In short… don’t go see these movies. The f-word is used over 50 times in one and over 150 in the other. Nudity is pervasive. These movies are not appropriate for viewing. I have attached the movie reviews for TED and MAGIC MIKE.
The religious freedom and rights of parents no longer trumps the rights of an infant. Parents cannot choose to have their child circumcised for religious beliefs in Germany. This parental choice may go against the adult wishes of the infant. Because the infant cannot decide for himself to be circumcised the German courts are now considering circumcision a crime against the infant. This affects […]
In the US, this year 3,500 churches will close, this month 1500 pastors will leave the ministry, and today approximately 7,575 people will move on from church. Of those who move on, some never affiliate with a religion again saying they just “gradually drifted away from the religion.” America is experiencing, not only economic decline, but also church decay. Why?READ MORE HERE…
I love going to the pool at the local YMCA. The cacophony of young voices screaming “Pastor Cyle,” “Pastor Cyle,” will always lift my spirits. It is enjoyable to see families spending time together laughing and playing. The pool seems to force dads to play with their younger children as they learn how to swim. I watched a dad play pass in the pool with […]
I don’t think I have ever participated in or attended a church league softball game where one team or the other completely exemplifies Christlike behavior. Often times, teams blame the team-members who play but don’t attend the church for being the rowdy bunch. But in my experience, in over 20 years of playing or watching church league softball, the problem is typically church leaders grumbling […]
This movie was a better movie than I thought it would be. It was not appropriate for young children. One thumb up for worth the time to watch it. An action movie for tough guys. I enjoyed the experience but it was not the best movie I have ever watched. For more information check out the review here.
A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. The archaeologists from Oxford University were surprised that the bones dated from the first century AD, the time of John’s life, and the DNA was consistent with… read more here
A new survey finds that religious faith is still strong across all age groups, but something is shaking the beliefs of young adults. Young Americans are drifting away from God, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. Only 67 percent of Americans under 30 say they…read more here
Tonight at 6:08pm EST Venus will punch a hole in the sun… or at least it will look that way. Venus will be viewable as a black dot that traverses the sun for about 18 minutes. We will all be dead (possibly) the next time this solar phenomenon happens in 2117, so don’t miss it. Don’t stare directly at the sun. Use a cardboard pinhole […]
Thriving Family is a free magazine provided by Focus on the Family. You can subscribe for free at their website. You can also download the free Thriving Family Magazine App for Iphone, Ipad, and Android. This is a great magazine for parents. Each issue covers parenting advice and ideas for parents with children from birth through high school. It has the look and feel of […]
Northpoint Church is a very large church in Atlanta, Georgia. Northpoint uses the same curriculum for their children’s ministry that we do in Foreverland. They have produced a helpful App for Android, Iphone, and Ipad that provides resources, lessons, and videos for parents. If you want to be more involved in what your child is learning and your church uses First Look or 252 curriculum […]
One day my children are going to kill each other. This may not be true but some days it sure feels that way. My wife and I recently spent time with one of our friends, Jessica W. During our time together she shared with us the concept, “helping hands don’t hurt people.” The phrase is very simple but it is extremely profound for my 4 […]