What do you think the real issue with suggesting ‘You Need More Money’ is with religious people? Is it with the word ‘money’, or ‘more’, or ‘you need’? Here are a few questions for critics – those who oppose the notion of having enough finance to be able to meet the needs of our dependents, … More Do you need more money?
A Guardian report tells how the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini’s millions. Controversially, it includes a pact made with Mussolini to recognise his dictatorship in the years before the outbreak of WW2, when Mussolini sided with Hitler in an era which included an attempt to conquer and rule Europe. The Pope also … More Secret Vatican property deals revealed
Thanks very much to Teddy, who passed the link below about Anne Rice on to me. Anne Rice, the famous novelist, (‘Interview with the Vampire’ series), has renounced Christianity on her Facebook page, but states that she remains as committed to Christ as always. Rice posted: For those who care, and I understand if you … More Leaving Christianity in order to follow Christ
I can’t quite connect the dots with Paul as a bi-vocational “pastor”/tentmaker with the accompanying shipwrecks, scourgings, near death experiences and jail, with PP’s “Your Best Life”, conference junkets and Splat Pens. – Teddy on a recent thread. Of course we are not bound by law as to what we do in a church, so … More Business in the House
It’s pretty clear that as Christians, we are meant to have friends, starting with Jesus. 12″This is (O)My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13″(P)Greater love has no one than this, that one (Q)lay down his life for his friends. 14″You are My (R)friends if (S)you do what I … More Friendships with Turkeys
Following on from S&P’s thoughts on ministers getting swept of track in the area of exaggeration, I wondered whether this example of corruption by luxury is another example of how leaders and even entire congregations can get swept off track. In the Sydney Morning Herald today, this article regarding exposure to luxury appeared. Basically, students … More The Love of Luxury
I’m glad there are more people authoring on Signposts02 now. We all have different focus. To me, the more authors we have, the more we can enjoy different flavours here on Signposts02. Some may know why I am fiery at the moment, others may not. I thought I might do a bit of explaining. Let … More Plane Deception – How Do We Stand Against It?
An article in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday detailed the concerns and reactions of the Anglican church to their significant losses in the GFC, which have led to them needing to cut back signifcant ministry positions and activities. The question was raised about why they experienced those losses – were the losses they experienced God’s … More Judgement, Lessons or Life?
Odyssey80 has sent me an article, ‘Truth, Reality, and the Anointing’ by Art Katz. It’s about the state of the Pentecostal church in particular, raising some interesting questions. Here’s a couple of paragraphs which introduce the train of thought in the article: I think I’m sensing something of the Lord’s grief for the condition of … More The State of the Anointing
Teaching Superstition I watched a TV show by Derren Brown the other night, which looked at how people develop superstition. In a nutshell, people identify actions with effects that have nothing to do with each other, but associate a causal link between the the two without any real examination. An example might be walking under … More Teaching Superstition; Giving on Stage