I hate to be a frumpy, grumpy old man, but if the new movie, The Shack, is true to the book of the same name, it is really whacked.
One day in the land of Matthew 4:18, Jesus is walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee. He sees two brothers — Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew — throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.
Oops! Left a word out. Should be, "Why I Love to Ridicule the Bachelor." As the kids say, "my bad!"
Every so often, Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. And even though the other 51 weeks a year, churches all across America gather to praise the name of Jesus no matter what, when Sunday and Christmas collide, some churches feel the need to cancel Sunday worship so that the true meaning of Christmas can be experienced in all its fantastic, fabulous glory.
Hey! If you read that and thought I was writing about something else and some song is stuck in your head, that's on you and your poor music choices! And, I'm sure I have no idea what song that might be … just saying.
I'm starting a message series on Revelation, and there are a few angel references in there. And for many folks, it's easy to pass over the angels. We read like this, "blah blah blah blah angel blah blah blah."
As a kid, I heard this crazy story in the Bible about Jacob putting on a goat skin to fool dad (Isaac). I had several thoughts about that: creepy, scratchy, itchy, liar, deceiver, scoundrel (deceiver came from Sunday school lesson — my vocab wasn't that advanced).
God is still God and in the end, Jesus always gets the last word. So don't panic!
Joshua was a tough-as-nails, brick-smashing man of God. It's easy to remember God said, "be strong and courageous" to Joshua a bunch, but beyond that most folks might not even know who he was.
That's one of the lines from the Lady Antebellum song "I Need You Now." The complete line says, "It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk and I need you now."
So I've heard some folks really don't like Trump. I get it. He's a proud and unrepentant adulterer, says he's a Christian who's never repented (two mutually exclusive positions), has called about 70 people names just during this primary cycle, and exhibits the emotional maturity of an eight-year-old bully in his speech and on twitter. One anti-Trump hashtag that has made the rounds is #MakeAmerica8Again.
You gotta know these 10 things about Revelation. You just gotta!
From the rainbow flags being waved by folks I thought were Christians, there seems to be confusion around the question: Is Christianity compatible with the practice of homosexuality or same-sex marriage?
I've always liked Bruce Jenner. When I was a kid he was an Olympic hero. I must admit I questioned his judgment for marrying into the Kardashians.