As the propane flames lick blue at the underside of your hot-dog-hamburger-chicken-meat products this fourth of July, check out yet another example of American Exceptionalism!
Check this out http://floatingaxhead.com/2008/06/25/pastor-parking/
What are your standards for exercising your voting franchise in this important election year? There is no consensus among the church members in the United States as to who is fit to lead us as citizens so what requirements do you have? Whether Obama or McCain or some yet undefined third party candidate, your vote is too precious to exercise casually or emotionally.
Unlike a King or a Prophet, the Bible does not provide us the standards of a Godly president. We are required then to put our worldview into action and use it to examine the character and positions of the candidate and all of the political machine that follow in their wake. If we have allowed ourselves to become theologically soft we have nothing to fall back upon in performing this vital exercise. Now is the time to truly examine what you believe and determine how you are going to apply these beliefs to life in the world.
In a predestined universe, what happened with Saul?
As I work and listen to the 1976 album “Robin Trower Live” we take a pause to remember the late, great James Dewar. Here’s a classic for you…
“What seems so bad now, could easily change for the better….”
We share in the broken hearts of Steven Curtis Chapman and his family over the loss of their precious daughter. As she enjoys her joyful embrace of the Savior, we ache for the family and the heartbreak they must endure.
This is a great piece by Gary Rogowski, a fantastic woodworker in the Northwest. It’s a good read for a number of reasons but especially because he uses the word parlous. Dodging the Bullet « The Northwest Woodworking Studio
Here is a good collection of writings regarding the Pacifist tradition in Christianity. Check it out. Love Your Enemies
Away in a Manger
Watch the facts about this dangerous compound…
All this time, and we didn’t even know….