Monthly Archives: May 2014

Did You Ever Wonder?

Some call them imponderables. They are those silly semantic quirks and inane realities of everyday life that we all hear, and are emailed by the dozens. They are oxymorons, paradoxes, and nonsensical things like…

* Why is there handicapped parking in front of skating rinks?
* Why is it that we park in driveways and drive on parkways?
* How can you have a jumbo shrimp?
* Why do banks leave their vault doors open, but chain their pens to the counter?
* Why is “abbreviated” such a long word?
* Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food? Continue reading

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Authentic Christians

Recently I was preparing for a seminar. As I was researching various sources I came across an article by a well-known pastor in this country. The article was excellent. Very helpful… even though it came from a writer that I don’t always appreciate. I rarely read his material—well, for various reasons. One reason is his behavior. He is one of the current breed of preachers who think it’s okay to be crude, to use profanity, and say inappropriate comments, even in the pulpit—all with the rationale of being “authentic.” Continue reading

Group Snapshot: International Church of Christ

In 1972, while at the University of Florida, Kip McKean was converted through a Church of Christ ministry called Campus Advance. This ministry was an outreach of the Crossroads Church of Christ in Gainesville, FL. McKean felt called to the ministry, and served in a number of Church of Christ congregations in Florida. In 1979 he received an invitation to become pastor of the Lexington Church of Christ, outside of Boston. He accepted the invitation. This small congregation of about 30 members grew to over 300 people in less than two years. McKean renamed the church the Boston Church of Christ. Later this was changed to the International Church of Christ. The ICOC officially broke from the parent Church of Christ group in 1993. Continue reading

Should Christians Practice Yoga?

This is a commonly asked question. We will attempt to address this issue by focusing on the physical techniques of Hatha Yoga, their origins and meaning. Please see Should Christians Do Yoga for our answer to this question.

Seminar on Yoga and the Christian

For anyone living in Central Virginia or the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Truth Builders will be presenting a seminar on the “The Truth About Yoga.” We will address issues such as: The history and philosophy of yoga. Is yoga just a physical discipline? It yoga spiritually neutral? What is the relationship between yoga and Hinduism? Should a Christian practice yoga?

This seminar will be Thursday night, May 22, at the ANM offices. For more information, please go to the ANM website.