Thou Shalt Not Steal

April 17, 2010

Let the Thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he might have something to share with anyone in need. Ephesians 4:28

You Shall not steal.  Exodus 20:15

Southern Baptist discernment minister, stand up comic, radio personality, professional musician and biblical apologist for Apprising Ministries, Ken Silva seems to be a bit confused about the Bible.  Silva admits in his belief section that “the Bible in its entirety is to be the sole and final authority in all matters of belief and practice for Christians of every culture and age.”

So, why is he having such a problem following it?  On one page alone there could be counted at least two graphics for his posts which are Copyrighted material from other sites.  One is from the student page of the Lexington Examinar.  All the other graphics he uses are not linked to their original source, could they have been lifted for his teaching  ministry?  Why would a minister who is so careful about checking that other people’s faith is biblically correct lift content from other’s work?  At the end of each blog he attributes his sources for the content of his articles, why not the graphics?  Is that one of the beliefs and practices that is not as important to Rev. Silva?  I wonder what the Lexington Herald and the Minneapolis Star Tribune would think about someone using their content for this type of ministry purpose?  Using them in on a site that solicits money?  Some would say that such a clear breaking of copyright law is inconsistent with the Bible.  I wonder why Ken doesn’t seem to think it is wrong?

I apologize if Ken has paid to use these images, but since they are not attributed and in the case of the cartoon the artist’s name is cropped off completely I have sincere doubts.  If you have not paid the fees for copyrighted material Ken Silva I would suggest that you start going through your blog and taking down every image you have lifted from a website without their permission.  It is the right thing to do Ken and it is Biblical.

Update: Ken has changed the two graphics shown above.  One however that says “Twofaced” looks like the print on a poster from that has George W. Bush’s face on it. It appears that the only graphics that have changed are the two pointed out above.

2 Corinthians 2:17

Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the

contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from


He’s A Lover and a Fighter (The Poetry of Kenne Silva)

April 13, 2010

“She’s a beauty alright.”  Kenne Silva

Femme Fatale

A raven-haired beauty with a heart of stone;

She’ll look right through you, cut you to the bone.

Toe-head Loveboys won’t admit defeat-

Tease is her game, and she’s never been beat…

Look in her eyes and it is too late;

She’ll take your heart, an’ never hesitate.

She is a tigress with a brand-new toy;

Makes another loverman a boy…

Femme Fatale, has it all her way;

She won’t give you the time of day.

Femme Fatale, she’ll draw you in-

To a game that you’re never gonna win…

Her lazer gaze will never miss-

You’ll sell your soul for just one kiss.

She’ll flash a smile to melt your heart;

She’ll make you tear your own world apart…

Skirt riding high upon bronzed thighs;

She never fails to tantalize-

On the approach you’ve already lost;

Now it’s time to pay her cost…

Femme Fatale, has it all her way;

She won’t give you the time of day.

Femme Fatale, she’ll draw you in-

To her game that you’re never gonna win…

Kenne Silva’s music can be heard at:

Who is Ken Silva?

April 13, 2010
The Only Online Photo of Kenne Silva

I have taken down the photo that Kenne Silva uses.  Since it was one that he used I am not sure that it was legally obtained.

Who is Ken Silva?  That is a great question.  Many know him as the blogger for Apprising Ministries and only find out about him when they are quoted in his blog.  This blog’s stated intention is to counter apostasy with “blunt” criticism.  The only information about him are on his blog when Ken describes himself.

By his own admission Ken is a professional musician, former stand up comedian, radio personality, Southern Baptist conference minister of the mysterious 8 member Connecticut River Baptist Church, Hall monitor supervisor, Football coach, baseball coach and has done “television work.”  I am sure that I have only scratched the surface on Ken or Kenne Silva (as he is known in the musical profession).  Kenne Silva’s bio is much briefer.  “I was born a very young child; raised in the town where I grew up, and I have lived…most of my life.”

Ken raises money through direct appeals on his website which he claims is a non-profit and tax exempt labor as a fully integrated auxiliary from Connecticut River Baptist Church.  An auxiliary is an organization that does not have non-profit status on its own, but is a subsidiary under another non-profit’s umbrella.  So, this would mean that Apprising Ministries is a subsidiary ministry of Connecticut River Baptist Church.  While the Baptist Convention of New England does list them as part of the local conference the phone number listed is disconnected and the address corresponds with a restaurant called China Delight.  The only other address that could be found online for this church is Claremont Arms a condominium in Claremont, New Hampshire.