A good summary on the dominant view of missions within American christianity. Most churches need to rethink their core values and strategies in how they approach their culture and the topic of mission. “Many Christians and churches teach and preach that missions are something we support or do, such as sending or supporting missionaries in other countries. This was the case 20 to 30 years...
Just your average conversation with Bryce. My 2.5 year old.
Time will tell (Global Warming and Swine Flu)
Could it be that certain things we hear about all the time are nothing but hot air? Distorted truths, exaggerations, and/or flat out lies? All to make a few billion dollars for those involved in the discussion? In particular, there are 2 things that have always felt a little sketchy to me. Global warming and the Swine Flu. I’ll share a few thoughts on both. GLOBAL WARMING I know that...
Christ does not exist in order to make much of us. We exist in order to enjoy...– Piper
Pretty neat visuals. Relax and enjoy. “Ljósið,” by Ólafur Arnalds, from the album Found Songs, 2009 :: via My Contracrostipunctus
Cayden had the giggles, so I recorded it.
Abbey: Do you remember learning about Daniel from the Bible?
Abbey: What did Daniel do?
Bryce: He died.
Yesterday, I made a comment about internet churches via twitter and facebook, and was wanting to know what people thought about it. I feel as if I can’t see myself getting behind the idea. Anyways, it generated some good discussion which you should be able to check out here. I had some thoughts that needed a bit more space. What it boils down to in my mind, is who church is for. In America,...
Me: Bryce, did you go pee pee?
Me: In your potty?
Bryce: Yeah. Not on the floor. Right?
Bryce: Aaaand, not in the garbage can.
Bryce: Aaaaaand, not in the underwear.
Me: Good boy buddy.
A video on the prosperity gospel. Its a shame how people can twist the gospel of Christ for their own gain. I’ll post a better video regarding the prosperity gospel next. But, watch this first.
Who then is this?
Jesus is no doubt one of the more interesting people to exist in history. For some, that is all he is. For others, he precedes history and is sustaining eternity. Saying you believe in Jesus isn’t necessarily a positive thing. Many people, including historians, believe in Jesus. They just don’t believe he was divine. He only existed as an influential human. Others, more ignorant no...
Free Audio Book
One of the more influential books I’ve read, Desiring God by John Piper, is available for free online during the month of November. I’d highly recommend it. Also, many of his other books are only $5. Download Here
How Willingly Do People Go to Hell?
A recent post on the Desiring God Blog covered a very interesting and heavy topic. Thought I’d post it here. C.S. Lewis is one of the top 5 dead people who have shaped the way I see and respond to the world. But he is not a reliable guide on a number of important theological matters. Hell is one of them. His stress is relentlessly that people are not “sent” to hell but become their own...