Connections News for week of June 24, 2012 is now available!

Connecting man to man to God
For week of June 17, 2012
Issue 412

The weekly newsletter of Path Of Life Ministries.
Our mission is to lead men to Jesus Christ and provide opportunity for Christian men to grow in their faith and minister to others.

Read the entire edition here:
http://connectionsnews.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/connections-news-06242012/

Here are a few excerpts from this week’s edition:

HAS CHURCH ‘ORPHANED’ ITS MEN TO OUTSIDE CULTURE?
Despite the fact that millions of Christian men are members of local churches, many are looking outside the Christian community for their purpose in life, says the founder of Every Man Ministries and the men’s pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif.

“It’s time for the church to address that 800-pound gorilla in the room,” said Pastor Kenny Luck, who wrote the book Sleeping Giant – No Move of God Without Men of God in order to help point churches and men towards a more Christ-centered direction.

“There’s 2.1 billion Christians in the world, over three quarters of them being Christian men, but where are they? The majority of them are finding significance outside the church. They are not finding their purpose or significance inside the church,” Luck told The Christian Post…. Read this in full at
http://www.christianpost.com/news/has-church-orphaned-its-men-to-outside-culture-76867/

NEW RESEARCH ON CHILDREN OF SAME-SEX PARENTS SUGGESTS DIFFERENCES MATTER
A number of studies and articles have suggested that research shows no difference in outcome between children whose parents have same-sex relationships and those raised by heterosexual parents, but two peer-reviewed articles published in the academic journal Social Science Research challenge the validity of the “no difference” assertion, the Heritage Foundation reports.

One study, conducted by a Louisiana State University family scholar, concluded that data from previous research showing no difference in outcomes between children with gay parents and those with heterosexual parents was insufficient to support a strong generalizable claim either way…. Read this in full at
http://www.religiontoday.com/blog/new-research-childrensame-sex-parents-differences.html

7 SIGNS OF A HEALTHY WALK WITH GOD
by Joni Eareckson Tada
You have a healthy walk with God when, even during seasons of suffering, you are:
1. Aware of God’s sustaining power, his grace, and power.
2. Dependent on God for stability and balance.
3. Obedient in hardships.
4. Thankful in times of sorrow.
5. Accepting of God’s purpose and will in ALL circumstances.
6. Patient while praying and waiting for God to answer.
7. Focused on Him instead of your fears and doubts.
Making Sense of Suffering pamphlet by Joni Eareckson Tada…. Read this in full at
http://www.rose-publishing.com/Assets/ClientPages/echart213.aspx


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http://connectionsnews.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/connections-news-06242012/

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