With Autumn almost officially upon us, we will be wrapping up our Cinema September sermon series next Sunday, 30 September. The final two sermons in this series promise to be memorable and relevant, as pastor plans to exegete that 1958 classic, The Blob. The theological treasures are so plentiful in this film that it will be a two-parter, so don't miss either week!
Speaking of blobs, we know how easy it is to quickly fall away from exercise and nutrition once the weather cools down and the holidays begin to come into view. Always thinking of our members first, we here at Escalator Church intend to stop that Fall flab before it starts. Don't miss church on 7 October, when we begin our new Fall series: Exercise Exegesis. We'll be focusing on basic, old school calisthenics in our first sermon, so come ready for toe touches and jumping jacks! If you forget your tennis shoes, we will have all sizes available for purchase at the Escalator store.
Okay, now that you're caught up on those important announcements, please enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- Tim Challies finds the best time lapse videos.
- Oops. Elevation Church, your Semi-Pelagianism might be showing. The gang of Elevation Worship says that Steven Furtick's book Greater, as well as the corresponding sermons were the inspiration for their new worship album. That's good, because using the Bible as inspiration is so passé.
- Oh, dear. A little tiny piece of papyrus might indicate that Jesus was married. My world is shattered. I'm off to try Buddhism instead. Nah, but the new Gnostics sure do like to poke their heads up now and then, don't they? Michael Kruger has the best response and examination of this latest attack on the truths of Christianity.
- Speaking of Gnostics, Elizabeth Prata has written a series of posts on the subject. Start here.
- Remember back in the 90s when there would be a movie of the week every Friday night? Sometimes even a miniseries? I'm thinking they could revive that tradition with the story of TBN and the Crouch family.
- Chrystal Whitt at Slaughter of the Sheep wants Steven Furtick to just stop. Yeah, don't we all?
- Do you have a teenage daughter? Better make sure you know what her doctor is telling her.
- So what's with this new movie Hellbound?
- I've never seen a white sea turtle before. Adorable!
- Was Paul imprisoned for being too much of Debbie Downer? Let's ask Joel Osteen.
- Steve Lawson on the invisible war: