Waging War, Pursuing Peace (02 October 2012)

e Edition October 2

Perspective: Waging War, Pursuing Peace

By Rex M.Rogers

War2America has been waging war for more than a decade. First Afghanistan, then Iraq, still Afghanistan, two wars and one long human tragedy.

Too many of the nation’s sons and daughters have come home hurt and too many have not come home at all. Too many continue in harms way.

Despite what zealous warriors have argued along the way, there’s not much that’s glorious about war.

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Local: Video


Making a Difference: Body Piercing?

Dr. Rex M. Rogers shares his thoughts on today's fad of body piercing.

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ClareA View From the Frontlines: Following the 10 Second Rule

Clare De Graaf, author of "The 10 Second Rule", answers the question, "How do you know when following the 10 second rule, that it is really God?"

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A View from the Frontlines:
Working at Home

Ann Byle shares about her decision to work at home, and the benefits and difficulties of doing so

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jeff225The Two Minute Answer: Is the Devil Real?

Pastor Jeff Carlson, discusses from Genesis to Revelation, the devil is the very real personification of evil... but what about today?

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Review: The Slave Next Door


By Kathy Bruins

SlaveAcrossTheStreet2Human trafficking in Michigan? It doesn’t seem possible. This book, written by a courageous woman, Theresa L. Flores, shares her horrific experiences in the world of human trafficking. She has a survivor’s heart for those who are currently being scammed, kidnapped, and coerced into thinking their life will be better with the promises made by a trafficker.

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Read Part One: The Horror of Human Trafficking in our Neighborhoods

Read Part Two: What is our Response?

Read Part Three: Help for the Victims of Human Trafficking

Events: Terry's Picks for October


By Terry DeBoer

Each month Terry DeBoer will highlight his top picks for events taking place in West Michigan.

Here are his picks for October 2012

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Lifestyles: Seven Ways to Stop Procrastinating Right Now!


By Kimberly Gleason

now2Read this immediately! Don’t get up to get your coffee, look for dust bunnies under the bed, or examine the smear marks on the wall (you can tell this must be my house I’m referring to). Don’t delay reading this article. I know you need these tips right now. Besides, there’s always more to do, as “tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week,” as someone once said. Need a butt-kickin’? Who doesn’t? Want to stop procrastinating? Here’s how.

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Finance: Picking the Right Trustee



Dear Dave,

I’m going through a divorce, and I’m about to buy a $600,000 life insurance policy. My 9-year-old daughter would be the beneficiary. I need a trustee, but how do I pick a good one?


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Final Word:


“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.”

Corrie ten Boom

Coming Soon!

A new column entitled: 'He Said, She Said'

Every issue has two sides, or at least two slants to the same side. This new feature offers two looks at the same issue. Sometimes Tim Burns and Ann Byle will land on opposite sides of an issue. Other times they will offer different perspectives on the same side. Maybe their opinions will fall along gender lines, maybe along denominational or political lines; perhaps they’ll just be two people agreeing to disagree.


Skit Guys - Awkward Invites - Translation

Skit Guys - Awkward Invites - The Weatherman

One Minute Apologist - What is the New Atheism?

In case you missed it last week:

The Two Minute Answer: I Don't Like Church, Do I have to Go?

A View from the Frontlines: Clare De Graaf shares questions everyone should ask themselves

A View from the Frontlines: Ann Byle speaks on 'Finding Balance in a Home Based Career'

Dr. Rex M. Rogers discusses 'What Makes America Laugh?'


Catholic Central High School presenting diplomas to veterans 69 years after graduation

ArtPrize exhibition details causes of sexual exploitation

'Toxic Charity' author helps Guiding Light Mission hold homeless clients accountable

Faith-based books hit the bookshelf

Farther Away:

Just the Briefs, Week 40

Pastor Rick Warren returns home after brief hospitalization

Cops to answer in court for 'stoning' of Christians

Christian groups petition Hobby Lobby over HHS lawsuit

Church's outreach to single moms sparks battle

Anti-Muslim film puts Christian TV in global spotlight

Fact Checker: Divorce rate among Christians

Muslim leaders make case for global blasphemy ban at U.N.

