altar call


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altar call

n.
A specified time at the end of a Protestant service when worshipers may come forward to make or renew a profession of faith. Also called invitation.
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The release quotes an altar call from Berkowitz, who's Jewish, saying he hopes "people take this campaign in the 'spirit' in which it was created, so to speak.
Gonzalez responded to an altar call, and has since been on a mission to understand why God saved him from his former life.
com)-- Altar Call Pictures' short film The Girl With The Red Balloon is pleased to announce that it has been officially selected in the 2013 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival.
The news out of Pine Bluff presents an excellent opportunity--an altar call of sorts--to consider the succession plan at your own company, gentle reader.
My law partner, Bruce Blackwell, turned evangelist at an Orange County Bar Association meeting, giving the altar call with his personal pro bono story.
This "party" is really a revival meeting, replete with an altar call.
About this time, a Baptist friend witnessed to me of her personal faith in Jesus and five years later I went to an altar call not fully prepared to do so.
Bary explained that a classmate had introduced her to Christianity, and then grew emotional as she described her conversion during an altar call at church.
For example, $47,000 went to Albany Teen Challenge of New York to run a program called "Rock the Block," during which the "word of God is shared," "[a]n altar call is given, Bibles are provided, and salvation cards are distributed.
But as an organizer, I've learned that every movement needs an altar call that asks people to commit to the cause and express that commitment in a specific way.
Upon witnessing yet another altar call--the invitation for nonbelievers to come forward and become Christians--cap off a Christian event, Radosh writes that "the fetishization of the altar call as a single moment of victory seems to obscure the need for the hard work that it must take to bring somebody to a genuinely meaningful faith.
But inside reports indicate that the big moment of the night came when one speaker said that if the assertion made by Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean - that the GOP is made up largely of white Christians - is true, then the evening had been ``one heck of an altar call.