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Showing posts from April, 2012

Blog Followers

Over the last several months the traffic on this blog has really increased, and I am humbled by the number of people who log on each day, and the 1,500 who visit each month. Because of this traffic I have the opportunity to become a book reviewer. The majority of this blog’s readers come through Google searches, and many come by way of Facebook links. Since most people land at this site from those avenues, they aren’t “followers,” and in order to become a book reviewer I need to meet the minimum follower count. So I am asking for a favor. If you do not follow this blog but you are an active reader, would you mind clicking the “Join this site” button? (also, any time you use the Facebook, Twitter, email, and +1 buttons, that helps too) Thank you for your help!  (Click  here  to enter the Facebook contest)

What is Truth? Part 1

“What is truth?” Pilate asked sarcastically. Jesus was on trial, and He explained to Pilate that He had come to “bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice (John 8:37).” Pilate laughed off Jesus as if to say, “Can you really know the truth?” That same attitude has become the rhetorical question of many of the new churches today. Churches are billing themselves as “church for people who don’t like church” or places where “we don’t have it figured out.” The traditional churches that read and believe the Bible have come under fire for being arrogant knowers of theology, while these newer emerging churches boast of not knowing what the Bible is really all about. Sound doctrine has been replaced with fluidity, black and white issues are now in color, truth is not knowable, the Gospel is a mystery, and the commands of Scripture take a backseat to each person’s story. I will be the first to admit that the emerging church has rightly critic

Why Does God Allow Disasters?

Another major earthquake has captured the attention of the world, and in times like these we always hear the question of, “How could a loving God allow this to happen?” Before I attempt to give my two cents on this question, let me assure the reader that my heart hurts for the ones involved and my prayers are with them. This is a purely theological answer, absent the tact that would be used in a personal encounter with one of these victims. To ask how a loving God could allow these tragedies to occur presupposes that God is acting in an unloving way, as if death were somehow reserved for the scumbags of society, the Hitlers and bin Ladens. I have been asked why God would allow a man to die slowly over the course of weeks, and I have also been asked why God would take someone so suddenly in an accident. The reality is that death stinks no matter how it happens or how long it takes. But death itself is a natural part of life, and God is not unloving for allowing it t

Facebook Contest

We are on a mission to get 1,000 likes! Here is how the contest works: Invite your friends to “like” the Tommy Mann Ministries page here , and then leave a comment on the page that says, “I invited my friends.” At the end of the contest a winner will randomly be drawn. The winner will receive a signed copy of Asleep in Heaven’s Nursery, the matching journal and pen set, a code to redeem the new audio book being released at the end of April, and a shout out on Facebook and Twitter. If this contest is successful then we will do it again for bigger prizes. In other words, the more likes, the more prizes. Good luck! Related blogs:  Asleep in Heaven's Nursery ,  Rachel Dowd Book Sponsorship Program