Thursday, October 30, 2008

Faith and Culture

We have begun a seris titled "Faith and Culture" on Wednesday nights. The question I want us to think and pray about is, "If no financial or personnel limitations, what is one thing you would do to change the culture of our community?" or "How can we create a new culture?"


There was another murder in our small community this past Sunday. The churches here in town needs to work and pray harder to see a turn around. There is no reason that our town could not see a real revival......

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Top 10 Manliest Shows

Quote from Bono of U2

Bono speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative talking about the $700 billion bailout.

"It is extraordinary to me that you can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion to save 25,000 children who die every day of preventable treatable disease and hunger. That’s mad, that is mad."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Naive Christians

In a fallen world Christians will tend to be naive and gullible. We are lovers of people and some of the characteristics of love is that we "think no evil,...beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. (1Corinthians 13 KJV)

We will assume that the person trying to sell us something is telling us the truth about what they are selling, we assume that they are not trying to cheat us, we assume that the person we are talking to is of high moral character. We will believe the best of that salesman, even when his intentions may be dishonorable. We trust that person, for that is what love does.

With that said many of us have learned the hard way. All people do not necessarily have good intentions and thus they may be out to cheat us. Thus we must take heed to the words of Jesus found in Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Are Christians naive?

Naive Christians?? In the novel, “The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher”, by Rob Stennett, the main character is a real estat broker by the name of Ryan.

Ryan makes the decision to sell real estate specifically to Christians. One of the reasons being that Christians are naïve.Is this a true assessment of Christians? Are Christians gullible and easy to persuade? My thoughts to come in a day or so.

Why we are in the financial mess we are in

A good article by Ken Blackwell