Monday, October 20, 2014

Techno-Phobia and the Ministry



  I have been saved, and in church  for a little over 19 years now, and in that time, I have noticed, among my particular flavor of Christianity an ever-shifting hostility towards technology.  I really do think it is, for the most apart, based off a  distrust of modernism in general, and as such this aversion has my sympathies. I am ,after all,  a self-confessed techno-hermit.  But unless you hold that position indefinitely as a movement, you wind up being really embarrassed by some of your predecessors when that tech becomes more readily accepted a few years later. Truth doesn’t  change, and truth doesn’t have to be updated every couple of years to stay relevant and avoid embarrassment, but tech hostility does.  I’ll give you an example.
  Back in the 1800’s it was very common to hear sermons directed against theatre attendance.  The general  notion was that it caused your mind to  be overly occupied with illusion and caused you to become  emotionally manipulated.  It was also cited as a poor use of the  few days that a man has on  Earth in which to live for God.   Those are all perfectly valid points, by the way, but nobody preaches against plays anymore.  In fact, the more modernistic  church assemblies will use plays or drama presentations as an 'outreach'.
  Having surrendered the high ground against  theaters, the whipping boy of the 1930's was the relatively new telephone.  Ministers warned their congregation that it enabled you to gossip without ever leaving your house and gobbled up time that could be spent better.  It was the tool of busybodies, people were warned.  Once again, all perfectly valid points, but time moved on and  eventually most people  had at least one telephone. Nobody preaches that you shouldn’t have a telephone now.  If your church doesn't have a telephone, you are regarded as some sort of  backwards weirdo.
  In the 1960’s  , television was the new culprit. Lester Roloffhammered on it incessantly, calling it "the enemy of all righteousness".  It was caled an "open swer line" into your living room and  would lead to the corruption of morals, and the collapse of the family.  I think the argument could be made that they were exactly right, but either way, most preachers  now only do most church members have a television, most preachers have one. Somebody somewhere decided that it was OK, and now if you preach against television, you  have to preach against the content, not the mere ownership of one.  Some churches broadcast their services on television, and nobody even raises an eyebrow.
  In the 1980’s and 90's there were still a handful  of guys preaching against going to the movies, but even by then those were considered the fringe element, and an embarrassment to everyone else.  I personally know of a church where you could not teach Sunday school if you were a  movie attendee. Now some of those guys had no problem going to blockbuster or watching the same movie on the television that previous generations railed against, which I always thought was sort of hypocritical. 
   In the early 90’s everybody beat up on the internet. Now if a church doesn’t have a website, it’s backwards and not trying to reach the community.
  In the late 1990’s it was the internet, especially Myspace.  Myspace would  wreck your home,  dissolve your marriage and  poison your soul. I heard probably 20 or 25 messages against Myspace in the first   10 years I was saved.  I don’t know of any churches that had a Myspace page off hand, but I'm sure they are out there.
  The mid 2000’s brought us the evils of Facebook, until almost every preacher we know had one, and the ones that don’t have on use it to  spy on their congregation through other people’s accounts (while preaching against it. don't even get me started on how crazy that is). Churches now have FB pages.
  I have heard  pulpit warnings about texting, that is until a lot of preachers realized they were too busy to answer the phones their ancestors preached against, and  texting  was deemed convenient and good stewardship of one’s time.
  These different shifts in  mindset from one generation to the next seem to all follow the same pattern.  At first, the  technology is evil or corrupt or worldly, and generally a waste of time.  Later on it is  determined that 'some people' can use it without it destroying them ( I am currently hearing this argument  advanced  in regards to FB).  Once the technology  has mass acceptance, it becomes harder to oppose it and be taken seriously, so the  shift is that 'lots of people in our church use it' and that it's OK as long as it's used correctly.  within a few years, someone who tries to revisit the previous hostility is told  to not be so  uptight. After all everybody goes to the theater/owns a telephone/has the internet/has a FB page, right?  And after all, we can use this for the ministry, and that somehow makes null and void all previous arguments.  The last stage is the polar opposite of the first; people will look at you askew if you don't avail yourself of the latest technology.
  The  appearance from the outside looking in is  that the world is winning and the church is constantly getting pushed backwards, constantly drawing new lines of defense in the sand. That seems quite sad if it’s the case.
   So was it right to be opposed to all those things? And if it was, why is it acceptable now?  If it was wrong to be opposed to all those things, then who’s to say the next thing everybody gets vexed about won’t be just as silly a few years later?
  Here’s what I think.  I think all the warnings of previous generations are valid, and have borne themselves out to various degrees, but not for the reasons that are usually cited.  Theaters, movie houses,  Myspace, FB, the telephone are all amoral devices, but people are not.  People are rotten and prone to find newer and better ways to satisfy the lusts of their flesh. TV enabled the slothful to be slothful.  Telephones enabled the  gossiper to  gossip more effectively.  The internet  put a world of pornography at the fingertips of people who already wanted to look at it.  The problem isn’t the tech, the problem is the lust of your flesh. So if you want something to rally against, rally against that.
  As it turns out, that’s exactly where the Bible places the emphasis. That means, to quote the great Danny DiLeo, "The Bible is the most up to date technology existing in the world today" in that long before Shakespeare  wrote his first play or  Zuckerberg and his CIA handlers came up with FB, the Bible discerned the thoughts and intents of the hearts in mankind and pronounced judgement not on the 'how', but on the 'why'.  If you want to preach timeless messages that won't embarrass  everybody  a few years later, leave the hobby horses and  buzzwords aside, and proclaim the word of God. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Why I Am Not a Mormon

