What’s your theological worldview? created with QuizFarm.com You scored as Evangelical Holiness/WesleyanYou are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God’s grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables… Continue reading Where I Am on the Chart of Christian Faith
Friends, I just read this at Christian Post: The Rev. John Hagee, a televangelist and pastor of the 17,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, endorsed McCain at a news conference. “John McCain is a man of principle,” said Hagee, citing McCain’s anti-abortion voting record and his support of Israel. Hagee is a leader among Christian… Continue reading John Hagee & John McCain
Friends, I have been somewhat following this story of Senator Grassley’s investigations into the likes of Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and the rest of those preachers of the ‘gospel according to Wall Street.’ I am happy to see that the Senator is making some progress. I was also interested that the story reports… Continue reading The Sooner the Better: On Senators and Investigations
Friends, I just read this at espn.com: PITTSBURGH — Myron Cope, the screechy-voiced announcer whose colorful catch phrases and twirling Terrible Towel became symbols of the Pittsburgh Steelers during an unrivaled 35 seasons in the broadcast booth, has died. He was 79. Cope died Wednesday morning at a nursing home in Mount Lebanon, a Pittsburgh… Continue reading Myron Cope, 79, 1929-2008, RIP
Friends, Even though this post is a little late, I would be remiss if I didn’t include on this blog a small tribute to one of my favorite musicians. Today is Johnny Cash’s Birthday. There’s nothing like the pure sound of his voice and the simply strums and picks of his guitar. And June Carter?… Continue reading Happy Birthday Johnny Cash; RIP
Friends, This says a lot: Global Warming! Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966. The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the… Continue reading An Inconvenient Winter
Friends, here is part three of what was a planned four week series of sermons on Servanthood in the Church. This sermon comes from Matthew 20:20-28. It discusses the seeming absurdity of what Jesus calls us to as Christians: Serving for nothing else but the glory of God. Jesus models this in His own life,… Continue reading The Cross of Christ and the Root of All Service, Matthew 20:20-28
Friends, I came across this story at the Christian Post concerning the nation of Jordan and the expulsion of Christians. The article says: The Muslim-majority country of Jordan acknowledged Wednesday that it expelled foreign Christians for illegal preaching under what it claims was the guise of charity work. The announcement is the first official acknowledgment… Continue reading Persecution of Christians and Prosperity Planes
Friends, The Junior High school where I work 2.5 hours each day is currently doing a fundraiser for hungry children. There is a long colorful chain of paper links hanging in the hallway and in the cafeteria. The sign says, ‘Each link represents 10 children who die each day from hunger.’ Another sign says, ‘15,000… Continue reading Hungry Children & Prosperity Planes
Friends, These guys will probably never know how much they have meant to my faith when I was a difficult, rebellious teenager. They retired last year and I, like many others, miss them dearly. So here at this blog, I can say thanks. Thank you Petra for keeping the Word of God alive in me through… Continue reading Petra: Beyond Belief & Counsel of the Holy
Friends, Some of you will appreciate this more than others. jerry
Friends, My buddy Jeff at atheocracy tagged me into a fun game. Here’s the gist from his blog: The rules are very straightforward and go as follows: 1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long). 2. Open to p. 123. 3. Go down to the 5th sentence. 4. Type in the… Continue reading A Fun Blog Game
Friends, It has always been a popular thing to make movies about Jesus. Mel Gibson made one and so have many others. Now it turns out that Muslims are getting in on the action. This link connects to an interview with an Iranian man who made a film about Jesus ‘from a Muslim point of… Continue reading An Islamic View of the Messiah: A New Film about a Cross-less Christ
Friends, Here’s a fun story. Not only are there strippers for Jesus, but now they are making a movie about them. Here’s a glimpse: The documentary, “The Pussycat Preacher,” which was released Friday, follows ex-stripper Heather Veitch as she struggles to start a ministry for women in the sex industry. The film chronicles the formation… Continue reading Strippers for Jesus!
Friends, Well, I have been amped up about the new Knight Rider series debuting on NBC tonight. So, I settled into my recliner, all distractions put away, ready to watch. 5 minutes into the show were introduced to a lesbian character and a naked blonde girl in her bed. So much for the new Knight Rider… Continue reading Knight Rider Returns!