Thursday, November 29, 2007

Joel Osteen's Most Unfortunate Compliment

Due to the same first name, I am often compared to Joel. I have mixed feeling about him, and have friends I highly respect who have met with him and spoke well of him. Today he is in Orlando and the Orlando Sentinel has an article on him here.
The point of the article is to point out that Joel does not take salary from his church, and that he drives an older car than I. However in the midst of the praises the article says "His books are filled with lots of exclamation points, but the word Jesus rarely appears."
This is always the problem with Joel's politically correct ministry. Joel does give the plan of salvation in some of his messages but I do wish that he would firm up his message and preach more of the cross from his worldwide platform.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dose of Disney

John Pinette - Disney in August

Monday, November 26, 2007

Those Crazy Classics

Not only did we have a record crowd attending our classic service, but we also had quite an exciting time. The excitement came just minutes into my message when people began raising their hands and then waving them about. This is the kind of stuff that gets a pastor excited so I started preaching harder, soon it seemed that the Holy Ghost had attacked the entire back row, which is something when you consider that those are the "back-row" baptists. However, the excitement subsided when it was discovered that the excitement had nothing to do with my message but a guest wasp that seemed to enjoy buzzing the crowd. Like a flash Greg Nelson grabbed the ever handy fly swatter (we do meet in an elementary school lunch room you know) and took it out with only one civilian casualty (Sorry Marv). The buzz now is that I am planning to bring a whole swarm of bees to next weeks Classic service!