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Hillsong’s Brian Houston and Gay Marriage

Houston, we have a problem. Yet another hub-bub in conservative Christian circles is rocking social media. This issue relates to Hillsong’s founder and pastor Brian Houston and his remarks pertaining to gay marriage. The buzz started buzzing and the media started taking sides almost immediately. Thankfully, some cooler heads prevailed and waited to see how this all worked out as the cloud of dust and the hardy ‘Hi-Ho Silver’s’ settled down. I’ve reserved comment on this topic until now. I still would not be commenting on it but for the reason that I see an opportunity to point out an...


The Implications of Understanding Contentment

I’d venture a guess that most Christians are aware of the verse in Philippians 4:13 that says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me“. And why not? It is one of the most memorized and most significant verses in all of scripture. As a matter of fact, lists it as the number 4 most read verses in all the bible. The Gospel Coalition’s records show the same thing. What a great verse to know. How empowering, how peace-giving, how awesome in its truth. While this verse is a very rare, stand-alone doctrine builder, it is not...


Why the Trend in Christian Movies is Bad

For years, Christian movies have doing very well in theaters. Revenue return over cost invested in Christian films are some of the highest percentages in the film industry. This is not just considering independent films, but releases from major studios are experiencing the same results. It seems the better these films are produced (and the less they look “B” grade), the higher the profit margin. So if Christian films are making more money per dollar invested, why is Hollywood not making more? For years this has been the question that American Christians have been asking. Finally, Hollywood seems to be listening.  The...


I am a Mucked-Out Stall

Farm life, even life on a small farm inhabited with more chickens then any other livestock, cause a man to ponder things from strange or uncommon points of view sometimes. For some reason last evening, just tucked in beside my awesome wife, this thought cam to me. My life is like a mucked out stall. Raising goats, cows, horses, nearly any farm animal, is going to require sheltering the animals from the weather. For this reason we build barns. Because not all animals are alike, and even those that are do not always get along (something like people), we make...


Assessing “Strange Fire” – by Jusin Alfred

I personally addressed John MacArthur and some his teachings earlier on this site in THIS POST. Focusing on the Reformed Theology teaching, I share my concerns with what dangers these teachings reveal in the real life expression of faith. Recently however, John MacArthur and his ministries hosted a conference titled, “Strange Fire”. During this conference, in the eyes of many Christians, MacArthur’s teachings went far beyond the pale of not only Christian orthodoxy, but decency as well. Below is a reasoned look at these events. Full credit for this articvle is given to Justin Alfred of Word In Life Ministries...

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