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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Report Card

As promised, last night was the premier of the Kirk Cameron project called "Monumental".  This movie, if we can call it that, is basically a documentary on the founding of our country.  Who were the pilgrims?  Why did they come to America?  What kind of society were they trying to establish?  And what about the founding fathers?  Were they attempting to establish a secular government, free from the influence of religion, as we're often told?  And lastly, why has the American experiment gone so horribly wrong?

Nobody can make a 2-hour documentary that covers all of these subjects adequately, but Monumental does an admirable job of at least hitting the high points.

In short, last night was a most enjoyable night at the movies.  And more than a little frightening.

FYI: Monumental will be available on DVD in July.

post script: if you attended the event last night, you know that there were some technical difficulties at the very end (at least in our area of the country).  It turns out that you only missed about a minute or so.  If you'd like to view that portion, click here.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Anniversary Redux

Today the church gave me a gift card during the morning service in honor of my work anniversary.  What a joy to work with such a loving congregation.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Anniversary

2 years ago today I left my humble abode in South Carolina, on my way to Texas.  I tried to think of something profound to say in honor of this momentous occasion, but there's not much to add.   So I won't. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I don't consider myself a "glass half-empty" kind of person, but I admit to being distressed about what I'm seeing in our country.  I believe that the America I grew up in is fast ebbing away, and if we haven't yet reached the point of no return, we're darn close.  Believe me....I hope I'm wrong.

With that cheery introduction, I want to invite you to participate in a live event called "Monumental".  This will be held on Tuesday, March 27 in over 550 movie theaters around the U.S.  As best as I can tell, "Monumental" is a mix between a documentary and a pep rally.  It will explain the ideals that made America great, and what we must do to make our way back.

The closest location for those of us at FBC will be Harlingen.  A van will leave the church at 5:30; the event starts at 6:30 (Central time).

To learn more, or to find a theater in your area, go to the Monumental website.

Monday, March 19, 2012

That's A Relief!

Even gang members have their scruples.


Even though it was spring break last week here in the valley, it was a busy time nonetheless.  On Monday a group of 7 of us went over to McAllen to work with Cornerstone Church.  The idea was to pass out information packs throughout the community.  Inside the packets there was, among other things, an invitation to a Team Impact event to be held April 1.

Last week we hosted a group of over 30 at the HMC.  The group had its own project, but the leaders reported that all went well in their outreach events.  Their goal in all of this is to establish home Bible study groups in the areas they worked in.  It was a joy to work with these Hispanic churches; we wish them well.

Yesterday was part 3 of my series on church membership.  We talked about the importance of sound doctrine.  If you need an illustration of why this matters, you need look no further than this article.