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In your eyes - Peter Gabriel's Parable July 07, 2010 It is not a 'theological' song nor a 'christian' song its a simple song about human and spiritual love and longing. It was written by Gabriel after a separation with his wife. Its a powerful song and I'm sorry but drawing biblical analogies and 'claiming' it as a christian message just cheapens it.
Pride - Seven Deadly Relational Sins July 05, 2010 I belive the seven deadly sins is what makes us humans and therefor instead of avoding em and condeming them i say embrace em cause you cant go on in live with out at some point in your life doing one or more of them (most people i guss goes through life, doing all of em ... more than once)
Horton Hears as Who, believing the unbelievable July 02, 2010 Excellent. It is such an honor to see other believers who see the hidden inspiration by the Holy Spirit in the book, whether Seuss was aware of it or not, and most likely not aware in the greater implications of what he was writing.
Neil Young - God's Prophet? June 13, 2010 "Preaching Neil Young" What kind of a f***ed up Church is this ?
What this world needs is lots more Ronald Regan's, George Bush's, Sarah Palin's, Chris Christie's, and Jan Brewer's. True peace comes after a clearly decisive victory of the righteous. Not the peace you would be happy with, like in say, North Korea, but the peace and freedom of the United States. There is no peace in North Korea, only dispare, tyranny hatred and starvation. Say hi to our traitors up there, huh ? HOAXANDCHAINS
Bob Dylan, Everything is Broken June 12, 2010 How about the illusion of religion, and the oppressive idea of condemnation, salvation, and belief that only I have access to the kingdom? All religions are first and foremost a form of philosophy. Your piousness is so blatant it's dangerous!
World of Warcraft - Interview with a guild master June 12, 2010 hi everyone, ive been playing wow for over 4 years now. When i first started wow i was a guild leader putting about 15+ hours in with a few 24 hour days as well. Alot of my RL friends passed away and others went on with the "party" life leaveing me and my wife with wow. Without wow we really dont know what to do tbh.years have past 1000 of dollars spent and after while you lose sight of the game leaveing you as a casual player. Though wow is a great game to make friends life outside still moves.
Coldplay - knowing God June 10, 2010 Referring to Coldplay specifically, I don't see how any of this has to do with religion. It seems like you're saying about Chris Martin's quote that because he doesn't know where the 'good ones come from' that they must come from god. I've heard tons of interviews from Chris Martin and he never really speaks of 'god' as he likes to keep his private life and his music separate. I think what he's trying to say is that creative bursts come to him at random times. No specific connection to 'god'.
God's Face in a Honey Bee June 07, 2010 Title Change suggestion, based on the wide range of comments you have rec'vd.(!): HUMANITY'S FACE IN A HONEY BEE! The truth is the poor little bees are way too stressed by too many factors, many man-made, a further reflection of the 'relentlessness' of our culture. kkutney
God's Face in a Honey Bee June 06, 2010 I am a pastor who is sick on long term disability and am taking up the hobby of beekeeping. I would like to receive a copy of the theological article re: bees mentioned by the pastor, please. Is that possible?
The article by Eric Miller
Shock and Awe - An obsession with bees.
can be found at www.booksandculture.com
You will have to register to see the whole piece.
The parable of U.F.C. (Ultimate Fighting Championship) May 31, 2010 its the gladiator aspect, just like the romans over 2000 years ago society still likes
to see people fighting and giving their all in a closed and confined space where you must fight or be destroyed.
its always exciting to wonder who's gonna win or whats gonna happen in a fight, the suspense and unpredictability is really enjoyable!
Jesus and the Joy of Drinking May 27, 2010 Pastor John:
Just a huge thanks and "big props" for your two sermons on alcohol. I think they are terrific.
I stumbled upon them yesterday. I am a 44 year old married man (20 years) with 4 beautiful daughters (two of which are going to prom tonight - so your prayers would be most welcome) ….. successful in business … nice home in southern California …. Lifelong follower of Jesus …..all good stuff. But I also struggle with booze and if I enjoy drinking too much. The AA crowd will of course tell you that if you even question it - you have a problem - which may be true …. But I have not heard the perspective you gave in the sermons until yesterday.
Now I know you didn't mean to come across as saying "so go ahead and get drunk with Jesus!!!" But your perspective on what alcohol can do when you are enjoying with family / friends seems to me to be a healthy way to look at it. I married into an awesome family where my wife is one of 11 kids. Our gatherings with good food and good wine and laughter and love (usually following a baptism, confirmation, or other church activity) I believe really are foretastes of heaven. And yes, I believe that the wine is a contributor to those events in a (mostly) good way.
For the record - I'm always up for a good "Catholic Christian - non-Catholic Christian" discussion … but I'll just say that there was a lot of "Catholicity" in your talks. And don't just limit the quotes to Calvin and other reformers (Luther has some great ones)
From the great Catholic St. Thomas Aquinas:
"Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. "
Or from one of my favorite Catholic converts G.K. Chesterton:
"Man is always something worse or something better than an animal; and a mere argument from animal perfection never touches him at all. Thus, in sex no animal is either chivalrous or obscene. And thus no animal invented anything so bad as drunkenness - or so good as drink."
Thanks again and "cheers"
World of Warcraft - Interview with a guild master May 26, 2010 Nice video,
I played WOW for 3.5 years, love my guild, we went away for a weekend in England and we had lots of fun. I really like the way in this video about "the character-judgment, u play like how u really are, in the game".
I quit WOW for 0.5 year now and I still mail/chat with them sometimes.
I am planning to start gaming again on cataclysm :) phtmexplo