Old and new wineskins

Swept and Garnished

“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, ‘I will return into my house from whence I came out,’ and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he and taketh with himself seven other…

Heresy: Michael Gungor

I did not think innovation was possible in musical concerts until I saw the Christian rock band Gungor in 2011. Most artists just appear on stage, either alone or with their bands, and play some songs – first fast, then medium, and finally slow. They think the purpose is to create an atmosphere for worship. Although…

CCM Apostasy

Margaret Becker, Matt Maher, John Michael Talbot, and Kathy Troccoli are Roman Catholics who move in evangelical circles. Many Protestant musicians have publicly associated with these people – writing, singing, touring, etc – and/or the Pope. The ecumenical church of the New World Order (NWO) will embrace all religions and denominations. So are these musicians Christian…

In Spirit and In Truth

“The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:23-24[1] I attend a large Southern Baptist church. Yesterday…

The Man I Want to Marry

. . . is a conservative Christian intellectual with many interests (academic degrees unnecessary). He likes music, movies, history, and literature. . . . loves God and people with his whole heart, and humbly serves them. He loves, blesses, and prays for strangers and enemies, too, not just his friends. . . . sees as…

What Jesus did for you

“And He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me” (Matthew 10:38). Have these words of Jesus ever seemed hard to you? They shouldn’t. This is what Jesus did for you. He “humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8). Isaiah prophesied…