Archive for November, 2009
I was driven to write this post due to the comments I received in my post, “The Shack: Page-By-Page Review.” I was surprised by how many Christians believed women to be equal. I had to take a closer look, and devote a post to it.
Women have gained so much towards equal rights with men. From the voting booth to the workplace, women are gaining a foothold.
In June 2009 women held 49.83% of our Nations jobs. Largely in part to men losing 4.74 million jobs and women only losing 1.66 million. Probably due to employment in growing fields such as government and health care, both dominated by women employees.
This is huge. For the first time in world history women could out-employ men. And for a long time I rooted them on.
Are women truly equal with men? I don’t mean in social standing, as things have far to go. But I mean in capability and design.
Let us look at scripture and find out. (more…)
Sherwood Pictures, the creators of FireProof, Facing the Giants and FlyWheel have just announced and released a trailer of their next film.
The story is about 4 men who are all in law enforcement. After going through a terrible tragedy, they decide to re-examine their roles as father. The tragedy is not explained to us, but that is probably a good thing. They also do not tell us what part they play in law enforcement, but most are assuming they are police officers.
I am excited. Although I’m not a father or husband, that didn’t keep me from being impacted in a big way during the previous films.
Keep them in your prayers.
I just updated the video page, even though it doesn’t look like much. I have been searching for a very long time for a plugin that would allow only my registered users to download my videos.
It’s still free of course. You simply need to login to your account before the video becomes available for download.
/shortest post ever
This video was recently featured on tangle.
It will blow you out of the water as it reveals the aggressive increase in the Islamic population.
Growing up in a larger than normal family has revealed a lot about what people think about having more than 2 kids. I remember hearing a pastor preach at Brooklyn, who said there was an unwritten rule to having kids:
You can only have 2, unless they are both the same gender. Then you can try again.
This is ridiculous. Look at our history! Our Nation has always supported large families. Scripture reveals that it is Gods plan for a family. Referring to children as “arrows” in our quiver.
You will have a larger impact in this world through your children than you ever will preaching, evangelizing, working, or leading.
If you happen to be one of the many who believe that a family should be kept down to size, stop talking like that. Go ahead and live that way, but don’t expect anyone else to kill off our belief system and dwindle our numbers. Stop raising doubts about the financial possibility of a large family. As if God wouldn’t support them.
I better not talk about Abortion in this post. I’m saving that one.
My entire family is pretty much sick. We’ve been huddled in our house keeping a fire going, and trying not to sneeze or cough on each other.
It started with my younger brothers, then my younger sister, and then my mother. Now me.
Little Sam has it the worst. He is running a 104 tempature. He was taken to the doctor who told us we all probably have swine flu. Heheh.
Okay, here’s the thing. What is the big deal about swine flu? I mean, I thought it was an exageration before I had it, and now that I do I think even less of it. I feel like I have a simple cold. Only a doctor could tell the difference.
End of the world? Whatever.
Imagine seeing that in your headlines.
No, it has not yet happened. But I was speaking today with my Grandmother about his declining health, and she brought up the fact that we have been losing a lot of good preachers recently.
Where will America go, once these spiritual leaders have passed. If we think things are bad now, what will happen when Billy is gone?
I think things will get better.
2 Kings 2:9
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
Elisha received a double portion of Gods anointing on Elijah. What do you think would be the effects of that? Let us look at the miracles preformed and experienced by both.