  In my   (almost) twenty years of ministry, I have dealt with my fair share of eager, zealous and unfailingly polite  young Mormon missionaries.  I have also dealt with a handful of older, more seasoned representatives of the LDS organization.  I have listened to the President address the General convention more than once. I have read some, but not all of the Book of Mormon. I have read part, but not all of Doctrines and Covenants. I have spent some time  on the official LDS website as well as reading the personal writings of many current and former LDS adherents. Though not an expert I have , in my opinion  had a more than  adequate exposure to LDS  theology and practices to understand what it is and what it is not.   I will now lay out the 4 basic reasons why I am not a Mormon.
1. I do not believe the Book of Mormon to be inspired.    Anyone can  write a book that sort of sounds like the Bible.  What  no one other than God can do is to  write a book that  tells the future before it happens.  This was given as the  ultimate test as to  the inspiration of the Bible, and how  you would determine if what you had was the word of God or the word of Joseph.  God openly challenges the  spiritual forgeries of this world in Isaiah 41:23 when he says "Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good , or do evil , that we may be dismayed , and behold it together. " The Bible says "the spirit of Jesus Christ is the spirit of prophecy." and for all it's 'thees and thous', the book of Mormon  fails this very simple test. There is not a single bit of independently  fulfilled prophecy contained therein.
2. I do not believe Joseph Smith  was  a prophet. The Bible says "When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass , that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken , but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him."(Deut 18:22) When it comes to predicting the future, Joseph Smith couldn't find  his way out of a wet paper bag. In fact, for a guy that happily took the title of Prophet,  he has  lots and lots and lots of ramblings to the contrary.
3. I  believe LDS  doctrine to be damnable heresy There are scores of examples, but I'll show a  basic one.  According to the rapidly  changing LDS website , everybody gets some form of eternal life. In another place they say "Those who choose not to follow our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will receive a reward according to what they have done in this life, but they will not enjoy the glory of living in the presence of God."
  The Bible takes a very contrary position however, saying that  "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life" (1 John 5:12) John 5:24 says "Verily, verily, I say unto you , He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life"Jesus said in Matt 25:41"Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed , into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:"  The idea that "everybody goes to heaven" or even the watered-down LDS  idea of hell is  unscriptural.
  We could go on and on, but LDS  alters their doctrine  ( and updates their website) just often enough that it's sometimes hard to nail down exactly what the LDS position is. 
4. I believe LDS teaches a  false gospel.  One afternoon I was  approached by two  Mormon representatives at a gas station.  They told me they were  out 'spreading the gospel'. I asked them what the gospel was. The young man  gave me a long list of things that included repentance, and baptism and obedience to God's commandments. I repeated the list back to him and then asked him if that was all.  He added another two or three things to the list like church membership and enduring until the end. By the time he was done there was a list of roughly 10 or so things that, when presented  in entirety was 'the recovered gospel'. What his entire  list had in common was that is was all works.  I took this young man to 1 Cor 15 where the gospel is defined as the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.I showed him Ephesians 2 where it says that salvation is the free gift of God, "not of works lest any man should boast". LDS teaches a works-based salvation. A 'works' salvation is  an accursed gospel according to Galatians 1.

