MInTheGap

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

Throwing Money at Education Isn’t Working

June 30th, 2010 Viewed 1862 times, 3 so far today

Studying Late 1

Why is it that a stay at home mother who pays $1000 or less for a curriculum’s worth of books, $15 to join an area group for sports, recreation and activities, and spends $100 for a sport and then pays school taxes for services that they can’t take advantage of (instead of getting paid by the government) can end up training children that have great academics and are an asset to our community, but New York state can spend $7,642 per pupil with the average teacher salary of $46, 800 and can graduate students that cannot read? [Education Backgrounder]

5 Things People Believe Indicate the End of the World

June 29th, 2010 Viewed 1510 times, 1 so far today

Bible and Cross

I’m not sure that a generation has gone by since Christ returned to Heaven that hasn’t believed that Christ return would happen in their lifetime.  My grandparents both believed that they would live to see the Rapture, and yet they both died and did not see it.

However, that doesn’t stop many people from around the world from theorizing whether or not the things that they see happening around them indicate the world’s end is near.

Television and Christianity

June 28th, 2010 Viewed 1145 times, 1 so far today

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On a recent episode of Friday Night Lights, there were some elements that bring up an interesting discussion about children, Christianity and television.

Mortgaging Tomorrow for What?

June 23rd, 2010 Viewed 1084 times, 1 so far today

Beach House

Why is it that the people that we elect to office just don’t get it?

It seems like a brilliant plan: Let’s reward people who buy homes1 with money back if they buy in a specific time period—that’ll lower the cost of buying a house now, so more people will buy houses, and that’ll boost the economy.

Except it’s foolish on two levels.


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We Must Do Something Now—Why?

June 17th, 2010 Viewed 1411 times, 1 so far today

Acro Iris - RainbowOn Tuesday night, President Obama urged the country to do something about slowing climate change.  Why?

Ann Althouse suggests:

You see why this is absolutely necessary, don’t you? What if nothing is done and global warming… doesn’t happen? What a disaster! But if disastrously extreme measures are taken and then global warming doesn’t happen? What a great relief! It will be impossible to tell whether the solution worked or whether global warming just wasn’t going to happen anyway. Win-win!

US Supreme Court on Religion and Marriage

June 16th, 2010 Viewed 1622 times

AncientWe live in a very interesting time—a time when the very moral foundation of this country is being challenged.  The general American feeling of “live and let live” has come directly up against a culture and morality that would have been foreign to the founders—and those very founders are being trotted out as accepting and perhaps even promoting such changes.

This should not be so.

Are Humans Inherently Good?

June 15th, 2010 Viewed 1620 times

Amy Lee Smiling in a Tree

One of the most difficult things for me, as a Christian, to process is that there seem to be “good things” that people do apart from Christianity.  Why is this a problem?  Because the Bible states quite clearly that only those that are in Christ can do good.

Rationally, this poses a problem.  If the Bible states that we can’t do anything good, that all our goodness is as filthy rags, and yet people around us are doing the same good deeds that we’re supposed to do to show our Father in Heaven, what’s the deal here?

The More Things Change

June 14th, 2010 Viewed 1241 times, 1 so far today

Guy with Laptop

It seems that my life is now coming around in ways that I wouldn’t have expected.  Some of you know that a little over a year and a half ago I was let go from the company for which I had worked for 10 years, and that I found a different job an hour away.  That led to a move with severance money and an adventure in a place that, though it was still close to family, was wholly different.

MInTheGap

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