This is a pretty dissapointing article that I came across today. I couldn’t believe the numbers at first, but then kind of came to the conclusion that over all (religious America), I really wasn’t that surprised. If this doesn’t spur us to seek sound doctrine and teach the basics of our faith with the next generation, perhaps nothing will.The best quote of the article comes from D. Michael Lindsay, which states that, “…America is, indeed, 3,000 miles wide and only three inches deep…There’s a growing pluralistic impulse toward tolerance and that is having theological consequences.”Click the link to read the rest of the article, which includes new survey numbers that are pretty alarming.http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=150084 Original Post found at http://www.momentumblog-jason.blogspot.com. Visit Momentum Student Ministry at http://www.westwoodmomentum.org.
Well, just a day after I wrote about the lyrics being changed in the song Shout to the Lord that had been sung by the contestants on American Idol on Tuesday night, they up and sing the song again on Wednesday night. But, the strange thing is, they left the word Jesus in this time. That seems extremely strange to me. First of all, i guarantee that Idol’s initial plans did not include the singing of the same song two nights in a row. They have just never done that before. Even if they had planned something like that, I strongly guarantee that it would not be of a very worshipful, Christian song. So, something to ponder, I guess. Furthermore, why would they include the lyric, Jesus, when they so obviously went to lengths to leave it out just the night before?I had mentioned on the previous post that if I were Darlene Zchech, I would not have been happy
So, I am watching American Idol tonight. This is the week of Idol Gives Back, wherein so much money has been given in order to aid those who are suffering around the world. All of a sudden, I can’t believe my ears as they announce the the show will be closed with the contestants singing Shout To The Lord! I could barely believe my ears. It almost expected to hear a different song that I was expecting, but the music began, and, sure enough, it is the song by Darlene Zchech. As I began to wonder how the world this song was allowed to be sung on such a large, secular stage, there it was…the compromise. The Idols sang, “My Shepherd, My Savior, Lord there is none like you…” Did you catch it? The name of Jesus had been stripped from the lyrics. As I began to wonder who in the world, then, had given the promise that is central
I am convinced (Praise the Lord!) that many Christians are beginning to see through some of the false claims to be a “Christian” by some who are in the limelight. However, I am certain that many are still deceived by claims of those such as Barrack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, who are no such thing. I read an article today that included a couple of quotes by Senator Obama that he spoke just recently on a campaign stop in Greensboro, NC. He basically makes the assertion that a belief in Jesus as Lord is not necessary for salvation. Now, for those of you who may still believe Obama to be a follower of Christ, does that add up?You can read the short article for yourself at http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=73553The person who concerns me more than Obama, though, in leading countless people astray when it comes to the truths of God’s Word, is Oprah. I have heard her denounce the exclusivity of Jesus
With each new show that is introduced on TV these days, it seems that the industry has become nothing more than a competition to outdo one another’s shamelessness. This is especially true when it comes to reality shows, it seems. Well, once again, we have a winner! Just several weeks ago, the ABC network introduced its new reality gameshow, The Moment of Truth. Participants of this show are basically asked yes or no questions and must answer those questions truthfully in order to win more and more money. The contestants have previously answered these questions while hooked up to a polygraph machine, in order to prove the truthfulness of their answers. No problem, right? Well, if nothing else, this television show is simply proving the major deterioration in morality that is taking place in our society. I have come to the conclusion that this show is nothing more than Jerry Springer turned gameshow. Each question, it seems, is a potential
I admit it…I’m an American Idol fan. I, along with millions of other Americans, watched the premier of this season’s contest. Now, over the past several years, I have become far less of a fan of the shows that showcase the preliminary rounds. The rudeness to contestants (some of which you can tell have mental illnesses and simply don’t deserve it) and the constant bleeping that takes place as this disgruntled contestant rails off on the judges in the post-audition interview have both contributed to me just longing for the actual contest to begin. However, after much anticipation of season 7 to arrive, I chose to go back and forth last night between Idol and watching the Wildcats blow another game on the Internet.After one of the auditions, a girl who had simply blown the judges away could be heard celebrating her invitation to Hollywood outside the doors rather loudly. In fact, Ryan found himself at the bottom of the