Did you win $600 million dollars playing Powerball Saturday? Were you thinking about all the good your church could do with that $60 million tithe? Check out Coffee with Jesus: I’ve never posted anything from the Good Advice Duck meme, but this advice is, well, pretty good:
While the promise in scripture is certainly true, I can’t look at the above image without thinking “Yeah, but you should probably get off the tracks dude.”
There’s nothing we can do about it being Monday, but facing it with a smile seems to help. Be encouraged and encourage others. Have a HAPPY MONDAY.
By now you’ve heard about the IRS scandal involving politically conservative non-profit groups. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse got audit notices on the same day. That and more here.
That’s exactly what we’re trying to do here. We all have Monday’s but we seek to bear one another’s burdens and edify the body. It costs nothing to smile and most people smile back. We’re all in this together so chin up, chest out… have a Happy Monday! Continue reading →
RBC Ministries (the publishers of Our Daily Bread) are doing their first ever live webinar event ”Prayer: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Matters.” The event will feature James Banks; check out James Banks .org for background and go here for more details and registration.
It’s a short list, but I wanted to go ahead and share. Pay particular attention to the second entry.
Christians sometimes need to be careful when using our own lexicon of “Christianese” words that outsiders should not be expected to understand. Tim Challies warns us not to over-simply our vocabulary, pointing out the value in learning new terms. We are expected to grow, and that growth includes knowledge of God.
Mikey Weinstein is the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. He equates the sharing of the Gospel to spiritual rape and wants to see military chaplains court martialed for sharing it. Thanks to Loopy Loo for writing this article at Army of God. This article suggests any soldier, including chaplains, may be court martialed for sharing his faith.
I listened to Bill Rieser speak this morning at a local prayer breakfast. Abandoned by his father at an early age, basketball became his life in east Harlem. Known in the neighborhood as “White Jesus” he knew nothing of the actual savior. While recovering from an injury and rehabilitating at Eastern Kentucky University he fell in love with a nice church girl. Despite natural talent, NBA stardom never happened for Bill due to his own attitude and a long series of bad decisions. While his story has elements of abandonment, sexual abuse, drug abuse and organized crime, it’s really a story of God’s love.
Bill Rieser has written two books, They Called Me White Jesus and Vertical Leap. In the video below he describes the premise of White Jesus, there are links beneath.