Monthly Archives: August 2012
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“Why didn’t I think of this…every seat is an anxious bench” Charles Finney
“This idea is doctrinal & sound.” John Piper
“Sometimes, placing a person’s butt in a roller coaster seat and vowing not to let them get off until they make a decision for Christ can move a heart when the Gospel cannot.” Rick Warren
“Roller coasters are confusing…who can know what they mean?” Brian McLaren
Q: What does the Reformed Presbyterian pastor see? A: A blind man with a helping dog.
Q: What does the Evangelical Free Church pastor see? A: A blind man with a helping dog.
Q: What does the Southern Baptist pastor see? A: Two visitors to be counted for attendance, and if we can get them to raise their hands, two new members!
Another wonderfully poignant post brought to light for your edification by my friend, Michael.
Matt Papa has an interesting articleon Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). It begins with a a person, a golden target audience prototype…
Meet Becky: She’s a 38 year old soccer-mom with 3 kids. She drives a mini-van, because if she didn’t, well where would she put all the crayons and goldfish? She is a loving wife and mother and is actively involved at her church. She lives in the suburbs but volunteers at the local food pantry. Becky is pretty awesome. And one more important detail about Becky…..she listens to christian radio exclusively. Yep, that’s right. And you actually already know her.
Becky isn’t one person of course…she is the prototype target audience created by the christian music industry for christian radio. True story. She’s been around about 6 or 7 years now. Christian radio demographic research discovered that “Becky” is the one who is listening, so “Becky” is the…
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Interesting post. Please consider it and the comment(s) posted below.
What would it be like if Satan took over a city? A very interesting thought here:
Over a half-century ago, Donald Grey Barnhouse, pastor of Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church, gave his CBS radio audience a different picture of what it would look like if Satan took control of a town in America. He said that all of the bars and pool halls would be closed, pornography banished, pristine streets and sidewalks would be occupied by tidy pedestrians who smiled at each other. There would be no swearing. The kids would answer “Yes, sir,” “No, ma’am,” and the churches would be full on Sunday … where Christ is not preached.Not to be alarmist, but it looks a lot like Satan is in charge right now. The enemy has a subtle way of using even the proper scenery and props to obscure the main character. The church, mission, cultural transformation, even…
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