Who is this Jamin guy anyway?
I am the husband of one and the father of nine. I was created to sing, to worship, to encourage, and to be steady. I am the Owner & Executive Director of Trinity Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary Arts Center in Eastern Tennessee, and the President of Trinity Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on funding arts education and performance. I've been involved with four music projects in my life -- Hot Pink Turtle, Spin Radio, Stand Like Stone, and of course, Jamin Rathbun.

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The "Innovative" Church vs. The Apostle Paul
Now there's a title designed to pick a fight eh?

I stumbled across this artcle on Slice Of Laodicea today. It's worth a read but I wish he wouldn't have attempted to turn it into an attack on big churches. I'm not going to debate the author here but... I felt the need to add a couple notes:
  1. I notice that Jim doesn't use the New Living Translation in any of the other posts I saw on his site. His use, in this case, seems suspicious since the language in other more popular translations (NIV, NASB, or KJ) doesn't support his point nearly as well. = )

  2. The passage Jim cites (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) continues to state that we do use "wisdom" among the mature and that the Spirit helps us to speak "spiritual truths in spiritual words." Context, context, context...
I am a HUGE Scripture memory advocate and I love to use God's words in place of my own whenever possible but -- the reality is that we use "extra-Biblical" words and phrases every day to express Biblical truth. We teach like Jesus did, by using the things at our disposal -- things that have meaning and context to the audience we are trying to reach. It's ridiculous to assert that anything that doesn't directly quote Scripture is somehow un-Christian. I've got to quit reading some of the posts from these guys... It's driving me crazy. = )

By the way... the end of that passage in 1 Corinthians reminds me of another passage, not related to this topic but -- a good one none-the-less:

Romans 11:33-36
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

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Ask A Ninja: What is podcasting?
It's like "a factory that produces apple pies for whales."

So says AskANinja.com in their podcast answering a question from "people over the age of 12." Really funny stuff here!

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