The other day (not at Credo), I had someone chase me down and prophecy over me. I was so excited when they approached. I think it was a husband/wife team. They said that when they saw me, they had a vision from God. It was a vision of me writing checks. “We saw you writing check after check.” I almost thought they had it right (considering how many bills I have to pay!), but they were talking about something else. They saw me giving money all the time to people in need. They talked about how generous I was. Now, as much as I would like to make such a claim, I certainly don’t have anything that would stand out in that area. Normally, my only version of giving significantly is taking a pay cut so Credo can move forward! Then they said that they saw the nations all around me. Various people groups, especially different languages, I was influencing. Again, they did not have the right person. Yes, this ministry is international, but their description of type of influence I was having was much different. In the end, I was very deflated. Whatever visions they had of my identity, they either had the wrong person or the wrong spirit talking to them. It was not God talking to me.
Things you do at weddings that’d be creepy anywhere else
This was fun. And mostly accurate.
The website Upworthy is notorious for it’s gushing, over the top, massively politically correct headlines. So what would it look like it Upworthy reported on key events in church history? Probably something like this.
Kindle deals for Christian readers
In addition to yesterday’s list, here are a few new ones to check out:
- Preparing Your Teens for College by Alex Chediak—$2.99
- Unveiling Grace by Lynn Wilder—$3.99
- The Shape of Faith to Come by Brad Waggoner—$2.99
- The Church by Mark Dever—$2.99
- Preach by Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert—$2.99 (one of my favorite recent books on preaching!)
- Hero of Heroes: Seeing Christ in the Beatitudes by Ian M. Duguid—$1.99
- Joni and Ken by Joni & Ken Tada—$3.99
Also, Logos’ free book of the month is Spirituality of the Psalms by Walter Brueggemann; you can also get Brueggemann’s David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and Memory for 99¢.
It has become quite the fashionable thing these days to bash religion. Sadly, this is almost as common amongst Christians as it is non-Christians. I’m sure many of us have heard the phrase, “Christianity isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship.”
Don’t get me wrong. I get it. I know what people mean when they utter this phrase. The problem is it’s simply not true, nor is it biblical.