  At the end of the day it doesn't matter how polite they are, or how sincere they are. The LDS organization is a dangerous cult that  teaches damnable heresy, and should be treated as such.   whenever I deal with Mormons I  try to be polite because for the most part, they don't  really know what  their church teaches, and they  certainly don't know the history of their church.   Most of them are very young men who have been raised in this  doctrine so I don't blame them, but I am  duty-bound  to inform them, as much as I am anybody else, the way of true salvation; which the Bible defines as "repentance towards God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Push-Ups and Other Torrid Love Affairs


 I am  40 years and I have a collection of injuries accumulated from my younger days.  I have broken  all my fingers and toes  at least once, broken my arm, broken my leg, broken  several ribs. although technically those were broken for me. I had a  fellow dislocate my  shoulder one night.  I've gone face first into the rail of a pool table. My nose has been broken  at least 4 or 5 times.  I shattered all the bones in my right foot and walked home on the  broken  bones.  I  cracked my leg bone  one night  on somebody's trailer hitch and although I never went to the doctor , that spot  ached for months and I now have a weird little  dip in the  leg bone there. I experience, apparently,  the long term effects of  multiple concussions, which include night terrors,  memory loss and  headaches. Once when I was working on a tree farm,   I got my arm caught in the machinery and  broke my right wrist.  As if that wasn't silly enough, I cut myself out of my own cast and as a result, that arm didn't heal properly, so my wrist doesn't bend the way it should. I was bitten once by a pygmy rattler while trying to impress some girl. I fell off the top of a moving  van and  hit an oak tree. I sewed myself up once, just to see if  I could do it.The list of cuts and gashes and injuries was extensive enough that the Navy recruiter suggested I only list the ones where I was actually hospitalized.
  Right or wrong, normal or abnormal. a  good portion of my life has been defined by pain and discomfort.  While everybody else is  championing the  cooler weather in the fall, I am taking an extra 15 minutes or so to get out of bed and enduring bone-deep aches, the continuing  price exacted by youthful foolishness.  I'm not complaining, I  deserved all this.
  Even before I joined  the military I  exercised quite a bit, mainly because I was fighting all the time.  I did  push ups and sit ups and ran, not because I enjoyed any of those things but rather because I  wanted the  results.  Since I'm neither tall nor genetically given to bulk, my two aces in the hole in a fight were that I was  fast, and that apparently I could take a pretty viscous beating without stopping.  Exercise helped with at least one of those.  After I joined the military  ,of course. they made me do those things, and now that I'm 40, I don't run anywhere because I don't want to.  I haven't been in a fight in years, and unless my life is threatened, I don't anticipate that changing. If I did a sit-up now it would  merely be out of curiosity to see if I still could since I never enjoyed them.  But I still do the push ups.
  Due to the aforementioned  wrist injuries I have to do the push-ups on my knuckles, and have had to do so my entire adult life. My reasons are as much mental as physical. There has always been something about the push-ups. They hurt, pretty much every time, more so in the winter.  I do them because they hurt. I do them because  it is a very simple exercise of pushing against  myself, of  making myself  go through the pain and past it.  I do them for the sheer discipline of making myself do them.  I don't enjoy the pain, but I enjoy using the pain to prove something  to myself.
  It's the same thing with  my Bible reading.  I read my Bible all the time not because I get a life-changing revelation  from it every time, but for the sheer discipline of making myself do it.  I know most people don't read their Bibles. I also know most people  my age, unless they are health nuts ( which I am not) don't do push-ups.  I don't have to  do either one, but at the same time, I do because to not do them would be to admit  defeat at my own hands. It would be the  mental equivalent of getting knocked down and  failing to rise again, the highest of crimes in my book.
 There isn't a whole lot of tangible physical evidence for these acts of discipline. I'm not  ripped with muscle and barrel-chested, and  I'm certainly not a Bible genius.  But I do them because I should. I do them because , a lot of times, I don't want to.
  I have observed that most people do not seek out discomfort on purpose.  Most people seek out pleasure , and it may be  proof of my  mal-adjusted nature that I do not.  My wife often comments that I  don't know how to relax, and she's probably right. I don't look for a softer bed, I look for a harder back.  It's not because I  enjoy these things, but rather I enjoy the effort of pushing myself through the discomfort and coming out the other side.  This also makes me rather difficult to live  with as I despise weakness in myself and  don't tolerate it very well in other people.
  What is the point of all this?   Why am I telling you this? I'm not sure. Maybe what I'm trying to say is that it is  possible to channel a warped personality into something positive. Maybe it's possible to take something  broken and make something useful out of it.
  Or maybe I'm just crazy. Functional, but crazy.
  What do you think?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Missionary Quandry

