Whose Line is it Anyways?

There was a British/American TV show about improvisational comedy. I admit I never saw the show.  But it was based upon the concept of seeing where a suggestion would take the guests. I have taken some time to ponder over what I had written in my last post.  Sometimes as I write these blogs, IContinue reading “Whose Line is it Anyways?”

What Would Jesus Do?

I use the terms from time-to-time Exegesis vs Eisegesis.  I slightly vary the definition from time to time to help it make sense. Exegesis is the process by which you attempt to find meaning in the text by understanding to whom it is written, when it was written, and why it was written.  Or, whatContinue reading “What Would Jesus Do?”

I Had the Best Day . . .

There is a song by Taylor Swift that has had a deep impact on my personally.  In the song The Best Day, we find a young woman looking back at her life with her mother, through its ups and downs.  There is a line that reads “I know you were on my side even whenContinue reading “I Had the Best Day . . .”

Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 3)

Once again, I will start with the disclaimer, that I do not feel that the Beatles have lived a life worth emulating as a Christian, but they seemed to have learned a lesson that the modern church still struggles with.  I almost entitled today’s post from the 1972 song “Where is the Love” by RobertaContinue reading “Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 3)”

Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 2)

In the last post we looked at the abhorrent way God looks at trying to take money in exchange to become more spiritual. And while I am hard pressed to even remotely suggest that we are to emulate the way the Beatles lived their lives; it seems early on in their musical career they hadContinue reading “Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 2)”

Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 1)

While I would be hard pressed to even remotely suggest that the Beatles live a Christian life to be emulated. Yet one of there earliest hits was a lesson that I still see the church struggle with today. In the twentieth century, along with the rise of radio and television, many ministries sprung up allContinue reading “Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 1)”

God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Scriptures . . .

As previously stated in the last blog, the Evangelical / Charismatic movement has as a root basis of thought, the need to be right.  Whether that be from right with their doctrine of the written word or being Johnny on the Spot with he latest prophetic word.  I have been harsh with the prophetic endContinue reading “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Scriptures . . .”

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time . . .

Whether or not we would like to admit it, evangelicalism and Charismatic churches are at a crossroads. While it is estimated (on Wikipedia) that 1 in 4 Christians worldwide derive there understanding of the faith from this branch of the family tree so to speak. From what I have read and observed from over 30Continue reading “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time . . .”