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This was a historical moment.

Franklin Graham and Artur Pawlowski in Poland!

Festival of Hope and March for Jesus partnered in what turned out to be the biggest evangelistic crusade in the history of Poland.

This amazing event took place in Warsaw, Poland on the 14 and 15 of June 2014. Festival of Hope and March for Jesus...

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Franklin Graham Festival Brings New Victory to Warsaw PDF Print E-mail
Written by News   
Monday, 16 June 2014 20:18

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The motto of Warsaw, Poland, is “Contemnit procellas” or “It defies the storms”—a fitting statement considering the city’s war history.

“This is a battleground,” Franklin Graham had said earlier in the day.

But he wasn’t just talking about Warsaw’s war-torn past. He was referring to the spiritual fight the ministry had come to win with the Festival of Hope, June 14-15 in Warsaw.

And because of God’s work, it was in fact a victory.

The two-night event ended with thousands of responses to the invitation to accept Christ. More than 30,000 people heard the Gospel preached by Franklin Graham at Pepsi Arena. And even more outside of Warsaw watched the event online thanks to BGEA live streaming the event at BillyGraham.org/Live.

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Worship was powerful during both nights of the Franklin Graham event.

Looking out into the crowd, you couldn’t help but be moved by the mix of people of all ages and backgrounds.

“Altogether, we can change the world,” Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait said from stage Sunday night.

Where each person came from or how they got there didn’t matter. The crowd simply wanted to hear about the “hope” the Festival’s name promised to offer. And they did.

“God loves you. And God wants to give you everlasting life, but that only comes through faith in Jesus Christ,” Franklin Graham told the crowd. “Will you accept His love?”

Sunday’s message at the Festival of Hope in Warsaw came from Mark 8:34-38, a familiar yet compelling Scripture that asks, “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?”

Franklin Graham repeated the question throughout the night, and it hit home for many listening.

“You could have all the iPhones in the world … control all of the armies of the earth. You could put all the euros and stack them in this arena,” he said. “Your soul is still more valuable.”

On a Mission

Philip, a local youth leader whose parents are from Poland and Zimbabwe, had dual roles in the Festival as a counselor and a member of the Festival choir.

Sunday, a young woman around Philip’s age stood before him curious about his faith and the Jesus Franklin Graham spoke of. She was invited to the Festival by a friend who walked forward during the invitation Saturday night.

Encounters like that left Philip invigorated about the evangelistic missions covering Warsaw.

“It’s what’s in here!” he said, tapping his Bible with his index finger. “We should share our faith. It’s one of the most important duties we have, and I wanted to share.”

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Newsboys rocked the Pepsi Arena with energetic worship music to close out the Festival of Hope in Warsaw.

The final day of the Festival of Hope coincided with the March for Jesus, an annual walk organized by local pastors and evangelical groups that took place earlier Sunday in Warsaw.

Because Festival of Hope organizers helped promote the march and March for Jesus organizers did the same for Franklin Graham’s visit, volunteers between the two events also crossed.

Festival counselor Mariusz said he was pleased with the March for Jesus turnout, but also glad the Festival of Hope could add to the message organizers wanted to deliver.

“Many people can make an excuse to not go to the march,” Mariusz explained. But because of the entertainment and Gospel message the Franklin Graham Festival offered, “it was a great chance to invite someone.”

Mariusz admitted he was “shocked” to see so many people at the Franklin Graham Festival. Poland has never had an evangelistic event like it before.

“I thought I would see an empty stadium and grass,” he said. “But I’m really happy and excited I wasn’t ashamed to come here. To walk the march and come here to talk to people.”

The weekend Festival of Hope (Festiwal Nadziei in Polish) kicked off with performances by popular Polish choir TGD, the Tommy Coomes Band and Dennis Agajanian.

Michael W. Smith, who performed a concert at the end of Saturday’s event, extended his trip a day to sing on Sunday. Newsboys closed out the Festival with an energetic performance that had the crowd jumping.

While on stage, Tait noted the Polish heritage of his band mate.

“Mr. Jeff Frankenstein is home!” he joked, laying his hand on the keyboardist’s shoulder.

Before exiting the stage, Tait left attendees with an encouraging message that coincided with a popular Newsboys song.

“For all the new believers out there who gave their life to Christ in Poland, this is what I want you to do,” he said. “I want you to live your life with abandon.”

And just as Warsaw has again and again made old things new after destruction, thousands accepted that call to live a new life in Christ, wiped clean of past sins.