- Causing the rain the cease for 3 1/2 years (1 Kings 17:1)
- Being fed by the ravens (1 Kings 17:4)
- Miracle of the barrel of meal and cruse of oil (1 Kings 17:14)
- Resurrection of the widow’s son (1 Kings 17:22)
- Calling of fire from heaven on the altar (1 Kings 18:38)
- Causing it to rain (1 Kings 18:45)
- Prophecy that Ahab’s sons would all be destroyed (1 Kings 21:22)
- Prophecy that Jezebel would be eaten by dogs (1 Kings 21:23)
- Prophecy that Ahaziah would die of his illness (2 Kings 1:4)
- Calling fire from heaven upon the first 50 soldiers (2 Kings 2:10)
- Calling fire from heaven upon the second 50 soldiers (2 Kings 2:12)
- Parting of the Jordan (2 Kings 2:8)
- Prophecy that Elisha should have a double portion of his spirit (2 Kings 2:10)
- Being caught up to heaven in a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11)
- Parting of the Jordan (2 Kings 2:14)
- Healing of the waters (2 Kings 2:21)
- Curse of the she bears (2 Kings 2:24)
- Filling of the valley with water (2 Kings 3:17)
- Deception of the Moabites with the valley of blood (2 Kings 3:22)
- Miracle of the vessels of oil (2 Kings 4:4)
- Prophecy that the Shunammite woman would have a son (2 Kings 4:16)
- Resurrection of the Shunammite’s son (2 Kings 4:34)
- Healing of the gourds (2 Kings 4:41)
- Miracle of the bread (2 Kings 4:43)
- Healing of Naaman (2 Kings 5:14)
- Perception of Gehazi’s transgression (2 Kings 5:26)
- Cursing Gehazi with leprosy (2 Kings 5:27)
- Floating of the axe head (2 Kings 6:6)
- Prophecy of the Syrian battle plans (2 Kings 6:9)
- Vision of the chariots (2 Kings 6:17)
- Smiting the Syrian army with blindness (2 Kings 6:18)
- Restoring the sight of the Syrian army (2 Kings 6:20)
- Prophecy of the end of the great famine (2 Kings 7:1)
- Prophecy that the scoffing nobleman would see, but not partake of, the abundance (2 Kings 7:2)
- Deception of the Syrians with the sound of chariots (2 Kings 7:6)
- Prophecy of the seven-year famine (2 Kings 8:1)
- Prophecy of Benhadad’s untimely death (2 Kings 8:10)
- Prophecy of Hazael’s cruelty to Israel (2 Kings 8:12)
- Prophecy that Jehu would smite the house of Ahab (2 Kings 9:7)
- Prophecy that Joash would smite the Syrians at Aphek (2 Kings 13:17)
- Prophecy that Joash would smite Syria thrice but not consume it (2 Kings 13:19)
- Resurrection of the man touched by his bones (2 Kings 13:21)
Surrounding Elijah’s life was 14 miracles. Surrounding Elisha’s life, was 28 miracles. A perfect double.
Imagine that the day Graham passes away, an Evangelist or a humble Christian somewhere becomes anointed two-fold by God. Imagine it were so for every pastor, every evangelist, and every minister.
Scriptures reveal that in the end times, there will be an unprecedented outpouring of the holy spirit. Will this be why?
Good times are ahead of us.
A buddy of mine went to the hospital in April for chugging soy sauce. I had no idea a large amount of it could be lethal. Thankfully, he didn’t drink nearly enough to kill him (I believe 2 liters is lethal.)
While my Youth Pastor was at the hospital, the Doctor spoke with him about all the seemingly harmless foods that can be lethal if consumed in an irregular way. One of which was peanut butter.
This was a surprise to me, and a great many others. It turns out, that if you choke on peanut butter, there is no hope for you. Without bread, apple or some other food to keep it company, it can lodge in your throat and suffocate you despite all the efforts of Doctors or Nurses.
Now let us look at a book that has swept across the Nation, and gripped many hearts young and old. A book that is so cleverly written, you hardly have a choice but to become a part of the story. After only a few pages, you laugh when the characters laugh. You cry when they cry.
What is this book? The Shack.
I am afraid to say, that my comments for the most part will cease. I have very little to appreciate about this book.
As I have said, it is well written. The Author, William P. Young, puts his thoughts and opinions on paper in a way few people can.
But opinions are like peanut butter. A wonderful thing when spread on foods like bread, bananas or apples. But without any substance, with no scripture to back his opinion up, it is lethal.
I wanted to read this book so badly partly because I heard of the controversy surrounding it. However, I never exposed myself to outside opinions aside from quick remarks made from my friends. The following is the result of a non-biased reading.
Oh, how I love this video. It’s good, after debating with Atheists and Theists alike for a couple weeks, to step back and remember “I’m not a genius.”
Sapien means wise. Homo means human. Some scientist decided that we are no longer simply wise humans, but we are WISE WISE humans!
Thanks for reading guys. Enjoy the video.