Wayne Jacobsen, author of So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore has written a few other books. I recently had the opportunity to read his, He Loves Me. Both of these books are available as a free PDF download from his website, Life Stream (or the links above go directly to the books).[Continue Reading...]
Why do we collect tithes and offerings, solemnly, and in fancy plates?
Erin Word, Cindy Bryan, and Lyn Hallewell have started a synchroblog with the topic of prayer called How Do You Pray? – They have invited everyone and anyone to participate, so I decided to take part. I recently wrote a post over at Life… in the Journey about prayer called What About Prayer? hopefully I[Continue Reading...]
My father-in-law is the vocational pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Covington, GA. Sunday, August 11th, he resigned from his position. Paraphrasing, he said, “Due to my health I am unable to pastor a church of this size… or so I’ve been told.” In this weeks weekly newsletter, the Zion Trumpet, a letter from the[Continue Reading...]
Turner Broadcasting System’s Adult Swim plays a rather crude, but often hilarious claymation called Moral Orel. Moral Orel is a creation of Dino Stamatopoulos. As described on their site, “Orel is an eleven-year-old boy who loves church. His unbridled enthusiasm for piousness and his misinterpretation of religious morals often lead to disastrous results, including self-mutilation[Continue Reading...]
Today my lovely wife turned 26! Happy Birthday Kati! And many mooooooooooooore!
I recently read Prof argues against expanded gambling in the BPNews. Hershael York, a professors at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary argued against Kentucky’s proposal for “expanded gambling.” York purports that gambling is sin, plain and simple. After being saved I was told that gambling was a sin. Why? For many reasons, some of which York[Continue Reading...]
This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit with my grandfather. Unfortunately he is not doing well and I am not sure how much longer he has here. The good news is that his family is very good to me and has given me the chance to see him whenever I want. So I[Continue Reading...]
I have decided to start posting a question of the week. I will provide no answer; just a question to urge people to consider the things we do… Why do we put a white cloth over the Lord’s Supper Elements?