Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The news that Jesus' tomb may have been found has been circling news papers internet and TV for few days now...reading the articles and hearing the arguments from both sides, this really reminded me of the movie called THE BODY, in which same situation occurs where a tomb of a rich man is found with a crucified body in it, from the time of 34 AD, and the church investigates this and many become disillusioned in their faith, some suicides happen and movie goes on to investigate what our faith hinges on...this life story of the tomb really reminded of this.
We the people are moved by mystery the unknown, the scandalous we are intrigued we are full of the what if questions, so with that in mind and this story I like to quote Rob Bell who says: "We have to test everything [including our own faith]...test it. Probe it...Don't swallow in uncritically. Think about it. Wrestle with it. Just because I'm a Christian and I'm trying to articulate a Christian worldview doesn't mean I've got it nailed. I'm contributing to the discussion. God has spoke, and the rest is commentary, right?"
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
"A Christian doesn't avoid the questions; a Christian embraces them. In fact, to truly pursue the living God, we have to see the need for questions."
"What's disturbing is when people talk more about hell after this life than they do about hell here and now. As a Christian, I want to do what I can to resist hell coming to earth. Poverty, injustice, suffering- they are all hells on earth and as Christians we oppose them with all our energies."
"I cannot lead people somewhere I am not trying to go myself."
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Continuing our Youth Sunday School study of Beyond the Shadowlands by Wayne Martindale, we have been moved by the idea that what we do here on earth matters in eternity, every obscure obedience and self giving matters and is in fact a step in us becoming who we are meant to be, truly human...
"And what else are we afraid of? We are afraid of giving up the self. It is true, of course, that we must die to self. It is Jesus himself who calls us to unconditional surrender. He insists on making us perfect. In the final analysis, he won't settle for anything else. But dying to self does not mean the death of self hood. We become more ourselves in Christ. In fact, when we insist on making ourselves the center, the result is pathology."
"In his masterful chapter on "Pride", Lewis suggests that all sins come from this one. Pride is at the bottom of other sins because "it is the complete anti-God state of mind" and is "in competition with everyone else's pride"."
It has been a compelling read and study, more quotes and thoughts to come...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Among Americans aged 14-29:
- 77.8% viewed “having a lifelong partner” as important
- 64.2% viewed “getting married” as important
- 46.1% viewed “having sex” as important
Consider it proof that American young people are serious about learning how to have a healthy marriage and relationships. If you preach it, they will listen.
[via Ypulse]But another dangerous trend that continues to plague our society and our kids is discussed in the TIME magazine online article a study shows that more and more kids are being exposed to web porn...read the article here. A very important reason to set up family computers in public areas of the house and having parental protections and locks on your computers...
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Some of you know that I have had some opinions on clothing before so here is another one. Honestly! Doesn’t this couple perfectly sum up the way you go to the second-hand store and see something and go, “I can’t believe someone gave this up,” then you wear it once or twice and you’re like, this feels like it’s on sideways.” Then you get rid of it and donate it to Value Village...and a week later no lie, you see some one in town wearing it like they have found the diamond in the rough.