i Was Called Out by My Pastor for Leaving Church Early



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In this video, I was called out in church for trying to leave early. I love to vlog about my daily life so this vlog was my version of a Sunday Funday. At church, I am an altar server which simply entails that I light the candles and take them out at the end of the service. At the end of the church service, I was supposed to walk to the back of the church with the lit candle, signifying that the church service had ended. Unfortunately, I walked to the back way too early and the pastor CALLED ME OUT for wanting to get out of there!
After church, I went for a run. I run 15 miles per week which can be mentally challenging at times. My sister has 6 pack abs and can get away with eating like crap which drives me crazy. After my workout, Dave and I got sushi and sat on his front porch to eat while we chatted about life.
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Christopher Hunter – ‘Architecture of Early South American Church Building’



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Christopher Hunter, a graduate student in the Department of Architecture, presents “Introduction of the Architecture of Early South American Church Building 1880-1920.”

The presentation was given at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the 19th annual Texas A&M College of Architecture Research Symposium, which was held Oct. 23 in the Langford Architecture Center’s Preston Geren Auditorium. The daylong session showcased research and creative work by college faculty and, for the first time, doctoral students.

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The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the architecture of the early southern
African American church building constructed between 1880 and 1920.
The African American church experience is a continuously evolving part of the American experience. Many of the current African American churches were organized in the early to mid-
19th century.

After the Civil War, many of these organized congregations began constructing places of worship, primarily throughout the southern United States, either within an urban or a rural setting. Many of these church buildings eventually became the center of spiritual, educational, political, and cultural life for millions of people, continuing to this day.

These church buildings often hosted famous orators or were witnessed to historical events, but these buildings have not received the academic attention necessary to inquire, study, and document their architectural relevance to the people they serve as well as their place in a community. These buildings should be considered just as significant as the people and events they housed.

This paper will present a brief example one such relevant building in the First African Baptist Church (FABC) of Savannah, Georgia. Organized in 1773, FABC is historically considered one of the oldest continuous churches in North America. The paper will introduce the building’s design intent, construction methods of the time, as well as its historical and contemporary place within the local Savannah community.

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Islamic Trajectories in Early Christianity by Dr Jerald Dirks



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Were Early Christians Trinitarians?

Is the Trinity really an ancient pagan belief?

Is Jesus God?

Did Jesus ever claim to be God?

Dr. Jerald Dirks received his Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) from Harvard College in 1971, his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1974, his Master of Arts (clinical child psychology) from the University of Denver in 1976, his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver in 1978, and his sessions program certificate in Islamic studies from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in 1998.

In 1969, he obtained his License to Preach from the United Methodist Church and was ordained into the Christian ministry (deaconate) by the United Methodist Church in 1972.

He converted to Islam in 1993 and completed the ‘Umrah and Hajj in 1999.

His vocational history includes over five years teaching in American colleges and universities and over 20 years spent in the private practice of psychotherapy. In addition, he has taught at the middle school level at two different private Islamic schools and has served as the psychoeducational consultant at one private Islamic school.

Dr. Dirks is the author or co-author of over 60 published articles in the behavioral sciences (primarily in psychosomatic medicine), over 140 published articles on the Arabian horse and its history, and over 220 published articles or formal presentations on Islam, comparative religion, and private Islamic education in America.

He has lectured widely on Islam at American universities (Tabor College, University of Kansas, University of Denver, Oklahoma State University, Missouri State University, Wayne State University, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Georgetown University), in American mosques (in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia), and at regional and national conventions of the major Islamic organizations (ISNA, ICNA, and MAS).

In addition, he has been interviewed about Islam by newspapers in California, Colorado, Missouri, and Saudi Arabia and by television stations in Kansas, New York, Texas, Utah, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. He is the author of four books that explore the commonalities and differences among the three Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism): The Cross and the Crescent, now in its second printing; Abraham, The Friend of God; Understanding Islam–A Guide for the Judaeo-Christian Reader; and The Abrahamic Faiths–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

His fifth book, Muslims in American History–A Forgotten Legacy was published in 2006 and celebrates the centuries-old history of Muslims in America. His sixth book, Letters to My Elders in Islam, was published in 2008. Dr. Dirks has also proofread and/or edited several books for other authors.

The Topic: Islamic Trajectories in Early Christianity

A talk by Dr Jerald Dirks

North Las Vegas church destroyed in early morning fire



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North Las Vegas Fire Department crews were called at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday to the two-alarm fire at Zion United Methodist Church, 2108 Revere St. Part of the building collapsed. Nobody was injured in the fire. ATF is investigating the fire. Bizuayehu Tesfaye Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye

Early morning fire rips through El Reno church



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