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http://billygraham.org/story/franklin-graham-festival-brings-new-victory-to-warsaw/


 

 
This was a historical moment. PDF Print E-mail
Written by News   
Monday, 16 June 2014 18:45

Franklin Graham and Artur Pawlowski in Poland!

Festival of Hope and March for Jesus partnered in what turned out to be the biggest evangelistic crusade in the history of Poland.

Artur Pawlowski addressing the crowd during the Festival of Hope in Warsaw in 2014

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This was a historical moment. For the first time Billy Graham Evangelistic Association during their entire history has joined two separate events together into one to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the bigger number of people.

This amazing event took place in Warsaw, Poland on the 14 and 15 of June 2014.

Festival of Hope and March for Jesus partnered in what turned out to be the biggest evangelistic crusade in the history of Poland.

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Artur Pawlowski the organizer of the Nationwide March for Jesus in Poland led thousands of people to the stadium where Franklin Graham shared the gospel and asked the crowd, "Will you accept His love?"

The two-night event ended with thousands of responses to the invitation to accept Christ. More than 30,000 people heard the Gospel preached by Franklin Graham at Pepsi Arena. And even more outside of Warsaw watched the event online thanks to BGEA live streaming the event at BillyGraham.org/Live.

Franklin Graham addressing the crowd during the Festival of Hope in Warsaw in 2014

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Looking out into the crowd, you couldn't help but be moved by the mix of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Because Festival of Hope organizers helped promote the march and March for Jesus organizers did the same for Franklin Graham’s visit, volunteers between the two events also crossed.

Festival counsellor Mariusz said he was pleased with the March for Jesus turnout, but also glad the Festival of Hope could add to the message organizers wanted to deliver.

“Many people can make an excuse to not go to the march,” Mariusz explained. But because of the entertainment and Gospel message the Franklin Graham Festival offered, “it was a great chance to invite someone.”

The weekend event began with performances by popular Polish choir TGD, the Tommy Coomes Band and Dennis Agajanian. Michael W. Smith and Newsboys also performed.

Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait told the crowd, "For all the new believers out there who gave their life to Christ in Poland, this is what I want you to do. I want you to live your life with abandon."

Where each person came from or how they got there didn’t matter. The crowd simply wanted to hear about the “hope” the Festival’s name promised to offer. And they did.

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Ric McIver and the March for Jesus: A Lake of Fire Redux? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

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"The March for Jesus 2013 was officially opened by the Minister of Infrastructure Ric McIver..." according to the March for Jesus website (photo from MarchForJesus.ca).

"Last year alone, Calgary's streets were flooded with people of wrong sexual preferences during a homosexual parade of over 30,000 attendees and none of them were embarrassed the slightest to publicly even present their nakedness in front of families and in front of future generations to openly proclaim and manifest that they are not ashamed to declare the name of their master (Satan) and in the same way not concerned with provoking greatly the wrath of the Living God."

The quote above was taken from an article on MarchForJesus.ca, which has been circulating on social media this weekend. The article also features a photo of Calgary MLA and Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver as the parade marshal for the group's 2013 event. Mr. McIver tweeted a photo while attending this year's march in Calgary on Sunday, June 15.

The website also features endorsements of the event by Christian Heritage Party of Canada leader David Reimer and perennial social conservative fringe candidate Larry Heather.

Street Church, one of the organizations behind the annual March for Jesus, features a photo of Justice Minister Jonathan Denis on their website as a supporter of the event.

UPDATE: On his Facebook Page, Mr. McIver has responded to the backlash caused by his participation in the March for Jesus event.

"I deplore discrimination against all groups and individuals without exception," wrote Mr. McIver. "I shall continue to attend events celebrating the diversity of Alberta."

"I hope this statement clears up any doubts about my commitment to the rights and freedoms of all Albertans, in the past, in the present and in my intentions for the future," he wrote.

It's as clear as mud, Mr. McIver.

 

 

The LBGT issue is starting to take on the air of a Stalinist purge. Don’t want to appear at a pride rally. Then you must be a hateful individual unfit for public office.

On the global stage LBGT rights are being used as a beating stick to extend imperial hegemony. The EU corporatists have embraced the LGBT banner in their efforts to wedge control of Europe’s economy from elected politicians into the hands of a few bureaucrats in Brussels. To oppose this means you are wanting to return to a dark past.

