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!