The Day After Doomsday

Robby BradfordChristianity, end times, eschatology, Jesus Christ, judgment day0 Comments

So, it’s come and gone.  No rapture, no global earthquake.  What lessons could Christians take from this unfortunate PR disaster?  It’s true this was a small following that made bold pronouncements that the world would end on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 6PM, but Family Radio had 2000 billboards, dozens of radio stations, and were broadcasting into 30 languages. For … Read More

CYNICAL

Robby BradfordAssemblies of God, character, Christianity, discipleship0 Comments

This past Monday evening, the evening of my 42nd birthday, I was privileged to listen to Jim Bradford, General Secretary of the Assemblies of God, speak on Josiah.  His message was ripe and full of good things and aimed at ministers under 50 years of age.  I have enjoyed listening to Dr. Bradford on the occasions that I have heard … Read More

A Christian Response to the Killing of Osama bin Laden

Robby BradfordAssemblies of God, Christianity, discipleship, early Christianity, Jesus Christ, Osama bin Laden, pacifism, Question and Answer, war, war on terror3 Comments

I perceive a divided opinion among Christians over the killing of Osama bin Laden.  Some Christians are thrilled at the news that bin Laden is dead at the hands of American special forces.  Other Christians believe the proper response is almost mourning, as bin Laden has been sent, almost certainly, to a Christ-less eternity. Perhaps I am foolish to try … Read More

Easter Bunny Theology

Robby BradfordChristianity, Christmas, Easter, evangelism, first assembly, First Assembly of God Lafayette, Jesus Christ, nominalism, outreach, secularism1 Comment

Sometimes church people and even well-meaning pastors miss some of the most amazing moments for reaching people through the cultural windows that are present and create opportunities for the gospel to come alive.  I’m thinking about those moments in the Christian calendar that intersect with a huge cross-section of nominal Christians–Christmas and Easter. Tomorrow is Easter.  Just today, as a … Read More

Reflections on Lent

Robby BradfordChristianity, cross, Easter, Jesus Christ, Lent0 Comments

You may know someone this last week who began observing Lent, the 40 day period preceding Easter. It’s a time when Christians prepare for the coming of Holy Week and Easter through prayer, fasting, alms-giving and self-denial. Some call it the “Spring Training” of Christianity! In fact, this past week started the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday … Read More