37-41 Crisis under Caligula, proposed as the first open break between Rome and the Jews
44? Saint James the Great: According to ancient local tradition, on 2 January of the year AD 40, the Virgin Mary appeared to James on a Pilar on the bank of the Ebro River at Caesaraugusta, while he was preaching the Gospel in Spain. Following that apparition, St James returned to Judea, where he was beheaded by King Herod Agrippa I in the year 44 during a Passover (Nisan 15) (Acts 12:1-3).
50-53? Paul’s 2nd mission, (Acts 15:36-18:22), split with Barnabas, to Phrygia, Galatia, Macedonia, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, Corinth, “he had his hair cut off at Cenchrea because of a vow he had taken”, then return to Antioch; 1 Thessalonians, Galatians written? Map2
51-52 or 52-53 proconsulship of Gallio according to an inscription, only fixed date in chronology of Paul
60? Paul in Rome: greeted by many “brothers” (NRSV: “believers”), three days later called together the Jewish leaders, who hadn’t received any word from Judea about him, but were curious about “this sect”, which everywhere is spoken against; he tried to convince them from the “Law and Prophets“, with partial success, said the Gentiles would listen and spent two years proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching the “Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 28:15-31); Epistle to Philemon written?
The 19th century Church of St Lambertus in Immerath, Germany, has been torn down despite public protests, as mosques and Islamic centres multiply across the country.
The huge building, which was “notable for its double towers and neo-Romanesque design”, according to the Catholic Herald, was demolished by the RWE mining company to make way for an opencast lignite mine.
St Lambertus and the farming village surrounding it was bought out by RWE some years ago, with the church being formally deconsecrated in 2013.
Villagers have been relocated to a new site, and provided with a new church built “according to a modern design”.
New York – There has been a lot of reaction to the mass shooting at a Texas church last weekend. Much of it has been centered around the push for more gun control.
One Oswego County group is inviting its members to bring their guns to services. Pastor Ronald Russell preaches at the Lighthouse Mexico Church of God. A sign in front of the building reads that it is “not a gun free zone.”
The church began to openly allow guns after the South Carolina church shooting in 2015. Russell says he knew that other church shootings would follow like that in Texas last week, so this is a protective measure for the church.
He says it’s about keeping his church members safe.
“Times are changing,” said Russell. “It’s not the congregation, per se, but the leadership. People say ‘well, pastor, you’re talking about killing some,’ and I say ‘well, if I don’t protect my people, I’m being complicit.’ A shooting here, that’s not going to happen.”
The church also offers training. Programs are designed to teach self defense and help identify any suspicious behavior.
“I’m no hero. I’m not,” Stephen Willeford told 40/29 News reporter Joshua Cole in a video interview on Monday. “I think my God, my Lord, protected me and gave me the skills I needed to do what needed to be done.”
The Sutherland Springs man who came face-to-face with a madman who killed 26 people in a Texas church says God protected him and gave him the skills he needed to stop more deaths. The former NRA instructor engaged Devin Patrick Kelley as he exited the church.
Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley: A confirmed atheist but no concrete proof yet that he was an antifa but his LinkedIn and Facebook info shows he was left-wing CNN supporter.
What Devin Patrick Kelley had as ‘interests’ on his LinkedIn page:
Causes devin cares about:
Arts and Culture
Civil Rights and Social Action
Devin P. Kelley, who was court martialed from the U.S. Air Force, was identified as the gunman who walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday morning and murdered at least 26 people, wounding many more in the tiny, rural community near San Antonio.
The court martial was for Felony Posession of Child Pornography. CASE: [ No. 14-0387/AF. U.S. v. Devin P. KELLEY. CCA 38267] – LINK See March 10th, 2014 “Denied on Appeal”
( Daily Mail ) Two heroic locals have been praised for stopping the worst mass shooting in Texas which left at least 27 dead.
Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was leaving First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after he opened fire on parishioners during mass when a local man grabbed his rifle.
Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said that the neighbor, who has not yet been named, had ‘grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect.’
Kelley fled the skirmish and got back in his SUV to flee the scene, Martin said.
But another local resident, Johnnie Langendorff, had witnessed the gun battle and both he and the unnamed neighbor jumped in his truck and gave chase.
In a Facebook post, Langendorff’s girlfriend Summer Caddel described how the pair had ‘jumped in my boyfriend’s truck and they chased that sick b*****d down in pursuit until the cops could catch up. He was able to run the shooter off of the road on 539!’
Langendorff told ABC 12 that he’d been speeding at 95mph, while on the phone to dispatch, while the neighbor kept his rifle trained on the gunman’s car.