Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 | 9 comments
I’ve mentioned several times that I am so glad that I am NOT Rick Warren.
I love Rick… and I’ve been a firm defender of him over the years. But I would not want to be Rick.
EVERY SINGLE thing he says is tweeted, re-tweeted and criticized.
When asked by the Huffington Post if he was homophobic, Rick replied “I have many, many gay friends.”
That set off Generations Radio show hosts Pastor Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner:
Swanson: Dave, you know, he says, ‘I have many, many gay friends.’ ‘Many, many gay friends.’
Buehner: Which is weird,...
Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 | 18 comments
I love Jesus.
But many other people who love Jesus just see things in a totally different way than I do.
Like Pastor Sam Morris, from Tennessee.
I believe Pastor Sam loves Jesus.
But he has a totally different worldview than I do.
I agree with some of his premises, in fact, but they are delivered in a way that I find kind of revolting. Amen?
Is there a way that this type of preaching is helpful? Does it change minds and hearts? Or does it just rile up the base?
The base should be energized by the work of the cross and the message of the gospel; and spurred on by the urgency of the message, in my...
Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 | 1 comment
Dateline Santa Monica.
No ‘permanant’ Nativity displays is the new law.
So… churches decide that the law really doesn’t apply to non-permanent LIVE Nativity displays.
Here’s our take:
What do you think? Is this a good thing, or are the churches kind of thumbing their nose at the city on this one?
Leave a comment below…
Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 | 0 comments
The Holy Spirit was cooperating. The hair… not so much.
What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that’s every happened to you in church?
Leave a comment below.
And if you need some more Breaktime! jocularity… just check out the Breaktime! category to the right–>
(Have something you think I should share in an upcoming Breaktime!? Let me know!
Posted on Dec 18th, 2012 | 39 comments
According to the pastor:
The PURPOSE of this website and the videos on it is to protect Beaverton Grace Bible Church and our families from ongoing slander and criminal accusations of the worst kind. Meaghan Varela has lied to her family, friends, pastors, the police, the Department of Human Services (Child Protection), the court, and the world. Julie Anne Smith has joined her in her lies and heralded them forth to the world on her blog (BGBC Survivors) dedicated to the destruction of our church and families. Exodus 20:16 says, “You shall not bear false witness against your...
Posted on Dec 18th, 2012 | 5 comments
Jennifer LeClaire shares ten stupid things pastors should never do. Here are the first five:
1. Abuse the sheep. Always remember that church staff—and church volunteers—are serving God, not you. Spiritual abuse is a dirty little secret in the charismatic church that is seldom exposed because it would topple small and large man-made empires alike. If you aren’t willing to be the servant of all—if you think the sheep are there to serve you—please hang up your ministry aspirations before you hurt someone. We don’t need more spiritual abusers in the pulpit.
2. Water down the gospel. If...
Posted on Dec 18th, 2012 | 3 comments
A new lawsuit by a woman and her husband claims a pastor of a large church “purposefully introduced her into his life of depraved pornography, adultery, scheming, lies and the abandonment of her marriage and family with the intent that it would lead to the destruction of her marriage and family, which he knew would be going against everything she ever believed in or truly desired.” The couple is seeking $6.6 million for breach of fiduciary duty, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and other claims.
Folks… this HAS...
Posted on Dec 18th, 2012 | 0 comments
OK… you HAVE to admit that this is funny. (At least to a guy that grew up Baptist).
Truthfully… did you laugh?
Posted on Dec 18th, 2012 | 2 comments
This guy would be a blast to have in the office.
What’s the best prank you’ve pulled in your church office?
Posted on Dec 18th, 2012 | 2 comments
Perry Noble is pumped.
In fact, he thinks this Sunday will be the best Sunday ever at New Spring.
But he also thought that last Sunday was the most exciting Sunday ever at New Spring. And the Sunday before, and the Sunday before.
Can this really be true?
Listen to Perry’s Answer Now!
What do YOU think? Will this Sunday be your church’s best Sunday EVER?
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