Finding the Way, The Truth and The Life...

The Fajita O' The Lord makes a comment on an article by a cat named Preacher Mike. The Fajita and I share a common concern in this matter of where we should hold our allegiance. My ole Grandpappy (Sometimes known as "Jimmy the Viper")was a wise man (and a sailor), and he told his boy, me Pap (also a sailor), who then told me (though I am a sailor of the seas of culture and not the water) that God comes first. "God first, then family, then country"- to quote the grand old man himself. What an implication is contained therein! How we must convert our hearts! to Put God ahead of country... Hmmmm, Let's think and pray on what we must do now... and take some suggestions.

Let me suggest that one thing we could do is spend a little more money on the poor in our community and less on "Independence Day" Decorations.

And maybe we could think of it as "Interdependence Day" instead....

The blog Fajita Originally references is Preacher Mike's Blog

We Love you! -ARRRGGGHH!
Captain Lamewad


Discussion O' The Good News According to John.

We be startin' a discussion on the Gospel According to that Fine Noble Fisherman, St. John Himself, that Son of Thunder, the Young Gun, etc, etc...

Yer Captain here done found a deal, free versions o' this book from The Pocket Testament League and he finds that with a little modification, they can make mighty handy tools for evangelism...

So, in the cover of each copy I be handing out I've pasted the following thing blurb...

Here are some Questions to Help you get started on your journey, the Answers are found the scripture listed by the question!

Join the Discussion:

1. Why was this book written? John 20:30, 31 Page 52

2. What is one good way to receive God's blessing? John 20:29 Page 51

3. How do we enter the Kingdom of God? John 3:3-5 Page 6.

The Point of the post is to get people in the community involved in a one on one Bible Study in person and online So that we can grow in the kingdom together, now as you answer the questions, post ye a comment or two about what ye think about this here tiny book. From Time to time we'll be updatin' the Discourse and there will be a "permanent Link" in the Sidebar!

We Love you! -ARRRGGGHH!
Captain Lamewad


Some Good Old Fashioned Evangelism...

This be the kinda subversive evangelism I be talkin' about! Now let's rise up our standard, the Jolly Jesus, and go despoil the Devil O some souls!
There be many things about faith I love and cherish, and I can't think of anything I really dislike about being a Christian. I get frustrated with people sometimes, but that's mainly when they forget to serve others, and instead think they are doin' Jesus some sort of favor by just coming to Church.
Think about Philipians 2 fer a minute:
Philippians 2:1-13 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, (2) complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. (3) Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. (4) Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (5) Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, (6) who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, (7) but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. (8) And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (9) Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, (10) so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, (11) and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (12) Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, (13) for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Jesus is amazing. He has all the power, yet he tells us things like "He who is first shall be last, and the last shall be first" and "Love your enemies". As we work together to subvert our culture with the Kingdom of God, what can you do to create in yourself the attitude of Jesus?

Here is the link to the guy who actually made this wonderful video, he's got some great videos!

We Love you! -ARRRGGGHH!
Captain Lamewad


Somedays Ye Olde Pirate Feels Like This...

Here ye preacher be, castigated and confused some days. I read This Timely and Convicting Blog Post by someone who at least sounds like they know what they are talking about. Apparently the only thing worst than being a pulpit minister is trying to start a ministry on your own. I have to work a full time job just to not even halfway support me family. Arrgh, I hate it cause while I am at work, people are drowning, needing support, needing food, needing accountability, and I am some place that will look at me cross-eyed if I start to preachin' too much. I also really relate to the part about having a "useless" degree. I make less money than a grease monkey because I don't have a good degree.

Yet there be a spark somewhere deep inside of me that won't let me quit, something that literally burns me up. And then when I prostrate myself before me creator, The Pirate Preacher says, make me different Lord, and the fire only grows hotter, much to my chagrin, I may add. I've known I was gonna be a preacher since I was sixteen, and it's been a rough time. We've come through a lot, yet keep pressing on... If I was a postman, I could just quit my job, yet I can't help getting into saddle ministerally speaking. I guess it's true what they say about this job, the pay sucks, but the retirement benefits are great!

Ye Old Pirate Preacher.


The Floggings will Continue Until Morality Improves!

Ahoy there buckos!
I am a minister, yet I also work at another job to make a living. At least that's what I think I'm doing. We're not sure yet.

Here ye will find many things that seem unserious, but most assuredly don't be fooled. We are after your soul here. Don't be worried either, we love to have fun, and if you can laugh at your situation in life, then you are in the right place.

Thank yeee!
We love you
The Pirate Preacher.