Sunday, June 29, 2008

cook out and concert

Wednesday, July 2, at the church we will be holding a community cook out and concert. The cook out will begin at 6:00 with the concert starting at 7:00.
The band will be the kids band "affinity". (with my daughter Adrienne the one doing the vocals. I just had to add that :))

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

The economy

While many of us are feeling the pinch of rising prices, some of us are trying to make a building a hydrogen type of contraption that will increase gas mileage....and building another type of contraption that will save on heating our water.
I will let you know how things go as we progress. If we start saving gas we will share the information and know how to our community here in Intercession City.
Pray for our efforts

Sunday, June 01, 2008

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Two Thoughtsfrom Leonard Sweet

Street evangelism. Think about a typical street evangelist on a soapbox, with some kind of megaphone and he's handing out tracts. Wesley and some early Methodists in the late 18th, early 19th century invented street evangelism and they would attract these huge crowds; people were getting converted and there were these huge revivals! We do it today and it drives people away! It's not turning people to Christ, it's driving them away from Christ. Why? It's the wussification of the church, and the wussification of the church's mind and mission.

In the 1790's, a book was equivalent to one month's salary, so people didn't have books. And they didn't have literature in their homes. So pamphlets and tracts were the cutting edge hardware of the 18th century. Literally, a book is one month's salary, and you're on a street evangelism team giving out books and tracts and pamphlets. Well, hello! In the 1990's the computer was equivalent to one month's salary! And here we are still giving out tracts, which our ancestor's did, but if we were doing what they did, we'd be standing on street corners passing out Palm Pilots, PCs. You want to talk about crowds that would wait in line and listen to what we have to say?

Now, of course, that hardware would have to come with spiritual software. The early street evangelists just didn't have pamphlets, they had chapters from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, or Fox's Book of Martyrs, or Thomas A Kempis' Imitation of Christ. So you just don't pass out Palm Pilots, you put Bible software on them, if you're passing out PCs, you put the whole Scriptures in there! We're such wusses! We're still passing out tracts. I mean, in the men's room they put tracts on the urinals. And this is evangelism?! Who's gonna pick it up? It's the wussification of the church's mind and mission, and it's embarrassing. Let's do for our day what our ancestors did for their day - is that too much to ask?


In the words of Dorothy Sayers: "To do them justice, the people who crucified Jesus did not do so because he was a bore. Quite the contrary; he was too dynamic to be safe. It is has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround him with an atmosphere of tedium. We have declawed the Lion of Judah and made him a housecat for pale priests and pious old ladies."