Gay Marriage Around the World #ourCOG

#ourCOG Gay Marriage Around the World

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Countries That Allow Gay Marriage
Countries Where Gay Marriage is Legal in Some Jurisdictions

A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. More than a dozen countries currently have national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In two other countries, including the United States, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not.

The following is a list of nations that allow same-sex marriage, either nationwide or in certain jurisdictions.

Countries That Allow Gay Marriage

Argentina (2010)
Denmark (2012)
The Netherlands (2000)
South Africa (2006)

Belgium (2003)
England / Wales (2013)
New Zealand (2013)
Spain (2005)

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Victory After the Storm #ourCOG

#ourCOG Victory After the Storm

Exactly one year after devastating tornadoes ripped through Alabama, destroying several churches and parsonages, Church of God Alabama State Overseer John Childers reports on the miraculous recovery and God’s abundant grace. By John Childers (reprinted from Alabama Echoes) April 27, 2011 is a day like no other in the history of Alabama the Beautiful. It […] Continue reading Victory After the Storm #ourCOG

Called & Empowered #ourCOG

#ourCOG Called & Empowered

calledCalled & Empowered is a collection of essays that addresses a number of critical post-modern issues. The main purpose of the book is to introduce and answer problematic questions related to church and culture. A great addition is the compilation of in-depth cultural studies and recent theological developments viewed in Christian context. What made the book interesting for me personally was the presence of a number of well-balanced critical perspectives which were presented from different viewpoints. Because they were combined with different cultural factors, they were helpful in understanding the Global Mission of Pentecostalism. The supportive evidence focused on the Kingdom, culture, social formation and unity.</p Continue reading Called & Empowered #ourCOG

Spirit, Pathos and Liberation #ourCOG

#ourCOG Spirit, Pathos and Liberation

liberation_logo-3The research presents Hispanic Pentecostalism as “the voice of the voiceless.” Solivan prepares the reader for the cultural and religious context in which orthodoxy has failed for various cultural, historical and theological reasons. He further proposes that the new term of “orthopathos” should be used. Orthopathos is the combination of orthodoxy (what we believe) and orthopraxis (what we do). As such, it introduces an interlocutor between God and humanity and between beliefs and works. God is the God who suffers for creation and with creation. The act of repentance is then the human response to the passion of God for humanity and joining with His sorrow in the death and alienatio Continue reading Spirit, Pathos and Liberation #ourCOG

#ourCOG official hashtag movement #ourCOG

#ourCOG #ourCOG official hashtag movement

This is the official archive of the #ourcog hashtag grass-root movement for change and equity 

It was the 2009 humble effort of a few internet enthusiasts to create the #ourCOG web initiative as foundation for a social media platform where ideas could be freely exchanged with prayer and supplication for one another. Now, three years later, as this vision has been realized and embraced internationally, its power for transformation and transparency will continue to reconnect local communities around the globe. And for this we are forever grateful…

Why I’m Pentecostal: The Background #ourCOG

#ourCOG Why I’m Pentecostal: The Background

Other than the blazing light and literal blindness, my introduction to God came as something of a Damascus kitchen experience. God broke in when I bolted the door shut. I realized early that God wasn’t through being involved in His creation.

That doesn’t mean I had plans for anything more. I knew so little of the Bible then that the idea of speaking in tongues had no room in my growing understanding of faith. Even when I read those sections, I simply wrote them off as something that happened “back then.” Funny how we add an internal commentary to the Bible that dictates our approach.

I’ve often heard that Pentecostalism is stained by emotionalism—and I would plead somewhat guilty. Our emotions help us experience God, after all. We grasp at His complete uniqueness, His ridiculous power, and we can’t help but be smacked with a river of emotion. It’s a Continue reading Why I’m Pentecostal: The Background #ourCOG

Inside the Ministry Update May 8, 2012 #ourCOG

#ourCOG Inside the Ministry Update May 8, 2012

31 Days of Blessing and Favor – Many Answered Prayers!
Pastor Mark Casto ministering Tuesdays at the Extreme Cleveland
Summer Prophetic Encounter July 19th-22nd in Louisville, KY
Northeast Hebraic Prophetic Conference Aug 1st-5th in Huntington, WV
The “Main Event” Fall Campmeeting Oct 9th-13th in Hixon, TN
Stay in touch through the Stone Report

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