Month: November 2012

Spitballing The Future of The Church: Surrendering The ‘War on Christmas’

  Every Christmas, Christians across the country are forced to celebrate one of their holiest days in the privacy of their homes, yards, churches, many public spaces and  the wasteland of their local retails establishments.  It is such a violent attack on religious liberty that we have called it the ‘War on Christmas.’ Each year,

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Spitballing the Future of the Church Part 2: Are There More Disillusioned Young Clergy?

  Yesterday, I had a Facebook message chat with a friend of mine.  I will not tell you how close, but he is on the cusp of being ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church.  We had always discussed what was bothering us about different aspects of the the church and the life of

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Joel & His Relatively Well-Constructed Tin-Foil Hat About Angus T. Jones (UPDATE)

My friend, Joel, has hypothised that the recent conversion of 'Two and a Half Men' star – Angus T. Jones – is part of a mental breakdown. As I understand it, Jones has recently shown varying opinions about the show on which he has starred since the age of 9. In his most recent public

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LISTEN to “The Christmas Song” Now!

Here it is!  I hope is brings you some holiday cheer:)

SERMON from 11-25-12: John Wesley on The Big Decisions

John 3.27 John answered, No one can receive anything except what has been given from heaven.   John Wesley on The Big Decisions   In seminary, you learn tons of information that is useless outside of a theological and academic venue. In other words, it lacks real-world application. As a seminarian–the term used to describe

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“The Christmas Song” To Be Dropped @ 8PM!

  Just wanted to shout atchya’ yo! I continue to slowly release my Christmas tonight at 8PM. I know you’ll be on pins and needles all day.

‘Silent Night’ by Chris Tiedeman IS HERE!

Here it is.  You can listen to it and download it here first.  In a couple of days, I will provide a link to it on Facebook.  Either way, enjoy and Happy Holidays!

I’m Gonna Release a Christmas Album – 1st Single Drops @ 8pm Tonight!

Well, I'm not signed – nor do I have a physical disc or vinyl record to hand to you – but I do have the internet, something called SoundCloud, and a blog. Over the coure of the holiday season, I plan to release many of the Christmas songs I have personally recorded over the years.

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The Good News?

So, I am checking the news before I go to bed. All of the sudden, I notice a strange tableau across the top of the screen. This “Twinkie mania” we are living through should call our attention to the absolute insanity of it (are we actually auctioning Twinkie's like celebrity autographs?) . There might just

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SERMON from 11-18-12: John Wesley on Salvation

Ephesians 2.8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.   John Wesley on Salvation   The same thing can happen whether you are enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate, having a holiday wassail–maybe enhanced with something from Mr. Jack

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