Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Random thoughts about Church History

I am preparing a four part series on Global Church History to present at VCC over 4 Sunday's. This will be my project for the class I took in May. It's hard to pin down 2000 years of history in four 30 minute talks...hopefully I can wet a few appetites for folks to do some reading and study on their own or in a group.

One thing that has been stirring in me since the class is this…we watched the movie Luther, which by the way I highly recommend. Something dawned on me…how is the indulgence selling back in Luther’s day any different from the folks that preach messages on if you give “seed” money to this or that you will “get” this or that from God? You can fill in the this or that. I am sure we have all heard and seen it promised that if you give you get.

Can someone tell me what the difference is?

2 comments:

Pat said...

I can't wait to hear these, Rose. And I now see that the VCC website allows podcast subscriptions in iTunes - nice job to Jim! I'll be downloading part 1 as soon as it's posted.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean... but when Jesus said give and it shall be given unto you shaked down, pressed together, running over He then said will men give to your bossom. God rewards people openly when we do things in secrete, which to me indicates we should not be expecting anything in return... unless we are looking for recognition from man. Does that sound right to you?