Showing posts from September, 2011

John Wesley’s Church Planting Movement:

This article is incredibly informative. What a great read and an inspiration.

John Wesley’s Church Planting Movement:: When John Wesley was born in 1703, four million out of Britain’s five million people lived in absolute poverty—unless they found enough food for that day, they would begin to starve to death.
When John Wesley launched a Church Planting Movement in this context, he not only changed the eternal destinies of an estimated one million people who came to Christ through his ministry, he changed their economic status as well. Not only did the Methodists he led get saved, they got out of poverty and became a powerful influence in discipling their nation. Wilberforce and other “spiritual sons” of Wesley honored him as the “greatest man of his time.”

Reproducible Pastoral Training - A Book Review

Reproducible Pastoral Training: Church Planting Guidelines from the Teachings of George Patterson by Patrick O’Connor is a book about missions. However, its insights are also helpful to anyone who is either starting a church or seeking to see it grow. Patrick O’Connor dives into the wisdom of George Patterson and presents it in an intelligent way.

Various topics are explained in the text. How does one reach a culture with the Gospel of Jesus Christ? What is better, door-to-door evangelism or another technique? Is it best to begin with a multi-cultural church or to start with one culture? How does one utilize contacts for the sake of the Gospel? Also, how does one prevent establishing a foreign church rather than a native one? Furthermore, the author goes into issues like how leaders are trained and when they should begin serving.

I found myself revisiting preconceived notions of what is done in Western churches and thus is considered to be biblical. For instance, the dis…

Fort Worth School Punishes Honor Student for Saying Being Gay is Wrong

Pat Robertson Says Divorce Okay if Spouse has Alzheimer's | Liveblog | Christianity Today

Pat Robertson Says Divorce Okay if Spouse has Alzheimer's | Liveblog | Christianity Today

Who would you want for your spouse? A Pat Robertson type or a Robertson McQuilkin type? Read the story for yourself and I would love to know what you think.

David Bloom, A Favorite Correspondent of Mine, Was a Christian!

Update on David Bloom's family and a continuing tribute, 10 years after his death - he died in Iraq on April 6, 2003

Arguably one of my favorite news personalities was David Bloom. He joined NBC in 1993 and became White House Correspondent in 1997. In 2003, he became one of 153 journalists who died in the Iraq war. Bloom was embedded with the Third Infantry Division. Tragically, he passed away when a blood clot traveled up from his leg to his lungs. This is called a pulmonary embolism. He died at the age of 39. Bloom left behind his wife, Melanie, and three daughters: Nicole, Christine, and Ava.

What I did not know until I read of Chuck Colson’s account of David Bloom’s life and death in Anne Graham Lotz’ book, Why? Trusting God When You Don’t Understand, was that Bloom had become a Christian. After reading Chuck Colson’s book, Born Again, Bloom committed his life to Jesus Christ. Subsequently, he attended a weekly Bible study and, according to Colson, he was growing. W…

Turkey's Relationship with Israel and Ezekiel 38 and 39


A recent report from the Associated Press indicates that Turkey plans on a military escort of Turkish ships intent on breaching the Israeli blockade of Gaza. In an alarming development, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has threatened to send warships to "protect" humanitarian shipments to Gaza. This rhetoric and the mainstream media ignore the fact that enormous amounts of aid are sent to Gaza through and from Israel. It also ignores the fact that the incident in which Israeli commandos boarded Gaza-bound ships and resulted in the lo…

Kamikaze: F-16 pilots planned to ram Flight 93

Wow, this story is something else! Two fighter pilots were willing to give their lives to protect innocents on the ground from the doomed Flight 93.

Kamikaze: F-16 pilots planned to ram Flight 93

More on Flight 93:

A Couple of My Quotes on Christianity

Try Christianity and I will tell you now that it will not work. However, live out radically authentic, Christ-centered Christianity and it will work wonders

Following Christ on my terms is not following Him at all.

Disclaimer: I believe these are original to me but knowing the human mind as I do, it is possible that they are variations of what is already out there. Ultimately, only one person is original and that is God.

Courageous - Coming to Theaters Sept. 30

Looks like a good film. Anybody planning on seeing it?