Jesus Tree

Jesus is back in Florida, this time in a knot on a tree. Apparently, the image can only be seen when the street lights are on.

If you go past the house where the tree is after dark, you’ll see the owner out front smoking a cigar and staring at his Jesus tree. “It feels like you are hanging out with Jesus.”

Marines And Christian Coins

Several marines are busted after people complained that they were handing out coins with a Bible verse on them. The coins sparked a protest in Afghanistan where several people died.

President Bush has apologized, for what I don’t know. It’s all worth it if it saves one soul from hell, aint it?

Prophet School

Elijah was cool. Lots of guys wanted to hang around with him, as I would have. His successor, Elisha, was also cool and guys wanted to hang around him too.

In 1 and 2 Kings this group of guys were constantly around. Apparently Elijah and Elisha set up some sort of a prophet school in Bethel, where they would train young prophets.

This is weird to me. Didn’t God make prophets? Saul began to prophesy when God’s Spirit came on him, he didn’t have to go to school.

I saw this paragraph in the KJV Commentary about 2 Kings 2:3,

Sons of the prophets were men associated together in a guild or school to be trained as prophets. Beth-el, the site of cultic calf-worship (I Kgs 12:28–29), was a strange location for a theological school. The prophets obviously were not too effective.

To me, this makes perfect sense! Instead of being prophets, these guys just learned how to be prophets. It’s the best of both worlds. People think you are a prophet, “Wow, you know Elijah?” And yet you never actually do any prophet work.

Sort of reminds me of seminary (somewhat ironical that I actually attended Bethel Seminary).

Let’s be sure we’re not stuck learning all the time to the point that we become totally ineffective. Learning to serve is no substitute for serving.

The Tyre Shekel

Want to buy money used to pay Judas? The Tyre Shekel is more than likely the type of money given to Judas and you can now buy your own from First Fidelity Reserve.

(Disclaimer: the actual coins for sale more than likely are not the actual ones used to pay off Judas so they have no healing or cursing powers inherently. It is not required in the buyer to betray his Lord and Savior. Past results are no indication of future returns.)