Posts Tagged ‘Modern Times’

chain LinkIt’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything to this blog. I’ve been busy with a lot of things this past year, and I haven’t made the time in my schedule to continue blogging. I do miss it, though, and I’ve been constantly seeing things that I would like to put on here–thus this post.

There’s a lot of good music, and there’s a lot of bad music. There’s a lot of  bad music with good ideologies behind it, and there’s a lot of good music with bad ideologies behind it.

Take The Beatles, for instance. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were prolific songwriters, pumping out top-notch songs such as “Hey Jude” and “Eleanor Rigby” (fantastic strings in that one!), with George Harrison adding a number of hits as well, such as “Here Comes The Sun” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” (more…)

Ball and ChainA song came to my mind today. It was on an album one of my brothers used to have. It’s by an artist named Ian Eskelin, and you can find it on his album Save The Humans. If you haven’t listened to it before, you should track it down and give it some of your time. It’s a fantastic album, full of biblical themes packed into an entertaining rock package.

But most of all, this particular song stuck out to me. It speaks to the raging fires of political correctness that have consumed many of our freedoms and much of our courage today, often weaponized to divide and conquer.

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Please pardon the great yet necessary length of this post.chain Link

WARNING: This post deals with extremely disturbing subject matter and may not be suitable for those with a sensitivity to violence and bloodshed.

***READER’S DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED***

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Rolling Pin MiceIn my last post, I talked a bit about how one should exit a church staff position. Unfortunately, many people calling themselves Christians still live a life void of some decidedly basic characteristics vital to the Christian walk.

As James 1:19-26 tells us, a person who does not listen to and apply Scriptural principles in his life has no business claiming religion at all, for his devotion is useless. Ephesians 4 speaks volumes as to the life of a Christian, and any Christian worth his proverbial salt (ha ha) will strive to live his life according to these principles, as they are the core of the godly lifestyle.

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Stick Sometimes church sucks. Yeah, I said it.

Here’s what I mean. Some of you may have been through church splits, and some of you have not. Some of you may have been in a church during a “mere” staff transition. Some of you may have even been on staff when it happened. Perhaps some of you have even been the staff who “transitioned” elsewhere.

But here’s the problem: When a staff member leaves, should he or she continue relations with the congregation and/or the staff? What if the executive pastor has a close relationship with his home group but left because of a disagreement with the senior pastor? Can or should the executive pastor maintain a friendship with these friends, especially if there is a chance that his relationship with them may lead to conversations concerning his disagreement with the senior pastor? Change the names and titles of all involved, and you have likely seen or, at the very least, heard of such a situation.

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