May 9, 2015
By Pastor R.A. Macdonald columnist Eastern Arizona Courier
Thirteen out of the 15 times, the word “possessed” is found in the New Testament. It is used in reference to demon or satanic possession. The Greek word means “to demonize.”
There are levels of “demonization.” Continue reading
SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic Answers Press’s latest release, Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment: Separating Fact from Fiction About the Spirit World, cuts through Hollywood myths about demonic possession and cautions Christians to avoid Continue reading
As you might imagine this journal attracts quite a lot of readers with a diverse range of interests; some simply interested in the paranormal, others seeking relief from the same.
Due to other responsibilities we cannot respond to all readers that use our contact us form but we do try to answer the questions of those that seem to be sincerely troubled. Today we received one such message, that in reality is a common fear, that of Continue reading
by David Ramos, June 16, 2015 Catholic News Agency
Can a country with deep Christian roots like Mexico find itself at the mercy of demons? Some in the Church fear so.
And as a result, they called for a nation-wide exorcism of Mexico, carried out quietly last month in the cathedral of San Luis Potosí.
High levels of violence, as well as drug cartels and abortion in the country, were the motivation behind the special rite of exorcism, known as “Exorcismo Magno.” Continue reading
Remembering an All-But-Forgotten, Extremely Influential Theologian: Christoph Blumhardt
March 29, 2015 by Roger E. Olson Patheos.com
Much to their credit, a few historical theologians are trying to revive memory of German theologian-evangelist Christoph Blumhardt. My friend and co-author Christian Collins Winn (Bethel College, MN) is one of them. (He and I collaborated on our recently published book Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition [Eerdmans, 2015].) In my opinion, however, Blumhardt is one of those great Christian thinkers and leaders who has been pushed to the deep background and only remembered (vaguely) by some as an influence on Karl Barth’s theology. However, even some books about Barth and his theology neglect to mention Blumhardt who deserves much more credit for helping launch theological renewal in the twentieth century.
Christoph (1842-1919) would consider it a disservice to himself not to mention his father Johann (1805-1880). The father was catapulted to fame in Germany and the Christian world by the story of his months-long exorcism of a demonic spirit possessing a young woman. Johann was a fairly Continue reading
The Vatican is offering a course on exorcism—or casting out demons—this April to teach priests and laypeople how to recognize and fight demonic possession.
3 Apr 2015
Sponsored by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy and organized by the Sacerdos Institute, the weeklong course titled “Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation” will take place at the European University of Rome from April 13 to 18.
This tenth annual edition of the course will Continue reading
Deliverance minister deals with ‘Monsters and Mysteries’
by Ashley Hodge for the Gazette-Virginian
He dealt with a demonic attachment for years, something he says he picked up while working as a sex offender counselor in his early 20s, and after receiving a calling from God, former pastor Russell Irby is now a deliverance minister.
The county resident speaks of his time as Continue reading