Please comment if you understand what I am saying here.
Let me know how you have navigated the old adage the methods change but the message stays the same.
It seems like a slippery slope of majoring on the container of the message without great care to the biblical soundness of the content.
Kindly follow me as I ramble some about these matters I am processing.
Please pray earnestly that God will grant me His wisdom about this…Continue
It's taken eight years of seemingly impossible challenges! We have been consumed by a burning desire to make a film that explores and challenges what I think is one of the most important issues today - that Christians are backing away from their environmental responsibilities. My documentary 'Cowboy and Preacher' features the person who I think addresses this issue best - Vineyard pastor Tri Robinson - and the film explores and challenges the intersect between…Continue
Added by Will Fraser on June 11, 2018 at 8:58am — No Comments
This message is the start of an online ministry that is dedicated to helping Christians pray better.
The name of this new ministry is Let's Pray Better.
There is a link to the survey at the end of this message and your opportunity to subscribe to a new weekly newsletter at the end of the survey.…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on June 1, 2018 at 7:41pm — No Comments
It is not biblical or Christ-centered.
YET there is much to be said about how realism and idealism are blended.
Surely parts of this could be adapted into future wedding ceremonies and or brief sermons during such an event.
I like how those gathered participated.
Added by John S. Oliver on May 23, 2018 at 5:45pm — No Comments
I taught a workshop on the Four Elements of Story in Chiang Mai, Thailand last month. I borrow most of my material from my story mentor Jeremy Casper. There were a few people who questioned if the "heroes journey" structure is more of Western construct. This conversation came up again in a recent series of emails prompted by this article. Launching a Story with…Continue
“Pressing Toward Completion”
March 30-31, 2018
Horizon Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand
The world is increasingly saturated with media in even the remotest parts of the world.…Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on April 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
A few teams of men and women race around the world.
They encounter all kinds of weather and sea conditions.
This year one man went overboard and died.
It is the ultimate test of the individuals, teams, and technology.
This is raw as humans…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on April 21, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments
What follows began as a collection of a few links to online resources that might help some friends. Then as I did that I recalled more and more resources. This has become an initial draft of an ebook. For a very long time I have planned to make short videos of each such resources with keyword tags.
There is more I will add to this soon. But at this interval I am requesting your assistance. I can use your comments, suggestions and…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on April 2, 2018 at 6:53pm — No Comments
Easter is a celebration of events that happened very long ago and very far away. There are many layers and levels of what the Bible says about Jesus Christ during Passion Week.
In order to help you more fully appreciate what God the Father was doing in the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, the following videos are offered.
The first 2…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on April 1, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Tümlükden Nura" (From Darkness to Light) is the first indigenous gospel film for the 10 million unreached Turkmen people of Central Asia. This film is a 13-minute re-telling of Shohrat's overcoming his fear of the Sirat bridge. The Sirat bridge is the bridge that Islam describes "as thin as a razor and suspended…Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on March 24, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments
My Health Update
The night before I went to see Dr. Kathi I felt the excitement of anticipation like a child on Christmas Eve.
While I was at her office on February 13, 2018, for 3 hours I was blessed to receive many different kinds of treatments. I was amazed at how her working on the nerve…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on February 16, 2018 at 4:15pm — No Comments
We live in a world of a million shades of grey.
The relativism of our society makes thinking, speaking, and writing bland.
Yet movies and novels keep grabbing our attention. The best stories get down to the core matters of human nature.
The concepts of sin and virtue get neglected as…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on February 9, 2018 at 10:16pm — No Comments
To keep moving forward effectively then I must keep finding the graceful balances between:
being proactive and being responsive
pushing the round boulder up the hill and riding the raft down the river
knowing what the next graceful step is…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on February 3, 2018 at 10:42pm — No Comments
Each January I ask the Lord for a new spiritual focus for the year. I pray the theme will increasingly permeate my life as the months go by. Here are recent themes... A Slave of Christ (2013), Better to Give…Continue
I have not been suddenly healed, yet.
Instead, God has sent me information and education through various people.
I still deal with the uncertainty about the…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on December 29, 2017 at 6:24pm — No Comments
I went to the Obamacare website and learned that I cannot afford health care. The monthly premium was 908 a month with 7350 deductible. I only make 683 a month from my social security retirement. Even if I could magically afford that, then I would pay 20 for my Rx that costs 25. I could save 5 a month by paying 908.
I learned that the State of…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on December 28, 2017 at 10:56am — No Comments
Notice in this video that there has been a continual evolution of weapons related to warfare.
Note that each time that a better kind of weapon was developed that those that used them defeated those who did not adopt them.
That is an interesting history lesson. But note when the printing press came out the Bibles and publications of Luther, and Tyndale radically changed the spiritual landscape. Printed Bibles in English were smuggled into England when that owning…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on December 26, 2017 at 9:48pm — No Comments
Here is an article I wrote years ago in response to how we can become overwhelmed by all the activities at Christmas and forget the reason for the season.
Added by John S. Oliver on December 25, 2017 at 2:52pm — No Comments
In my times with God in morning darkness, I've been lingering in Luke's Gospel. It's been 10 weeks and I've only made it to chapter 8. I have been rediscovering the beauty and power of the patterns of Jesus. Here are my thoughts on Jesus' explanation of the four different soils. …Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Star Wars is not just a hugely popular group of movies but it is more.
I came on the following materials that opened my eyes to the deeper levels of this.
While I enjoy the movies, I do not obsess over the matters between viewings. Yet there are millions of passionate fans all over the world that have the posters, action figures, and costumes a…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on December 13, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments