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The (Carl Lentz) View

I feel the need to address a recent controversy that involves me, my family, and my church.  First off, I am in NO way a spokesperson for Hillsong church — any of them. And pastor Carl Lentz can handle himself.  My main issue in all of this has been the willingness (or even excitement) for some to just “light up …

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Politics: Vanquishing A Vehicle For Vitriol

“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your …

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Phoenix, Pastors, & Pedophilia

See story at: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/121122940-story   Great tragedy has struck in “my backyard.” Is anyone tired of hearing the words pastor and pedophilia in the same sentence?!  I am!!! No words can express what any humane individual should feel after hearing a story like this.  For the victim, the victim’s family, the victimizer’s family, the local and universal Church, and Jesus…all have …

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COME AS YOU ARE: GQ’s Video Profile of Hillsong NYC

The following are some highlights from the video below: …Come as you are, knowing that God loves you too much to leave you like that… …The job of the Church is to stand for what we believe is right; not compromise in it, but have conversations throughout it… …The Bible says that people who do what I do will be …

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Chronicles of a Religious Busybody (More Philippians 3)

All dogs go to heaven…let’s hope not. Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they’re interested in is appearances—knife-happy circumcisers, I call them. The real believers are the ones the Spirit of God leads to work away at this ministry, filling the air with Christ’s praise as we do it. We couldn’t carry this …

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More Repentance: Where Is My Love?

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and …

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I’m SO Sorry: A Jihadist for Jesus Repents

   Once you’ve cut off a person’s nose, there is no point in giving him a rose to smell. ~ Indian proverb Romans 2:1-5 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment …

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Philippians 3: Where I Am, Have Been, & Am Going

So I know it doesn’t take much effort to make a blog post out of someone else’s words, but I have two reasons for doing this: 1)  It’s the Word of God…what words could be better?! (Isa. 40:8; 55:11; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 4:12) 2) Why reinvent the wheel?  If it’s been said just point people to the source. I …