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Monday, January 31, 2011

Facebook can make me sad...Church too.

Honest thoughts from Russ Moore.

http://www.russellmoore.com/2011/01/27/why-facebook-and-your-church-might-be-making-you-sad/

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Drew & I go to the Gym.

This is how we...er...I roll.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ayn Rand on Abortion: existence as potential, or not?

The Maverick strikes again. I love this guy.

http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2011/01/ayn-rand-on-abortion.html

Haha lol jeje Vid: kids these days

So good. So sad. So true.

I really did laugh out loud in my lonely cube while watching this. Really. Thanks Abraham Piper.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sanctity of Life Sunday: A call for justice and mercy

Today is Sanctity of Life Sunday.

Warning, this video is very graphic. Yet I would encourage you to watch. It is one thing to tell a story about the horrors of the holocaust, and quite another to see pictures of the mass graves at Auschwitz. I am not intending to 'shock' anyone for shock's sake. The rhetoric surrounding this debate can be over inflammatory on both sides. I would warn us all of sound-bytes and bumper stickers. That said, and in light of current events, we must have our eyes opened to what is happening here.

We discuss abortion far too often on the level of abstraction and theory, offering up statistics and oratorical flourish. When the particulars confront us, the issue takes on a new face.

To the church (and myself): if this information does not drive us to the action of love and mercy for all who are involved then we are Pharisees. God help us if we pick up stones, if we judge, if we allow religion to keep us from inviting hurting/broken/needy folks to the table. On a societal level we must speak up. Yet I pray that God gives my voice the power of hands, a readiness to act. It is easy to picket and debate. May God give Caite and I the strength to serve, to love hurting women, and to care for the least of these.

If anyone out there needs help. Hit me up. Further information can be found at abort73.com.

HT to JT.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Every day we stay is 3: a dead body, domestic damage done, and a diplomatic China deployed

RP on "Morning Joe" with some other heeds and a lady with a neat accent:

DSC (my church) live music CD: Cause for Praise

My buddy Drew, the lead singer-guy & iron partner, did a great job with this project.

Details here, at the DSC blog:

http://www.desertspringschurch.org/blog/?p=1344

Lego Vader Needs A Guinness

Now this is putting your minions to use. ;)


Hattippage: 22 Words (a blog I highly recommend subscribing to)

On the moral question of right, rights, and life

Al Mohler has some interesting follow-up thoughts here:

http://www.albertmohler.com/2011/01/20/what-about-the-twins-the-deadly-logic-of-abortion/

This quote stood out to me: Once you accept abortion as a moral option, it is virtually impossible to preclude any abortion for any reason. 


To that I say amen. Our foundational assumptions about right/wrong, and the standards to which we appeal in the process of accounting our actions, have clear logical trajectories. 

"The superpower will have advanced from a nation of aircraft carriers to a nation of debt carriers."

Interesting political and economic projections here:

http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Dependence-Day-6753


HT: Maverick Philosopher

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

5 simple arguments (or critiques) of the New Atheism with a British accent

A helpful short video to get you started by Peter S. Williams:




By way of caveat: I do agree with *most* of his analysis. However, I would be remiss to not mention that the rabbit hole goes much deeper than these 5 flaws let on. Intelligent atheists have responded to each of these claims and intelligent Christians have rebutted again. The cycle continues; an eternal recurrence of battling presuppositions and worldviews. I believe that Christian theism is true, reasonable, and, in fact, nothing can be *ultimately* intelligible apart from it. However, that doesn't mean that this video is some sort of silver bullet. Hopefully, it can serve to promote more discussion.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The story of my life as a text messager


Toilet Seat Tip: Pastor Zachary Nielsen, A29 white throne of porcelain grace LLC.