WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?

I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...



Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Just Finished "The Truth War"

I just finished John MacArthur's latest, "The Truth War." I wish he wasn't such a big time Calvinist. I do admire his conviction and courage but much of this book was John's reaffirming his Calvinism in one way or another. Maybe, as an "anti-calvinst", I'm just a little too sensitive. Why do the Calvinists write all the good books? Anyway, the best part of the book was the appendix. Now that was powerful and compelling. I'm starting a new sermon series called "Unfinished Business" based on the epistle to Titus. My first sermon is "Truth Matters." I remember when I interviewed for my current position. I was asked one of those "preacher interview" questions: What is your philosphy of ministry? I hadn't formulated one of those well crafted and skillfully alliterated statements so I paused and said something like "I'm all about truth." I then rambled on for a few minutes. In retrospect that really is what I'm about - TRUTH. Hopefully, I'll shake off my doldrums and let it rip this Sunday!

3 comments:

Soren said...

"I'm all about the truth." Good one. Has anyone ever said in an interivew, "I'm a spineless, gutless compromiser"? I always laught at the church ads in the CS: "Looking for a doctrinally sound minister." As if there is someone out there saying, "D'oh! I'd like to apply but I'm padded."

David H. Willis said...

We did interview a gal a few years ago who couldn't affirm a belief in inerrancy. Uh, she didn't get the job!

Keith Wood said...

I had written (actually pretty much stolen from somewhere I can't even remember) a nice little philosophy of ministry. It was alliterative with all E's. It involved "Evangelizing, Edifying, and Equipping." It is still valid, but I think I like yours a lot better. If only more people were "all about truth"...