I imagine most people have watched some form of a Christmas Carol in their life. My favorite version is the Muppet's Christmas Carol. It is an annual holiday tradition. We had watched the old VHS tape till it started getting off track and fuzzy so a couple years ago we picked up the movie on DVD. On the off chance that you have never heard of the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, here is a short synopsis. *****Spoiler Alert***** Not sure I'm actually required to do that, over 100 years has come and gone since this classic was written, which I believe is well past the statute of … [Read more...]
First, I want to say that this is an attempt at humor, quite possibly a squalid attempt. It is not social commentary not even remotely an attack on any church or person. I am familiar with churches and person's following God's will through a wide variety of means. Second, this is not a new concept. It is a conversation I've been having since college, but a random comment a couple of minutes ago brought it to my mind and I realized I've never blogged on this. I'm hoping the age of this makes it retro chic, not just hopelessly out of date. Church 1.0 aka Church Classic Over 2000 years of … [Read more...]
I'd say "Jesus doesn't want you to use his name to support your cause" but guess what? That's doing exactly what I said not to do. It's messed up though. "Jesus would feed the hungry so you need to do what I say because I'm starting a soup kitchen." "Jesus talked about hell so that is the most important thing." "Jesus talked about love, so that is the most important thing." "Jesus would have been a republican." "Jesus would have been a democrat." "Jesus is pro choice." "Jesus is pro life." "Jesus wants us to save the whales." The list goes on and on. The past 2 days I've been seeing the … [Read more...]
Last week was camp; it was a lot of fun. I got very little sleep, and did lots of stuff. Yesterday was my daughter’s 8th b-day. We went to the amusement park. It was lots of fun. We played very hard on very little sleep. Ever notice how the more fun you have the more you want to stay in bed for a long time? Seems unfair if you think about it.
A week or so ago I posted a video from Francis Chan called "Erasing Hell." I said that much of what he said is very challenging to me. Actually I said it really kicked my butt. I'm very excited about the book he is writing. Anyways, this prompted a contact from someone wanting to know more about what I was thinking on the matter so he could read/comment. FYI, if you don't know, clicking on the icons on the left of videos will take you to where you can comment. If you aren't familiar with the background, Chan is essentially responding to a new book from Rob Bell called Love Wins. In … [Read more...]
Honestly, I love me some Francis Chan, but sometimes his stuff really kicks my butt. This is one of those times.
I love the story behind this song. Plus Skillet does amazing concerts.