The Sheikh’s son, the Ferrari and the train

Yeah, so .. this gem cropped up on Facebook and I thought I'd share what it brought to mind.  The image is of a humorous exchange between, I am guessing, a fictional Sheikh and his son who is studying abroad. ________________ Son:  Dear Father,  Berlin is wonderful and the people are really nice.  Even though,…Read more The Sheikh’s son, the Ferrari and the train

Musical score with word alleluja

Liturgy as a rope to cling to

For some charismatic Christians, the mere mention of "liturgy" could make them feel faint in the head and want to sit down with a glass of water.  Liturgy.  The anti-thesis of spirit-led worship and freedom.  Liturgy.  Dusty.  Dry.  Old fashioned.  Dead. Sister Monica Joan is a character from the popular TV show "Call the midwife",…Read more Liturgy as a rope to cling to

Paying a worker their worth

If there is one taboo topic, one elephant in the room in the church, it's the Tithe.  High on the list of topics which can evoke strong feelings.  As Christ followers there are of course other topics which get our blood pressure up but they come and go with the seasons.  Subjects which easily get…Read more Paying a worker their worth

Picture of good looking beardy guy from the "Just Pray" video.

Re-blog: Seven reasons to ban the Lord’s prayer.

The Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, has lashed out (or as much as English Bishops do lash out) in response to cinemas banning a simple video of people reciting the Lord's prayer.  The ban was put in place so that audiences "would not be offended" by the prayer when shown before Star Wars, or something.…Read more Re-blog: Seven reasons to ban the Lord’s prayer.

Crosses being torn down in China

Let's see what happens here. Some argue that persecution actually helps Christianity flourish. I'm wondering how much international support of the Chinese church we'll see from other nations and other parts of the body of Christ globally. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke) News…Read more Crosses being torn down in China