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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen – Extra Lyrics for you!

For those of you who enjoy singing hymns in church, I find God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen to be an enjoyable hymn to sing and research. Here are some things I learned about the song. There should be a comma between the words “merry” and “gentlemen.” It is an unfortunate consequence of the pace of […]

Why Jake Plummer’s Opinion is Irrelevant…

Jake Plummer has openly attacked Christianity but in a veiled way by opposing Tim Tebow’s open Christian attitude. What is the Christian response to be?

Read about it here!

Are Amish Christian?

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a gathering in Columbus where I was able to view some plans for the new ark being built in Kentucky. Answers In Genesis, the good folks who brought us the Creation Museum put on the presentation. It was inspiring in several ways. I was able to gain a deeper understanding of why they believe this ark will be ‘successful,’ and I got to meet the makers of the VBS my church uses every year from Answers In Genesis.

One part of the presentation concerned me. The speaker told us that the ark will be built by Amish. At least in Ohio, Amish are known for their work ethic and craftsmanship; but what concerned me was when they (the Amish) were categorically described as “faithful.” Faithful to what I wondered? My understanding from a former Amish man who became born-again and had to leave the Amish community is that Amish do not believe in justification by grace through faith alone. I approached the speaker and asked the questions. He assured me these Amish people were saved, and that the Amish were like any protestant denomination. It ended friendly, which was good, but I left feeling like there was more to say. Here is the letter I wrote him today via email:

Iran is making a HUGE mistake with Youcef Nadarkhani!

There is a man in the USA being held in prison for his beliefs! Why isn’t Voice of the Martyrs or ACLJ in an outrage over this story? Here is a man sitting in prison for exercising his deeply held religious convictions, a religion which includes the name “Jesus Christ!” Why isn’t there an international outrage?

Read this article to find out more about Youcef, the imprisoned Iranian and to learn about the persecution going on in the USA!

Courageous Preaching?

Alright, I’ll admit, that was a slight play on words. I just wanted to share this video with you from September 30, 2011.

My local church invited hundreds of people, (specifically targeting law enforcement, emt, fire and military), to see the new movie Courageous on opening night. The generous God-loving folks of Berean Baptist Church completed funded the showing for about 188 people who actually showed up that evening.

Our goal was to share this inspiring movie with them, a small bag of “goodies,” and the message of hope that lies only through faith in Christ.

Steve Jobs’ Final Wish

I don’t know a lot about Steve Jobs. I watched Pirates of Silicon Valley and have bought a few iPods. I had never met the man: so how do I propose to know his last wish?

From the heart…

I haven’t ‘blogged’ for a long time. At least not regularly. But tonight my wife actually suggested it. This is a strange occurrence because we get so little time together anyway. I used to write my blogs on a laptop while riding a bus to work, but my new job is only good for listening […]