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  1. rapture may 21st. church service may 22nd

    May 21, 2011 by tbholdren

    So, as I’m sure everyone has already heard, “THE RAPTURE IS HAPPENING ON MAY 21st.” Now, how some genius has poured over the bible, figured out the date of the rapture, but somehow missed:

    “But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” -Matthew 24:36

    … is beyond me. I’m still here. Everyone I love is still here. The people who believed this are terribly disappointed, but… still here.

    No matter how hard you try, this guy is representing all of us right now :\

    Thank you ever so much, Mr. False Prophet. This is whole kerfuffle you’ve created has basically become a giant point of scorn and derision for non-believers to poke fun at. All it does is tarnish the name of Christ, because, no matter how much we’d like to think you aren’t… you and your people are professed Christians, and non-believers will smear this in the face of the rest of us. I even heard one hyperventilating atheist claim that false hopes of a rapture have destroyed entire families, and should be outlawed!

    (pssst… Isn’t it amazing how the intellectual elite are always the first to take a wild, murderous stab at freedom of speech in the interest of protecting the poor, the helpless… and apparently, now, the extremely gullible?)

    There will be a rapture. But it’ll come as a thief in the night, not as a giant media extravaganza with CNN coverage.

    Anyways, I’ll see all those I love in church tomorrow, and we’ll continue doing what we’ve always done: live and pray and work like the rapture will be tomorrow, even if it doesn’t come for another 50 years.

  2. Little Scribes

    March 15, 2011 by sholdren

    I am so excited to announce that “Little Scribes”, the app my brother, Andrew Hoyer, and I have been working on for the last few weeks, is now available on the iTunes App Store! It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

    Little Scribes is a delightful flashcard app for kids, with a biblical theme. Each and every flashcard relates to a story in the Bible, which gives parents a great opportunity to teach their young children about the Bible, in a fun and exciting way! Kids who have used this app have shown great enthusiasm, and are interested in seeing the flashcards over and over.

    Andrew Hoyer is the app developer, and I did the artwork. It was a lot of fun to create, and I hope you really enjoy it!

    Click below to view the App in the iTunes App Store:

    Here are a few links related to the App:

    Little Scribes
    iTunes App Page

    Artist: Susanna Holdren
    (This is my business website,

    Developer: Andrew Hoyer

  3. burning the koran

    September 9, 2010 by tbholdren

    Pentecostal pastor Terry Jones of Louisiana is planning on spending three hours throwing Korans (the “Bible” of Muslims) on a bonfire this Saturday evening.

    Pastor Terry Jones

    Now, I have zero respect for the Koran, as it is not a holy book. Anyone who claims to be a Christian, must believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. The only way, truth, and life. Therefore, the Koran is a false book written by a false prophet.

    That’s my personal conviction. I’m sure that all true Muslims feel the same way about the New Testament, and most of the Old Testament. A little quid-pro-quo, I suppose.

    However, in the presence of a Muslim (or anyone for that matter), no matter how ridiculous I thought it was, I would not insult the thing they cherish most, out of respect for them. I would hope for the same in return.

    Oddly, America is selectively offended by this. Nobody in the media or government cries when a Bible is spit upon. Burned. Its pages used as toilet paper by blasphemers. These displays, no matter how antagonistic, after all, are protected under freedom of speech. Everyone from Hillary to Obama to the Vatican have weighed in and condemned the book BBQ as “hateful,” “despicable,” “dangerous to our troops,” etc. etc.

    Fortunately for many people, Christians don’t threaten to murder folks who disrespect us or our beliefs, even when those acts wounds us deeply in spirit.

    With the encroachment of the Ground-Zero mosque, and living under a government that constantly bends over backwards (… or bows) to avoid offending Muslims, I can understand this man’s frustration, and see what has driven him to this point.

    I have two holy scriptures, though, that I believe would discourage this act:

    “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
    – Romans 12:18

    “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”
    – Matthew 7:12

    This is definitely not going to engender peace with any man, and it will probably cause a smearing of Christ’s name in many, many circles, as retribution for this act.

    Now, sometimes, God causes his men to do things that are offensive to shock the people from their deep slumber. The Old Testament is full of such examples.

    But any man can claim to have done something because “God told him to.” I hope this pastor reconsiders. Not, as a coward, for fear of Muslim reprisal. But because this is not, I believe, an accurate enactment of God’s will.