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10 Ways Noah Could Have Been Even Worse

Our beloved founder Michael Patton, recently saw the movie Noah by Darren Aronofsky, whereupon he tweeted: "Not sure if I could have liked it less. "

I say, "No? Here let me help..."

The following "pitches," by the grace of Almighty God, never actually made it to the…


Added by Marv on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

What Part of Noah Don't You Understand?

Note: the following contains spoilers. If you haven't seen the film but plan to, you might not want to read this post.

I am beginning to get the impression that reaction to Darren Aronofky's film Noah is proving to be something of a watershed among Christians. No pun intended (okay, maybe just a little).

As an example, I will begin by inviting the wrath of man, viz. to agree with Mark Driscoll. Dissing Driscoll has become…


Added by Marv on April 12, 2014 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

For My old "" Companions

You know who you are.....

The old (good) ooze is back in archive form......

Come re-experience again some of the old humor and fun... (i.e)…


Added by Addai on April 3, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Classical Greek religion (in part)

From time to time the discussion revolves around the influence that Hellenistic thought had on early Christianity.  In the following, I want to write a bit about the relationship between Greek religion and Greek philosophy.  There are a number of texts available that indicate ways in which religious and philosophical ideas interacted.  The Greeks were probably religious long before they became philosophical.  While Greek religion is the paradigm for classical polytheism, there is also a…


Added by Robert Atwood on March 31, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

More thoughts about speaking in tongues......

As you may or may not know I am seeking to better understand this subject.  I know there are varying degrees of perspectives on the issue of speaking…


Added by Pam Donaldson on March 22, 2014 at 5:35pm — 25 Comments

Giveaway: Win $250 of Porn Protection Education

Pastors, church elders, teachers this may be a great chance for you to begin to address this subject that is plaguing so many Christians in the pews:

Giveaway: Win $250 of Porn Protection Education


Added by Asha Brown on March 19, 2014 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Are you speaking in tongues?

Why are there fewer people speaking in tongues?  I am very troubled by this report, Assemblies of God Surge, But Speaking in Tongues Slumps because it seems like those who are opposed to this practice are winning the doctrinal war.  Although, I must admit it has not been much of a war, it seems as more like a passive acquiescence to an erroneous…


Added by Pam Donaldson on March 6, 2014 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments


Welcome to Noonday Devotion

What a great joy it is to welcome you to Noonday. I pray you will be blessed and that you will be stirred and encouraged by the devotions.

If you have then please share them, with all your friends and contacts.

Please take time to listen to the wonderful sermon and read the website.. both have been chosen carefully to bless you

God bless




1 It is a good and delightful thing to give…


Added by keith hobkirk on February 26, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments


My Dear Pastor Richard Scholes in Morecambe UK i suffering terribly with Cancer. They were due to give him a bone marrow transplant. but they have found another major tumor and so they can't. He is in terrible pain.

Please storm heaven with this request. Please please pass this on to all your prayer groups, place it on facebook, twitter.. anywhere else you can think of.

Here is a picture of Richard and His dear wife Esther.. they have 4 children.. they lost their little boy…


Added by keith hobkirk on February 25, 2014 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Notes From Nanjing 24th Feb

Welcome to Notes from Nanjing

What a joy to share with you once again.

Today we are going to share about our church. I hope you get an insight into the weekly life of our church here in Nanjing.

Please share this newsletter with all your friends and contacts, also share it with your groups, prayer sites, house groups and churches.. please print it out and place on your church notice board.

Please listen to the excellent sermon and also take time to view the great…


Added by keith hobkirk on February 25, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

to bless you

The gospel

(James Smith, "Christ Exalted, Saints Comforted, and Sinners Directed" 1855)

"For we know, brethren beloved by God, that He has chosen you — because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction." 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5

The gospel reveals . . .

a Savior, in whom we must trust;

a Sovereign, whom we must obey;

a Priest, on whose atonement we must rest;

a Prophet, from whom we must…


Added by keith hobkirk on February 23, 2014 at 11:34pm — No Comments

persecuted church


"And everyone who competes for the prize...

(does) it to obtain a perishable crown,

but we for an imperishable crown."

~ 1 Corinthians 9:25 NKJV

NIGERIA: Over 100 Fatalities in Weekend Killing Spree

Sources: Christian Solidarity Worldwide, World Watch Monitor, Morning Star News

In the dark of the night on February 15th, Boko Haram militants chanting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great") attacked the predominantly Christian village… Continue

Added by keith hobkirk on February 22, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

to bless you

The infernal dungeon of Hell!

(John Bunyan)

"Depart from Me, you who are cursed — into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!" Matthew 25:41

Those in the infernal dungeon of Hell, will undergo a VARIETY of torments. Those who are most afflicted upon earth, have seldom any more than one malady at a time. But should they have the plague, the gout, the stone, and fever all at one time — how miserable would they think themselves! Yet all that is but like the…


Added by keith hobkirk on February 19, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Noonday Devotion

Welcome to Noonday Devotion

You know my friends, I love wring these devotions and I hope you enjoy reading them. I pray that you will share them with all your friends and contacts.

Please click on the guest links at the bottom of these messages

Thank and God bless




Matthew 20

29And as they were going out of Jericho, a great throng accompanied Him.

30And behold, two…


Added by keith hobkirk on February 19, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments


Directions for the holy spending of every day

Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

It somewhat tends to make a holy life more easy to us, when we know the ordinary course and method of our duties, and everything falls into its proper place; as it helps the farmer or tradesman to know the ordinary course of his work, that he need not go out of it, unless in extraordinary cases. Therefore I shall here give you some brief directions for the holy spending of every day.

Direction 1.…


Added by keith hobkirk on February 18, 2014 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Religious Beliefs as Properly Basic

Religious Beliefs as Properly Basic…

Added by Liam Callagan on February 15, 2014 at 9:49pm — No Comments

The THERAPEUTÆ - Who were they?

The THERAPEUTÆ - Who were they?

I remember their name but not the context in which I first heard of them.

Has anyone studied this group?

Were they Jews or Christian-Jews?

The Jewish Encyclopedia says they were Jews.

Early church "Fathers" said they were…


Added by Asha Brown on February 15, 2014 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

"Cyberbullying" on the Rise", says ChildLine

 ChildLine has reported a significant rise in the number of calls relating to cyberbullying.

The charity also reported increases in instances of self-harming, suicidal behaviour and racism. Depression and difficult family relationships were the top reasons for initiating contact with the…


Added by Asha Brown on February 9, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments

Jesus, Crosses, JFK, and Sniper Rifles.

I saw a meme in my Facebook feed the other day that I want to talk about a bit.  I won't include the whole meme here for a couple reasons.  First, the picture it uses is one of those 60s or 70s crappy-Christian-art paintings of a Jesus character sitting on a log with a bleached white robe, a kid on his knee, and a bunch of people looking all interested around him.  You know, standard fare gimmicky crap.  Second, the meme commentary has this Jesus character dropping the f-bomb a couple times.…


Added by Ray_N on February 1, 2014 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

*******The Super Bowl and Human Trafficking:******* "10 Things You Didn't Know About Slavery, Human Trafficking"

If we have listened to CNN or other news casts or have read other news articles, we have heard about the increase in "human trafficking" with the upcoming Super Bowl.

How should we as believers react when we hear this type of report?

Do we ignore it as though it is of no concern to us?

I'd love to hear any comments.

I have posted an article below for discussion:

10 Things…


Added by Asha Brown on January 31, 2014 at 1:59am — 6 Comments

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