Is Heaven For Real? Thoughts On The Movie

Look at Earth from the HeavenA few weeks ago, I got to see “Heaven Is For Real” with some friends. After I watched the movie, it seems a good movie to talk about.

What is “Heaven Is For Real”? It’s a movie starring Greg Kinnear. He plays the father of a little boy, named Colton. Connor Corum plays the role of Todd’s son, Colton.

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, there is a good chance that you have heard of this movie. For me, it has been the subject of many pleasant conversations. It seems a nice move about the reality of Heave; as seen through the eyes of a four year old little boy.

Did you know that this film has stirred up some controversy? I’ll explain it, shortly.

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The Builder

Last Friday, I attended the Real Hope conference held at Shore Vineyard Church. Bob Hartley and Eddie Boasso were the guest speakers. If you’d like, you can visit the media page on my church’s web site and listen.

I love the practice of beginning a conference with intimate worship music. I’ve just had one problem. My vision and hearing makes this very challenging; as I can’t read the text on the big screen. Sometimes, I will drift into self or I’ll drift into the Spirit.

I, soon found myself standing before a beautiful home. I don’t know, if it was a cape cod or some other style. As I gaze upon the house, I could see the place was a work of art. The builder has chosen to use an array of earth tone colors for the house. Continue reading

Jesus: Table For Thirteen!

What if Jesus came to your town? How do you suppose the scenes from “The Last Supper” would play out? Welcome to Jesus: Table For Thirteen! It is a contemporary musical drama performed at Shore Vineyard Church.

The story takes place inside a fictional Italian restaurant called “The Vine”. The restaurant is in downtown Toms River. What? I thought “The Last Supper” took place in something called The Upper Room in Jerusalem?  Continue reading

In Search of The Mysterious City of Sin

Years ago, I lived in Phoenix, AZ. While living there, I met a troubled young man. He came to Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, for group counseling. “I must have done something wrong? God is angry with me,” says the young man. We were shocked and asked, “What happened?” Continue reading