Musings and ponderings about current events, the economy, politics, and more, from a backslidden Christian that still believes the gospel and that the bible is the word of God. Expect some of my posts to seem hypocritical if you know me and my situation. My beliefs have not changed, and I still have the same concerns and convictions. Please be civil if you comment.
Take Joel Kilpatrick of Lark News Fame's EQ Test. You can go to the webpage if you prefer (http://www.larknews.com/guide/test.html)
Welcome to the EQ test, a preview of the Field Guide to Evangelicals and Their Habitat by Joel Kilpatrick, available now in bookstores everywhere. Before reading the Field Guide, it will be useful to determine how evangelical you are:
1. In the last election you: a. Made MoveOn.org your homepage. b. Listened carefully to both candidates’ positions. c. Tithed to the Bush campaign.
2. Your children attend school: a. at the local public school. b. at a private school. c. in your living room.
3. You think “backslide” is: a. A country dance step. b. A type of alcoholic drink. c. A sinful state of non-belief.
4. If someone says “See you here, there or in the air,” you know they mean: a. “I’d like to see you hanged.” b. “Let’s get together on our next business trip.” c. “See you at church, in heaven or at the Rapture.”
5. Your car bumper sticker reads a. Pro-Child, Pro-Cho…
Please watch this God Tube Video of a message preached by Paul Washer to 5000 yiuth in Montgomery, Alabama. If the embedded code for the video doesn't work, the link to the God Tube page will be below it. Thanks...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In what some are calling groundbreaking research, a new four-year study concludes it is possible for homosexuals to change their physical attractions and become heterosexual through the help of Christian ministries.
Read more here www.baptistpress.com/bpnews.asp?id=26429
My friend, brother, and fellow pastor-elder's thoughts on what the new typical american prayer would look/sound like in light of what is behind the so-called spiritual "moment of silence." One of his blogs is at http://www.hardbakeddirt.com/
Oh, All-powerful and All-knowing higher entity-person for which we have no agreed upon name!
We bow our heads before your unknown essence and pray to you this evening in a moment of silence because we know that we have been given nothing of certainty by which we can know you or your purpose, ability, and character.
We adore and praise all of your wondrous and indefinite attributes as we assume their existence because they make us feel better about our world and ourselves as we act spiritually in prayer.
We thank you, and perhaps even ourselves, for creating this world and all that is in it, which stands as an incredibly vague and mysterious monument to the glory of none.
Please forgive us All-powerful and All-knowing higher entity-person …
Cruelty to Children Worse Than Cruelty to Dogs —Michael Medved
Quarterback Michael Vick may never play again after pleading guilty to a dog-fighting charge, but Denver Broncos running back Travis Henry signed a $25 million contract earlier this year--despite his record as a dead-beat dad with nine out-of-wedlock children with nine different women. At least seven of the mothers went to court to get 28-year-old Henry to help support his off-spring--even as he spent $100,000 on a new car and $146,000 on jewelry for himself.
Even if he obeys court orders to send money, the long-term damage to society remains severe: children growing up in fatherless households face innumerable emotional, educational and even criminal problems.
America will only begin to make progress against the plague of out-of-wedlock birth when celebrity skunks like Travis Henry fall from their privileged positions and, as columnist DeWayne Wickham rightly demands, the NFL takes cruel treatment of childre…
Thoughts On The Larry Craig Scandal By Chuck Baldwin September 7, 2007
This column is archived at http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2007/cbarchive_20070907.html
The recent bathroom sex scandal involving Republican Idaho Senator Larry Craig has become a political hornet's nest. However, to those who are privy to the real-life goings-on among the political elite in Washington, D.C., this comes as no surprise.
Extracurricular sexual activity in Washington, D.C., is about as uncommon as thunderstorms in the summertime. The element igniting the fires of the media and the public in general, however, is that the Craig scandal involves another Republican legislator and homosexuality.
You see, Karl Rove and Company (along with their willingly gullible Christian pastor accomplices) have convinced rank-and-file conservatives, many of whom are Christians, that the GOP is the "family values" party. Some even go so far as to call it "God's Party." Obviously, Larry Craig, Mark Fo…