“The Sex Files” More & Final Ramblings… [Part 2]

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.”

[Hebrews 1:1-2]

Last week, I shared with you my review of the first part of the on-going sermon series at Mavuno Church, The Sex Files: Living in an R-Rated World”I received a lot of heat from the review, mainly because it appeared to be presumptuous, presenting a verdict on the introduction of a series, even before hearing the rest of the story. But there was a reason why I did that. All that anyone needs to discern the prevailing worldview in any sermon series is listen to any sermon in the series, not all of them. But then again, it is not the only sermon I’ve ever listened to from Mavuno or by Pastor K. Anyway, before I proceed to review the second part of the series, there’s a few things I thought I should clarify.

First, this is not an attack on Mavuno’s leaders, pastors or teachers. I am hating the game, not the player, Continue reading “The Sex Files” More & Final Ramblings… [Part 2]

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The Problem with Half Truths in Preaching

You’ve probably heard or read this quote before, “The problem with half-truths is if you have the wrong half.” Well, the truth is that there is no such thing as a half truth. It doesn’t really matter which half you have, they are both falsehoods. I am not the first person to point this out. A casual scan through classical authors and ancient proverbs confirms this. It was Mark Twain who said that “a half truth is the most cowardly of lies.” Alfred Lord Tennyson put it even more darkly, “a lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.” A Yiddish proverb goes straight to the point, “a half truth is a whole lie”. So, what happens when we preach half-truths about God? But even before we answer this, what is considered a half-truth about God? Continue reading The Problem with Half Truths in Preaching