Posts Tagged ‘Baptist’

charlie-bit-my-finger-imageI would argue that, if you’re giving out the award for the biggest waste of time over the last five years or so, the award would have to go to the “Charlie Bit My Finger” video.  Charlie is in the running due to its distinction as the most viewed Youtube Video ever (as well as giving further proof that everything is funnier when said with a British accent).  It has been watched over 640 million times, and considering that it is 56 seconds long, that equates to over one thousand years worth of time that’s been spent watching Charlie bite his brother’s finger.

Now granted, I don’t have any stats on the world’s time investment in playing Angry Birds, but I still think it’s a solid nomination.

This week, however, I may have found something that could give Charlie a run for his money. (more…)

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By Matt Horan

In my previous post, I wrote about the “New Calvinism” on the rise among American followers of Jesus Christ.  There are many important voices to be heard among them, and one new up-and-comer is Kevin Harvey.

During many years in the editing and publishing business, Harvey saw book after book come across his desk destined for the shelves of clergy and laity across the country.  What he began to see lacking in these books was attention to the second of Jesus’ greatest commandments. (more…)

By Matt Horan

There is a “New Calvinism” taking root in American Christianity.   The followers of Jesus whose personalities crave certainty, who crave a God of sovereignty and power, are flocking to voices like Seattle’s Mark Driscoll or Charlotte’s Steven Furtick.  Who knew that a guy could gain a second wind just past his 500th birthday?  Seems that John Calvin is doing just that. (more…)

I’m With Him

Posted: January 22, 2010 by Matt Horan in ReEmergent Church
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By Matt Horan

Let’s journey back to the first century for a few moments, to the moment that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.  John has just told the gathering crowd that being a descendant of Abraham is not enough to help them escape the “coming wrath.”  He says, “The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”

That can’t be good. (more…)