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Review: God’s Not Dead

God may not be dead, but He may wish to disassociate himself with this film all the same. God’s Not Dead is one of the leaders of this year’s surge of Christian films that have surprised at the box office. It tells the story of Josh Wheaton (no, none of the names here are subtle) who is a college freshman ... Read More »

Mass Market Advertising

There is always the danger in religion that it becomes more about advertising and meeting goals, than it does about the end goal. Some might argue all religion is already this way, but they’ve obviously not paid close attention. Some truly take it to another level. It’s save them at all costs. ↓ TranscriptJABEZ: Pastor says attendance is down, but ... Read More »

Seventh Commandment

My wife and I often run into songs where we’re unsure if it’s a praise song, or just a love song. We like to use the method, “Would this make me uncomfortable if another human being was singing it about me?” If the song has lyrics about someone being “the only thing I need,” “you saved me,” or “you healed ... Read More »

Rapture Questions and Activities

Rapture predictions do bring up a lot of questions. Such simples ones as–why? Why predict something that everyone will know you are wrong about almost immediately? What’s the point? Either you truly believe it, or else what’s the end game? Hoping a lot of people will repent last minute “just in case”? Does “just in case” even count in God’s ... Read More »

Rapture Coming

People are getting lots of laughs out of this California group predicting the Rapture for Saturday. Still, one has to wonder what the collective reaction would be if they proved right? What if Saturday a portion of the population up and disappeared? That wouldn’t be good for the already troubled housing market. ↓ TranscriptRICK: Hey Jabez, did you hear some ... Read More »

Sixth Commandment

There’s an episode of Seinfeld where Jerry and George discuss whether Superman also has super humor abilities. George notes that if he did, wouldn’t they have mentioned it at some point? I wonder the same thing about Jesus. ↓ TranscriptJABEZ: Rick, what do you think is meant by the sixth commandment? "Thou shalt not kill." JESUS: Good evening, folks. I ... Read More »

Fifth Commandment

It must have been really tough to be Joseph. What were father-son events like? If he lost in the three-legged race, Joseph must have known Jesus was thinking, “If only my real dad were here.” ↓ TranscriptJABEZ: Rick, what do you think is meant by the fifth commandment? "Honor thy father and thy mother." MARY: What's wrong Joseph? JOSEPH: Jesus ... Read More »

Dangerous On Campus

Why do campus ministry groups always tempt with pizza?  It seems like a parable Jesus himself might tell.  Beware those bearing pizza, for they will lead you astray…to dances?  Campus ministries are certainly not a bad thing, inherently.  But like any institution, it probably wouldn’t hurt occasionally to turn the focus internal. And yes, we know there’s no such thing ... Read More »