Pastoring and Parenting Free of Guilt and Fear

There are lots of potential problems inherent in churches with the necessity for large organisational structures and large amounts of infrastructure. One potential problem is that people can become viewed more as resources than people, as Bull mentioned here recently on another thread. If people are viewed as resources, one of the temptations then becomes … More Pastoring and Parenting Free of Guilt and Fear

Revival at Saddleback

Speaking of ‘Purpose Driven’ (in my last comment on the previous thread), apparently there is a revival taking place at Rick Warren’s church in Saddleback.  Warren feels that the recessionary times are causing more people to turn to God, and Saddleback is helping many of these people out with a large increase in food parcels … More Revival at Saddleback

Gifts – or Convenient Labels?

Ephesians 4:8-12 (NOT!) 8…AND HE GAVE CONVENIENT LABELS TO MEN…[big snip]… 12for the categorising of the saints for the work of service, to the smooth running of the religious organisations of men.” – Heretic’s Private Translation (RP’s Toned Down Version*) Has anyone ever filled out one of those ‘gift questionaires’, which churches sometimes use to … More Gifts – or Convenient Labels?

Consulting The Dead

For quite a while now, I’ve heard from numerous Christian’s, (when in argument about people like Rick Joyner, Benny Hinn, Crowder, Todd Bentley, Bob Jones and many others pray to the dead), that it’s alright to do so. I’ve always used the scripture that “God is God of the Living” only to have others claim … More Consulting The Dead