User Profile: Pastor Melissa

Pastor Melissa

Member Since: March 28, 2011

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  • April 7, 2014 at 6:51pm

    He mentions all these males that he believes are called by God. I would love to hear his list of females he believes are called by God.

  • March 14, 2014 at 2:34pm

    These evangelists have the right start. They go and get people into the pews. (Or moveable chairs as many new congregations have now.) It just seems if the purpose is God instead of the preacher, they would be more excited about continually splitting the church to grow out instead staying together and growing up.

    I just see so much potential being put into one basket. The next great christian leader will be a Johnny Appleseed of the faith and start churches, not one big mega-church.


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  • March 12, 2014 at 8:07pm

    This is a husband, wife and two kids. The wife looks young, but it’s a wife.

    Also, he is best friends with a reindeer. It was a joke. You know, just like it used to be funny to see dudes in sitcoms dressed like chicks.

    Let this one go. It’s not worth the time.

  • March 12, 2014 at 11:27am

    I realize I am jumping on this train kinda late and will probably never be read.

    I was a server and I am a minister. For awhile I was both. Because of the place I was working (a family owned restaurant) there would be nights where I would make awesome tips because the place would be packed (My average was 18% I took my job seriously and worked hard.) There were many nights I only took home my wage $2.25 an hour or maybe $5 or $10 dollars more than that because someone came in to eat. It hurts when a customer purchases $50 in food and drinks, you give great service, you make sure their drinks are filled, you bring all that food and drink to their table, and they only tip $2-$5. This is a feeling one can only understand if you are living it. Especially when you only have 1-3 tables in a night, all of a sudden bad tippers make your nightly pay under minimum wage.

    Now about tithing vs. tipping. It is despicable to me that an actual minister would compare tithing to tipping. Tithing is giving 10% of everything you earn. This is way more than giving a server possibly $20 for good service. Once someone actually starts tithing they may realize how miniscule a good tip actually could be. That minister saying she gives 10% to God suggests she gives just as little to God as she gives to a server. What? You give 10% like it’s some bill that has to be paid? Don’t go there. It lowers ministers- male and female.

  • December 22, 2013 at 10:24pm

    This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing this on the Blaze.

  • November 20, 2013 at 12:47pm

    Enjoyed reading this. Thank you. I would love to see paintings that show this sort of prayer, or show this sort of priestly pose. The position of an icon is always important. The easiest answer to the image being a female priest would be to see how other depicted priests in the catacombs have their hands. Are those images available.?

  • November 8, 2013 at 7:38am

    When one looks at a theology, a key to look for is the scandal at the cross. What makes the cross something that becomes a game changer for humanity? I admire and respect Billy Graham. I saw him in middle school and really attached to his message. I find it sad, not for him but for us, that the scandal is sin is real and we need to accept.

    I went to a leadership conference on new church start back in February. At one point I was offended because a speaker suggested people can’t handle the word sin anymore. “Instead of saying sin we need to say, ‘I messed up.’”

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  • October 29, 2013 at 10:01am

    I truly appreciate the way Ole Anthony put it. There is nothing wrong with using your own money but it becomes questionable what your money is when you are using a religious institution to advertise and write. I think the real issue is stewardship. Is Pastor Furtick celebrating congregants who can rise up on their own? Does he practice what he preach? Is he saying give up your worldly possessions from one side of his mouth and building mansions with the other? Who is he contracting to build?

    There was a priest in Germany using church funds to build his own mansion. Just adding that in because the two stories might be good to relate to one another.

  • October 28, 2013 at 8:41am

    I marched flute in high school and I have so much respect for this! There is a reason when marching bands move around the field it is usually blobs and squiggly lines. It’s because it is difficult enough to make the squiggly lines look good. Appreciate the art. This is a group of individuals acting together to create an image while playing an instrument. Wow. Amazing.

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  • October 23, 2013 at 12:02pm

    Radical Hospitality: If you ever want to know why /r/Christianity is so less populated and popular than /r/atheism consider hospitality.

