Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Everyone one do the . . . MORTGAGE!

Can anyone explain the association between mortgages and weird dancing figures and mini-videos of dancing people? Frankly, I just don't get it. Do dancing figures subconsciously make me want to refinance or buy a home?

Also, I just don't buy into the whole hoopla of a mortage crisis. Why? Because the weird dancing figures are telling me that mortgage rates are at their lowest point in 10 years! The fact that they have been saying that for the last 5 years does not cause me any skepticism whatsoever.

Final beef: I understand having to put up with all the annoying ads on free websites. I don't like it, but I understand. But it really chaps my posterier to put up with them on the sites I am paying for--especially Comcast! As much as I pay those jokers per month, they don't need additional ad revenue. Free money for them at my nuisance. Alas, what I would not do for some competition in Nashville.

Have a sardonic day, everyone.

Thy Kindgom Come

I decided to post a thought that was triggered by Matthew's Musings on Spiritual Matters blog post entitled, Seriousness, Culture, and Worship.

If we lived out our passion, openly, for Christ as much as we do for our sports allegiances, the Kindgom of God on earth would have come a long time ago.

. . . we got Spirit, yes we do! We got Spirit, and love you too!

Peace in Christ,


Monday, July 21, 2008


Execution: the movement from thought and emotion to action and consequence.

Persecution is prejudice executed.

Pain is evil executed.

Failure is ignorance executed.

Wisdom is knowledge executed.

Sacrifice is love executed.

Salvation is Christ executed.

The Kingdom of God is grace executed.

Please add your own.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Brian Mclaren as advisor to Barack Obama

From CNN report:
Democrats have usually conceded the evangelical vote during presidential elections, but Sen. Barack Obama is trying to change that by mobilizing what some call the "Christian left." . . .

Obama's outreach to evangelical voters has also included private summits with pastors, an effort to reach out to young evangelicals and a fundraiser with the Matthew 25 political action committee, which describes itself as a group of moderate evangelicals, Catholics and Protestants committed to electing the Illinois Democrat president. . . .

Brian McLaren, a former pastor who spent 24 years in the pulpit and is now an informal adviser to the Obama campaign, believes a significant portion of evangelical voters are ready to break from their traditional home in the the Republican Party and take a new leap of faith with Obama.

"I think there's a very, very sizable percentage -- I think between a third and half -- of evangelicals, especially younger [evangelicals], who are very open to somebody with a new vision," McLaren said.

That new vision, he said, isn't focused on traditional social issues like abortion and gay marriage, but more on efforts to end global warming and the war in Iraq. "We've watched the evangelical community be led -- be misled -- by the Republican Party to support things they really shouldn't have supported," McLaren said, including "the blind support for the Iraq war when it was launched on either mistaken or false pretenses."

Readers, how do you feel about this? Is it appropriate for Christian leaders to involve themselves directly in politics? And I am not asking from the viewpoint of separation of Church and State. I am asking from the viewpoint of does it help, harm, or carry risk to Christianity? Does it fit with the example Christ set, yes or no?

Is Mclaren's involvement any different than that of James Dobson and others, except that they invovled themselves with Republican candidates which is more palatable to Christian conversatives?