Sadly, I see an ever-growing plague afflicting Christians - and the disease is "Discernment Deficiency". What do I mean? Well - the most obvious is the lack of discernment regarding who they spend their time listening to. I see many churches hosting speakers and simulcasts of celebrity preachers and teachers, who might offer up some "good stuff" on a regular basis, yet at the same time hold to heretical position, which they generally weave in with the "good stuff" they put out.
Who Do You Associate With?
In my decade and a half in education, I attended many conferences and conventions, with the vast majority being music and band focused (logical, as I was serving as a band director at the time). I am fairly certain that most of my friends still in that field would agree that there is value in … Continue reading Who Do You Associate With?
Noun1.defeated - people who are defeated; "the Romans had no pity for the defeated"Adj.1.defeated - beaten or overcome; not victorious; "the defeated enemy"2.defeated - disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"It doesn't take much listening to preachers of today to hear said time and again we are to live "victorious" lives. The bit of truth to that concept is that we, through Christ, are given the victory over bondage to sin and to death. And we are to live lives that reflect that victory (another … Continue reading Defeated
A Brief, But Urgent Call for Discernment ("Heaven Is For Real")
Almost four years ago, a book began making huge waves, especially among Christian readers. The book: "Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy's Astouding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back". This book followed on another book that made nearly as large as another book of its "ilk" - "The Shack". And much like … Continue reading A Brief, But Urgent Call for Discernment ("Heaven Is For Real")