Yesterday on Foxnews, they ran a story about a school in Alabama where the principal was trying to ban the term “Easter Bunny” from the vocabulary of the students in an attempt to keep anyone from being offended. Yes, this is political correctness run amok.
As Christians, I don’t think we should be the least bit offended at all. Especially given the fact that the Easter Bunny has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let the loon ban the term, and we should join her in doing so, given that the bunny is man’s tradition, not anything biblical.
I know that many people are waiting with baited and stinky breath on the United States Supreme Court to tell us what the definition of marriage is according to the Constitution, but the Supreme Being of all eternity has already defined it for the Christian. In other words, it matters not what the Supreme Court says, as Christians, Jesus has done so for us.
Matthew 19:4-6 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
I noted on my Facebook page the other day that golf is a great metaphor for the Christian life in that the more self-control you maintain during the game, the better it goes for you. In other words, playing golf well will not come about when you give yourself over to the flesh. The flesh screams at you every time you stand over the ball for the next shot. What does your flesh scream? “Hit the hell out of it!” But any golfer knows that hitting the hell out of it will lead to a hell of shot… out of bounds, into the woods, into the river, or even into the unknown. Very few good things ever come from hitting the hell out of the ball.
I haven’t played the brackets for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for years. I was surprised ESPN still had my account, but they did. I’m not an expert when it comes to bracketology, or picking teams in the NCAA tournament. I did win a bracket pool years ago when I was in seminary. For some reason, I picked Gonzaga the first year they did well, and that gave me enough points to win the entire pool. But that was just providential luck.
My final four this year includes Louisville and Florida, Ohio State and Miami, with Miami winning it all over Louisville 84-76. I’m only doing this bracket just to make the tournament interesting. Since Texas A&M didn’t make the big dance, it has no real appeal for me this year.
Who did you pick to win it all, if you did?
Doing the LORD of the Rings… Again, this is one of my new favorite groups… Very inspiring. Check out their Youtube page here and subscribe.
Originally published on March 27, 2008.
The sign of the covenant does not save us. However, the Covenant Keeper does.
Don’t know much about the theology: reminds me of a premature daughter many years ago. She was in dire straits and the neonatal staff offered: “If a chaplain is not available, or if death is imminent, a nurse or physician may baptize the child. A small amount of water should be placed on the child’s head with these words: “I baptize you (give the child’s full name) in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.” An entry should be made in the chart.” ..this little girl did not last the day and I’m glad we did the emergency baptism. What are the ramifications of ‘original sin’, premature birth & death and the place of baptism (by a medical practioner) in this not uncommon circumstance?
BB, I’m sorry for your loss and that you had to go through this. I hope the following is helpful and will strengthen your faith in our LORD.
I guess I do need to write this post, given the fact that so many of my friends and acquaintances on Facebook had to rush and tell everyone that “we have a new pope.” I immediately responded with this:
BTW, “WE” did not just choose a new pope. Remember brothers and sisters in the LORD, “We” are not Catholic. We are protestants. The pope is AN anti-christ and is seated as the head of the church, whereas we believe that only Christ is the head of the church (Read Colossians). So please, fellow protestants and Christians, quit lauding this as something special. It’s just another move of the apostate Roman Catholic Church.
Let the Timothy bashing begin. How dare I say anything against our newest celebrity, or should I say, our celebrity du jour? How dare I infer that there might be some truth that is actually confrontational? How dare I stand on some convictions?
I don’t know why I always allow myself to be amazed at the fact that death doesn’t discriminate. I guess it is because when it comes to certain individual like Hugo Chavez or Michael Jackson, I figure that they are so rotten that God’s grace will extend to them while they are into their 90s. In other words, we would have to put up with them for what seems like eons. Yet, death came quickly for Hugo Chavez, just as it did for Michael Jackson when he died a couple of years ago. Death comes for those when God appoints the time, and while it may not seem like it is soon enough for some of us, it is in HIS timing. AS the word of God says: it is appointed for men to die once, but after this judgment.
While the cartoons depict a humorous eternity for Hugo Chavez, it is nothing but tragic if he were not “in Christ.” Given the fruit he produced over the years, that of a ruthless dictator, I don’t think there is much hope. I’m more than willing to be wrong. I hope that I am and that Chavez had a deathbed conversion.
In the conclusion to his 13-hours filibuster, Senator Rand Paul said:
“I sit at Henry Clay’s desk, and they call Henry Clay the ‘Great Compromiser.’ When I came to Washington, one of my fellow Senators said to me: Oh, I guess you will be the great compromiser. I kind of smiled at him and laughed. I learned a little bit about Henry Clay and his career.
“People think some of us won’t compromise, but there are many compromises. There are many things on which I am willing to split the difference. If the Democrats will ever come to us and say: We will fix and we will save Social Security, what age we change it to, how fast we do it–there are a lot of things on which we can split the difference. But the issue we have had today is one on which we don’t split the difference. I think you don’t get half of the fifth amendment. I don’t think you acknowledge that the President can obey the fifth amendment when he chooses. I don’t think you acknowledge that the fifth amendment, due process, can somehow occur behind closed doors.”
It is nice to know we have some Senators who are paying attention to the Constitution.
I love this video because it shows that the NRA was started to protect blacks from the KKK. Remember, the Democratic Party has always been the party set on destroying blacks and holding them down. The Democratic Party is the party of slavery, segregation, abortion, and socialism. This video is just a bit more evidence to that truth.
I added a new addition to my blog roll tonight: Galactic Slacker. It is where Jody thinks carefully about issues and allows us to think with him. Check it out.
This is my first addition to the blog roll in a long time. I think the last blog I added to it was Heath’s blog: Tides And Turning
Check both of them out and give me a full report in the morning.
I know this might strike you as odd, but I have no intentions of watching the The Bible on the History Channel. Besides the fact that I’m a stick in the mud and I hate going with the crowd on such things, I do have reasons for not doing so. Here are my reasons:
1. First, this show is going to be someone’s interpretation of the Bible and what it means. Most of those on the list behind the series are not those I would give a lot of credibility. There are a few that I might have lunch with, but Joel Osteen is not one of them. As one member of my church put it, “Joel Osteen is a step in the right direction, considering that these programs typically quote John Dominic Crossan and Bart Ehrman, but you are still much closer to Egypt than you are to Jerusalem.“