Stories are powerful. Unfortunately, that is not a logical conclusion. That's just how stories are. Like music, we don't have to understand the physiology of stories on our brains to declare their power. Stories don't try to convince you, argue with you, reason with you. Good stories don't tell you, they simply show you. They … Continue reading The Powerful Weakness of Stories
Lecrae Moore is the first rapper to win a Grammy for the Best Gospel Album of the Year, but not every Christian is celebrating. Perhaps the confusion in the audience at the Grammy Award ceremony as his win was announced was an allusion to a deeper tension among Christians at the time. Lecrae was outside … Continue reading Lecrae Responds to His Critics… Again.
Here are a few links worth spending your free time on. I pray that they will bless you, and that God will speak to you through them... even when the authors fail to. Enjoy! TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. Simon Wenham confronts the popular Freudian idea that religion only survives because people want it to … Continue reading Great Reads (11 Nov 13)
In the words of the late C.S. Lewis: It may be possible for each to think too much of his own potential glory hereafter; it is hardly possible for him to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbor. The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor’s glory should be laid … Continue reading There Are No Ordinary People
Last night NTV aired a useful investigative piece exposing all the falsehood that masquerades as religion in this country. The piece exposed “prophets”; “apostles” etc who are ripping of congregations, manipulating the Scriptures to suit their own needs and preaching godliness as a means of gain [1 Timothy 6:5] (financial; spiritual or otherwise). The truth … Continue reading Religion is not the opium of the masses; we’re just high on ourselves.
This was a prayer of the renowned 18th century evangelist, John Wesley. It is also my prayer and, hopefully, will be yours too: TAKE FULL POSSESSION OF MY HEART O merciful God, whatever You may deny me, do not deny me this love. Save me from the idolatry of loving the world, or any of … Continue reading Take Full Possession of My Heart