Speaking in Tongues – Wedding Style!

I’m actually not physically posting this now because I’m at my wedding… but I’m scheduling it ahead of time because it’s very fitting considering I’m getting married today! This one is absolutely hilarious:

If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted in a while, please scroll down to see my previous post.

Published in: on July 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm  Comments (2)  
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A Great Sermon by “Joel Osteen”

This is super hilarious. I don’t really know why. Maybe I’ve got a weird sense of humor, maybe this guy’s voice is just that good, or maybe gibberish really is that amusing. In all honesty, it would be better if Joel said stuff like this instead of preaching his false Gospel.

(Thanks to Travis for sending me this.)

Religulous: Speaking in Tongues

So really, who takes Religulous seriously? Well, a lot of non-believers, for one thing. But do they really matter? Most Christians have avoided the documentary altogether, and it’s not surprising. But are all the concerns that Religulous raised invalid? Maybe not. In fact, it makes a lot of sense to me why people see Christians speaking in gibberish and equate it to the Holy Spirit and think that Christians are a bunch of idiots.

Yes, the gospel is foolishness to those who are perishing– but to us it is the power of God. But isn’t it enough that the word of the cross is foolishness? Must we create some foolishness of our own to put on top of that? Christianity isn’t about being foolish, although some Christians seem to have adopted the concept of foolishness as their very own doctrine. Why are some Christians so intent on getting people to have some sort of mystical experience where God starts speaking unintelligible words through them? Does God really want that? Does God get kicks out of us speaking in gibberish? Does God want us to worship Him mindlessly? That seems to contradict one of the means of the directive to “Love the Lord your God.” How are we to love the Lord? With all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Do we love God with all our heart at one time, and then move on to our soul, and then move on to our mind, and then move on to our strength? Or ought we not to do them all at once? Paul’s message in 1 Corinthians 14:14 seems pretty clear: “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.” If your mind offers no fruits of worship to God, is that really a worthwhile way to spend your time? What’s Paul’s response in verse 15? He asks: “What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.” Love God by praying with your spirit AND your mind. Don’t waste time praying in “tongues” that you don’t understand but rather pray with intelligible words — with your spirit AND your mind!

WARNING: Explicit language (one scatological phrase)