Okay, okay, enough Escalator Church jokes. For now, anyway. It's Friday again, our God is on the throne, and regardless of whether you've had a joyous week or a stressful one, He is sovereign, almighty and good! Remember this above all. Oh, and here's your week in review (kind of):
- Speaking of the rapture, Harold Camping says that it will finally happen or finish or something, on Friday, October 21. Well, maybe.
- Is it possible that the popular Veggie Tales stories taught children all about morality, but little about true Christianity? Creator Phil Vischer admits so, and I would agree.
- Crawford Loritts is the latest addition to the Elephant Room conference. And Mark Dever is apparently out. Don't worry, Oneness Pentecostal and Word-Faith preacher T.D. Jakes is still in.
- Amusing the goats or calling the sheep? Another excellent article from the Cripplegate.
Joel Osteen, I mean, Steven Furtick, talks about chasing your dreams.
- Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Seminary, says that Mormonism isn't exactly a cult, stating, "I do accept many of my Mormon friends as genuine followers of the Jesus whom I worship as the divine Savior." Yeah, let me know how that ends up working out. Send me a postcard from Kolob.
- Earlier this week, an article was posted on Rick Warren's Pastors.com Ministry Toolbox site about Centering Prayer. Once it was pointed out by a few *gasp* bloggers, it swiftly, and quietly, disappeared. In this article, Chris Rosebrough talks about The Case of Rick Warren's Vanishing Centering Prayer.
- Because sometimes we all just need a good, classic laugh: