Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Don't Let Darwin Make a Monkey Out of You!

Tonight for the Bible From 30K we looked at 1 and 2 Peter. Before looking at the falsehood of Uniformitarianism, we interviewed a monkey (Ken Riley dressed as a monkey) as he informed is that Darwin had it all wrong and would today have re-instated prayer in school.. Just in time for Darwin's birthday!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ancient Treasure--FOUND!

A few of us just finished a very cool project. Its a documentary we worked last time we were in Israel about The Jesus Boat. Ever heard of it? It was one of the funnest film projects I had the privilege of doing. The documentary (to be released shortly) was featured this past weekend where I spoke at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California.

But this was way more than a documentary about an ancient boat. It’s really a testimony to the faithfulness of God. Through the film we paralleled the story of a lost boat and a lost nation (Israel) both of which were "resurrected" after two thousand years. Its the story about a boat that wouldn't stay buried in a land that couldn't stay buried!

Just like the boat was under the shores for 2,000 years, the land of Israel was submerged – virtually not a nation – a dispersed people group. And, against all odds, they re-emerged in 1948. Just like Ezekiel predicted, there would be a re-gathering of Jews from the four corners of the world into that ancient piece of Real Estate. It would seem as impossible as dried bones, bleached and parched under the Middle Eastern sun coming to life again(Ezekiel 36-37).

And yet it happened – 1948, the re-establishment of the nation. And why? Because God made promises to Abraham: ‘I’ll bless you, I’ll make you a great nation, your name will be great, I’ll bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you."(Gen 12:1-3)

The video below will give you a good taste of the actual documentary. Check it out and let me know what you think.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Its About Time!

Amazing! Unexpected! Shocking! Most never thought it would happen, but it did. Jean Luc Lajoie finally got married! Jean Luc was the lead singer from the band "The Kry" that was very popular in the 1990s in Christian music. I remember the night the he walked forward at Calvary of Albuquerque and prayed to receive Jesus Christ. As a young musician traveling around the states and the world, there were always young Christian girls who were certain it was God's will for them to marry him. But Jean Luc wouldn't be deterred. The girl who finally stole his heart was Jacque Garcia, a beautiful princess from Ontario, California. Jean Luc called my in November and asked me to perform the Ceremony. "Skip, you were the one who led me to Christ," he said, "and I always thought that when I got married, you would do the service." Yesterday at 5PM (more like 5:45Pm due to a late start) it was done at the North Chapel at Liberty Station in San Diego. Jean Luc is 44 and he has gotten a package deal, not only acquiring a beautiful young wife, but a handsome 4 y/o son named Tyler! Congratulations buddy boy!