An Interview with Jennifer Knapp Part 2: Church, Sexuality, and Progressive Christianity

Most world religions have sought to address the moral issues that arise from people’s sexuality in society and in human interactions. Each major religion has developed moral codes covering issues of sexuality, morality, ethics etc. Though these moral codes do not address issues of sexuality directly, they seek to regulate the situations which can give rise to sexual interest and to influence people’s sexual activities and practices.

Sexual morality has varied greatly over time and between cultures. A society’s sexual norms—standards of sexual conduct—can be linked to religious beliefs, or social and environmental conditions, or all of these. Sexuality and reproduction are fundamental elements in human interaction and society worldwide. Furthermore, “sexual restrictions” is one of the universals of culture peculiar to all human societies.[1] Accordingly, most religions have seen a need to address the question of a “proper” role for sexuality in human interactions. Different religions have different codes of sexual morality, which regulate sexual activity or assign normative values to certain sexually charged actions or thoughts.

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An Interview with Jennifer Knapp Part 2: Church, Sexuality, and Progressive Christianity

Dress shirt and tie

Different way that the members of the Special Gathering tell me that they are growing in the Lord. As the area director for Special Gathering of Indian River, it’s my joy to look for and mark those changes. Steven began wearing a dress shirt and a tie several weeks ago to our Saturday afternoon program. The first time Terriraised her hand volunteering to pray, I’m certain the shocked expression on my face was apparent.

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Dress shirt and tie

A Catholic Christian Way of Being ‘Green’

Pope Benedict XVI sounded a theme which is common in his locutions and writing; he spoke of a “Human Ecology”. He suggested that “the State should reflect together on the short term future of the planet, on our responsibilities regarding our life and technology”. We need to articulate a new way of being “green”, the Catholic way. That is why Pope Benedict’s calls for a human ecology is so important.

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A Catholic Christian Way of Being ‘Green’

Pope tweets for the first time

The article says about the first tweet sent out by the Pope Benedict XVI. In that he announced the launch of a new news site from the Vatican News Twitter account. He also expressed that chruch communities had always used modern media for fostering communication and engagement with society.He affirmed the tousands of Catholic tweeters and bloggers.

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Pope tweets for the first time

Take The Trip Of A Lifetime That Will Last An Eternity

You have been thinking, planning, praying or just hoping to finally take the vacation you’ve always wanted to but didn’t have the time for, couldn’t afford or just plain weren’t yet ready to experience. Visiting Bethel sites can be an awesome and sometimes spiritually overwhelming experience that One truly has to prepare for logistically, financially and spiritually.

Well the good news is that Bethel Tours can help you and your Family take care of two out of three of those challenges!

Bethel Tours can provide you and your party with a wide array of itineraries, destinations, accommodations and the means to arrive at and return from all the sites you’ve ever dreamed of visiting while doing so in a safe, comfortable and, most of all, enjoyable manner so that you can relax and breathe in the wonder and majesty of all that your eyes, your mind and your spirit will soon behold.

All travel can be a trial so why not take some of the difficulty factor out of the equation with Bethel Tours so that you and yours can savor the gifts that you are about to receive and bask in the glory that you will soon be witnessing.

Established in 1988 Bethel Tours has over 2 decades of experience in providing the most convenient and comfortable service that will best accommodate you and maintains their commitment to insuring that your tour will be one that you will cherish through all your days as it strengthens you faith and expands your spiritual horizons.
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Bethel Tours Are Not Our Ordinary Family Vacation!

If you have a large (or even medium) family then chances are that when it comes time to pick your common vacation destination, there may be some pretty significant differences of opinion. And while Disneyland or the beach might be your children’s first priority, a Bethel Tour to some of the most sacred Bethel sights in the world will certainly be a spiritually enriching experience that all of you will be able to savor, and grow with, for a lifetime.

The world is moving pretty fast and societies all around the globe are in danger of disintegrating and that is one of the reasons to celebrate your faith and strengthen the bonds of your spirit with a holiday that will allow You and Yours to get closer and feel the power of some of the most blessed and holy sites to be found on our planet.

Traveling, especially with Family, can be a daunting and exhausting task and that’s why Bethel Tour operators can be just the ticket you need to relax and explore the wonders of your spiritual in a stress-free and convenient manner that will make your vacation a happy and healthy one for you all.

Look into your options and examine the possibilities of what a carefully researched and thoroughly planned schedule of events and the transportation that goes along with them has to offer for you. From your front doorstep and back or any variation you need you can find a Bethel Tour that best suits you and will offer you the gifts you’ve worked so hard to receive.

Life is short so why not travel now!

Going on Bethel Tours


For people who want to go out of the country or just out of town in order to de-stress, going on a Bethel Tour would be worth considering. There are a number of Bethel tour operators that are available to assist if you want to go on a tour.

Bethel in Hebrew means “House of God.” Bethel tours involve visiting places of art, of worship and of history. These tours provide tourists with an opportunity for both learning and enjoyment.

Most Bethel tour operators offer packages that include hotel accommodations, breakfast meals and round-trip airfare. These packages are convenient as you will not have to think about accommodations, meals or transportation while on tour and can simply enjoy the experience.

The primary goal of any tour operator is to promote a safe and environmentally responsible travel. Many of the reponsible international tour operators recommend foreigners participating in the tours to obtain visitor health insurance for protection because they want to make sure that immediate medical care is obtained without any hassle.

Most Bethel tour operators offer group tours or individual tours, offering you the option of bringing your friends and family or going taking an adventure on your own.

Enjoying a Bethel Tour

Bethel tours are primarily operated and participated in by members of Jehovah’s Witnesses. These tours are offered not only in the United States, but also in parts of the world, from the Caribbean to Sicily.

In Bethel tours, places that are commonly visited include museums, places of worship and the usual popular tourist destinations. Outside of the United States, popular places visited include the Caribbean and Italy.

Bethel tours can be enjoyed with the rest of the group or all by yourself, as there are a number of group or individual tour packages to choose from. This is a great option for those going on a honeymoon tour or a family vacation.

Upon reservation, Bethel tour operators will take care of everything that needs to be done for the trip. Hotel accommodations, transportation, meals and itinerary, will be taken care of so all that needs to be done is to have fun and enjoy for the trip.