    Instead of relating to the people on the site they point those with questions to the faqs page. Instead of embracing the those who come with their personal sites they immediately downvote anything that isn’t directly posted as a self post.

    It has become one of the least hospitable places to find a Christian perspective.

  • October 18, 2013 at 10:40am

    Good for him. If he has really found God and wants to share that relationship with others, he could change a lot of minds and hearts towards Christ. May God bless him if this is true.

  • October 9, 2013 at 8:07am

    Because too many of the “wrong” people were getting arrested for standing up for their beliefs. WWII and Vietnam Vets. Average Citizens using national parks. Now they have pictures where they are being arrested for going against the system.

  • October 9, 2013 at 7:57am

    I was reading about the Vietnam Vets who were arrested at the memorial in New York. I thought, isn’t it interesting who is getting arrested this time around for their beliefs. Back in the 60′s the Hippies and anti-segregationists were the ones who were arrested. In other words, the ones who were deemed to be in the right. This time around the Vietnam Vets, who the Hippies were sadly against, are the ones getting arrested. I thought, I wonder if the left is aware of who is willing to get arrested to do the right thing? Perhaps this article is a resounding yes. This was staged to make the left continue to look right. My belief, but I believe it is true.

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  • September 26, 2013 at 3:55pm

    Darn you Glenn Beck. It’s starting to get difficult to do the right thing over the easy thing.

  • September 4, 2013 at 11:36am

    Someone I know pointed out this blog is stern to her daughters but it features her boys flexing their muscles shirtless on the beach. Double standard?

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  • August 22, 2013 at 8:51am

    And that is one reasons many churches years ago moved from a communal communion cup to those little communion cups. We became more aware of sickness and how it is spread. (I hope this doesn’t stop hugs in church, just makes people who are sick more aware they shouldn’t hug for the love and sake of others.)

  • August 12, 2013 at 10:24am

    @Dittohead- We all say things more openly when we are in the company of people we trust. Liberals talk more jokingly about things they find unproductive to the Christian story when they are around their ‘own kind.’
    Yes, I am a minister. I am open about that and, the collective ‘we’ of The Blaze, have had that discussion a few months ago. I believe in my call to God. It is more difficult to be open about that in some places, but I do it because I have hardened by resolve instead of my heart.
    I share the experience I had because it is important to know the conversation. It is more important to ask why they are joking instead of cutting off the conversation so quickly.
    Let me add something else, I would work for Glenn Beck and be open about it with my Liberal friends. Why? Because I am called to bring people back to relationship. I will be the ‘liberal voice’ in a conservative camp, and, yes, the ‘conservative voice,’ in a liberal camp. So, having this conversation, whether you agree with me or not, is important. At least we are talking. This is more than many do.

  • August 12, 2013 at 9:28am

    We need a better way to communicate and relate on this site. I do not like the format for posting and replying to people. This little part is for the people who work for The Blaze.

    And this is a response: I lived in Kentucky for a few years as the senior pastor of a church outside of Louisville. The Louisville ministers gathered once a month and shared our joys and concerns regarding our congregations. At the time I knew nothing about the Creation Museum. The discussion, during one of our meetings, turned to the museum. The liberal voice in the room didn’t show any respect. It was a joke. One youth minister took their youth there and said it was a joke.

  • August 12, 2013 at 8:27am

    Don’t you know, unicorns didn’t make it on the boat.

  • August 12, 2013 at 8:10am

    For myself: When I think zip line I think of professional courses just devoted to zip lines. It seems like they are expanding themselves too thin. Of course, I could be wrong.

    From the more liberal KY Christians I have personally talked to: The creation museum is a joke. They make fun of it when they congregate together.Moreover, they won’t take it seriously until they turn their propaganda into education. (I believe a liberal Christian organization pushing a museum that only proves evolution would be propaganda too.) Anyone can take a hypothesis and only look for proofs that make their hypothesis true. I point to global warming as a secondary example.

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