Blog Archive: John B. Abela

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by John B. Abela @abelajohnb

Pastoral Salaries Or The Lack Thereof I am going to walk a 'fine line' in writing about this issue (both from a private policy issue, and the fact that people never like to talk about money) but none the less, this is an issue I feel we NEED... read more
1876 words · ~8 minutes to read · published Jan 31, 2006
20th Memorial: Space Shuttle Challenger It was twenty years ago today that the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded and fell into the sea. (11:31 AM, Eastern Time 73 seconds after liftoff) Aboard the ship were its Commander, Francis R. "Dick"... read more
1114 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 28, 2006
A Sniper's Journey : The Truth About the Man Behind the Rifle Well, this isn't exactly a "Christian Book", so if anybody doesn't think my review of the book should be posted here, just say so and I'm sure the mysterious... read more
588 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 27, 2006
The Cautions Of Internet Blogging There is no questioning that one of the major areas we would love to see ChristianBlog.Com to have growth is within the teenage group. Not only do teenagers bring crazy teenage discussions, but teenagers within a safe... read more
915 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 23, 2006
Here is a list of possible topics to Blog about, based on some of the topics people visit ChristianBlog in hopes of finding. , Why Does God Break My Heart? , Famous Tithing Stories , The Violent Take It By Force , Christian Vacations , Flesh and the... read more
96 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 20, 2006
Hell, Hades, and Tartarus There are three Greek words in the New Testament translated by the one English word "hell," which fact results in some confusion in our thinking. One of these is "Gehenna." It is the Greek representative... read more
1646 words · ~7 minutes to read · published Jan 20, 2006
Well, here is a story that got me thinking. When I first read it I was like "All right, good move!" Then after thinking about it, I was not so sure. However, in the end I can see the merit in the action that is wanting to be taken by those... read more
792 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 19, 2006
I have the following book for sell. It is new and has never been read. I would like 23.00 for the book, and that includes shipping. It retails for 29.95 and normally ranges around the 20 dollar mark on amazon. I will ship the book via Priorty Mail,... read more
100 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 19, 2006
I just bought this book last week based on a book review posted here at I enjoyed the book. The book has been read only once. I do not dogear nor abuse books. Consider this as "like new" as a 'used book' can get. I... read more
103 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 18, 2006
Here is a recipe I have been working on for the last year or so. I would consider this a 'Medium' difficulty recipe due to the time involved, not the expertise required. I base my difficulty levels on the same principles that the FoodNetwork... read more
981 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jan 17, 2006
In just a few hours (5.5 as of the moment) the highly anticipated reentry of the Stardust spacecraft will be taking place! One of the most awesome facts about it (on a personal level) is that it's reentry point is just about onehour North of... read more
132 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 14, 2006
I keep thinking about buying the book Thr3e by Ted Dekker and reading through it. Today while browsing through iTunes I came across the audio book, but before I bought it (21.95) I thought I'd see if anybody else has read andor listened to it. I... read more
147 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 12, 2006
The Bait of Satan, by John Bevere The other day I was down at the local chapter of Teen Challenge to work on some of their computers, do monthly updates, and such. While I was there one of the managers (not exactly sure of their employee structure... read more
1242 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Jan 09, 2006
Today ChristiansReport.Com posted an article entitled Pumping Up The Music For Jesus, HipHop Style that I read and thought I would comment on. Some Good Comments The majority of the article was of little or no interest to me, however toward the end... read more
884 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jan 08, 2006
Today ChristiansReport.Com linked to an article entitled Worshiping Outside the Traditional Church Walls that caught my eye. One of my good brothers in the Lord (and a former boss) owns a website called ChurchlessFaith.Com and describes his website... read more
684 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 06, 2006
The Washington Times did an article about this year marking the 100th anniversary of the Los Angelesbased revival that emerged to become one of the 20th century's most significant religious events... The Azusa Street Revival. In doing some... read more
354 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 02, 2006
Since April of 1998 I have been using the "Personal Prayer Diary, Daily Planner" published by YWAM Publishing to keep track of my personal thoughts. I have often kept two of them, one for my business & ministry, and a second that stays... read more
469 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 02, 2006
An old school mate of mine, and someone I consider a dear friend, Jeff Mikels, posted an entry in his blog this past week entitled, "Memoirs from NWBC" in which he details the first five (5) years of his ministry as a Senior Pastor.... read more
1600 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Dec 24, 2005
I am apart of a Christianbased mailing list that is made up of mostly worship pastors, with a few folks like (like me) who have been or are on worship teams in their local churches. An interesting topic came up in the last week that was... read more
2122 words · ~9 minutes to read · published Dec 20, 2005
Many of us stop during the course of their life and decide to wait for Christ to do something in, or around, their life before they make the next ‘big step'. What fools we are! Christ has already come and performed His acts on earth. Now it... read more
196 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 20, 2005
Repentance Restoration Rejoicing This is the message that the Lord spoke into my heart two years after leaving the ministry. I had faithfully served the Lord for many years and after a series of events left the ministry to try to refocus priorities,... read more
1006 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Dec 20, 2005
During the whole "Passion" Movie crazeera there were dozen and dozen of people on Christian websites around the world asking the question, "Did I kill Christ?". This movementquestion went to far as to even have a number of... read more
519 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 20, 2005
"Faith is the first thing that brings the spiritual power. Of course, the rituals and the tools play a part in this, but without faith there is no power and there is not movement."1 ~ Frank (Fools) Crow At the time I wrote this... read more
575 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 20, 2005
A good friend and I got talking last night about some of the teachings of Christianity that we thought were wrong. We ended up talking about the ways that (we feel) many churches teach on the subject of tithing incorrectly. It was a good and... read more
1075 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Dec 20, 2005
In a vision I had today. I saw many dwelling places. Outside of these dwelling places were stacks of food. Both cooked and uncooked meat. I saw fires burning. I saw on the fires many pots. These pots where castiron. They were big ones, with fancy... read more
157 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 20, 2005
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