Showing posts from March, 2013

Praying for TBN

This year the Trinity Broadcasting Network celebrates its 40 th anniversary.   I used to watch TBN often especially during the early 1990s.   Their programming (as well as teachings from other ministries) helped me grow as a young Christian.   For awhile, my then-pastor had his TV program broadcast on TBN.   In 2003, I got to tour TBN’s headquarters in Santa Ana, California .   During which I met an evangelist named Edward who usually visited TBN once a month but hadn’t been there in three months.   That morning the Lord specifically told Edward, “Go to TBN!”   After buying one of my Evangelism 101  books, Edward said he would teach from it that night in a prison he ministers at.   That would explain why I went through a lot of spiritual warfare that day. Then in 2006, an incident occurred that didn’t set well with me.   While watching one of TBN’s Praise-A-Thons, I called to make a donation but asked them not to send me that month’s love gift, which was a poster o

He Gives and Takes Away?

One major reason I shied away from Christianity during my youth was outdated-sounding Christian music heard on the radio and at roller rinks. Fortunately, there's now a greater variety of Christian music I enjoy. I’ve grown to appreciate modern worship music. That’s one of the things that inspired me to launch an Internet radio station. Unfortunately. there are modern worship songs with religious lyrics.   Some may quote Scripture but taken out of context.   One of which is “Blessed Be Your Name”, written by Matt & Beth Redman and recorded by a variety of Christian artists.   I would like this song better if these lyrics weren’t included… You give and take away You give and take away My heart will choose to say Lord, blessed be Your name How many times have we heard Job 1:21 quoted to explain away tragedies such as the death of a child?   “ The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away” is not a statement of truth but a comment Job made in ignorance.