Where I Am on the Chart of Christian Faith

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

John Hagee & John McCain

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

The Sooner the Better: On Senators and Investigations

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

Myron Cope, 79, 1929-2008, RIP

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

The Cross of Christ and the Root of All Service, Matthew 20:20-28

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

Persecution of Christians and Prosperity Planes

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

Hungry Children & 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

An Islamic View of the Messiah: A New Film about a Cross-less Christ

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

Strippers for Jesus!

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!