01 July 2011

This 'n' That

I almost opted out of posting this week's mishmash of happenings. But it wouldn't be Friday without a list of random stories, so here's your week in review (kind of):

Once arch-nemeses, now best buddies, an Episcopal church in Maryland will soon be converting to Catholicism. They call this "coming home," which I suppose fits perfectly into the Roman Church's most recent marketing campaign. Let's face it, the Episcopal church isn't exactly a beacon of conservative Christian thought. Nevertheless, this is a most blatant example of churches outside of Catholicism returning "home to Rome." Think it isn't happening in your church? Think again. As more and more Protestant churches start welcoming contemplative practices like Eastern-style meditation, labyrinth-walking, breath prayers, and the like, they are opening wide the doors to eventually join forces with the sola Scriptura denying Catholic Church.

Mega-churches are now crossing state lines with their multi-site campuses. I'll refrain from commenting further here and just say, stay tuned for a more in-depth examination of this later this weekend.

The TSA strikes again.

Scientists say that California is long overdue for a mega-earthquake. I'm sure they're right. What caught my attention with this article, however, was the very first comment below it. Kudos, sir. Check it out.

Did you get a chance to listen to any of the live-streamed sermons from the Resolved Conference last weekend? If not, you missed out, but thanks to modern technology, you'll soon understand why Steve Lawson's powerful Sunday night sermon made headlines. As of now, only the first 4 sessions of Resolved are available for download, but keep checking this website as the rest of them should be available soon.

Al Mohler comments on New York's decision to destroy the institution of marriage.

DiscernIt blog posts a fantastic older article by David Cloud about Eugene Peterson's The Message.

Chrystal Whitt at Slaughter of the Sheep has a brief post highlighting some of the latest "Unholy Manifestations at IHOP."

Perry Noble preaches about the evils of leaving the auditorium to use the restroom during the service. Worse than the content of this "sermon" is "Pastor" Perry's language. If you listen, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.

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