Hello All!

I’m just dropping you a friendly reminder about the Bible Runner’s dramatic podcast which I’ve been teasing recently since we just released the first episode online.

So far there is only an augmented podcast via youtube but I’m working on getting an easy link to download the mp3 available for downloading and listening to it online.

 The Bible Runners’ S.O.S. Podcast!

Or visit through the link in the menu to the left of the page.

We hope you enjoy it and leave a comment.

In Christ,

Ross

Hello All!

It’s been a long time since I’ve written and honest to goodness post around here and for that I’d like to apologize, it’s just that sometimes life or what goes on in it consumes you. Things suck up all your time and soon you find yourself neglecting the sharing and edifying of others with God’s Word, the Devil likes it that way.

Well it’s time to work out!

That’s right…work out!

Tonight I’ll be breaking down two verses from Philippians 2 and getting down to what is and is not being said through them so let’s check them out!

12 So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose.

Philippians 2:12-13 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Breakout the Workout!

Oh…my…those verses look a bit like erm…works right. Coming from a legalistic background whe work out just stands out but before we try to figure it out we need to note something. Verse 12 starts with the words: “So then…” and those words are very much like “Therefore…” “Since…” or “Because of…”. The first question to ask when confronted with a there fore is…what is it there for!

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...looks beautiful and proves that the heresy and horrible scriptural changes are still intact!

Son of God is a repackaged version of the New Testament sections of the miniseries The Bible which aired on The History Channel last year.

For those of you who have forgotten this is the one produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey with the hotline spiritual advisory panel of Rick Warren, Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes!

I shouldn’t need to remind you that the 10 hour miniseries while fantastic to look at was so theologically bankrupt that I couldn’t even bring myself to take the time to fully break down more than the first few episodes of the miniseries.

Needless to say that while Satan has been removed (see link below), a smooth move when you’ve already taken most if not all references to erm…sin out of the film to ostensibly save screentime- this film is still going to be filled with bad theology and horrible creative decisions.

For instance in the above trailer Seeker Jesus tells Peter in response to:

“What are we going to do?”

“Change the World!”

Which for those wondering is NOT what Christ came here to. He came to suffer and die taking ALL SIN upon Himself to provide a SUBSTITUTION for humanity. His blood is enough to cover everyone, but only covers those who are Born Again.

Christ didn’t come to this world to change the world….but to save us while in this world.

There’s also a clip from the feeding of the 5,000 which was just odd in it’s choices to have the disciples follow Jesus example and lift up their own baskets and pray to God and then SHAZAM! Fish and loaves in their baskets!

Later in one of the worst rewritten sequences in the entire miniseries Jesus has the stones removed from Lazarus tomb and ENTERS IT HIMSELF and then kisses Lazarus on the forehead and Lazarus suddenly awakens with wide eyes. A Jump scare of Biblical proportions not to mention missing the whole point of the Biblical narrative!

Also of note is the quick flash of shots just after the mallet slams into the head of the nail:

A shot of either the money changers cash or the cash that Judas tosses back toward the Temple Guards as they’re bringing Jesus out.

The clouds swirling around Golgotha that never truly bring about the darkness mentioned in the Biblical account.

Adam made of the dirt of the earth, a shot that I really love.

The destruction of Cirqe De’ Sodom and Gomorrah.

Moses staff being used to part the Red Sea.

All Old Testament things not that I’m complaining as surely they need to attempt to set up the story.

Although the placing of Jesus raising out of the water after being baptized is pretty strange being towards the end of the trailer.

Ending with the: “I am coming soon”. marking the end of the trailer and the end of the woefully inadequate Revelation scene is both smart marketing and a reminder of how underwhelming fitting the whole Bible into a 10 hour miniseries was.

Even though because of the running time of 2 hours there is less time for heresy my advice to you as you would probably imagine is, do NOT see this film.

Reading the Gospels will be be much more accurate and helpful so I recommend you do that.

In Christ,

Ross

 Satan removed from Son of God!

Hello folks!

The Former Adventist Fellowship Conference has started and you can join us via livestream!

We’re talking about the New Covenant.

 FAF Conference Livestream!

Please do come and join us.

In Christ,

Ross

Hello everyone!

Now I’ve shared in the past I came out of Seventh-Day Adventism. I was one of 3 Pastors Kids growing up being taught in Adventist churches and when we could afford it Adventist schools. In 1987 I was Born Again, and began to live as an Undercover Christian and have since been unlearning years of indoctrination and been replacing that with verse by verse through the Bible Detox!

It must be said that the Detox has been worth it, but once a year, every February, I attend the Former Adventist Fellowship Conference!

The last two years we have live-streamed the event and that will be continuing this year as well starting tomorrow morning!

This year we are going to get into an awesome in depth weekend on The New Covenant!

