JST on John 6 – the Scandal

I have soberly learned by real life experience several things in 2007. There are three biblical doctrines that make any earnest LDS friend shudder (especially when it is delivered from a Baptist preacher): 1. The Triune God 2. Creation ex nihilo   3. Divine sovereignty in man’s salvation Moving beyond the general teachings of Christ […]

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Rexburg Temple Picketers, Part 3

I just read this and this from the LDS newsroom.  Both are interesting articles. And before I get too much further on this Rexburg temple series,  I want to know about the picketers.  Who are the groups and their sponsors? I have been hearing some stories on yesterday Lord’s Day that some have not been nice. […]

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Rexburg Temple Interview, Part 2

Let’s go live, today, with Pastor Joe, my brother-in-law.  He pastors Grace Baptist Church in Rexburg, Idaho.  In light of the Rexburg Temple open house, Joe is seizing the opportunity to speak on the temple. Todd:  Joe, what text did you center on this morning?

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Rexburg Temple News, Part 1

Here are some snippets from the headline news in Southeastern Idaho.

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Is LDS Deseret Admiring America’s New Apostle: Joel Osteen

With much more national and worldwide religious influence than any LDS apostle, young and vibrant Joel says it more clearly, loudly, and passionately for the new-year 2008:

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I saw Elder David A. Bednar this morning.

Just a little before 10:00 a.m. this morning, I saw the LDS apostle.  He was exiting with folks in the covered sidewalk tents from the Rexburg temple while I was entering. I had about a hundred questions to ask.  But I decided to wait.

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Joel Osteen in your Local Deseret

Wait a minute.  I thought LDS didn’t go for prosperity dreaming, self-esteem coaching, Kent & Barbie profiling, mega of mega churching, evangelical entrepreneurs. Why in the world is Joel Osteen’s latest book, Become a Better You, featured in the 2008 Winter Catalog of Deseret Book? The pastor of the biggest “evangelical” church in America showcased?  […]

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First Time in an LDS Temple

Tomorrow. I will let you know all about it. 

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Merry Christmas!

God gave us snow in Idaho Falls. It is so great. Merry Christmas to all

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Does Mitt Romney have a spiritual ally? Joel Osteen

Apprising Minstries carries the news. HT:  Current Christian Guys, I don’t even know what Joel Osteen’s evangelical doctrine is anymore, except the marketing mantra of maximizing who you are as a person.  A God-centered theology?  Hardly.

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