Five Tulsa church employees make court appearance

Working to offset homeless feeding ban in Philly

Students stage protest at game over prayer ban

'See you at the Pole:' millions of students pray for spiritual awakening

St Edmund's church in Southampton bans yoga class for not being Christian

Top 10 myths about evolution

Thousands pray for U.S. at 'America for Jesus' rally




Couples need to fight fair - Seaborn

Was Jesus married? - Metaxus

The myth of a Palestinian state: A political volcano

Differences between motivational speaking and Biblical preaching

Five things churches could learn from restaurants


Upcoming Events:

Monday Evenings

WholyFit Devotional Exercise, A Christian alternative to traditional yoga designed to build lean muscle, improve flexibility and relieve stress. Exercise poses are self-paced & multi-level.Incorporates scripture memorization, prayer and worship in every class. Classes are taught by WholyFit certified instructor, Karalyn Tresh. Bring an exercise mat, water bottle, and a friend! Comfortable clothes and bare feet, Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes early for your first class - join at any time! Suggested donation: $5/class See www.wholyfit.com for more details. Questions? Call 954-9477October 15- March, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. No childcare. Location: Thornapple Covenant Church, 6595 Cascade Rd. SE, GR, MI 49546

Monday, October 1

The Year of Living Adventurously: A leadership development program for leaders who strive for excellence, significance and adventure. They will learn Adventurous leadership tools and processes and receive professional coaching to unlock their potential and achieve personal and organizational results. www.kimberlygleasoncoaching.com

Wednesday, October 3

The Churchman’s Luncheon: 11:30 am to 12:50 pm, $5.00, guest: Mr. Glenn Triezenberg is The Director of career development at Calvin College, speaking on Calling and careers: Surviving or Thriving. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 47 Jefferson Ave SE

Thursday, October 4

CARMAN LIVE: 7:00 PM. Call 517-852-9819 for information on how to order your ticket. Doors open at 6 PM.

Location: Nashville Assembly of God Church

Saturday, October 6

Pathway to Caregiving Conference: A conference hosted by Clark Retirement Community to support you and those you love on the journey of memory loss. A variety of sessions will be offered to help you maintain hope through research, caregiving, and meaningful activities. 9:00 am - 3:30 pm RSVP by September 24, 2012 Registration is $20.00 per person, lunch provided visit www.clarkretirement.org/conference or call 616-389-0517. Location: Prince Conference Center at Calvin College 1800 East Beltline Avenue SE

Saturday, October 6

Come and welcome Pastor Ed Dobson: Celebrating the release of his new book, “Seeing through the Fog” 10:00 a.m. Location: Kregel Parable Christian Stores in Grandville.

Sunday, October 7

Life Chain will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Join fellow Christians as we stand along 44th St from Breton Rd to Ivanrest Ave, publicly praying to end abortion and interceding for our country and its leaders. For more information call 616-534-9298. Location: 44th St, from Breton to Ivanrest

Monday, October 8

Growth: God Revealing Our Way Through Him: Christian women’s fellowship for all believers who are seeking a living relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Casual and come as you are. For more information contact Donna at 262-3862. Location: Lamont Community Church; 14000 48th Avenue Coopersville (Host)

Monday, October 8

Grand Rapids Right to Life Annual Benefit Dinner Featuring Gianna Jessen - Abortion Survivor, 6:30PM, $75pp /$750 per table of 10 Call 616.532.2300 or go to www.grrtl.org, Location: DeVos Place – Ballrooms

Tuesday, October 9

Oakhill Church’s men’s dinner series, 6:00 p.m. punchbowl, 6:30 Dinner, Enjoy an evening of rich fellowship with a relevant speaker, RVSP 456-5626

Wednesday, October 10

The Churchman’s Luncheon: 11:30 am to 12:50 pm, $5.00, guest: Rev. Robyn Saylor is coordinator of Sunshine Friendship Ministries of Trinty Reformed Church, speaking on “When Christ Sleeps in your Boat”. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 47 Jefferson Ave SE

Thursday October 11

Derek Webb: Formerly with band Caedmon’s Call, with Page CXVI – 8 p.m. Tickets $20 for public, discount with Calvin College ID. Visit www.calvin.edu/sao, (616) 526-6282. Location: Ladies Literary Club, 61 Sheldon Blvd. SE

Thursday October 11

"A KING & HIS PRINCESS" A special night for Dads & their daughter(s) 6:00pm -9:00pm. A dressy event that includes dinner, dessert, games, pictures, dancing and fun. $30 per family (Dad & daughter or daughters). This event is for homeschooling families with daughters age 4 through 12th grade. Register by October 5. Register at 269-664-6166 or wife2curt@gmail.com. Location: Big Rock Music Barn in Martin, MI.

