Thursday, September 29, 2011

Psalm 90:17

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
   establish the work of our hands for us—
   yes, establish the work of our hands.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Really? Two Blogs?

What made me think I could keep up two blogs? Here, let's do this...

I know that's cheating, but hey, I'm only cheating myself -- out of writing practice. Still.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Be Safe and Secure

The nicest place to be is in someone's thoughts. The safest place to be is in someone's prayers.
And the best place to be is in God's hands.
C. Marilyn Austin

Sunday, September 11, 2011

God Bless America

I'll probably be embarrassed for posting this tomorrow, but that doesn't stop me now. It's something I've been thinking about all day.

I heard that there was a service to commemorate the tragedy of 9/11 held at "Washington National Cathedral, representatives from several religions will be leading—including a Buddhist nun, an Imam, a rabbi, and a Hindu priest—but no Protestant or evangelical Christian. President Obama will be attending and delivering his remarks on Sunday evening. (Click here to read the article from Fox news.)" I just copied and pasted so that link probably won't work. No matter, I'm not a fan of Fox news -- just wanted you to know where this information came from. Below is my response to  Paul Chappell's blog post entitled Where is Tolerance? Pastor Chappell motivated me to write something since, as I said, I was thinking all day today on this sad anniversary of 9/11 about Christians, faith, politics, and tolerance...

Today many of us evangelical Christians pray for God to bless America while slandering the leadership He has placed over us. For better or for worse, we're not a tolerant people. It's no wonder we find ourselves excluded from nationwide events that promote tolerance.

Let's forgive whoever was responsible for excluding Christians from the commemorative service for 9/11. That would be the Christ-like thing to do. Besides, it was a service to honor the fallen, and we Christian evangelicals can't always be trusted to stick to the script. Hey, any platform to tell people about Jesus! More importantly, if we stop throwing stones at sinners (a category we all fall into) we might get included in that exclusive, but not all inclusive, club that promotes tolerance here in the good old U.S.of A.

(And my reply to Jonas Harley's comment in which he says,
  1. Doesn’t surprise me. Even if they did invite an evangelical who had any grit and conviction, he would turn them down. I wouldn’t be interested in praying along side a prophet of Baal. It would be perceived by many as syncretism and the devil loves syncretism.)

    Me @Jonas — it should be an honor to pray next to a prophet of Baal. I’ve read that our God answered the prayer of one righteous man in a dramatic way even while 400 prophets were trying, sans result, to get Baal’s attention. Wow, it would be so cool to see that happen again!