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 I'm hoping the age of this makes it retro chic, not just hopelessly out of date.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.
I love listening to the stories of how God use to work in church. I might chalk it up to nostalgia or some other such thing, but I can remember God moving in services in a powerful way when I was a teen. I remember going to convention and God taking over the service, or Youth camp and being in the altars all night long. I remember a few chapel services in college where God moved and classes were cancelled for the rest of the day. These experiences don't seem to happen like that any more. Yes, God moved powerfully at ATF this year, but honestly it was just a small taste of what I have … [Read more...]