MInTheGap

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

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

June 30th, 2015 Viewed 833 times

Seven Lies About Homeschoolers

June 29th, 2015 Viewed 716 times

Same-Sex Marriage: Two Good Questions for All Presidential Candidates

June 29th, 2015 Viewed 679 times

From In the wake of the same sex marriage case, 2 questions for the presidential candidates.

It suggests one very specific question that ought to be asked of all presidential candidates, from both parties:  Will you pledge that religious organizations that refuse to perform same-sex marriages will not lose their tax-exempt status?

And it suggests a second question could be put a few different ways. I’ll put it like this: Who do you think should prevail if there is a conflict between the interests of gay people — as they engage in commerce and seek full membership in society — and the interests of religious people — as they try to frame their conduct to accord with the tenets of their religion?

I would add—do you consider this an overreach and what are you going to do about it?

More Sugar than a Doughnut

June 29th, 2015 Viewed 822 times

That can of Coke is worth almost 4 doughnuts—check out The surprising foods which contain MORE sugar than a doughnut revealed at the Daily Mail to see more! (Warning, the links on the right of the page may not all be appropriate for all readers.)

Is God Unfair?

June 29th, 2015 Viewed 618 times

Justice Gavel by Tori RectorDuring a recent Sunday School lesson, the teacher was discussing the rebellion of Korah and how the ground swallowed up all of the people that were rebellious toward Moses—and how it was actually rebellion against God.  Korah and the 250 with him wanted to serve in the tabernacle, and yet they could not.

This got me thinking a lot about the choosing of the Levites.

One of the interesting things is that God chose the Levites for himself, which seems weird.  No one from another tribe would ever have the chance to serve God in the tabernacle or temple with God’s blessing—these people were born into that role and that is the role they would serve before God.

Ethical Dilemmas Surround Going Around God’s Plans

June 26th, 2015 Viewed 814 times

PSU Lunch Carts Wed Feb 15, 2012 131 by Parker KnightIt isn’t very long into reading the historical books of the Bible that we find people trying to go around God’s plans:

  • Eve decides she knows better than God, and chooses to eat the fruit.
  • Adam decides he knows better than God, and chooses to eat the fruit his wife offers him.
  • Cain decides he knows better than God, and offers fruit instead of a lamb.
  • Man in general decides it knows better than God and lives to self, ends up underwater.
  • Man decides not to spread over the Earth—see how well that worked out for them.
  • Sarai decides she knows better than God and offers Hagar to her husband Abram because she hasn’t been able to have children yet.

That last one is interesting, as today we’re still doing much the same thing, only instead of offering handmaids or male servants to the spouse that can’t bear a child, we’re taking donations from males and females and creating children around God’s wishes (as it is He that gives the blessing of children).  Just like the items listed above, this activity also is showing negative consequences.

Father and Daughter Team Up To Do Random Acts of Kindness

June 25th, 2015 Viewed 697 times

 

Hat Tip: Fail Blog – What Could Be Cuter Than a Father and Daughter Teaming Up To Do Random Acts of Kindness to Celebrate Their Birthday?

Court Rules In Favor of Obamacare Subsidies, Just As The Republicans Wanted it To

June 25th, 2015 Viewed 719 times

US Supreme Court by DavidIt doesn’t matter that Scalia’s right when he said:

This Court holds only the judicial power — the power to pronounce the law as Congress has enacted it. We lack the prerogative to repair laws that do not work out in practice, just as the people lack the ability to throw us out of office if they dislike the solutions we concoct. We must always remember, therefore, that ‘[o]ur task is to apply the text, not to improve upon it.’   — Read more at: From Scalia’s Dissent

This is what the Republicans wanted, because if the ruling had gone the other way, they would have had 2 problems:

  1. They would have either to have changed the law to give out the subsidies or thrown out the law which leads to…
  2. They would have lost the ability to run against Obamacare next year either way.

Rachel Dahl is Having a Baby!

June 25th, 2015 Viewed 800 times, 2 so far today

Always an exciting time—babies are blessings indeed!  And what better to do when having a baby, than to support Pro-Life!

I am 19 weeks pregnant today! We just announced our pregnancy on Facebook yesterday, and we had an overwhelmingly positive response despite the political implications (Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice) and controversy surrounding the way we announced it. We also posted the announcement on our health conspiracy blog, which is an appropriate platform for the message we are trying to get out. Scroll below to see the rest of the photos!

Read more at: Finally letting this out…we are having a BABY! (Pro-Life)


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Wow! How Did You Become So Good at Math?

June 23rd, 2015 Viewed 622 times

Speeches, London Copyfighters' Drunken Brunch and Talking Shop speeches at Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park, London by Cory DoctorowWhat’s your reaction to this post’s title?  If you are an administrator at the University of California, you may have been offended:

Fifty years after the birth of the free speech movement at the University of California, Berkeley, officials across the UC system are encouraging faculty and students to purge mundane, potentially offensive words and phrases from their vocabularies.

Administrators want members of campus to avoid the use of racist and sexist statements, though their notions about what kinds of statements qualify are completely bonkers. “America is a melting pot,” “Why are you so quiet?” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” are all phrases that should raise red flags, according to the UC speech police.

MInTheGap

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