Published 11.22.2005 by Brad.
I know this may step on a few toes, but I have to let it out. I am extremely saddened by American churches who are spending millions of dollars on the wrong things. I recently read about a church that spent $19 million to expand their poperty and enlarge their buildings. How can this happen when.....
I just don't get it. How could something that started so good have gone so wrong? Please tell me that people are still more important than property and that big buildings will not be the greatest legacy of the church. Please.
Published 11.16.2005 by Brad.
I just finished an interesting little book called God's Debris
by Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip Dilbert
. This little "thought experiment" will definately get your brain spinning and possibly leave you with a bit of a headache. But be warned, like the introduction says,
The story contains no violence, no sexual content, and no offensive
language. But the ideas expressed by the characters are inappropriate for young minds. (p.IX)
Feel free to come back here and post some post-reading comments should you decide to check it out.
Published 11.08.2005 by Brad.
You speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I’m waiting on the crumbs from your table
-from the U2 song “Crumbs From Your Table”
I think too often Christians can be criticized for being closed-minded, judgmental and for withholding the gifts given to us by God. We live in a world filled with people who long to believe in something, even God, yet run the other direction because the only God-followers they know are rude, snobby and hypocritical. This week our church did something good. We helped give someone a new house. We helped bring back hope to a family who has faced plenty of disappointment and despair. I think we may have even helped to restore a little bit of good news and publicity for living in the way of Jesus. It was good. It was very good. So, let’s do more. Let’s start a revolution. Let’s make it a way of life. Let’s get off the “God bless me” joy bus and get on the “God’s helped me so that I can help others” bandwagon. Let’s strive everyday to live out the old gospel tune,”…and they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love…” I think many people are waiting to see if the believers are willing to live out the values of the one in which they believe. We can do this. We need to do this. Because so many people in our world still haven’t found what they’re looking for.