Great Sermon! I love the exploration of books. Here is an idea for your next topic: Celebrate Grandparents Day in September by reading The Wooden Bowl - El bol de madera http://brainstorm3000.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/how-see-old-people/
Interesting Although a tad extreme, I think there are some fair points made about examining all aspects of what books (namely, fairy tales). Of course the Harry Potter/Twilight books are (rightly) condemned, but Pastor Faust goes further into the deeper content and history of works like Mother Goose and McGuffy Readers, etc. Interesting stuff.
Great Sermon! Joey,
I was thinking this morning about these things, wondering if there was anyone who has occupied his mind with these matter, able to put forth a well thought out presentation. Then... I ran across your sermon. We would disagree on several denominational aspects of the faith. However, I wanted to drop you a line, thanking you for this effort in the Lord. If I were in Texas I would like to shake your hand.
Facebook Christianity Challenged! "They have sought out many inventions". "If you right eye offends thee, pluck it out". Before people seeing the title of this sermon begin to hurl the epitaph "legalism" and "typical fundamentalist" to this important subject, they should give a fair hearing 1) to the excellent scripture texts used in this message, and 2) the speakers talk of "abuse" of these and "maybe" instead of absolute condemnation of all such technology, and 3) history of these inventions. If an honest poll could be taken, what percentage of Christians would say that they have abused their cell phones or computers and sinned for a period of time, or struggle with particular sins because of these devices? Temptation comes by use of means, and Christians are to avoid temptation. The Amish refute every day that these things are "necessary" for living, which makes a point.
This a great counter-balance to a Featured Sermon this week from a popular Free Presbyterian Church which PRESUMES EVEN ABOVE PARENTAL AUTHORITY that teens and children still under their parents have almost a Universal
Conformity to the World--among "conservative" churches--without shame in having their own devices! Remember when the TV was called the Boob Tube, by Christian parents? Is it really necessary?