Showing posts from April, 2022

Our Daily Bread

Some of you will remember the Y2K scare at the end of 1999. There were worries of power grids shutting down and other calamities due to computers unequipped to handle the changeover to a new millennium (though the 21st century technically started on January 1, 2001). The “Y2K bug” led some people to stock up on food and water, plus withdraw large sums of money. Fortunately, the disruptions were minimal. Many computers were reprogrammed to be Y2K compliant. Still, we are living in uncertain times. A preacher I respect believes an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack could come upon the United States soon. One well-known evangelist sells emergency food buckets and other survival-oriented products on his TV program. A friend of mine recently bought two food dehydrators and a pressure canner to store more things to eat. She already has a large supply of boxes and cans of non-perishable food. In Genesis 41, Pharaoh was warned through dreams that seven years of famine would come upon Egypt

Easter Evangelism

Today is Easter (or as some Christians prefer calling it: “Resurrection Sunday”). Select individuals only come to church for this holiday and Christmas. That’s why many fellowships have services that reach out to them. A few will also have events outside their buildings. Back in 2010, I worked with a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Eight days before Easter, they held a party in a nearby park. Food was given away, plus they had a petting zoo, an Easter egg hunt, and a guy walking around dressed in a bunny suit. In the end, Easter baskets were handed out after a short message from the pastor who led multitudes to receive salvation. I had volunteered to work in the prayer tent and led seven other people to the Lord and convinced a backslider to “slide back” to God. Even if your church doesn’t have a special Easter event, you can still use this holiday to reach out to others. One night at a shopping mall, I randomly asked seven people what’s the first thing that came to their mind

Christians, Come Out of the Closet!

The mainstream media makes a big fuss when a celebrity “comes out” as gay or transgender . A few years ago, actor Zach Quinto publicly proclaimed he was a homosexual. That inspired one national TV news anchorman to do the same while reporting the story. After Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner identified as a different gender, he was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award by ESPN. If homosexuals and transgender people can openly display behaviors that the Bible calls shameful (Romans 1:27), then believers should unashamedly proclaim their allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible has many verses regarding that… “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” - Mark 8:38 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” - Romans 1:16

What Would Disney Do?

I saw many Walt Disney movies in theaters and on TV during my childhood. My family and I often watched “The Wonderful World of Disney” on Sunday nights (I also remember my dad doing a great Donald Duck imitation). Although some Disney productions such as “Fantasia” and “Escape to Witch Mountain” had occult themes, they mostly promoted family values.  Sadly, the Walt Disney Company has drifted into endorsing ungodly lifestyles. In 2005, a friend of mine briefly worked at Disney World in Orlando. He told me about “Gay Days” hosted by the amusement park. In a company-wide Zoom call this past Monday, a Disney executive said they must be more “inclusive” by increasing the number of LGBTQIA characters. Karey Burke claimed, “I am here as a mother of two queer children – one transgender child and one pansexual child.” Not surprisingly, this moral decline has shown up in their productions. Four years ago, Walt Disney Studios released an R-rated flick called “Eighth Grade”, which featured se