Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Cover Story versus The Facts




The CORE News and Events

(still listed as of today on their websty).


April 17
Wildwood Film Festival
The CORE will be hosting one evening of the Wildwood Flim Festival. This festival features local filmmakers and will be held on April 17th at 6:30 and 9:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. For more information visit www.wildwoodfilmfest.com

The Cover Story:

I. J. Reilly has left a new comment on your post "Films at the Mission Church":

The Wildwood Film Festival had absolutely no connection to the Core except that it took place in the same location where the Core is conducting its ministry. This isn't the best analogy, I know, but it's kind of like when a church will let its building be used as a polling place. Hey, I would imagine that some pretty ungodly men and women received votes that were cast in a church building. This was not an event that was promoted among its church members as a church event. I agree that the organizers of the festival should have been more careful about the films they presented in that venue, but Ski really had no idea of what the movies would be like before the event took place.

Welcome to the camp, I guess we all know why we're here!

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The Facts:

if u r in appleton & looking for something to do tonight come on down to The CORE 4 the Wildwood Film Festival. Starts at 6:30 & 9:00
about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Cover Story versus The Facts":

FACT: The CORE hosted this event and The CORE asked for its members to staff the event. It was NOT just a use of the facilities. The CORE gave approval for this function. The CORE could have denied having this held. It knew the content of the films and still hosted it.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Cover Story versus The Facts": The CORE also promoted the Wildwood Film Festival on its website.The CORE said it was hosting the event.


There's a church in the valley leased by Wildwood
No lovelier spot in A-town
No place is so dear to my childhood
As the Popcorn Cathedral of Rock.

(Oh, come, come, come, come)

Come to the church leased by Wildwood
Oh, come to the church in A-town
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the Popcorn Cathedral of Rock.

How sweet on a clear Sabbath morning
To listen to a Rock and Roll band
Its tones so loudly are calling
To the Popcorn Church built on sand.

(Oh, come, come, come, come)

Come to the church leased by Wildwood
Oh, come to the church in A-town,
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the Popcorn Cathedral of Rock.

There, close by the church in old A-town
Lies the doctrine I loved so well
We buried her beside the Willow Creek,
Cause we thought Schwaermer doctrine was swell.

(Oh, come, come, come, come)

Come to the church leased by Wildwood
Oh, come to the church in A-town.
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the Popcorn Cathedral of Rock.

There, close by the side of Craig Groeschel,
Near Driscoll, Stetzer, Stanley, and Sweet,
When they bury the last Lutheran synod,
Church and Change will shout, "That's neat!"

(Oh, come, come, come, come)

Come to the church leased by Wildwood
Oh, come to the church in A-town
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the Popcorn Cathedral of Rock.

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Wildwood Film FestivalFriday, April 17th
Shows at 6:30 and 9:00pm
"The CORE" (formerly the Big Picture Theater)
Appleton, Wisconsin

The Northwestern



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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Questions for DP Englebrecht and the WELS COP":

There was quite a stink here in A-Town a couple years back when the WELS congregations didn't/wouldn't/couldn't participate in a Thrivent-sponsored Habitat for Humanity drive. (Perhaps it wasn't only in A-Tizzle fo' shizzle, dawg, yo,.)

Why? Each day Habitat for Humanity opens with prayer before the hammers swing. It is contrary to our confession of faith to engage in such simple religious activity with other groups.

Yet... yet... called pastors from the Fox Valley go to outright Enthusiastic worship services -- with alter (sic) calls of public profession of faith and the laying on of hands --, exclaim about it to the www.world, seek help on how to build churches from the son of the director of the California Southern Baptist Convention, and get mezmerized by who-knows-what spirit by the awesome praize band.


Concerned WELS laymen, I'm talking to you. This is what WELS synod tolerates now. Your donations & your church's donations to synod pay the salary of the men - MEN - who are supposed to put their foot down. But they won't.

Perhaps 'tolerate' isn't the right word. WELS synod encourages it. You are the one tolerating it, with your silence.

+Diet O. Worms

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Brett Meyer has left a new comment on your post "The Cover Story versus The Facts":

Diet, I don't think WELS has any problem with Habitat for Humanity. Here is Pastor Mark Jeske giving the blessing with Habitat for Humanity.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity
Friday, May 18 - afternoon
Home Blessing
As I return to the site Friday afternoon, I see the William's new home clean as a whistle and ready for occupancy. I am introduced to Dakari, Kayin and Amaris, Gloria and Bashambas' children. They are precious. Darkari makes his first trip up the ramp constructed especially for him; he is loving it. Kayin and Amaris are bouncing around, unable to contain their excitement. Kayin pulls Carmel Builders President, Tom, by the pants leg into what will be his new room. "I'm going to paint my room blue and green—my favorite colors", he exclaims.
Crowds are gathering now - preparing for the home dedication service. County Executive, Scott Walker, along with leaders from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and the Carmel Builders Crew to celebrate the dream of home ownership for the Williams Family. Pastor Mark Jeske from Time of Grace Ministry gives a blessing and we all give thanks!
As I listen, I am reminded that what has been built this week is more than walls and a roof. Together, many hands with one vision have built a home. In the process we have formed community and laid a foundation for community to grow and thrive. This is really what it's all about and what Habitat is all about. Helping hands pulling together to truly make a difference in people's lives.
There's no better reason to celebrate!

http://www.thriventbuilds.com/homes/diary/index.html

Although WELS themselves have said this:
"Another concern is Habitat’s desire to be an ecumenical organization, that is, an organization with “a concern to reunite the divided Christian family” (p. 80). But this reuniting is not done on the basis of a careful study of the Scriptures. In his book, Fuller approvingly quotes the slogan, “Doctrine divides, service unites” (p. 80). He says unity comes about when people of diverse religious beliefs work together to build homes for the poor. “Maybe, just maybe, God wants to use ‘the theology of the hammer’ as a means to draw his divergent family closer together” (p. 79). This statement and others like it come close to making the building of homes for the poor a means of grace." Paul Janke, pastor at St. Peter, Modesto, California

http://www.wels.net/cgi-bin/site.pl?1712&cxDatabase_databaseID=1&id=8719&magazine=Forward%20in%20Christ


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GJ - I think all the DPs have had alter calls. They thought they were going to get tutored. Ditto the Sausage Factory professors.



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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Cover Story versus The Facts":

Most of the people attending the Wildwood Film Festival could probably use a good dose of Jesus. What better way to plant a seed. But I would say by the way all of the pompous asses carry on here, you need Jesus more. Satan is crouching at your door. Read Galations 2. Then read it again. And then read it again for good measure before it is too late. I don't know, maybe it is too late. There are no hearts of Jesus here. I think the Father, Son and Holy Ghost have left for the coast...fleeing from this blog.


Needed - more relational, relevant, and real signage.
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