MInTheGap

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

Gotta Love This Fantasy Football Video

December 19th, 2009 Viewed 900 times

Pregnancy Takes No One By Surprise

December 18th, 2009 Viewed 1561 times, 1 so far today

Young Teenage Mother Woes

Though the timing of a pregnancy may come as a surprise, virtually no one that has a physical relationship with another person is unaware that that activity can cause a pregnancy.  Indeed, we’re explaining to children at ever younger ages how children are made a formed along with providing them with means and methods that are less than 100% effective for having all the pleasure with none of the responsibility.  Or so they’re lead to believe.

Missing the Reason For the Season

December 17th, 2009 Viewed 1055 times

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During the Middle Ages, as the Roman Empire was “Christianized” by Constantine and became the Holy Roman Empire, and as more people groups were conquered, the Popes of the day decided that it was easier to bring new peoples into the Christian religion by “Christianizing” holidays that people were already celebrating by attaching Christian events with them.

Christmas is one of those times.

What is the Temperature of Your Heart?

December 16th, 2009 Viewed 1209 times

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I think the first time that I was confronted with homelessness was overseas.  I was 12 at the time, and we were travelling through Paris and in different places that we visited there were homeless people in different tunnels—something I hadn’t seen before in my small town in the United States.

Homelessness is tragic, as is poverty, but whenever I start thinking about this subject, especially as it relates to Christianity, I’m struck by who Christ chose to reach out to and I wonder if I’m doing enough…

Honesty Is The Best Policy

December 15th, 2009 Viewed 1131 times

Bible Study

One of the foundations of the Mosaic law is the idea of honesty—it’s embedded in the Ten Commandments: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Although the value of honesty is obvious, the fact that this concept was codified when it was is interesting.  Much of the Middle East at the time was used to corruption in their judicial systems.  Also, in a less connected world it was harder to find the truth.

That being said, just telling someone that they have to tell the truth is not going to keep them telling the truth.

The Folly of “It’s a Wonderful Life”

December 13th, 2009 Viewed 1571 times, 1 so far today

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Every year we take to watching a series of Christmas movies, and one we rarely miss is “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  I’m sure you’re familiar with the story.  For his whole life George Bailey has had to do without, and at this Christmas he finds that he may end up in jail because his Uncle has misplaced the money he was supposed to deposit in the bank.

George, believing that he’d be worth more dead than alive, decides to jump off  a bridge and commit suicide, but before he can, his guardian angel jumps into the water making George save him.  After that, he is granted the wish of seeing what the world would be like if he were never born.

Obama and the Party Crashers

December 13th, 2009 Viewed 1194 times, 1 so far today

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Of course the Party Crashers had no business being in the White House without an invitation, and they should have been excused the moment that they were found to be off the guest list…

I’m still not sure how these types of people keep getting in?

On January 14, 2052…

December 11th, 2009 Viewed 1377 times, 1 so far today

Caring Teacher

A radio commercial I hear almost every day has the voices of children claiming that one day they will discover the cure for HIV/AIDS, be President of the United States, and broker a peace treaty between Israel and Palestine—if only we’ll say yes to the latest education fad.

A television commercial asking us to donate to another group displays different inventions of a people group and urges us to invest in the education of this people group for more innovation.

What is interesting is what is not said.

Just Another Pretty Face?

December 10th, 2009 Viewed 1691 times, 1 so far today

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Americans expect more from women.  It’s not enough to be bright or have the ability to multi-task.  We also expect them to look good.

Ann Althouse took this us with the image above (click to see article) in a discussion about a series of statements Rush Limbaugh made about whether the American people would like to watch a woman age in office.  And I think that her commentary on the issue is spot on.

Courting: The Only Way To Find a Mate

December 9th, 2009 Viewed 1223 times

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On November 19, Katy Case entered into a courtship relationship with a young man, with the intent that she would marry him.  I’m very excited for her, in that she has left one stage of life and is preparing to walk into another.

I believe that part of the way to fix the current erosion of the institution of marriage lies in not only speaking out about those that would change the definition, but helping those that are going to be or are in marriages to respect it as well.  To that end, I believe that the courtship movement illustrates a series of good philosophies that any parent should employ to help their children during the transition between child and adult, between single and married.

MInTheGap

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