Archive | May, 2011

Why I Love the Foursquare Denomination

Foursquare Convention 2011, Monday Night May 30th Great opening night at Foursquare Convention. I went to my first Doctrine Committee meeting and enjoyed getting acquainted with fellow committee members. As I listened to Pastor Steve Schell and other committee members discuss the complex theological issues facing our world and our movement, I felt a joy […]

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Foursquare Convention 2011 (Day One)

We flew out of SeaTac Airport Sunday morning to attend the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG) convention in Columbus Ohio. Priceline picked Dallas as our transfer airport, which was a real fortunate routing considering those who went the way of Chicago were waylaid by severe weather. We got into our hotel without a […]

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Thou Shall Be Funny. . . Within Limits!

I occasionally enlist satirical or ironic wit to drive home my more salient points. Humor has a way of penetrating defenses and bypassing even the most formidable interior walls. Also, humor is really funny! Even the most astute and solemn theologian must come to grips with the origins of funny. Either all jokes rose from […]

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I Will Not Bow Down!

“Dream big. . . Fail big!” That’s my motto. Actually, I don’t have a motto but if I were ever to consider a motto, that would be on my short list. My desktop dictionary defines motto as “a short sentence or phrase that encapsulates ideals guiding a family, individual, or institution.” In practice, mottos usually […]

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Christian Sex? From the Mundane to the Ecstatic!

I once heard about a Texas reverend who asked his mega church congregation to participate in a seven day sex challenge. All married members of his church were admonished to have sex with their marriage partner for seven consecutive days. The pastor kicked off this copulation crusade by bringing a bed on stage and preaching […]

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Pharisee Preserve

(One of my favorite columns) My Fairly Spiritual column and radio show are avoided by millions of people every week. Nary a month goes by where someone recognizes me in public. Even so, I still believe it is important to lend my celebrity to worthy causes. Therefore, I’d like to introduce my readers to an […]

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Yahweh (YHWH): The Name of God

“Is there a God?” For many, this is not the primary question. Rather, the bigger issue is, “If God exists, can God be known?” Or more importantly, from humanity’s perspective, “If God exists, does God know me?” Relationship is at the heart of so many spiritual questions. Does the Creator really desire relationship with me? […]

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