Todd Bentley,Michael Guglielmucci,Terry MacAlmon, Katy Perry

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
What's happening? Is there something in the air? First I heard about Todd Bentley, the main guy at the Lakeland revival, Florida splitting from his wife due to an inappropriate relationship. For those who don't know, there has been a massive outpouring of healings in Florida that has been picked up by the media and is all over the internet and blogoshere. You can read about the outpouring and debates by clicking here, here, here, here and here. Hopefully these should give you a taste of what's been happening.

Then I hear about a well known American worship guy called Terry MacAlmon who has resigned from ministry because he's been involved in an extra-marital affair.

Tonight I've just read about a really sad (if not disturbing) situation in Australia where a worship pastor from Planetshakers youth church called Michael Guglielmucci has left his ministry due to falsely claiming he had cancer over the last two years,click here. He had even written a song 'Healer' which God had given him during his time of apparent suffering from the illness. You can see a a video of him on youtube playing the song with an oxygen tube in his nose.

The top it all off I've been listening to Chris Moyles (BBC Radio 1) going into work in the mornings and they've been playing the Katy Perry song, 'I kissed a girl' which is very catchy but unfortunately the lyrics seems to promote homosexual experimentation. Seven years ago she released a Christian album under her real name Katy Hudson.

I found a great quote from Billy Graham that helps me get my head around this stuff. This quote is paraphrased in an article on CrossRhythms.

"As Billy Graham poignantly noted some years ago, in reference to the moral problems of certain American televangelists, thousands of aircraft land safely at the world's airports every day - but the only time the media will take an interest is when one crashes. "

God's grace is big enough for these guys. Jesus says it so well "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"

Foy Vance

Monday, August 18, 2008
I've been listening to this guy's CD a lot recently. Not sure if I've blogged about him before, if so he's worth a second blog. I love this song, "Indiscriminate act of kindness". The lyrics are below the video, very challenging

Lyrics to Indiscriminate Act Of Kindness :

She came from the cold wet
Dropped her luggage bags
Looked the concierge in the eye
Said, "I need a room for the night,
But I don't got no money.
Would you take payment of any kind?"

He said, "It's alright
I got a room here, you can share mine.
Make the bed in the morning and that'll do fine.
You can change in the bathroom,
Hang your clothes on the line."
A tear came to her eye
She thought how could he be so kind

How could he be so kind (x2)

She sat down on the bed with a needle
He said, "I'd hate to see you bleed,
Just fetch a warm towel,
I'll sit with you til you're dry."
She started to cry
Said, "Why? why? why? why? why? why?"

Consider it an indiscriminate act of kindness.

She was cold turkey
He was holding her hand
She said, "I was ruined by man,
This was never in my plans.
I dreamed of men who loved me,
Together we'd see the world.
Somehow I lost myself among the insults they hurled."
"I'm sure your a wonderful woman,
And someday there will surely be someone.
So just relax now, it's important that you're calm."
She said, "How is it you can see past me as I am?"

Consider it an indiscriminate act of kindness.

"When you took your chances,
It was like you placed a bet.
And sometimes this is the reward you can get.
I was always taught
If you see someone defiled,
You should look them in the eyes and smile,
And take their heart, no better yet
Take them home, home, home."

She awoke early in the morning
Made the bed, gathered up her clothes to leave
Saw the concierge curled on the settee
Said, "What you did for me was hard for me to believe."
"I was just doing what was right.
No one that knows love could leave you out there on such a night.
If you can help someone,
Bare this in mind

And consider it an indiscriminate act of kindness."
Consider it an indiscriminate act of kindness.