POP GOES THE GOSPEL Part VI: What Are We Saved To? Kevin Simington There is a new gospel in town. It has arrived slowly, over a period of decades. Superficially, it is clothed in similar verbal apparel to the old Continue reading Pop Gospel VI – What Are We Saved To?
POP GOES THE GOSPEL Part V: How Are We Saved? Kevin Simington So far in this series, we have seen that the post-modern “pop gospel” differs from the biblical gospel in the way it offers alternate answers to the questions, Continue reading Pop Gospel V – How Are We Saved?
POP GOES THE GOSPEL Part IV: What Are We Really Saved From? Kevin Simington In Part III of “Pop Goes The Gospel”, I described the pop gospel’s appallingly superficial response to the question, “What does Jesus save us from?”. It Continue reading Pop Gospel IV – What Are We Really Saved From?
POP GOES THE GOSPEL Part III: What Are We Saved From? Kevin Simington In Part II of “Pop Goes The Gospel”, I described the pop gospel’s slippery-tongued lie that we are all “awesome” (of great worth); a blatant appeal to Continue reading Pop Gospel III – What Are We Saved From?
POP GOES THE GOSPEL Part II: What Is Our Intrinsic Worth? Kevin Simington In Part 1 of “Pop Goes The Gospel”, I described the development of the “pop gospel” – a sugar-coated gospel that avoids the unpleasant themes of sin, Continue reading Pop Goes The Gospel II – Our Intrinsic Worth
POP GOES THE GOSPEL (Part 1) Kevin Simington I distinctly remember my first sermon as the new Pastor of a church in Victoria, in 1995. On my first Sunday morning, I preached what I considered to be a safe message; Continue reading Pop Goes The Gospel
THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING WATCH Kevin Simington Next week I am commencing a series entitled, “Pop Goes The Gospel”, which deals with the post-modern repackaging of the gospel and its pervasive influence within Christianity. I am conscious, however, that pointing Continue reading The Importance of Keeping Watch
MORE ABOUT WORSHIP SONGS Kevin Simington In my previous post, I spoke of the need to carefully examine the songs we sing in church, to ensure that they are God-focused rather than self-focused. The last three decades has seen a Continue reading More About Worship Songs
LYRICS IN WORSHIP SONGS Kevin Simington The Bible indicates that musical worship has a two-fold purpose: A Vertical Dimension The first, and primary, purpose of worship in song is to glorify God by offering to Him the praise that is Continue reading Lyrics In Worship Songs
MORE STORIES FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF DEATH Kevin Simington One of the most famous cases of Out-of-Body (OBE) Dear-Death Experiences took place in Harborview Hospital, Seattle, in 1984, and involved a young woman named Maria and her critical care Continue reading More Stories From The Other Side Of Death