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Another V Reaction as a Christian apologist

In previous reactions I stated my enjoyment at the not-so-subtle jabs of today’s current political and media environment.  This third episode delivered on this score, again.  ‘Anna’ the head of the Visitors, makes every effort to win the public relations war.  She warns that humans are fickle and easily swayed and that the media must be tightly controlled.  This is, of course, sadly true.  I won’t belabor this, but it was fun again to see this brazen jab… at who exactly?  We are left to imagine.  🙂  I guess that’s part of the fun.

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Nudisnudum Christ sequi: A Naked Hope

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

CS Lewis has a fabulous essay entitled ‘The Seeing Eye.’  In this essay he recounts a news article asserting that Russian astronauts had ventured into space… and didn’t find God.  Lewis counters the immature understanding of ‘God’ that leads one to expect to ‘find’ God in space in the first place but then makes an interesting set of points.  He says that anyone can ‘see God’ in any place, but it depends on one’s frame of mind and general attitude.  A Christian will see … continue reading...

Ministry in a Virtual and Digital Age

I learned today that a friend of mine who specializes in the study of virtual communities and education did a presentation recently on ministry in a virtual world and I got a mention (around the 70 minute mark).  I thought the presentation was excellent and if your church or ministry wants an overview on virtual ministry and some guidance on how to proceed, the full 77 minute presentation will help you.

Here is the link to the audio of the presentation and you’ll note that he has made his power point available as well.  (Sntjohnny.com is slide 43 but it … continue reading...

Not just any time. The right time.

When I was a religion teacher I was often asked why God didn’t perform miracles today as often as he did in the Christian Scriptures. The question is a natural one. As one starts from Genesis and proceeds through Revelation, there are a litany of miraculous events happening one after the other. However, it is easy to forget that the Scriptures aren’t a history of the entire human race. They skip around- after the miraculous events surrounding Daniel there was a 400 year silence before Jesus was born. And even in a single book, there could be dozens and hundreds … continue reading...