  Let's say you knew of a family serving as church planters in the heart of Africa.  You got on a plane and flew to the nearest  airport, then got on a bus and rode to the bottom of the  mountain, then walked two hours  to their village.  When you got to their dwelling place, what would  you expect to find?  What sort of  spirituality would  you anticipate? These are people who have left all  for the  cause of Christ.Would you be disappointed if the  missionary's wife was a big fan of  reality TV and spent hours watching it or discussing it on  Facebook? Would you be horrified at how much attention the missionary's kids paid to the  newest fashions or the latest celebrity  gossip?  Would you be repulsed at the missionary's devotion to  team sports or the amount of time he  had invested in   this hobby or that? Would you be shocked  by the music they listen to or their leisure reading? What if their prayer life was infrequent and cold?  What if they only read their Bible every once in a great while? Would you feel like these people had been given a  huge job to do and instead  occupied their hearts and minds with  vapid nonsense?    You would be correct, but then again, what makes them any different from you?
   I have heard people say things like " I can't believe so and so did that. After all, he's a preacher."  What does that have to do with anything?  How about "I can't believe so and so did that, because Jesus Christ washed away his sins in his own blood, gave him a new life and an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled!"  Yes, I understand that the elders are  told in Timothy to be an "example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." but that doesn't mean all non-elders have the green light to live that they just crawled out of the  jungle.  After all, the Bible says "Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity"  and "But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;", and the idea that I can  or even should live  however I want just because I am  in a slightly less visible part of the body is the height of folly.
  There is a mindset that says that God expects certain things from certain people serving in certain capacities, and that everybody else is off the hook.  The missionary is supposed to think about Jesus all the time, but  surely God wouldn't expect that  from me because I'm not a missionary.  My pastor is supposed to be right with God, but I can harbor secret sin because I'm not the pastor.  The Sunday school teacher is expected to  read his Bible, but since I'm not a Sunday school teacher, I can do it or not do it at my leisure.  If the deacon isn't a witness then shame on him, but what if I haven't been  a witness in weeks? 
  Most of us, if we saw in a foreign missionary the level of devotion to the cause of Christ that we see in our own lives, would dismiss that missionary as not being serious about the job God has given them.  Most of us, if we saw a missionary  pre-occuppied with the things that we are pre-occuppied by, would really feel like the fellow had lost his focus.  The idea is that they are supposed to be super-spiritual and we are allowed to be  carnal slugs because after all, they have been given an enormous job to fill, and well my role in the body of Christ doesn't require that sort of  dedication.
  I submit to you that not only are you also a missionary, but that you have no right to expect a level of devotion from others that you are unwilling to  live by yourself.  Our level of devotion to the cause of Christ doesn't flow from the particular  field of service we've been given, but rather from the fact that we are saved. He really does deserve our love, our affection, and our lives. There are, in biblical Christianity, no  big Christians and little Christians, for the Bible says "ye are all brethren".  The man in the mud hut in Africa is no more a missionary than you are because the  Scripture compels us all to "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel". That "ye" isn't  a certain select group or caste of men  who must leave their homes and go to the Congo or the Orient. That "ye" includes those who must leave their  homes and go to school or work or the  market.  The devotion required for a  family to  labor in Mongolia is the same devotion required for a family to  labor in Missouri.  The personal relationship with Jesus that will get someone through a dry period while sojourning in Ireland will get you through  dry times in Indiana. It is the same thing that God expects and deserves out of all of us.