You’ll hear lots of LBGT rights in Russia. But you’ll never hear about it in Saudi Arabia. For that matter I wonder if we’ll ever hear about any “lake of fire” sermons in Alberta’s mosques.

http://daveberta.ca/2014/06/ric-mciver-march-for-jesus-lake-of-fire/


Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 23:50
 
Ric McIver for PC Alberta Leader PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

Yesterday, I helped open the March for Jesus in Calgary.

In my remarks, I talked about how I have been able to celebrate the diversity of Alberta by taking part in celebrations of many religions, cultures and traditions that make up Alberta, and this was a day to celebrate my own Roman Catholic faith with other Christians.

I have attended the opening of this event for the last 4 years. For years, I have also attended events with other faith communities, including Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and secular events with many diverse communities from around the world.

I sent a tweet about how it was good to see Alberta flags. To me, this was indication of how all Albertans can take part in celebrating their faith and culture openly in our province.

Since then, I have received many communications about negative text on the March for Jesus website.

Let me be clear about a few things:
1. Albertans have the right to live their lives as they choose (within the bounds of the law of course.)
2. The website in question is not my website and does not describe my views.
3. My website is ricmciver.com
4. As an Albertan and if chosen Premier, I do and will continue to defend equality rights for all Albertans as defined in the Charter, including sexual orientation. I deplore discrimination against all groups and individuals without exception.
5. I shall continue to attend events celebrating the diversity of Alberta.

I hope this statement clears up any doubts about my commitment to the rights and freedoms of all Albertans, in the past, in the present and in my intentions for the future.

https://www.facebook.com/RicMcIver2014/posts/1435539680050208

 
Alberta PC leadership candidate’s ties to anti-gay evangelicals sparks scandal PDF Print E-mail
Written by National Post   
Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

Jen Gerson | June 16, 2014

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Ric McIver at Calgary's March for Jesus. His association with an anti-gay evangelical has raised controversy, despite his insistence that he deplores “discrimination against all groups and individuals without exception.”

Ric McIver considers Artur Pawlowski a friend

CALGARY — Ric McIver is a regular at this city’s March for Jesus: In 2013, he cut the ribbon for the parade. Mr. McIver has said he considers the march’s organizer, well-known local evangelical Artur Pawlowski, a friend.

That relationship suddenly proved controversial on Monday.

A picture of a smiling Mr. McIver — who is running for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives, and thereby for premier — is featured prominently on the web site of Mr. Pawlowski’s Street Church. Nearby is a condemnation of homosexuals, saying they flaunt their nakedness and are followers of the devil: “They are not ashamed to declare the name of their master (Satan) and in the same way not concerned with provoking greatly the wrath of the Living God.”

As Mr. McIver’s association with the church bloomed into apparent scandal on Monday, Mr. McIver tried to walk a fine line. He said he did not support the views of the evangelical group, but he did not condemn it.

“As an Albertan and if chosen Premier, I do and will continue to defend equality rights for all Albertans as defined in the Charter, including sexual orientation. I deplore discrimination against all groups and individuals without exception,” he said in a statement released Monday. However, “I shall continue to attend events celebrating the diversity of Alberta.”

By the end of the day, Mr. McIver was taking heavy flak on social media, and even an apparent rebuke from party president Jim McCormick: “Closed mindedness or intolerance have no place in the PCAA,” he said in a statement. “Tolerance and acceptance in this province is vital for us to continue to be a strong and vibrant society.”

Keith Brownsey, a political scientist at Mount Royal University, said Mr. McIver’s response to the controversy suggests that he’s not willing to alienate social conservatives ahead of September’s leadership vote.

“He has to appeal to these people as … they will be a strong part of his support in this race,” Mr. Brownsey said.

Nonetheless, Mr. McIver — considered to be facing tough odds against former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice to win the PC leadership — has blunted the PCs’ most effective attack against the upstart opposition Wildrose Party.

The Tories have argued that the Wildrose are a unique Albertan entity; the party lost the 2012 election after candidates made remarks that were deemed to be homophobic and racist.

“It closes off a big, big avenue of attack on the Wildrose — or, at least, it makes it much more difficult. It’s remarkable,” Mr. Brownsey said.

The Wildrose Party has made attempts since its 2012 election loss to de-emphasize its social conservative roots — by including protections for race and sexual orientation in its constitution.

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Meanwhile, the PCs’ social conservative ties have continued largely unnoticed. (A picture of Solicitor General Jonathan Denis is also published on the site owned by Mr. Pawlowski’s organization; Mr. Denis on Monday condemned the group and its language.)

