Posted: 10:10 am on September 21, 2012 Be the first to comment on this post
By Bob Kellemen
Linking you to the top 5 Christian blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living.
Praying for Your Pastor
Joe Thorn lists several practical ways to focus your prayers in Praying for Your Pastor.
7 Mega-Church Trends
Thom Rainer lists 7 Updated Trends on Mega-churches in America. Some interesting developments…
Top 200 Christian Blog Sites
Kent Shaffer of Church Relevance lists his Top 200 Church Blogs.
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Posted: 5:36 am on August 29, 2012 Be the first to comment on this post
By Bob Kellemen
As an Evangelical Christian, it’s pretty easy to criticize modern TV programs.
A show like Two And a Half Men (even before Charlie Sheen was replaced) is an easy target because of its sophomoric but degraded sexual “humor.”
“Darker” shows like Hell on Wheels or Breaking Bad, whether they’re aware of it or not, clearly depict depravity and the inevitable results of our fall into sin. Those shows are a commercial for our need for grace.
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(WNS)--Imaginary waves toss three men from one side of the church stage to the other. The audience in the pews hear the wind blowing and water crashing as the men—depicting the Apostle Paul; Julius, … Read more
(WNS)--Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin’s latest album hit number one on the Billboard 200 charts earlier this month, only the fourth time a Christian CD has ever reached that milestone. Tomlin’s Burning Lights sold 72,000 … Read more
After 42 years of ministry, the nation's largest and longest-running Christian music festival is shutting down. Ichthus Ministries, which had operated the Ichthus Music Festival each summer in Wilmore, Kentucky, announced last week that … Read more
(WNS)--When jazz musician Dave Brubeck died on Tuesday, one day short of his 92nd birthday, tributes poured out from all quarters. They usually mentioned his 1959 album “Time Out,” the first ever million-selling … Read more
(WNS)--Angus T. Jones, the 19-year-old star of the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, apologized yesterday after drawing headlines and media ire by calling his show “filth” and advising people to stop … Read more
(WNS)--The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted network television progams will be at its highest-ever level ever during the upcoming season, according to a study released last week from the Gay & … Read more
Chris August and Jason Crabb each received five Dove Award nominations. August and Crabb were both nominated in the Song of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year categories. In addition, August is … Read more
The online community Artsandfaith.com has released a list of its top 100 films of all time. Topping the list is Carl Dreyer’s silent 1927 classic The Passion of Joan of Arc. The Arts and Faith list … Read more
Several Gospel performers were honored at last night's 53rd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Within the Gospel categories--which run the full gamut from contemporary Christian to traditional--the big winners were BeBe and CeCe Winans, … Read more
Fans of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will be flocking to theaters today for his new movie Never Say Never. Despite Bieber's success as one of the most recognized and celebrated names in the … Read more
"The King's Speech" and "True Grit" topped Tuesday's Academy Award nominations. "The King's Speech"--based on the true story of King George VI--topped all movies with 12 nominations including best picture and acting nominations for … Read more
The Christian humanitarian organization World Vision is partnering with the creator of Veggie Tales to offer parents practical ways to help their children learn the importance of serving others. The new VeggieTales 'Twas The … Read more
Mark your calendars, America's National Parks are waiving their typical admission fees for several days in 2011. Here is a list of days in which admission to all of the country's National Parks will … Read more
More than 20,000 college students from 700 schools and 20 countries have descended on Atlanta for Passion 2011. The four-day event began Saturday at Philips Arena and the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown … Read more
A new Christmas movie depicts the effect of the recession on one family's Christmas celebration--and offers a message of hope in the process. Homeless for the Holidays is the story of a successful marketing director--Jack … Read more