Revival (long)

April 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I don’t know what it is like in other areas of America (I’m originally from Ohio and don’t remember hearing a lot about this up there), but over the next five or so months, churches across the South will be holding revivals. These will be big to-dos varying in length from three or four days to an entire week. During the time leading up to these events, the church excitement grows and people look forward to this in order to be “refreshed” and get a spiritual boost so that they continue to “work for the Lord”.  They will dress in their Sunday best, notebooks in hand, to hear what the preacher/evangelist (usually a guest) has to say. Depending on the denomination and area, these meetings will range in volume and action. The expectation is that at the end of the week, they will have heard the very thing they needed to hear so that they can move to a new level with God and “do more” for Him. I remember attending a few revivals (I haven’t been to one in years) and recall them being emotionally charged appeals (in some cases) or sound, steady topical teaching (in other cases). For weeks following the revival, people would make larger efforts to have more ministries, outreaches, events, and other things geared toward the church. As I look back though, I seem to also remember that after about two months the revival wore off. People began getting caught up in the daily grind again and all of those new ministries and events just fell by the wayside. I have thought about this a lot lately. In my own life, I am striving harder to have everything I do line the Scriptures. I am not even close yet, but things are moving along. I started wondering what Scripture said about revival. What I found was interesting. Continue Reading Revival (long)…

Anglican controversy

July 31, 2007 at 6:53 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I have seen headlines over the past few weeks talking about the turmoil in the Anglican church, and it breaks my heart. Gene Robinson, an openly gay bishop, has been the icon connected with much of the trouble going on. In 2003, Mr. Robinson was ordained as a bishop of the Episcopalian church, even though it was known that he was gay. He said in a recent article that this was not just an “American problem”.

The truth remains that it is a problem Mr. Robinson. While I will readily agree that there needs to be acceptance of people that are living a gay lifestyle, it goes against the Word of God itself to accept a lifestyle that God says is an abomination and clearly (for those who are honest) rebels against the Lord’s command. It is ironic to me that you complain about the notion of punishment that the Episcopal Church may mete out. What is sad is that there is no mention in the article about the judgment that God Himself will mete out (remember Sodom and Gomorrah?)…You say that it is against the Anglican tradition to punish those who are non-compliant. The truth is that this isn’t about the Anglican tradition, or the Catholic tradition, or the Baptist tradition. What this is about is the Truth. Continue Reading Anglican controversy…


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