Review work The general writing at Hub Pages is coming along well. My film reviews have expanded to 700 words or more so this is pleasing to my sense of achievement. The reviews keep on getting featured by the editors so I am aiming for 100 consecutive featured articles and more. Currently, there are about… Read More Newsletter volume one: ‘At the moment…’
Jesus’ lesson of the fig tree may be better understood as a figure of speech that teaches us something about faith rather than give an ordinary description of life.
Audience matters: A Christian in the media talks 2015. Grant Dixon, a documentary producer and Baptist church member, sees the coming decade of broadcasting on internet as similar to the first few years of New Zealand on Air. Then, when broadcasting was all new, there was an opportunity for newbies to get in on the… Read More Budding media producers need to know their audience to stand apart
Art with a message 2000. Art was at one time a “neglected species” in the Christian world, “but I believe God has Sovereignly decided that now is the time for a Second Renaissance, because we live in a sight and sound generation,” enthuses Ron DiCianni, a Christian artist who heralds from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Two religious musicals from 1973: A preview of what I will watch One has always wondered what musicals they would produce with religion as a subject. In 1973, the electric trailer of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar landed more on a question than belief in Jesus Christ. “Who are you, what have your sacrificed?” goes… Read More Religious musicals of 1973
Thousands of hits for internet evangelism site 2004. The advertisement in the entertainment section of the newspaper asked whether you ever had a spiritual experience at the movies. You are not alone, the ad continued. “You are invited to discuss your favourite movies with others! Free Popcorn, coffee, and a ton of Hollywood movie clips.”
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. – Paul’s letter to the Galatians chapter three.
Reflections on “Bruce Almighty” 2003. It is a cliché that won’t die whatever can go wrong will. The comedy Bruce Almighty exploits this contrivance proving that this cliché is not dead, at least not in the movies and more so with human nature.
Ministry successful targeting unchurched people 2000. A pastor and prophet from the United States, Mike Berry, visited New Zealand last month. He was in New Zealand for three days to visit with Rock City Church senior pastor Anthony Walton, of Wellington, and spoke at the Church.
Why did Jesus say to preach the one message about him? Because, I think, by the time I’ve said what I’ve wanted to say, one person may not hear the lifesaving message of being saved from an eternity in hell. If someone tells the message that one is supposed to, then just in time before… Read More Urgency of the gospel message
American faith trends opportunity for Christian community 2002. More than two out of three American adults and more than four out of five teenagers believe that truth is always relative to the individual and circumstances, according to Californian-based Barna Research. Surveys conducted in 2002 revealed that most of these people describe themselves as followers of… Read More “Lifestyles, values, and self-perceptions of most American adults have undergone change” — Barna Research
Devotional thought for the day is to let it go to God. Go to Jesus and tell him everything that you’ve hidden. Jesus cares.
I was in a middle of the road church. They still had principals, and even encouraged if not ‘enforced’ them, but when it came to the faith, it was middle of the road. I realized though that the faith is not middle of the road. Jesus preached turning away from lifestyles of sin and putting… Read More Today’s pet peeve is middle of the road blues
I have enough devotions for the equivalent of a book’s worth of devotions, one month’s worth, but with the second book, another month’s worth, there is still some editing and additional writing to be done. I am writing and editing at this stage. I am thinking of publishing though.
What a disaster before me! I might have thought of a gospel verse because of hearing about all the slew of events taking place in the world and how the world is crumbling but is this a reaction to media input or reality. Not only are there stories on major disasters, but people caught up… Read More What’s on my mind devotionally