Former Adventist Fellowship Website.

Starting tomorrow there should be a link to the live-stream there if not I will quickly post a link tomorrow. So come and join us! Watch the live-stream and join the conversation.

God Bless.

Ross

I thought I’d share with you a concept track I whipped up for The Bible Runners!

Remembering Estrella (Star)

If you visit the link and listen you’ll find that I was in a mood for reflection last night so I chose to create a moody flashback centric track to demonstrate a bare bones way of expanding the story by simply using sound.

In the actual Podcast this track would be accentuated with character thought narration/dialogue to expand or recreate the moment more fully.

I hope you like it!

Ross

Later this year we’ll be releasing the Premiere Episode of The Bible Runners!

Preparing The World

Right now I’m currently preparing character biographies for the major characters in the Bible Runners universe. At the same time we have to find a talented team of voice actors to bring the characters to life, my friend and Brother in Christ Jack Dauer of the Iceberg Lounge Podcast is helping with that. I’ve also started working on the script for the pilot episode, in which we’ll gently ease you into the world that I’ve been creating over the past 20 years.

However this is a world that you will not be able to look at after all podcasts do not feature video at all. So the first question I had to ask when in the conceptual stage for the podcast was: how can I bring the world to live visually if the listener can’t see it?

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Hello Folks!

Sorry it’s been a while since my last post, as usual thing have been surprisingly busy, however today’s post couldn’t wait another day. I say this because coming up tomorrow it would be really helpful to understand the ins and outs of being a good Christian sports-fan! (Note that this can and should be applied to all sports including those featuring individual athletes).

Diagram This Out

I LOVE football! I don’t know why you call it football when you use your hands most of the time, but then calling it handball is right out! (For what it’s worth the British term for “American Football” GRIDIRON is totally awesome! Back on point I love teams playing great football, I love the Seahawks playing exceptional football, but I love my 49ers more!

I’ve been a 49er fan since the early 80′s, my first football on the telly was 49ers vs. the Raiders and it wasn’t even close. I loved the 49ers intensity and passion- I loved that they wore the color red- it always reminds me of the blood that poured from my Savior to wash my sins whiter than snow! And I’ve been a fan ever since, through lean years, through the almost there years, and now we’re back at the top of our game it’s an exciting time to be a 49er fan- just as it is right now to be a Seahawks, Patriots or Broncos fan.

Tomorrow I’m going to be enjoying the first church service (at the Packinghouse we’re going through Romans!) and then making my way to an awesome local sports bar (The Upper Deck Sports Lounge at Pharaoh’s Lost Kingdom in Redlands CA.) for both games. (What you’re about to read also applies to those watching the games at home also). There will be passionate fans there for all the teams, and there is nothing wrong with being passionate in the support of your team but you need to keep a few things in mind- some Biblical things.

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An Introduction

Hello everyone!

Allow me to thank everyone who has continued to visit this blog especially during this extended time of me just being overwhelmed from all angles and just not getting around to posting much at all. That said the times of me posting not much at all look to be in the rear view mirror. Today I will be sharing the first of a series of planned articles on The Christian Walk. This series will be a guidebook to the life we have in Christ, and how there’s the opportunity for spiritual growth beyond simply being saved.

English: Resurrection of Christ

English: Resurrection of Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over the next few weeks you’ll also see new posts continuing two other series that have been on hiatus. The Inductive Study of the Gospel of John  our verse by verse study through the Gospel of John and Project 3:16 our look (in context) at the passages located around every 3:16 in the Bible.

In The Beginning of The Christian Walk

The beginning of the Christian Walk starts when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, to see what that’s all about (and it’s very important that you do) feel free to visit this page: Finding Salvation in Jesus Christ!

This Salvation is a one time non-repeatable event, in this way it is similar to the event that enables us to be saved, the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Being Born Again (Born from Heaven or Above) is not something that you can do for yourself, it is God the Father sealing and filling you with God the Holy Spirit as a gift in response to you accepting the gift He gave you of His only begotten Son on the cross in your place.

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The Banner for The Thief in the Night

What you see above is the banner for the film I’ve been working on with friends for over a year and a half now, called The Thief in The Night (TTiTN) It’s a independent Christian Psychological thriller about Spiritual Warfare and Salvation. I’m just exceedingly blessed to have been a part of this passion project and now that God has brought it to completion we look forward to being able to share it with people around the world.

TTiTN is specifically designed as an outreach tool to people who do not know Jesus Christ and alert them of the possibility of/draw them closer  to/ encourage them to enter into a relationship with Him. Yet it is also a wake up call to Christians that we need to be sharing our faith and need to be more aware that there is a spiritual battle going on 24/7 all around us for the soul of every human being on planet earth. We need to put on the Armor of God (Ephesians 6) every day, and share our faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

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