Jay Bakker on Marriage and Ted Haggard
I just bought a book that I cannot wait to start reading. It is titled The Unlikely Disciple - A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University. The author is Kevin Roose and here is a description of the book in a nutshell that I copied from the inside front and back flaps.
I wanted to share a post from Kent that I read this morning because it made me happy that I am no longer manipulated by fear. Thanks for this post Kent.
I found this in Ministry Today. I love the movement that is going on in Portland right now. This is what the church should be doing. I would move to Portland in a second should the opportunity ever come up.
I remember talking to a pastor of a church I used to go to. He was "advising" me about my finances. Telling me that my wife and I should have a joint account and not separate ones and then telling me that I should tell my wife to "tithe".
Personally, I commend Jimmy Carter for this move. I am not anti-baptist and I happen to agree with a lot of their theology. A lot of churches (and I don't care what denomination it is) get into legalistic and church politic issues that would make Jesus cringe.
Come away with Me for a while. The world, with its nonstop demands, can be put on hold. Most people put Me on hold, rationalizing that someday they will find time to focus on Me. But the longer people push Me into the background of their lives, the harder it is for them to find Me.
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
God has made of one blood all nations under heaven. No man can suddenly become my enemy just because he happened to have been born on the other side of a river or a boundary line, and his government has issued an ultimatum against mine. Is it not time that we refused to fight?
"We are so quickly captured by a work-driven religious culture that it devours the very love it seeks to sustain."
"You're so busy seeking everyone's approval around you, that you don't realize you already have his."