A Child Shall Lead Them

June 26, 2008

Ok, my daughter’s 4th birthday was celebrated last week, and, at a time when most kids are thinking about cake, presents and goody bags, Rachel took time out of her day to strike a blow at that most hideous of all of Calvin’s constructs, the wretched doctrine of limited atonement. 

The miracle is that I caught it all on video.  Enjoy… Read the rest of this entry »

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“Suing” in the Spirit?

June 10, 2008

Slain in the SpiritIf you’ve been around the charismatic movement, or even old-school Pentecostalism before, you are aware that a common feature of altar calls in some churches is the ritual falling of people “under the power” of the Holy Spirit.  The falling usually takes place after a minister lays his hand on the head of the seeker, however some preachers have been known to push hard and “help” the Holy Spirit knock folks to the ground.  In some churches, this practice is so common that “catchers” and “coverers” are trained to catch the seeker when he falls backward, and, in the case of women, “cover” their legs with a blanket.

But what happens when the catcher misses, and somebody bangs his head on the ground?  A 2.5 million dollar lawsuit, that’s what! Read the rest of this entry »