Happy Sunday, Friends! I want to thank you all again for being such amazing, wonderful, supportive human beings. You all really helped me through a tough week. It got me thinking that you all know me and I have got to know a lot of you, but you do not know each other. In my […]
What is it and who needs it? There is nothing more important to our eternal lives than salvation. Having been created in God’s image (Ge 1:27), we too are eternal spiritual beings; we will live forever. For those who have received salvation, this is great news, but for those who have not it should be […]
Haibun Monday—No Ko Me—Tree Buds One of the most promising signs of a soon-to-be spring is the appearance of tiny buds on the trees. In Japanese the word pending is implied in the Kigo, No Ko Me–tree buds. The bud holds so much potential, the possibility of the tree becoming all that is was created […]
You’re wondering “who needs me?” God needs you. You are so important to him You say, ‘But I don’t feel qualified.’ God doesn’t call the qualified my friend, he qualifies the called. And don’t let Satan convince you otherwise, because he will try. He will tell you God has an IQ requirement, or an entry […]
I have long since come to accept this thing that happens, this thing where I will testify to the goodness of God, to the honor and love of men, to the way women are treasured and loved within Christianity, and some lunkhead will come along and present himself as a living, breathing, walking, testimony that proves me wrong.
It’s downright uncanny. If I am with a non believer who hates the, “misogyny of Christians,” I can almost guarantee you we’re going to pull up to the gas pump right behind the guy with the fish stickers and crosses all over the back of his car. Sure enough, he’s going to be the one guy having a full-blown meltdown, cursing up a storm, and displaying his outright contempt for women in as many vile and colorful ways as possible.
I’ve lost track of all the times people have looked at me…
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He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. –1 John 5:12 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. –Jude 1:21
Indubitably I am likely right
“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.”-Barry Goldwater
Kind of interesting, the issue of vice, virtue, and justice came up a few times yesterday, so I have been giving these things some thought. First of all, language is hard, so what is “extremism?” It’s thought to be, “any ideology (particularly in politics or religion), considered to be far outside the acceptable standards of the society….”
Well shoot, I live in a very secular area, very left leaning, and frequently find myself on the wrong side of “acceptable standards for society. ” One of my favorite mind-benders is the disgust a few people have expressed towards the “oppressiveness of heteronormalcy.” How can I even come within the bounds of acceptable society with standards like that?
So extremism it is. Extreme love, extreme faith, extreme forgiveness, extreme patience, these kinds of things…
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