 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Not Like the Other Kids

  This will be, in all probability an intensely personal post.
  I was saved in April 1995 and began to preach in June of the same year. In that time, I have experienced so many facets of the John 10:10 life that  time would fail me to explain them.  God has  dropped  opportunities in my lap that  I could not even imagined existed prior to my  salvation. I say this so that you don't think what follows is some sort of  pity party, because it's not.
   I preach, but I preach as a misfit.   I preach, but I sometimes feel like I have  so little in common with other preachers. I don't fit in. I'm not part of the club.
  Street work shaped my spiritual life as much and as surely as factors in my upbringing shaped my physical life. Street work formed my opinions, and my approaches.  Street work formed my conceptions of the ministry,and it also created what sometimes appears to be a vast chasm between me and  other ministers.
  I am not the hotshot young evangelist  who preaches to adoring crowds who hang on my next salient point. I preach for free with out love offerings or recognition.  My friends are few, and my co-labourers even fewer.  Nobody is asking me to come in and  'revive' their people.  I work outside the camp, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
    God  uses  misfits and loneliness to hollow out a special place in your heart for him.  The "man of sorrows" that was  "acquainted with grief" knows exactly how you feel.  When nobody appreciates you and nobody understands you, you are closer to the  true ministry of Jesus Christ than you have any idea.


So send I you to labour unrewarded
To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown
To bear rebuke, to suffer scorn and scoffing
So send I you to toil for Me alone

So send I you to bind the bruised and broken
Over wandering souls to work, to weep, to wake
To bear the burdens of a world a-weary
So send I you to suffer for My sake

So send I you to loneliness and longing
With hart a-hungering for the loved and known
Forsaking kin and kindred, friend and dear one
So send I you to know My love alone

So send I you to leave your life's ambition
To die to dear desire, self-will resign
To labour long, and love where men revile you
So send I you to lose you life in Mine


So send I you to hearts made hard by hatred,
To eyes made blind because they will not see,
To spend, tho’ it be blood, to spend and spare not-
So send I you to taste of Calvary.
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Scorners

  In case you were wondering, I'm writing this because I need to hear it. Again.


