Magical Themes in Entertainment for the Discerning Christian

Recently on our Nerd Church Discord (click the link to join us), a friend said, “I want to hear people’s thoughts on anime when it comes to the supernatural/demonic. Is there a place for some anime and where do we draw the line?” What seemed like a quick, innocent question turned into a day long…

Church VS the Mystery Cults

In 1 Corinthians 14:23-25 Paul tells us that speaking in tongues in our church services will confuse unbelievers, but that prophecy can minister to them. If a new person enters the church and everyone is speaking in unknown tongues (as the Corinthian church is pictured doing), that new person is going to leave as soon…

Early Church Services

Everyone today loves to fight about the right way to “do church.” Every last variant of a church service seems up for grabs to debate. We argue about, songs, instrumentation, liturgy, communion, traditions, on-stage symbolism, message presentation, lighting, Bible translation, appropriate practice of spiritual gifts, acceptable clothing and the list goes on. Everyone thinks they…

Superhuman Prophets

Growing up, the prophets always came across to me as super-humans. They got all the good experiences of God and everybody else had to receive their Godly experiences vicariously through them. The prophets got to hear God’s voice and everyone else had to use them as a mediator. This saddened me as a child. The…

The Supernatural Beginnings to Methodism

I often tell the church I serve that we wouldn’t be around today if the Holy Spirit hadn’t shown up in the incredible supernatural ways He did in John Wesley’s ministry. As Free Methodists, we come out of the Methodist stream which Wesley kickstarted and his ministry was full of the supernatural. It took John…