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Aug 2011 15 Aug 15, 2011

We Are Created in the Image of God—Imago Dei! Communicating the term “sexual orientation” for a person’s identity gives an indication of viability to behavior outside of God’s original intent for human sexuality.  I have never liked the idea of communicating “sexual orientation” as our sexual direction, or how one is created sexually.  “Sexual orientation” communicates a distorted truth based upon attract...Read More

Jul 2011 11 Jul 11, 2011

"The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy." Psalm 147:11   Coram Deo is Latin, translated as a phrase - “in the presence of God” from Christian Church theology which communicates the idea of Christians living in the presence, under the authority, and to the honor and glory of God at all times. Coram Deo is living in a cognitive state of being before the face of God, to live in the presence of God is to understand ...Read More

Jul 2011 1 Jul 1, 2011

–Note: Stephen Black, Executive Director of First Stone Ministries, attended the Oklahoma City Gay Pride Celebration June 26, 2011 raising a few eyebrows and provoking a few questions. This is Stephen’s report. “Why on Earth would you be out at the gay pride celebration Stephen? You have no business being at a gay pride parade!”   At first, it may seem reasonable to rebuke a minister of the Gospel and the director of an “ex-gay&r...Read More

Dec 2010 1 Dec 1, 2010

Introduction ~by Stephen Black A perfect title by Andy Comiskey with Desert Stream Ministries: "The Whole Gospel for Gays," for God forbid that anyone would give anything less to someone, gay or otherwise, than the WHOLE Gospel.  When we sincerely care about people and knowing the holiness of God, His severity and His mercy, true believers are compelled to give the WHOLE Gospel. I am incredibly grateful that I received THE WHOLE GOSPEL in 1983 that transformed my l...Read More

Jul 2010 6 Jul 6, 2010

A Must See Heart-Rending Life Story During the Exodus International Freedom Conference, I and the other delegates received an unexpected blessing.  We were invited by Movie Director Chad Ahrendt to screen his new film, RECONCILIATION. I’d seen the trailer and knew a bit about the story line, so I admit to some pre-conceptions.  “It will most-likely be a nice story, but I doubt it will be a real tear-jerker or pack an emotional punch as others rep...Read More

Apr 2010 24 Apr 24, 2010

I was recently introduced to this amazing short film:  The Butterfly Circus. It's message is very powerful.  I highly recommend that you take a small block of time, an uninterrupted 20 minutes to watch this short film. It gives helpful perspective and helps with true identity and good attitude in life.  If you don't have time to watch it now, please come back and watch this in it's entirety.  I pray and hope that this short film will bless you as much...Read More

Mar 2010 11 Mar 11, 2010

What to Expect Have you ever wondered how to address homosexuality in your church, community or family? Having over 25 years of experience with this issue, First Stone Ministries, in partnership with Bryant Avenue Baptist Church, is offering a one-day seminar to cover these topics so you too can Fashion a Compassionate Response. Seminar will include worship, teachings, testimonies, panel discussion, resources and lunch. Sessions will include: Understanding Homosex...Read More

Oct 2009 7 Oct 7, 2009

A good friend, leader in ministry, and co-laborer in ministry, Andy Comiskey, Executive Director of Desert Stream Ministires has organized a call for prayer and fasting for the sanctity of marriage through the leadership of the Holy Spirit.  I am embracing this call, and I am asking others to do so as well.  Below you can read Andy Comiskey's call and reasons behind the fast  Please click on the hyper links for more information. __________________________...Read More

Sep 2009 4 Sep 4, 2009

  Pay close attention to this well-thought-out very creative “educational-tool” created by the NEA and your tax dollars that is being promoted by the Barack Obama Administration. This video begins and ends with political iconic cartoonistic graphics that are designed to appeal to children.  The beginning message is emotional.  A sympathetic message of loneliness in being the President, and then immediately the message calls for responsibili...Read More

Aug 2009 1 Aug 1, 2009

Several years ago I meet Louis Hommel who had already started his journey with God in walking away from homosexuality.  I had the honor and privilege to spend time serving Louis in discipleship care and support group ministry within First Stone Ministries.  I am so proud of how consistent and diligent Louis has been in seeking Christ as Savior and Lord of his life and his sexuality.  Many of us who have left homosexuality behind embrace the Gospel of Jesus...Read More