"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful ." (Ps 1:1)
  If you take this verse at face value, it  contains some pretty interesting insights.  There are three groups mentioned, and  all of these three groups has something. The ungodly have a "counsel", the sinners have a "way", and the scorners have a "seat".  Say what you will about sinners, at least they appear to be in motion according to this verse, at least they are on their way to someplace even if its  someplace bad.  The scorners on the other hand, are  sitting down, going nowhere, watching everybody else  wander by, and criticizing them.
  Without fail in public ministry, somebody will come along and say to us "I'm a Christian, but.."  What follows next will be a  criticism if what were doing or how we're doing it.  We  are told we're hateful and mean  and judgmental or stupid, all of this by people who  aren't being a witness.  Depending on my mood, I  sometimes ask them "So what are you doing?" I have never once in almost two decades have someone criticizing us tell me about the  great biblical ministry that they are involved in. I have never once had a missionary on deputation or a  pastor of a Bible preaching church or a Sunday school teacher or a song leader  try to correct me. It has always been those who  are out of church or are in some  non-biblical  foolishness.  It is always those who are doing nothing that have the most to say.
 Scorning requires almost no effort, it costs you nothing, and it keeps the eyes off of you. That's why it's usually done by those who are busy doing nothing. Psalm 123 :4 says "Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud ."  Scorning is the work of the lazy, and the proud, and the contentious. It is absolutely the easiest thing to do, and the easiest way to be. Just as your body will naturally find a way to "cheat' during a work out and take the path of least resistance, your human nature will , if you're not careful, fall into the seat of the scornful because it is  both easy and natural.
  You may say "well I just think..". No, actually, you don't. If you are  being scornful you aren't thinking because thinking  is work. Thinking requires effort. Thinking requires considering all the facts, not just the  ones you select.  I was in  a pet store once that had two parrots at opposite ends of the  room. The two parrots were yapping back and forth at each other, and somebody said "Isn't that cute? They're talking to each other!"  They weren't talking to each other; they were making a noise that sort of sounded like talking. They weren't actually communicating.  They were repeating something they had heard, but there was no thought was behind it. If you're a scorner, you may have a noise in your head that sort of sounds like thinking, but it isn't; it's scorning.
  The other problem with scorners is that they are unteachable. The Bible says "A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke." and that "A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise." You cannot teach a man who will not listen, and you cannot teach a man who  already knows everything.
  Scorners also cause trouble.  Proverbs 22 says   "Cast out the scorner , and contention shall go out ; yea, strife and reproach shall cease ."  If there is strife and contention at your church, or at your home, and you're a scorner, you're the cause of it.  People make mistakes, and  if, when they do, you can't wait to pick apart whatever they said or did to whoever will listen then their mistake is not the problem; you are.   If you went away life would carry on. It is  your presence and your vapid  lazy  yapping that keeps it all afloat.  Things are better when a scorner leaves, whether the scorner thinks so or not. James says "But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work."
  Just like lust is a poor counterfeit of love,  scorn is a poor counterfeit of rebuke.
  Let's say, by way of example, you acquire a critical spirit in regards to your wife.  You come home and you see the house in disarray as she has tried to wrangle the knothead children you two have produced.   You have spent all day around adults, she has spent all day around tiny crazy versions of you. It would be easy to  say to yourself ( and then later on to your peers)  "She never cleans the house."  The problem is , that isn't a  true statement, and to think that way you have to have a scorner's heart.  A scorner's heart will not consider all the facts. A scorners heart will conveniently omit from consideration all those times she HAS cleaned the house. A scorner's heart will only consider the facts that makes you look good because your heart yearns to exalt itself and the easiest way to do that is to knock somebody else down.  Pretty soon that lazy prideful heart will convince you that she's no good and you are.  After all, you got up and went to work and what did she do all day?
  A scorner will never help out, they only criticize those that don't meet their standards. A scorner will never be broken in prayer over another's shortcomings, a scorner will simply  chirp and squawk about how so-and-so did such-and -such.  A scorner is their own biggest fan, and from the comfort of their spiritual recliner, will have the answers to everybody else's problems.  Some scorners will even gather  people unto themselves, and form cliques of other scorners. This is how church splits happen, in case you were wondering.
  The end for scorners is tragic. The Bible says in Proverbs 24 "The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. and in Proverbs 9 " If thou be wise , thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest , thou alone shalt bear it.". All your little scorner friends will either  get tired of you or turn on you.  After they've picked apart their spouses and their pastors and their kids and their church, they inevitably always turn on each other.  The truth is, unless you get a grip on this very common human tendency, and get sincere real help from God, eventually you will either have no friends, or you'll have friends you don't want.  Remember, scorners shoot their own wounded, and eat their own dead.
  It seems like, for me that this is something I have to deal with over and over again in my own heart. The older I get the more petty jealousy and envy and strife and pride I see in my own behavior, and the more I realize how much I need God, and how often I need to just shut my yapping critical mouth.  I say things and think things not because they are true,but because I want them to be out of the lusts of my own heart.  What a mess we all are.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Outside the Camp: The E-Book!!

 Here's what I did. I took the most popular biblical posts from the last couple of years  and put them in a book format and they are now available on Kindle.  Starting this Friday ( Oct 3), you can  get this  226  page book for  free!
  Now since I have  apparently absolutely no talent for self-promotion, I would really appreciate  it this  blog has been  a blessing to you  if you would be so kind as to get the word out.  Put it on FB or Twitter or whatever it is  you crazy kids are doing nowadays! Thanks!