Craig Chandler, former CEO of the Concerned Christian Coalition and once an outspoken critic of gay marriage, is seeking the PC nomination in Calgary-Shaw. A McIver ally, Mr. Chandler was rejected as a candidate by former premier Ed Stelmach in 2007.

In April a motion that would have compelled school boards to allow for gay/straight alliances was defeated, with much hay made of the fact that eight Wildrose MLAs voted it down. However, 22 PC MLAs also voted against motion.

Said Kent Hehr, who put forward the gay/straight alliance motion: “Much of the PCs’ base, or former base, tends to be of a social conservative bent. And it appears that either Mr. McIver and Mr. Denis are trying to corner that vote, or they simply didn’t pay attention to the reasonable signposts out there.”

But Ric Dolphin, a journalist who now publishes a regular newsletter on the goings-on in the Alberta legislature, said the controversy may not be a blow to Mr. McIver’s leadership bid at all.

“Obviously there are social conservatives [in government] and they keep it to themselves for the most part. In this instance, it’s been outed. I’m not sure how it’s going to affect McIver, it might even help him with the voting base,” he said.

National Post

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/06/16/alberta-pc-leadership-candidates-ties-to-anti-gay-evangelicals-sparks-scandal/

 
Ric McIver and the extremists PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fast Forward Weekly   
Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

Posted by Drew Anderson in Politics

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When the Peace Bridge opened in March of 2012, crowds gathered to celebrate. Politicians and citizens all swarmed both ends of the controversial bridge, eager to be amongst the first to cross. Just prior to cutting the ribbon, there was a blessing by a First Nations elder — recognition that Calgary sits on traditional Blackfoot territory. 

I was at the opening, perched on the rocks at the south entrance to the bridge where the dignitaries had gathered. Unfortunately, I was also perched beside Artur Pawlowski, known to many as the man behind Calgary's Street Church. 

As the blessing started, Pawlowski began to loudly mock and condemn the Siksika elder. I called him out on his lack of respect. For those who've had any experience with the man and the fervent believers from his church, it will come as no surprise that he did not relent. This is a man blinded by a religious ideology steeped in intolerance and intransigence. He said that First Nations were the interlopers in this land, and so was their heathen religion. He told me to learn my history. 

This is what happens when ignorance takes hold and shackles any semblance of rational discussion. What do you say to a man who thinks Christian Europeans setttled this land before the Blackfoot? What do you say to a man who gathers in public and at ceremonies (including infiltrating last year's Stampede parade) just to court controversy and offend those around him?

What makes this story relevant is the recent controversy over Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver's participation in the Street Church's March for Jesus on Sunday, June 15. Many have called out McIver for supporting this group, focusing on its rabid homophobia. The Street Church claims, among other things, that gays and lesbians are agents of Satan who participate in perversion

These are extreme people. They villify anything that does not match their outdated, and often strange, points of view. They shun First Nations beliefs, they shun homosexuality, they shun everything that does not pigeonhole into a narrow vision of the world. There is no sense in engaging with them, and there's no redemption for a politician who supports them.

The questions around McIver's support of their activities is indeed troubling. Why would he participate in this event? (His excuse that he was celebrating his Catholic beliefs rings hollow.) What are his views on human rights in Alberta? Does he believe that LGBTQ rights should be curtailed based on the extreme religious views of groups like the Street Church? This is not a group we want our leaders to be involved with, if even just by association.

Just days prior to McIver's participation in the March for Jesus, he stressed his strong support for a controversial section of Alberta's Human Rights Act which allows parents to pull their children from classes where topics, including homosexuality, will be discussed. "We defend parents’ rights to make a decision about the moral ground and education that they raise their children with. To me, that’s what is in the legislation now,” he told the Calgary Herald the following day.

McIver posted a defence of his participation in the March for Jesus to his Facebook page, which claimed that he supports diversity. Apparently, this includes those who would discriminate against others. Without a hint of irony, McIver says he will "continue to attend events celebrating the diversity of Alberta."

Much of what he says in his defence reeks of the abandoned and much-maligned Wildrose policy supporting so-called conscience rights, which essentially says that people should have the right to discriminate against others based on their religious convictions. That policy was largely responsible for the defeat of the Wildrose in the last provincial election and was eventually disowned by the party. Albertans rightly rejected a government-in-waiting that would discriminate under the guise of inclusion and tolerance. If that's what McIver stands for, then PC voters should do the same with him.

http://www.ffwdweekly.com/calgary-blogs/politics/2014/06/16/ric-mciver-and-the-extremists-1501/

 
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