MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

This Time, It’s Personal

November 24th, 2008 Viewed 1351 times, 3 so far today

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The other day we were sitting around the table and I said that I hated a certain thing—and there were gasps heard from my children.  “You’re not supposed to hate,” they told me.  I quickly explained that while it’s not okay to hate a person, it is fine to hate something.

The problem with our culture, however, is that we are much like my children in understanding the difference between hating a thing or an action versus hating a person.

Why Should You Believe Them?

November 17th, 2008 Viewed 1023 times

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What does The Last Battle of the Chronicles of Narnia and Global Warming have in common?

The past few months I’ve been reading to my boys the Chronicles of Narnia—starting with the first book around the time Prince Caspian came out in the theaters and today we’re on chapter 10 of The Last Battle.

— Spoiler Warning —

Were You Taken In?

November 13th, 2008 Viewed 2073 times

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Did you hear that Gov. Sarah Palin thought that Africa was a country?

The Case For Heterosexual Marriage

November 11th, 2008 Viewed 8216 times, 1 so far today

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Since Proposition 8 passed in California, once again marriage is to be defined there as between a man and a woman.  This has lead to outrage to those that deem this unfair and discriminatory, and has caused more anger to boil.

Why should marriage be limited to one man and one woman?

It Isn’t Impossible

November 7th, 2008 Viewed 1445 times

Charlotte BairdThe common refrain from the younger generation regarding sexual activity is that it is impossible not to become sexually active.  In fact, it’s usually not a question of if a person will have sex before they are married, but a question of how young is too young.

However, like many things, if we were to set our mind to it, and consider it a worthwhile goal, we could accomplish anything—like Charlotte Baird, who is a virgin at 36.

DOMA, FOCA, and Other Acronyms

November 7th, 2008 Viewed 1271 times

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We know that they do it, so why do we act surprised?

When President George W. Bush ran for office, he ran as a “Compassionate Conservative” that wanted to stay away from “nation building.”  Then this man proceeded to not veto any legislation until the Democrats took power, ballooning the government—and, oh yeah, there was that war in Iraq.

Has It Happened?

November 7th, 2008 Viewed 1143 times, 1 so far today

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Have I finally run out of things to say on Election 2008?

Though Rahm Emmanuel seems to be quite the character, I didn’t expect Pres.-Elect Obama to pick new people—I expected the same old leftists.  Then again, I don’t know that Chief of Staff are really that out in the open, I mean, I’m not sure I can recall the current Chief of Staff?

It’s Easy to Criticize, Harder to Lead

November 6th, 2008 Viewed 2397 times, 2 so far today

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Today I received an interesting phone call from my wife.  During it, she told me that one of her friends voted for Pres.-Elect Obama, although professing Christ.

During the run-up to the election, many of us were baffled on how this could be the case.  Surely anyone that was pro-life could not vote for someone that was ok with infants that were born alive being killed—and that was just the beginning of our problems with the Senator from Illinois.

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November 6th, 2008 Viewed 1363 times, 3 so far today

Joe the Plumber

Names can be funny things.  In my Junior year at Bob Jones University I took History of Civilization and one of the fun parts was hearing the different appellations that were given to various people based on characteristics.

People like Louis VI the Fat, Charles the Great, Pippin the Short now make way for Joe the Plumber and Peggy the Moocher and Belinda the Jeweler.

And here I thought we all have last names to make identifying us easier!

So, in honor of this new trend, please comment below as to what your name would be in this new style (either in the name field of the comment box or in the text itself) and let me know what you think of this new trend!

Graciousness Does Not Equal Agreement

November 6th, 2008 Viewed 1812 times

profile3_obamaThe office of President of the United States demands a good deal of respect.  The occupant thereof deserves respect as well.  Part of the problem of the last few years has been that there has been little to no respect for the office or its current holder.

That being said, we have a Democratic Republic, not a Monarchy.  President-Elect Obama will not be king, but President.  And in this country is not wrong to state our disagreements with his policies or actions as long as it is done in a respectful way.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.