400-408 – Jim Garlow, (jimgarlow.com) pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego (skylinechurch.org) – which just finished a $12 million renovation – and author of many books including his brand new book (with Keith Wall) entitled Miracles Are For Real: What Happens When Heaven Touches Earth. Jim's wife, Carol, has been battling Stage 4 cancer for the past 4 and a half years. Today we tap into one of Jim's hobbies, church history, and the role that plays in the new facility, which opens up this Sunday, March 4th.
• UT San Diego (2/24/2012) Megachurch completes $12 million sanctuary.
413-423 – Jim Garlow. We tend to rationalize away miracles as merely strange coincidences – especially in hindsight – rather than seeing the orchestrating hand of God behind it all.
428-438 – Jim Garlow. Jim shares the miracle of Jimmy Craig, who during routine back surgery had his spinal cord nicked, rendering him incapable of walking. Yet, after attending a healing service, began walking. When he returned to the doctor, nothing had changed regarding the spinal injury, yet he was walking. When hearing stories like this, how do we balance skepticism with belief?
443-452 – Jim Garlow.
458-508 – Jim Reeve, ("Dr. J") founding-senior pastor of Faith Community Church in West Covina (go2faith.com) (Badillo, east of Vincent), which has grown from a handful of people in 1980 to over 10,000 in weekly attendance. He and his wife Marguerite have been married 39 years, and celebrate have three grown children, two daughters in law, a son in law, and six grandchildren. His TV ministry, Balanced Living, airs weekly. Tonight, Jim starts a 6-week, 40-day, series in preparation of the Easter celebration, based on his new book entitled Regenerate: Total Spiritual Transformation. Last year, they did the Regenerate program with great success. The principles are "Give up, start up, and step up."
512-523 – Jim Reeve.
528-539 – (5X) • Blaze (2/29/2012) LESBIAN WANTS PRIEST REMOVED AFTER SHE WAS DENIED COMMUNION AT HER MOTHER'S FUNERAL. Calls – Do you want priests serving communion to anyone who comes forward? Or, do you want them able to deny communion to someone if circumstances place the priest in the position where he cannot do so in good conscience?
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628-639 – • Craig Bannister (CNS News, 2/27/2012) Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control, Student Tells Pelosi Hearing Touting Freebie Mandate.
A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosi's hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that they're going broke, so you and I should pay for their birth control.
Speaking at a hearing held by Pelosi to tout Pres. Obama's mandate that virtually every health insurance plan cover the full cost of contraception and abortion-inducing products, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said that it's too expensive to have sex in law school without mandated insurance coverage.
Apparently, four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it's hard to make ends meet if they have to pay for their own contraception, Fluke's research shows.
"Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy," (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception), Fluke reported.
It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations.
"Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school," Fluke told the hearing.
$3,000 for birth control in three years? That's a thousand dollars a year of sex – and, she wants us to pay for it.
Yes, us. Where do you think the insurance companies forced to cover this cost get the money to pay for these co-eds to have sex? It comes from the health care insurance premiums you and I pay.
But, back to this woman's complaint that she's spending $3,000 for birth control during her time in college.
"For a lot of students, like me, who are on public interest scholarships, that's practically an entire summer's salary," she complains.
So, she earns enough money in just one summer to pays for three full years of sex. And, yes, they are full years – since she and her co-ed classmates are having sex nearly three times a day for three years straight, apparently.
At a dollar a condom if she shops at CVS pharmacy's website, that $3,000 would buy her 3,000 condoms – or, 1,000 a year. (By the way, why does CVS.com list the weight of its condom products in terms of pounds?)
Assuming it's not a leap year, that's 1,000 divided by 365 – or having sex 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years. And, I thought Georgetown was a Catholic university where women might be prone to shun casual, unmarried sex. At least its health insurance doesn't cover contraception (that which you subsidize, you get more of, you know).
And, that's not even considering that there are Planned Parenthood clinics in her neighborhood that give condoms away and sell them at a discount, which could help make her sexual zeal more economical.
Besides, maybe, these female law students could cut back on some other expenses to make room for more birth control in their budgets, instead of making us pick up the tab. With classes and studying and all that sex, who's got time for cable?
And, let's not forget about these deadbeat boyfriends (or random hook-ups?) who are having sex 2.74 times a day. If Fluke's going to ask the government to force anyone to foot the bill for her friends' birth control, shouldn't it be these guys?
623 – Don't miss our upcoming KKLA Faith Night at Staples on Thursday March 15th to watch Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Clippers take on the Phoenix Suns. Tickets are only $18 through kkla.com, keyword "Clippers."
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• Blaze (2/29/2012) REV. FRANKLIN GRAHAM APOLOGIZES FOR REFUSING TO SAY OBAMA IS A CHRISTIAN.
• NAACP (2/28/2012) FRANKLIN GRAHAM RESPONSE TO NAACP FAITH LEADERS.
I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama. The president has said he is a Christian and I accept that (and have said so publicly on many occasions). I apologize to him and to any I have offended for not better articulating my reason for not supporting him in this election—for his faith has nothing to do with my consideration of him as a candidate.
In fact, Article VI of our Constitution strictly prohibits any religious test for public office. I believe we should consider a candidate's values and competence above anything else when considering whom to support for public office. I even reject the idea that we should only vote for a candidate of our own particular faith, for oftentimes that is not an available option.
My objection to President Obama is built on his policy positions on a number of important moral issues, and not on his religion or faith. For example, I believe his positions on abortion and on traditional marriage are in direct conflict with God's standards as set forth in Scripture. I have determined I cannot and will not vote for him or any candidate in either party whose policy positions on such critical issues violate biblical truths and standards.
My views here are not biased according to political party or religion. For example, I would support a pro-life Democrat over a pro-choice Republican at any level. I would support a Mormon or a Jew who supported the defense of marriage defined as being between a man and a woman over a Southern Baptist or Presbyterian who did not.
In this election season and challenging economic time I am praying for our country and for those who lead it—for we are commanded in Scripture to do so. I am also praying that our nation will return to the God of our fathers and will look to His Son, Jesus Christ as the only real answer to life's problems and hurts.