Rodney sent this along earlier today… It starts with the pastor quoting the stories of Jesus where he did not answer his accusers. There is a lot of theology there, but not a refusal to answer for crimes.
Unlike the guy accused of molesting a child while on staff at Graham’s church.
Recently media have questioned why Graham’s church removed postings from its Facebook page inquiring about the church’s handling of a staff member reportedly dismissed in 1989 over suspicions of inappropriate sexual contact with a child.
The staff member, John Langworthy, went on to become longtime music minister of Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton, Miss., before his recent arrest and conviction of sex crimes against children in Mississippi.
Pastor says let God judge accusers.
I guess I can understand a lot of things, but in any way combining pedophilia (which Jesus spoke heavily against — the milestone bit) and dodging questions about pedophilia is beyond me.
This was my reaction to reading this:
“For instance, the Roman Catholic Church officially teaches that the pope has the power to dispense merits, to forgive sin, to extend indulgences,” he said. “When you consider that you realize just how unbiblical this office is. The Roman Catholic Church, by its symbolism and by its formal teaching, says that the pope, whom they claim to be the successor of Peter, actually holds the keys of the kingdom to which Jesus refers in Matthew Chapter 16. We understand that the keys of the kingdom do indeed exist, that they belong to Christ and that they are handed to the church as a stewardship, not to Saint Peter.”
I have to wonder why he felt the need to attack ‘“some liberal Protestants and careless evangelicals” seeking theological consensus and common ground on social issues like marriage and the sanctity of human life.’ Maybe he feels threatened? Seems to me he doesn’t alike anyone challenging his own cardinal crown.
Note the official UMC announcement and the difference there.
Remember this post from earlier today? It involves a company selling bibles specially printed with your name inserted into thousands of verses. So, I thought I’d try my hand at it.
1.2 May Joel kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For Joel’s love is better than wine.
3 “Joel’s oils have a pleasing fragrance,
His name is like purified oil;
Therefore the maidens love Joel.
4 “Draw me after Joel and let us run together!
The king has brought me into his chambers.”
“We will rejoice in Joel and be glad;
We will extol Joel’s love more than wine.
Rightly do they love Joel.”
5 “I am black but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
1.12 While Joel was at his table,
My perfume gave forth its fragrance.
13 “Joel is to me a pouch of myrrh
Which lies all night between my breasts.
14 “Joel is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
In the vineyards of Engedi.”
15 “ How beautiful you are, my darling,
How beautiful you are Joel!
Your eyes are like doves.”
16 “, How handsome you are, Joel,
And so pleasant!
Indeed, our couch is luxuriant!
17 “The beams of our houses are cedars,
Our rafters, cypresses.
2.3 “Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
So is Joel among the young men.
In his shade I took great delight and sat down,
And Joel’s fruit was sweet to my taste.
4 “Joel has brought me to his banquet hall,
And his banner over me is love.
5 “Sustain me with raisin cakes,
Refresh me with apples,
Because I am lovesick.
6 “Let Joel’s left hand be under my head
And his right hand embrace me.”
It’s called the Personal Promise Bible. It promises to include your name in the bible in over 7000 instances. For example,
By which He has granted to Joel His precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these Joel may become a partaker of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. 2 Peter 1:4
This is the company’s About Page:
Our vision is to help others gain a deeper understanding of God’s promises to them personally and a deeper understanding of the depth of God’s love for each of us because He is a personal God. “Phronesis” is a Greek word meaning “the practical application of wisdom,” or “prudence.” In Ephesians 1:8, we are promised this prudence.
Your Bible is printed on a state-of-the-art laser jet printer at a “satellite” office which we have set up in the homes of several home-schooling moms of our church. Your printed Bible is then sent to a commercial bindery that specializes in Bibles. The result is a beautiful, personalized Bible that you or your loved one will enjoy for years.
It promises to take ”your spiritual walk to a whole new level of:”
No words can described the desolation of this abomination.
Ralph Ellis doesn’t like it that I called him out. He doesn’t like it because of a comment I left on Tom’s website.
So, he left me a nastygram on my Facebook page for the ye ole blog:
As you can see, I handled him with the respect he deserves.
He claims to have an archeological treasure of the Turkish people. Now, he has either stolen that by absconding with it from Turkey, or had bought the stolen treasure off of eBay, or… he is lying.
So, there you go.
These trolls… gotta luv ‘em.
Looks like Amazon in the U.K. loves it some rape culture.
I checked and they aren’t in the U.S. Amazon Store, but the company is real.
Ht GM via the twits
Sometimes, I think Americans should not longer be allowed to have the internet, as evidenced below.
Guess both really like Pepperdine:
On Monday, Pepperdine’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts announced quarterback Tim Tebow as the keynote speaker at the 2013 Pepperdine Associates Dinner.
“Each year we try to pick a speaker that we think will be a draw to our constituency and has something important to say,” wrote Keith Hinkle, senior vice president for Advancement and Public Affairs, in an email while out of town. “He’s found a way to win when many have said he couldn’t. We also wanted someone who could speak to faith, leadership and courage, which we believe Tim can do well.” (here)
Pepperdine was on the only schools in the area not to be protested by Westboro Baptist. So, Tim gets to the point — again — of speaking at a really Right congregation and stands down, is attacked by AFA and other Religious Right groups.
And goes to speak at Pepperdine.
I guess I have to wonder why Tim Tebow, besides being a football player who prays in public, is so qualified to give sermons or other presentations? Are we just about superstar Christianity?
Who would Jesus want to set at a fancy dinner and listen to?
I know what it is like to hear God speak. I am not a Christian. I am not even sure what I mean, speaking for myself, by the word “God.” But for 10 years I have been doing anthropological research among the sort of evangelical Christians who experience God as interacting with them. They believe that prayer is a conversation in which they talk to God and God talks back. They will say that God “told” them to do something—to talk to the stranger next to them on the bus, or move to Los Angeles. To other Christians, this can seem incomprehensible, even dangerous.
via We Talk with God: What Evangelical Christians Hear – The Daily Beast.
Over all, it is an interesting conversational piece. Say… if a non-believer can hear God, what does that mean.
If you have followed the story of the Golb the lesser, you will remember that he had nothing more to than spend countless hours trying to drag everyone else through the mud because of daddy issues.
Now, we know why…
“My real concern is if I’ll be able to handle it physically,” he said. “I don’t have a good back. I was once rushed to the hospital with neck spasms. Being in a confined environment, I don’t know how I’ll react to that. It’s possible I’ll go insane. It’s possible that I’ll be fine and just read my books and do some writing.”
So that’s why he did what he did… because he has back problems, most notably, the lack of a back bone.
Well, no worries. I’m sure he’ll get the bone in prison.
This week has been most prophetic. The Pope as resigned, just like John and Malarky prophesied. Then, St. Peter’s Basilica was struck by lightning. And now, a meteor has struck in Siberia (Russia), just like Wormwood.
A huge meteorite flared through the skies over Russia’s Chelyabinsk region early Friday, triggering a powerful shock wave that injured hundreds of people, blew out windows and reportedly caused the roof of a factory to collapse.
Multiple amateurvideos posted online showed the meteor’s flaring arc across the western Siberia sky. Others from the scene included the sound of a loud boom, followed by a cacophony of car alarms. One video showed the hurried evacuation of an office building in Chelyabinsk.
Not really, but people will want to look for reasons here — not real explanations, but conspiratorial (and that’s how I would explain must of Christian eschatology) reasons for all of this. These events are absolutely not connected the Book of Revelation.
However, bring on the hits.