Sunday, December 3, 2017

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Glad I could pick up "Caravan to Midnight" last night.

Glad Lynn McKenzie is on CJBQ.

Glad Emily Quenell is on Cool 100 fulltime.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Cudos to My FM Napanee for broadcasting the Napanee Parade of Lights.

Man, Charles Addler seems to have aged a lot in the last few years.

Glad AM 640 has replaced the repeat of "Coast to Coast."

Monday, November 27, 2017

PUSH

I can't make the universe of this movie work for me.

If Division had Nick's toothbrush, couldn't they have just gotten DNA instead of using psychic powers?

If they can change their future by drawing it, why don't they just draw Division out of existence.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Picked up WLAC Nashville last night.

Also picked up WAAM Ann Arbor last night.

Glad "Take it Outside" with Carson Arthur is being heard all across the country.

Is "The Raw Truth" on both WDCX and WWKB now?

Is "What Is Truth" still on WWKB and if not, why?

Sunday, November 19, 2017

PANDORUM

This was a popcorn movie, but a good popcorn movie which gives the viewer something to think about at the end.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

JOYCE MEYER-DEVELOPING A SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY

Again, there was very little (really, nothing) in the main part of this message with which I would disagree. However, Meyer starts off by using as a jumping off point the story of the labourers in the vineyard found in the first part of Matthew 20. While the landlord in this story was generous and Jesus certainly is generous and we are to be imitators of Him, that isn't the point Jesus was trying to make by telling this story. The point of this story is that, whether you have served Jesus from the time you reached your age of accountability, from your twenties onward, from middle age onward, or whether you are an elderly person who has just come to Christ and may only serve Him here on Earth for a few years, we all receive the same thing promised all of us at the end: eternal life with God in His kingdom. The labourers couldn't do anything more to earn more money from the householder; they all agreed to work for a penny. We can't do anything more to earn what He promised us, either.

For a sermon that brings this out really well, click here.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

JOYCE MEYER-THE TESTING OF FAITHFULNESS

There was actually very little in this message I would disagree with except for two things.

First, Jesus was not getting ahead of Himself when he was conversing in the temple at twelve years old. Luke 2 47 says all who heard Jesus "were astonished at His understanding and answers" so the Father must have been with Jesus in doing what He was doing. When Joseph and Mary wondered how Jesus could run off on them like that, Jesus answered in verse 49 that he had to be about His Father's business, and basically asking them how they could have forgotten that. The next verse says Jesus' parents didn't understand what he meant by this. (Also, if Jesus had gotten ahead of Himself, that would have been a sin, and Jesus never sinned.)

Also, while I agree in general with this message, the other problem I have with this message is the same problem I have with a lot of the less dogmatic prosperity gospel teachings. Joyce Meyer is quite right that it is not wrong to have ambition in life, and as a matter of fact, if one had no ambition at all, that would actually be a very unhealthy thing. Keep in mind, though, that as Christians, our most fervent ambition should be to be more like Christ. It's all right to desire other things, as long as they don't become more important than being conformed to Christ. If they do, or God knows that the fulfillment of these lesser desires would supplant our desire to be Christ-like, He will see to it that these lesser goals are never achieved.

I don't disagree that the testing of our faithfulness can be, and many times is, God preparing us for the responsibility that would come with achieving our ambitions, but the most important reason our loyalty to God is tested is so that we can grow into greater conformity to and deeper relationship with Him.