Posts in category Bible

Christian Evangelism Gone Bad: Jesus knows best, we should know better, we should love better

Christian Evangelism Gone Bad: Jesus knows best, we should know better, we should love better

There’s a scene in the great action movie “Die Hard With A Vengeance” where our hero John McClane is forced to wear an “I Hate N*ggers” sign around his body, in the middle of Harlem, so as to prevent massive casualties via a bomb set to explode somewhere in New York City. The director didn’t […]

New song – Trust in the Lord

New song – Trust in the Lord

Sharefaith.com is having a contest asking folks to write a song based on Proverbs 3:5-6. Thanks to some young men and women at LIFEhouse, we turned the song into a music video. Thanks to Dahn B for his great background vocals and post production/mixing!

To Judge or not to Judge: Which is God’s commandment?

To Judge or not to Judge:  Which is God’s commandment?

How do we reconcile the apparent “opposition” of Jesus’ words of not judging others until the plank is out of our eye (Matthew 7:1-5 or so) and “making a righteous judgment” (John 7:24)? Put another way, how can we make a “righteous” judgment when Jesus COMMANDS us not to judge? Jesus COMMANDS us: “Matthew 7:1 […]

Why does Santa hate Jewish kids?

Why does Santa hate Jewish kids?

I saw this tongue-in-cheek question posted by one of my Jewish Facebook friends, and it inspired these thoughts… “Why does Santa hate Jewish kids?” I grew up a secular Jew, son of a Jewish Mom and agnostic Dad (who was an altar boy at an Anglican church as a kid). We celebrated Christmas every year, […]

“Is The Christian Right’s Influence Over?” asks CNN

“Is The Christian Right’s Influence Over?” asks CNN

I just checked out the main page of CNN and saw this headline, following the re-election of Barack Obama – “Is the Christian Right’s influence over?” I have not clicked the link, but I have provided it for you… I have not clicked the link because I am pretty sure that it ONLY refers to […]

How serious is Jesus about blessing our enemies?

How serious is Jesus about blessing our enemies?

Very! In fact, just before Jesus reveals his betrayer, Jesus washes the betrayer’s feet! John 13:8-18 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” Jesus […]

“The Start of a New Life” promotional video

“The Start of a New Life” promotional video

The first single that is being promoted off of the upcoming “The Start of a New Life” album is “New Life.” We have hired crwradiopromotions.com to help us promote the single… please help me spread the word by linking to this video on your facebook, twitter, youtube, etc. (feel free to mirror the video on […]

An Election 2012 thought…

An Election 2012 thought…

A few months before the election, in 2008, I made a YouTube video that primarily made this point: if the Antichrist is out there, the easiest way for him to get conservative evangelicals to vote for him is to run on a stance of pro-life and anti-gay. The ultimate point was that who you vote […]

Pretend you are a wedding photographer…

Pretend you are a wedding photographer…

A nice looking couple walks in the door of your wedding photography business seeking your services for their April 20th wedding. They start with pleasantries, and suddenly you feel excited to work for them. As you are reaching for the contract to have them sign, the man’s shirt moves up his arm a little and […]

Fishfest 2012 “Starfish” Entry Part Deux

Fishfest 2012 “Starfish” Entry Part Deux

Second attempt to be the “Starfish” at this year’s FISHFEST in Irvine, CA. I had in mind to do a full production. Unfortunately, time was short (deadline tomorrow), so I went with the tried, true and super fast webcam.

In May, 2005, Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.

Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted his neighbor's request to get up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.

Eleven months later, his world was turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and, today, he now leads that same LIFEhouse worship team in which he was initially invited to join as a non-believer.

God is cool like that.