MInTheGap

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

Blessed Assurance

November 23rd, 2011 Viewed 2887 times, 2 so far today

Power in the Blood

There are many hurt people out there.  The unfortunate thing is that some have been hurt by people that name the name of Christ, and this has the effect of turning people away not only from the people that have hurt them, but from God Himself and His Church.

Many of these people struggle to come to grips with what happened.  Some attempt to keep a relationship with God, but end up searching for something opposite their experience in an attempt to flee everything attached to those people that hurt them.  Many of them end up rejecting the church and proclaiming Atheism—conflating God with those who claim to follow Him.

For both of these groups, there is healing at the cross, and there’s answers for their questions.  However, the latter group is less likely to see this and instead will pose endless questions regarding the faith.  These questions are important to consider and have answers for.  So, this is where we find ourselves with today’s post.

Unwed Pregnancies are a Product of Western Culture

November 22nd, 2011 Viewed 1876 times, 2 so far today

Pregnant Mom Stress

In a recent article on sex education at The Week, the question was posed, “Should sex educators teach kids about pleasure?”  The responses were mixed, and the comments were along the same line—they’re going to do it anyway.

This has been the common refrain with discussions of birth control, abortion and unwed moms, but rather than going down the path of deciding the best method of prevention, I would rather like to focus on the fact that these problems are of our own design.

Like many things, unplanned pregnancies and unwed sex are the result of Western culture—specifically how we’ve chosen to view courtship, love, and marriage.

I believe that we have done our children a great disservice by changing from the traditional marriage arrangement with parental involvement for the betterment of the family to one that is based on emotions, feelings, and impulses.

Is The United States a Christian Nation?

November 21st, 2011 Viewed 2419 times, 1 so far today

learning with pencil

In a recent post explaining my acceptance of some libertarian ideas, I made the passing reference to the fact that America is, and has been a Christian Nation.  However, this fact is not accepted by everyone, especially atheists.  Their arguments are typified by the first comment I received on this post:

While some of the signers of the Constitution were Christians, many were Deists. The Treaty of Tripoli, signed in 1796, disputes the ‘Christian Nation’ idea. Nor would I, as a Christian, want this to be a Christian nation. [FatherOf4]

This is very typical, and so, to set the record straight, I will address not only these commonly stated bits of misinformation, but also present positive reasons for my assertion that America is (though it may not be in the future) a Christian nation.

Equality and the Bible

November 20th, 2011 Viewed 1807 times, 2 so far today

Paper People

I once read that one of the interesting things about C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia was the whole concept of multiple kings and queens of Narnia and one High King.  The reason that this is interesting is that we usually don’t think of anything but a King being the absolute ruler, but in Lewis’ books there is rank but multiple people at the same rank.

Why I’ve Recently Come to Embrace Libertarian Ideas

November 19th, 2011 Viewed 2383 times, 1 so far today

OfComm Series

I’ve always considered myself a Conservative.  In fact, I’m registered as a Conservative and find myself voting for Conservative candidates.  This identification has to do with bot social conservative values as well as fiscal.

The problem that I have in watching where the country is going is that I’ve observed a trend that proves that Conservatism may be contributing to a coming dictatorship, or a government that is opposite my social values.

Logically, this means that I should support less government as a way to keep freedoms alive.

Perry: Eliminate Funding to Planned Parenthood

November 18th, 2011 Viewed 1299 times, 2 so far today

In a recent speech to the residents of Bettendorf, Iowa, Governor Perry not only took on the amount of money that elected representatives make and their seemingly permanent positions in Washington, but he also announced that part of his plan was to remove federal funding for Planned Parenthood so that our tax dollars will not go to kill innocent, unborn babies.

This would be a hard fought battle, as Planned Parenthood paints itself as more than an abortion provider, but also as a provider of women’s health.

When Did Jesus Play for Denver?

November 17th, 2011 Viewed 1436 times

It wasn’t his desire, and it wasn’t his doing.  And yet, it happened all the same.

Tim Tebow, the outspoken Christian quarterback who was drafted in the first round and many believe should be a tight end, fullback or safety,  is causing a stir with his faith.  It seems that a handful of Denver fans have decided that they would make a jersey with Tebow’s number and the name Jesus instead of Tebow.

What would God think about this and why would anyone think that this would be acceptable?

Was Cinderella Pregnant for 28 Years?

November 16th, 2011 Viewed 1462 times

I don’t know if you’re following ABC’s latest hit show, Once Upon a Time, but the plot revolves around the wicked queen of the story of Snow White casting an evil spell over all the fairy tales taking away their “happily ever after.”

They’re only hope is the daughter of Prince Charming (AKA James) and Snow White, who was placed inside of a tree that protected her against the spell.

Unfortunately, they were all transported to our world, and in our world they neither remember who they are/were, nor do they know how to thwart the witch’s curse.

Who Should Get the Republican Nomination

November 15th, 2011 Viewed 1523 times

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This past April I turned 35.  I’ve always joked that when I become 35, then I’ll be able to run for President.  After all, when you’re in your early 30s, there aren’t many “milestone” birthdays left.  With that theme, my dining room was covered in Red, White and Blue and even my cake told me that now I could run for President.

Except, who has ever heard of a Software Engineer in the Conservative Party winning an election for President of the United States?

MInTheGap

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