1. Tammy

    I am so sure you could give a better one. The pressure was definitely on Pastor Warren. Doesn’t the bible say God is compassionate and merciful? Are we nitpicking because we don’t like Pastor Warren, even just a little bit? He goes against my grain a lot, not sure what he is in it for; but I do think he did pretty good after all the contraversy that came before it. Did I spell that right?

    Anyway, it was good day, good prayers, good music. Loved the classical piece. Great poem, though it sounded more prose than poem but great anyway. Great blooper moment on the oath of office. Great speech. Great send off for President Bush, even though President Obama did sneak a few low blow referrals to the outgoing President in his speech which I was not to impressed with. Anyhow, God is on the Throne, Jesus is Lord and the Holy Spirit is the most wonderful teacher and our President is going to need all of them.

    In 4 years, I will send a request that they call you.

  2. Tammy

    Oh yeah, as far as the little reference to Jesus, I agree. He should have been bigger and given more time, but hey, I guess Rickie still needs more boldness.

  3. 404momi

    I think Pastor Warren did a wonderful job. I held my breath until the end and was happy to hear him use the name of Jesus. Many would have tried to skate by any mention of Jesus at all and offer up some “generic” prayer.

    Take Care!

  4. eze2009

    Pretty good for a fake. And Robinson, that was totaly disgusting. We all better start looking up.

  5. Deb

    And we know today that Dr. King and a great cloud of witnesses are shouting in Heaven.
    I really don’t think they would be shouting for a man down here on good ole Earth.. only praising Jesus and God… He musta read it off of paper, I didn’t see it, prayer is supposed to be from the heart,and not in front of a bunch of people, from You to God,that is what I think….Do you think God listened to his prayer?


  6. You know, when I’m praying, I really don’t know how often I call Jesus by name. He knows who I’m talking to.

    To 404momi’s point … So? He said the name of Jesus. What does that really mean?

    To be honest, I would just as soon be done with public invocations. How many of the people present, in front of the podium or behind it, were really believers?

    What good does it do to pretend that the event was honoring God? It was a secular, civic ceremony.

    It’s much like having “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance or “In God we Trust” as a national motto.

    Most people don’t really see it that way. We’re not saving people by stamping “In God we Trust” on our money, we’re just perpetuating a fiction.


  7. Thanks, Tammy – I am sure that they will call. :)

    I was discussing the same issue with someone recently. God is compassionate and merciful in sending His Son, but that seemed to me a clear outreach to the Allah of Islam – not sure how I like the idea of applying names and titles of other gods to our God. But I could be nitpicking.


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