Monday, October 1, 2012

Is the God of the OT different from the NT?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Make A Difference...

Please consider supporting Blood:Water Mission in their efforts to bring clean water and help those affected by AIDS/HIV in Africa. Check out their website at 
This amazing organization was co-founded by Jars of Clay and has various projects providing much-needed assistance in several African cities.

Mission Without Sacrifice is like Christianity without the Cross

That title is a quote that David Platt posted recently on Twitter.  I know I have been absent for awhile now and to come back with that is tough.  My life has been busy, the reality is that is no excuse.  What really happened is that this got de-prioritized in my list of things that need to be done on a regular basis.  I was going through my stuff today and realized just how long it has been.  In addition there have been on average of 50 hits to this page a day and over 20k since it started.  That makes me feel a sense of urgency to update it more often.  So I have a co author now who will help keep me accountable.  And I would like to post up shows as well.

Beyond all that I have been reflecting deeply on a few items.  The first of which is that quote from David Platt.  If you do not know who he is then you need to buy his book asap.  One of the best resources out there for Christians, especially if you are complacent.  It seems like in our efforts to include God in all that we do in our lives that we have in fact minimized what it means to be on "mission" for God.  Even though in a general sense we are all missionaries for God... called to bring his truth and to demonstrate it in our actions.... there is something more to be said for those who are not only purposeful, but sacrificial in their mission efforts.  This all follows along with the show series I have been doing on TV20 regarding the "Hierarchy of Serving".  The level at which an individual can give for and to God in their life is meaningful.  It does not change the state of their salvation, but one is a demonstration of it and the other is merely a walkabout.

A close person to me uses the analogy all the time, of someone who is called to be a missionary to the rich atheists of California. So they raise funds to know all about the culture of California, Atheism and then they move there to a "lesser" home.  They spend days during their week updating websites, evangelizing, even going to atheistic conferences.  Can they really be compared at the same level as someone who is running an Orphanage in Haiti?  They have an In-and-Out Burger on every corner in California.  What did they really sacrifice?  I am not saying what they are doing is wrong, I just do not believe it is in the same level of classification, and therefore does it deserve the same amount of attention, time and money as an individual who is fighting to keep children alive in Africa without water?

I would love to hear your feedback on this topic what gauge should we use for serving as a whole?  What constitutes Biblical serving vs. serving in the way I feel is best?  Do we as Christians forsake "feelings" in regards to truth (which we should), and yet use "feelings" to guide our hand in serving?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Do we really believe what we are saying?

This is a repost from David Platt's Blog

Do We Really Believe What We're Saying? from The Church at Brook Hills on Vimeo.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Can we trust the Bible?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

What does Glenn Beck Believe?

I am interested in peoples comments about what Glenn believes?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Theology Matters

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, and I just love it so I am re-posting here. from Covenant Life Church on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Flying Spaghetti Monster not a good comparison

Another example of a false argument that is used to attack but offers no validity nor a reasonable comparison.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Questions for the Viewers of the TV program

These are the questions for the free book first correct post wins

Andy made a mistake on for the show on the name of the founder of Christian Science.... what was the incorrect name he used and what is the actual name?

What was the condition of Andy's facial hair on the show about Christian Science?

What are the commonalities between Christian Science, Mormonism and the religion of Islam?

What is the common theme and idea for all the religions Andy has covered to get into heaven?

What did Andy say about the 7th Day Adventist? Are they Christian?

What verse did Andy quote the most during this series?

Thank you all for watching

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Atheism 5 questions