WWUTT: This Is My Bible, I Am What It Says I Am?

“This is my Bible. I am what it says I am, I have what it says I have, I can do what it says I can do. Today, I will be taught the word of God. I boldly confess: My mind is alert, my heart is receptive, I will never be the same, in Jesus’ name!” That’s how Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, TX begins every sermon. So, let’s go back through this and break it down:“This is my Bible”Which he almost never opens and reads from, but we’ll come back to that later.“I a … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 158: What Does It Feel Like to be God?

[display_podcast]We are, as you well know, engaged in a fascinating election cycle -- one that I have been following with great interest.Last week, one prominent commentator told of the time when, shortly after the swearing-in of a relatively recent President, he asked him, “What does it feel like to be President?”His answer, in case you are interested, was this:“I suddenly realize that everything I say will profoundly affect something somewhere in the world.”As you will hear … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 120: Confronting the Elephant in the Room

[display_podcast]Because I am an advocate that stands up for those who have been victims of childhood abuse and…Because I am a healed survivor of my own past of childhood abuse…I once again feel the need to speak up on behalf of that group of people that even the church tries to shush up…because the disclosure is so uncomfortable for them…so it is easier to sweep it under the rug and pretend we don’t know these things are happening every day.When are we going to start confrontin … [Read more...]

Transform: Made for Greatness.. A Modern Day Myth

There is a phrase that we hear a lot in our day: “You were made for greatness.” You see, I don’t think that’s a true statement, or at least not in the sense that it’s usually meant. Each of was made, according to God’s word, with specific good works in mind that God has created us in advance to do. That’s Ephesians 2:10. The Bible even says that we are His masterpiece - His workmanship - to do his good works. It sounds like the same thing doesn’t it?But it’s not what people mean. People are … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 4

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.There are ultimately four sources of Mormon authority. They believe that the Bible, when “properly translated,” is authoritative. Joseph Smith made his own ad hoc and unreliable translation of the Bible. They also believe that Doctrines and Covenants, the Book of Mormon, and the Pearl of Great Price, which discusses Joseph Smith’s vision of two personages - the father and the son - are authoritative. Out of these f … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 141: Dog Names, Bone Hampton & Darrel Dyer

[display_podcast]I think it’s weird how people name their dogs. I mean, it’s clear that dogs aren’t even aware that they have names. “Your name is Spot.”“OK… whatever. Whatever you’re trying to communicate with me is fine. I’ll just keep wagging my tail like this because you seem to enjoy it. Ya got any food?! How do you stand on your back legs for so long like that? That’s really impressive. Ya got any food?!”“You are Spot.”“Finger. Pointing. Got it. You seem to want me to wag m … [Read more...]


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