4/26/2008

Freebie Friday: Music video remix of Umbrella





This video is pretty cool, it is from Godtube.com. This guy is full of energy and he is funny. But he is good and a great singer. This song is a "christian" version of 'Umbrella.' Enjoy.

4/24/2008

random thursday : Music video I play guitar in

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Steir On The Street!!

4/23/2008

10 Distinctive of Postmodern Churches

10 Distinctive of Postmodern Churches
from evangelismcoach.org

My own comments added


  1. Be unashamedly spiritual. People are tired of the modern belief that everything can be answered by science and reason. They are open to something mystical and spiritual. Thus the rejection of modernism and entering of post-modernism.plantingchurchespostmodern

  2. Promote incarnational ministry. Authenticity is essential. Postmoderns are looking for persons who are genuine and transparent. It is not the job of the unchurched postmodern to enter our culture. It is our job to invade theirs (become incarnate) with the unchanging truth of the gospel. I like the fact that this author is promoting unchanging truth! And the fact that he is not so caught up in the post-modern movement that he doesn't accept evangelism. The fact that he wants to "invade their culture" tells me that he is strong in His foundation of the truth and still understands the Great commission.

  3. Worship experientially. Postmoderns want to experience God, not just see a show about him. A dynamic worshiping community becomes a powerful apologetic to a generation open to the spiritual but not knowing how to connect with the Spirit.

  4. Preach narrative expository messages. Jesus frequently used narratives or stories in his preaching, and often the story was the point. Preaching biblical stories connects to a culture that sees stories as a source of truth. This is true.

  5. Appreciate and participate in ancient patterns. Postmodern leaders are spellbound by the ancient- future faith of the past. There is a new interest in ancient things: Gregorian chants, Celtic Christianity, ancient art, etc. The church can embrace those that promote biblical truth.

  6. Experience visual worship. Paintings, banners, candles and other imagery can help share the gospel message. In the postmodern age, truth can be expressed in images illuminating biblical truth. this is a neat part of the post-modern era that is fun because Christians are using their God-given talents, abilities, and passions to further the Gospel in fun way

  7. Engage in service. Offer an outlet for their passion to serve. Genuine faith always expresses itself in ministry. As postmoderns see that faith produces service, the validity of the faith is proved. A wonderful outlet for this is to engage postmoderns in mission work.

  8. Connect with technology. Churches trying to reach postmoderns not only will use technology in worship, but they also will promote community through that technology. I love this too. As you might expect, a blogger/web designer for the Lord!

  9. Live community. Community is a central value in most effective churches reaching postmoderns. With a culture eager for genuine community, the Church can offer community with people and with God.

  10. Promote team-based leadership. Leadership in the postmodern context tends to be dramatically different than it was in other models. In the modern context, the leader was penalized for transparency. Leaders who shared their struggles frequently regretted it later as it became an example in future arguments. In the postmodern era, struggle and consequently transparency is more valued.

4/22/2008

10 Post Modern Religions

10 Post Modern Religions ( I got this article from:
http://listverse.com/religion/10-post-modern-religions/
clipped from: listverse.com and http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/5FCFDACD-CAAF-4DB9-AA3F-721A6588EBC7/

And I added some of my own commentary

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Discordianism

is a modern religion centered on the idea that chaos is as important as order. It was founded circa 19581959 by Malaclypse the Younger.
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Definition/main doctrine: “The Discordian Society has no definition.”


Symbol: The Sacred Chao, symbol of the hodge and podge


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Kibology

they are so post-modern that their only tenet is "You are allowed."
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Wikipedia lists Kibology as a religion satirizing Scientology

they satirize all religions

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Church of Google

The Church Of Google

Also known as: Googlism


Founded by: Matt MacPherson


Info: Google.com, the world renowned search engine, has a following. These people believe that Google, being omniscient and omnipresent, is the closest Mankind will come to knowing and facing a god. Google can solve all their problems through knowledge, and knowledge is power. They even have nine proofs of Google’s godliness.


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Last Thursdayism

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All I can say is Wow...this is worse than Scientology! Read this article and this definition.



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Church of the Subgenius

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From the religion's website... "Pity the poor human Earth Pink who comes looking for a SIMPLE, SHORT EXPLANATION of The Church of the SubGenius™, one that he or she can UNDERSTAND QUICKLY. If the Church could provide THAT, it would be bigger than Islam or Christianity by now -- and probably much, much worse."
"REPENT! QUIT YOUR JOB! SLACK OFF!"




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Campus Crusade for Cthulhu

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Definition/main doctrine: Why settle for a lesser evil?


CCC-Is a Religious parodies and satires of Campus Crusade for Christ. They believe in mythical things based off the work of H.P. Lovecraft.







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Church of Emacs (and the Church of Vi)

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The Church of Emacs, formed by Richard Stallman, is a joke, and while it refers to vi as the "editor of the beast" (vi-vi-vi being 6-6-6 in Roman numerals) , it does not oppose the use of vi; rather, it calls proprietary software an anathema. ("Using a free-software version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance."[2]) It has its own newsgroup, alt.religion.emacs, that has posts purporting to support this parody religion.



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Iglesia Maradoniana

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was created by fans of the retired Argentine football player Diego Maradona, who they believe to be the best player of all time.

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Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

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This is worse than post-modern - simply witchcraft: Three Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY) exists to promote a system ov functional, demystified magick, utilising both pagan and modern techniques.


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Pastafarianism

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Founded by/in: Bobby Henderson in 2005

That is just finny!

4/21/2008

"It's Complicated" Crys from the Youth

This is a series of amazing photography by Robin Bowan. Behind each picture , there is a story. The stories give a taste of what the youth culture of today. These are cries out from young adults and adolescents in America. We need to hear their cries and see their world - not just to feel bad, but to understand and help. Not just to help but to love with empathy.






















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