Thursday, January 7, 2016

I've Moved This Blog To Pirate Christian Media!

Here's where I'll be posting in the future:
www.themessedupchurch.com

Thanks so much for reading!
-Steven Kozar

*UPDATE March 2019* The Messed Up Church is now a whole new website!
I'll still be posting some things with Chris Rosebrough's "Pirate Christian Media" under the Museum of Idolatry, but I needed the features of an entire website (not just a blog) to continue with all of the posts, articles and fellow contributors that I'm not utilizing. Please check out the new website and share it with others. Thanks! Steve

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

All Bible Versions the Same? Nope. Beware of "The Message!" by James Smith

Here's a very interesting article about Bible translations-specifically pointing out problems with Eugene Peterson's paraphrase "The Message." Here's what Peterson said in an interview in 1995: “Why do people spend so much time studying the Bible? How much do you need to know? We invest all this time in understanding the text which has a separate life of its own and we think we’re being more pious and spiritual when we’re doing it.... Christians should be studying less, not more. You just need enough to pay attention to God.... I’m just not at all pleased with all the emphasis on Bible study as if it’s some kind of special thing Christians do, and the more they do the better.” And THIS guy writes his own version of the Bible??...
Christian Witness Ministries - Bible Versions: All preaching the same Message?

Friday, December 11, 2015

"Fighting for the Faith" Steven Kozar Interview

Here's the interview I just did with Chris Rosebrough; we talked about Amway, The AMC Pacer, The IQ of Rick Warren, Theological Diarrhea and about a hundred other things:
The Three Battles — Pirate Christian Media

Update: We had so much fun with this interview that I'll be doing more (probably a couple per month) in the New Year! -Steve