If we Christians spent as much time working on our marriages as we do fussing about #Chicfila, people might actually listen to us. — Rob Tucker (@FriarTuckerx6) August 2, 2012 Continue Reading
This is Michael Coughlin’s presentation at the first ever Psalm 117 Mini Conference held at Berean Baptist Church in Pickerington, OH. This conference was a preparation time of fellowship, teaching, Continue Reading
I planned to go out witnessing the first Saturday of 2012. My initial plan was to go to my normal fishing spot, downtown Columbus. There is plenty of foot traffic Continue Reading
Many people have still not seen the shocking documentary, “180”, yet. But over a million people have! What it is about this movie that makes it worth viewing?
Frankly, it makes you un’comfortable’. The quotes are a play on words, since the primary voice you hear in the interview is that of evangelist, Ray Comfort. Mostly known for the Way of the Master television show and evangelism training kits, Ray uses a unique and innovative style of analogy and interviews to change people’s minds on abortion.
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:
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?