Well, I tried to update the blog platform software (WordPress), but failed to backup all of my configuration info. Some of it remained, but some things will have to be rebuilt. Oh, well! I guess I need to take my own advice, huh?
A friend posted this blog. He makes a great point about worship.
Unfortunately, many (most?) in the church miss the point that worship is the key. It’s isn’t just something that you do at the start of a church service to prepare you to hear a sermon.
Worship is the starting and ending point.
It IS the church service.
Our vision is far too limited. All too often, we think that our purpose is to evangelize … or to grow our church larger … or to defend the Bible … or to fight a moral issue … or to ___ (fill in the blank).
Worship is Key.
Worship is key to building the Kingdom. And it’s all about building the Kingdom. Yes, evangelism, church growth, defending doctrines, and fighting moral issues can be parts of building the Kingdom. But evangelism, church growth defending doctrines, and fighting moral issues are not, in and of themselves, building the Kingdom of God.
It’s all about building the Kingdom. And worship is key. Building the Kingdom of God flows out of worship.
Worship isn’t part of building the Kingdom of God. Worship is key to building the Kingdom of God.
Last night I watched coverage of the TEA parties by Fox News and then hopped over to MSNBC to see what Keith Olbermann would say about it.
Fox’s coverage seemed to be “fair and balanced”, while Olbermann was absolutely caustic in his coverage. I have never watched Countdown show. Over the past months I have heard Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin talk about Olbermann’s political bias and how it comes out in his show.
After hearing Rush Limbaugh attemtping to describe “teabagging” per the Urban Dictionary, I (unfortunately) looked up the definition on the ‘net last night. On a whim, I went to MSNBC’s site this morning and listened again to Olbermann’s coverage.
Having read the definition, I was absolutely disgusted with Olbermann’s voluminous couched references to the act in his coverage of the TEA parties. He was equally vulgar in his choice of comments by the TEA party participants that he twisted to make them appear to say things they were definitely NOT saying.
For this reason, TEA party supporters should do all they can to refuse to wear the label of “teabaggers” and assembling as “teabaggers”.
I don’t know why I should be amazed at this. However, it’s an answer to a prayer I’ve had for some time: Lord expose biases and connections.
I came across this on Steve Camp’s blog. It is so powerful regarding the Health/Wealth/Prosperity “Gospel”.
Dr. Piper is brilliant in his exposing this heresy for what it is. It’s a hard word. But it’s a good word. It’s a timely word.
Check it out.
I came across this on Desiring God’s January 27, 2009 Blog.
Food for thought, not just for Mr. Obama, but for the rest of us, as well.