Friday, October 13

10th Annual Algoma Christian School Auction: Doors open at 4:30! FREE dinner/buffet (donation appreciated). Silent auction begins at 4:30. Live Auction at 6pm

Sunday, October 14 - 21

ATLAS Ministries 2nd annual Ultimate Scavenger Hunt. For more information and registration go to www.sharetheweight.org and click on the events tab, atlas@coahm.org, 748-6017.

Zeeland/Holland Area

Tuesday, October 16

Bethany Christian Services Discover Adoption Event: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come and learn about Domestic Infant, International, and Older Child adoptions. Hear from staff and adoptive parents who will share their experiences and answer your questions. Find out how to make adoption more affordable through grants, loans, and other programs. To register call 616.499.2574 or email HollandDA@bethany.org. Location: Ridge Point Community Church, 340 104th Avenue, Holland

Wednesday, October 17

The Churchman’s Luncheon: 11:30 am to 12:50 pm, $5.00, guest: Rev. Leonard Vander Zee is theological editor of ‘Faith Alive’, speaking on Wisdom. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 47 Jefferson Ave SE

Friday, October 19

Teens and Youth for Christ presents a concert with J'Son and Beacon for a night of hip hop praising and Christian rapping at City Life Church's new building. 7pm. Open to the public for no cost, but they will be collecting donations to cover the production costs. Lauren at 616-295-6670

Saturday, October 20

Rush of Fools and Jonny Diaz, 6:33 p.m., Three Mile Project

Saturday, October 20

Illusionist Tom Coverly: A faith-based performing artist, 7 p.m. Ceglarek Fine Arts Center, Allendale High School, 10760 68th Ave. Allendale. Tickets $5 general admission, $10 reserved, $15 VIP includes meet and greet with artist; tickets available via www.itickets.com or 800-965-9324; may be available at the door. Call 892-5593 for information.

Wednesday, October 24

The Churchman’s Luncheon: 11:30 am to 12:50 pm, $5.00, guest: rev Tom Couch is senior pastor of Grandville Bible Church, speaking on ‘Light which enlightens darkness-everyone’s’ Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 47 Jefferson Ave SE

Wednesday, October 24

The Art of the Heart Gala, Honoring Mayor George Heartwell, Heartside Ministry, 6 pm Reception, silent Auction, 7 pm Dinner, Location University Club, 10th floor of Fifth Third Center, $75 per person, 235-7211

Friday, October 26

Down Home Horns & Choir with the Dixie Echoes and Skylight Quartet: 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 at the door, by phone at 800-965-9324 or www.itickets.com. Location: Hudsonville Reformed Church, 3950 Highland Dr. Hudsonville.

Wednesday, October 31

The Churchman’s Luncheon: 11:30 am to 12:50 pm, $5.00, guest: Rev. C.J. den Dulk is senior pastor of Trinty CRC or Sparta, speaking on Justification by faith alone, Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 47 Jefferson Ave SE

Thursday, November 1

Michael W. Smith: An evening of worship and blessings, Startickets.com, 1-800-585-3737

Central Wesleyan Church, Holland MI.

Thursday November 8

Gala 2012: Pregnancy Resource Center at JW Marriott

Saturday, November 10

A Night to Remember, 40th Anniversary Christmas Celebration directed by Thurlow Spurr, 2:30 p.m Location: Kentwood Fine Arts Auditorium, Tickets 1-800-993-SING

Monday, November 12

Growth: God Revealing Our Way Through Him: Christian women’s fellowship for all believers who are seeking a living relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Casual and come as you are. For more information contact Donna at 262-3862. Location: Lamont Community Church; 14000 48th Avenue Coopersville (Host)

Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving Day

Monday, December 10

Growth: God Revealing Our Way Through Him: Christian women’s fellowship for all believers who are seeking a living relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Casual and come as you are. For more information contact Donna at 262-3862. Location: Lamont Community Church; 14000 48th Avenue Coopersville (Host)

Saturday, December 15

Gaither Christmas Homecoming, VanAndel Arena, 6:00 p.m., tickets 1-800-745-3000

Tuesday December 25

Merry Christmas

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