A little something in the mailbox spurred some thoughts that had to be expressed, or else my head would explode. Enjoy.
It’s a holiday in America, Memorial Day–the day Americans remember all the men who made America win wars over all those other loser countries in the world–so I’m taking a break along with everyone else. Here are some videos I did a few years ago to provide you with some holiday entertainment and education.
How to Use the Gift of Christ
Let the Bible Define Grace
Did The New Testament Invent Grace?
Jogging with Jeff, not with Joel Osteen
I am Forty-Second
Well, at least I think I’m funny.
In which I explain the purpose of life in less than five minutes.
Here’s a follow-up video dealing with some sarcasm in the defining grace video about God discovering grace in the New Testament.
Marcionism is alive and well today, just not in name.
What better way to evoke gratitude than by watching my cross-eyed face say things that you’ll disagree with?
It is my feeling that this blog needs a little levity.
Allow me to levitate you with a new feature film from Anti-Itch Studios: Jogging with Jeff, Not with Joel Osteen. Enjoy.
Are you aware of the “I Am Second” campaign? It’s a series of video interviews giving people’s testimonies of Jesus Christ. In many respects, the interviews are good, many are heartfelt, honest and inspiring.
Others are a tad humorous to my twisted brain. Some are just cool, angsty guys talking about “what God has been teaching me, man.” The camera work and the setting is hip. It’s cool stuff, and would be fun to make fun of.
So I did. Here is my new video campaign, “I Am Forty Second.”
Any time a man teaches on prayer some smart guy will say, “Thanks for all your teaching, wondering how you know all this when Paul says we don’t know how to pray?” Although the word “idiot” may not conclude this statement, it is implied.
Notice, if you actually read the verse, it says we don’t know “what to pray for as we ought.” He doesn’t say that we don’t know how to pray, he says we don’t know WHAT to pray for as we should. I’m good with this.
I am not good with the man who makes this statement mean that we can know absolutely nothing about prayer at all, ever, idiot.
That’s not true and I know it’s not true because Christ taught people to pray, Paul, Peter, and James all give instruction regarding prayer. The Bible is filled with examples of prayer and all Scripture is written for our learning.
Romans 8 is largely about the Holy Spirit. It explains our dependence upon the Spirit’s intercession. Paul is not telling people they can’t pray because they’re all too dumb.
So, how should we pray? Here’s another little video I did to illustrate three popular ways of praying, which one I prefer, but also, what my preferred way means. Pop some pop-corn and enjoy.
There’s lots of talk about change these days. Some of it is good; some not so much.
When it comes to spiritual growth, should we be changing? Should our beliefs be changing? Should our views of Scripture change?
More than likely, yup.
Here’s my first foray into video documentary work! Enjoy!