Sunday Thoughts – 10/17

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We had a great day today. The weather is beautiful this time of year, although I suspect that the leaves will be peaking in the southern part of West Virginia before too long, meaning that I won’t get to show it off to a friend coming up later this month.

Church, as always, was beautiful. The Pastor preached on not living with the scarcity mind-set. Sunday School class was equally filling, and I will be posting on two thoughts that came up during that time later this week.

Last week was a real busy one, and this week… not so terribly busy. So, maybe I’ll catch up on my reading this week. Right now, I am reading James Payton’s book, ]] while my wife and I are reading, together, N.T. Wright’s, Surprised by Hope. Further, I intend to blog through a few more books, or at the very least, start too.

Also, if you are interested in becoming a contributor, please let me know. Always look for one or two or ten more.

And because I should…

….Don’t forget to check out the IVP Book Club (on the right sidebar, you’ll see the box) and Westminster’s current specials. Both companies are geared to the Christian, and done so by Christians.

I want to encourage you, those without a church home, to find one. After sitting out for a year, returning to a communion of saints has given me great strength. And, being in a real community of faith, as Jim West put it so eloquently a few weeks ago on Facebook, has been a tremendous boost to my spiritual immune system.

I do want to share a concern with you – and maybe it is just me, but I am seeing a rise in for a lack of a better term, ‘Glenn Beck religion’ creeping into our churches. It is a form of dominionism that is demanding immediate action, much to the detriment of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let us stand behind our pastors with support and prayer and they have to answer this aberration of the Gospel of political sake.

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3 Replies to “Sunday Thoughts – 10/17”

  1. I have so many people who listen to the talking heads such as Beck, Limbaugh, Oreilly, etc. I have noticed myself becoming more and more concerned.
    1. There’s much vitriol.
    2. There’s much negativism and few solutions.
    3. There’s no true Christian basis for what they say.
    Now, I’m a far right person in politics. That being said, I think all of the above guys are very harmful to the cause of the right, and especially the religious right.
    I’ve actually made a few references to them lately and explained to people from the pulpit how much hate and negativism that there truly is in what they say.
    Perhaps they’ll listen…

    1. i hope so, Jason. I think whether we are Left or wrong, we should have first the common cause of Christ and then, far second, the love of our country. We have these things, then we can start to move forward in our differences.

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