toronto

The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia, will explore an era of extraordinary invention and innovation, the impact of which is still shaping our lives thousands of years later.This exhibition focuses on three of the great centres of ancient civilisation -- Sumer, Assyria and Babylon. Melbourne Museum.Australia. 3rd of May 2012. Pictures by JOE ARMAO edited by Tim Young.for The Age newspaper , The

SGM-Mahaneygate: Top-notch Litigator, Susan Burke, Represents Plaintiffs Against Sovereign Grace Ministries in Sexual Offenses Suit


Susan L. Burke

Susan L. Burke is an experienced and successful litigator. During the course of her 24-year legal career, Susan has both defended and prosecuted civil actions involving a wide range of topics, including human rights, pharmaceutical fraud, defense contractor fraud, employment and disability discrimination, election law, and

SGM-Mahaneygate (Washington Post): Lawsuit Claims SGM Conceals Sex Offenses Cases in MD & VA



Lawsuit claims evangelical church group concealed sex abuse allegations in Md., Va


By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 4:10 PMAP