Gracious exit or bitter rant?

Well which is it to be? After the new King of the Blogshas been appointed and it isnt me what should I say?The new King, eTALKINGHEAD has been so gracious: "To the contenders--or should I say 'pretenders,' as Dr. Adrian Warnock used so freely during these last two weeks: Thanks for giving me a run for my money. Both of your blogs are excellent, and I can see why Hugh Hewitt gave you two the time of day before he even checked me out. Best of luck."How can I be anything but gracious back. … [Read more...]

And you thought I was hard on the word of faith teachers…..

Rev Mike has a problem. People come to his site because he shares a name with a Prosperity preacher. His solution is more extreme than anything I have said here or in my last sermon which touched on issues relating to the word of faith subjectMike says:"To those of you who have come here seeking 'wisdom keys' from a charlatan masquerading as a minister of the gospel, let me share with you Peter's words to Simon Magus in Acts 8:20-23: May your silver perish with you, because you thought you … [Read more...]

Taken for a ride.

From an email correspondent....I get so angry when I hear stories like this. I was in a church two years ago that had somewhat similar teachings. Every Sunday, before taking the offering, there is a short "offering challenge". It's supposed to be a very short teaching about Biblical principles of giving and tithing. Usually, the person giving the offering challenge also gives a testimony about how abundantly they've been blessed (materially) because they've been faithfully giving to God. It … [Read more...]

Taken for a ride by the faith teachers

STL reports: "'So I laid across the hood of a brand new 1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue,' Schneller said. 'I never did get it. She would say that I didn't have enough faith, or that there was sin in my life blocking the blessing. It always goes back to you.' " … [Read more...]

Is the truth now coming out?

Telegraph | News | Revealed: the Iraqi colonel who told MI6 that Saddam could launch WMD within 45 minutes: "An Iraqi colonel who commanded a front-line unit during the build-up to the war in Iraq has revealed how he passed top secret information to British intelligence warning that Saddam Hussein had deployed weapons of mass destruction that could be used on the battlefield against coalition troops in less than 45 minutes."He goes on to say that the claims were 100% accurate and that he … [Read more...]

Evangelist Billy Graham on Gibson's The Passion

Billy says: "No one who views this film's compelling imagery will ever be the same.'" … [Read more...]

Joshua Claybourn- how much do I owe you for plugging above and beyond the cause of duty?

Random Plug @ "Adrian's a bright chap with a splendid blog." … [Read more...]

Joshua Claybourn's complements

Joshua Claybourn's done a fine job of cheering me up this evening by email as I wait for the final verdict on the King of The Blogs. I feel certain I am not going to win- after all I'm not an American! Anyway, its all been fun and certainly given me a raft of new visitors to the Blog.Josh said 'Adrian don't loose hope. You run a great site, and I've been reading it regularly.'Don't worry Josh, I am too thick skinned to loose hope.There will probably always be more stuff here than most … [Read more...]

Gods designs are better than ours

Spider's silk is, pound for pound, five times stronger than steel and far more elastic than rubber. For more than 10 years the US military has been trying to find ways of turning it into ultra-strong, lightweight, bulletproof vests.Spider silk is a material sciencewonder - a self-assembling, biodegradable,high-performance, nanofibre structure one-tenth the widthof a human hair that can stop a beetravelling at 20 mph without breaking.""Spider silk has dwarfed man's achievements in material … [Read more...]

Tony Blair on the war

'This is a fight for freedom. And I want to make it a fight for justice too justice to bring those same values of democracyand freedom to people around the world the starving, the wretched, the dispossessed, the ignorant, those living in want or squalor from the deserts of north Africa to the slums of Gaza, to the mountain ranges of Afghanistan: they are our cause."This is as breathtaking in its scope as it is impossible to achieve through convential warfare! … [Read more...]

From the mouths of babes and infants…..

"Never trust a dog to watch your food" Patrick, age 10"When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' don't answer" Hannah, 9"Never tell your mom her diet's not working" Michael, 14"When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair" Taylia,>10"Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a Tic-Tac" * Andrew, 9 "Never hold a dustbuster and a cat at the same time" * Kyoyo, 9"You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk" * Armir, 9"Don't wear … [Read more...]

Aids update……

JUST a reminder. Some 40m people are infected with HIV, the AIDS virus. Another 20m have died of it already.Around 3m more will do so over the next12 months. That is nearly 9,000 a day--three times as many people as died in the terrorist attack on the WorldTrade Centre (The Economist 2002) … [Read more...]