Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Your Movie Watching Has Been Adjusted

Really looking forward to seeing the movie "The Adjustment Bureau" for a few reasons... I think Matt Damon is great actor, he's really moving into being one of Hollywood's elite actors. Secondly, it looks like a great way to bring up some theology and truth into conversation and everyday life...Check out the taglines from the movie...
  • Fight For Your Fate.
  • Your Fate Has Been Adjusted.
  • Your Future Has Been Adjusted.
  • Your World Has Been Adjusted.
Predestination vs. Free Will...Classic argument, one that people love to debate and talk about.  I'm not sure to which side the movie leans, but I know it will spark talk about God, His will and His plans. 

Movies in some sense are modern day pulpits...people gather together, to listen, engage and are told a worldview. Granted most of the time it's not a Biblical worldview, but let's redeem the screen to see truth in it, leveraging it for the Kingdom. 

Your Movie Watching Has Just Been Adjusted.  

Thursday, March 10, 2011


There is so much noise in our lives today...so many people and items begging us to listen and gain our attention.

Cell phones don't leave our reach...we talk, text, surf and even video chat.

Facebook "friends" tell us the status of everyone we know and some tell everything they do. Oh, you're doing laundry, thanks for the update.

Blogs we listen to opinions, strategies, gazing at peoples lives and hearing their views...

Twitter we listen to people we will never meet yet we must follow...

Advertisers scream to get our attention through billboards, ads, mailers and commercials...

Books speak to us quietly to train, teach and sometimes even change us.

These are all great things to listen to, but they may crowd out the most important voice. God's voice. Don't get so busy listening to the noise that you miss the voice.  

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Beware the Know It All

    Following up with last week I wanted to talk briefly about thinking and theology.

    Again, we all have our beliefs and our convictions, but how sure are you that you are right? Are you 100% right?

    I once heard Dr. Elmer Towns say something to the effect that behind every theology is a bit of mystery, a bit of God still yet unrevealed. I loved the wisdom and humility in that statement.

    I can't speak for all of us, but I know I want answers. I always want to learn everything I can about as much as I can (maybe one day destroying Ken Jennings record on Jeopardy…mwhahahahaha…sorry). The truth is, I don't know it all, and neither do you. I like to think I have the answers for every turn of life, for every theological question. From "at what point are we saved", to "does God really answer prayers or were they predestined to be answered", to "if a tree falls in the woods…"

    My point is this, my dependence should not be on my own finite knowledge or contrived wisdom. My dependence should be on God. Period. I don't need all the answers. I need God. After all, if I had all the answers, I wouldn't need faith, would I?

    While it is important that we all seek to know God in every possible way, don't think you, me or anyone has all the answers. Our goal with this blog is simply to encourage you to live Hebrews 10:24. Think about ways you can spur one another on to love and good deeds (or more love as it were).

    Let me add to that one thing. In the realm of theological bickering (as seen with the discussion of the theology of Hell recently) remember Philippians 4:8-9. The context of Philippians 4 is some type of disagreement or falling out between to members of the church. We are not to feed the hate, but rather focus on doing what we are supposed to do.

    all about Christ,