Archive for the ‘Theology’ Category
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to focus on Christmas. Every December just seems to get busier and busier. Every year it seems that we have more parties to attend, gifts to buy, places to be, and stuff to do. This year, so far, seems to be no different. A few years ago, Jim, declared a “Backwards Fast” during St. Martin’s Lent. I thought that it was a great idea, focusing on *doing* something instead of abstaining from something. In that line of thought, I thought that I would try something similar. But I wanted to do something that was also visible to others. Hence, Brian’s Christmas Countdown.
For me, Christmas is tightly bound to music. I love to listen to Christmas music (but not before Thanksgiving has come and gone. I’m a purist!!). There’s also a reason that I consider certain songs to be among my favorites. So, this year, from now until Christmas Day, I’m going to count down my top 25 Christmas songs. I’ve already made my list (and checked it twice). You’re also going to find out why – whether you were naughty or nice.
You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, November 23rd, at Hunter Street Baptist Church as we gather to rejoice in Caleb’s public proclamation of his faith in Jesus Christ.
Caleb will be baptized in the 9:30am service. You’re invited to help us celebrate. I don’t have any details on what we’ll do afterwards, but lunch is on clanMcGraw.
In celebration of Pastor Jodey putting the Camp Branch Baptist Church sermons online – the BranchCast I decided to go through my iTunes library and export the lists of Podcasts that I’m currently subscribed to. You’ll see them in the Podcasts category on the left.
Now, this is not everything that I listen to. It’s just what I’ve enjoyed so much that I subscribed to them. There are a couple of shows that I listen to periodically (WeatherBrains and Gun Nuts – The Next Generation, to name a few) that fall into that category.
Tastes change over time, but hopefully I’ll remember to update the Podcast links periodically.
(* Apologies to Rick and Bubba for mangling their infamous “Hey, Buddy… You’re Broadcasting” line.)
Nuclear war will begin next Thursday, June 12, or sooner, according to the latest prediction of self-proclaimed prophet Yisrayl “Buffalo Bill” Hawkins, the founder of a religious sect in Abilene, Texas.
Granted… He’s still got 12 hours by my clock, but I’m a little skeptical, given his prior track record…
Unfortunately for Hawkins, it is not the first time he predicted the outbreak of nuclear war.
Most recently, Hawkins set Sept. 12, 2006 as the beginning of the end.
His followers produced an on-line video with a countdown to doomsday.
In Kenya, hundreds of his followers actually hid in basement bomb shelters and donned gas masks on the date.
They went home in humiliation when there was no war.
Hmm. Maybe he’s up to something. When in doubt, follow the money.
Other former members say they are required to buy doomsday food and supplies from a company that Hawkins owns personally, Life Nutrition Products.
“Everything that he preaches has to do with people buying something,” said former House of Yahweh elder David Als of New York City.
Like many of the his followers, Als actually legally changed his last name to Hawkins because he became convinced that only those named Hawkins would be saved.
C’mon… Hawkins? Is that buried in a Bible Code someplace? He’s probably glad that we don’t live in Old Testament times.
I been wanting to post/rant about Oprah’s new found religious movement the other other day. Today, however, I read a post at JustTalkingItUp by “Uncle Bud”. It’s excellent. I highly recommend that you check out his post.
I’ve never been a big fan of boycotts, especially by religious organizations. But, honestly… Even if I were an Oprah-watcher, there’s no way that I could continue having anything to do with her, her shows, or her books, after listening/reading about how she’s distorting a holy God to conform to her own wishes and images.
By now, you’ve probably heard of the Stuff White People Like blog. I’ve visited it a couple of time, and it’s… okay, I guess. It’s just not my cup of tea.
But today I visited Stuff Christians Like. Now this site is hilarious. Please realize that it’s tongue in cheek humor – I hope. Otherwise, how could you explain Joel Osteen & John & Kate Plus 8? But some of them are spot-on.
HT: Jeff The Baptist.
It is so wonderful to see the work that God is doing among the children of so many of our friends. Our friends, Chad & Jaime’s son, Blake, became a Believer last week. How Exciting!