MInTheGap

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

Does the Bible Support Women Political Leaders?

November 20th, 2018 Viewed 34 times, 14 so far today

Every election season this questions returns to the forefront with people asking the question in different ways. In 2007, I covered the whole “Can a Woman be President of the United States?” and looking at that post I had quite the discussion in the comments for an introductory post.

The answer was less provocative than the title suggested. The Constitution and Amendments to the Constitution definitely permit the Presidency to be held by a man or a woman that gets the majority of the Electoral College.

Is Dating The Breeding Ground for Fornication?

November 14th, 2018 Viewed 68 times, 4 so far today

Lori Alexander has done it again, asking a provocative question to get us thinking. Sometimes I think she chooses her titles based on shock value alone!

In any case, today she asks her readers to consider whether Dating is the Breeding Ground for Fornication.

A good way to get to know someone, or one step away from fornication?

The Problem of the Marriage Checklist

November 14th, 2018 Viewed 69 times, 5 so far today

I don’t think that any young man or young woman of marriageable age does not have a checklist. Sure, it may not be one that’s written down on paper or digitally stored in your phone where you evaluate each person that walks by you according to the score, but internally you know what you’re looking for.

How many points of the checklist does this guy have?

It’s said that a woman can tell within minutes, if not quicker, whether or not she’ll be attracted or want to talk to you. I’m sure with a man it’s often faster. We have primary, secondary and even other checklists to get to certain stages.

But are these checklists healthy?

Counting the Cost

November 13th, 2018 Viewed 62 times, 3 so far today

Luke 14:1-33

David enjoyed much favor from God, for he was a man after God’s own heart. In 2 Samuel 24 we catch up to David near the end of his life. David numbered the children of Israel, something the kings were told not to do—their victory was to be found in the Lord. Upon doing it, David realized his error, but he was punished anyway, and when he was given the chance to put an end and make a sacrifice he went to the threshing floor of Araunah. Araunah offered to give him the floor and the items for the offering, but David would have none of it. He would not offer an offering to God that cost him nothing.

photo by: Chris Yarzab

Voting Irregularities in Florida

November 12th, 2018 Viewed 68 times, 4 so far today

John Fund points out that there should be a lot more media attention paid toward Florida:

In [Florida,] Republican governor and Senate candidate Rick Scott’s lawsuit against Democratic Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher, the county court found that Bucher was illegally withholding over-votes and under-votes from the county canvassing board and barring public viewing of the counting.

Gov. Scott also filed a lawsuit against Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes last Thursday, alleging that her office was hiding information about the number of ballots left to be counted. Again, a county court ruled in his favor as Snipes kept “discovering” new ballots.

Despite these clear rulings, the Sunday morning programs on ABC News and NBC News ignored the court orders. While it’s certainly true that claims of election irregularities and fraud shouldn’t be blindly reported, the media has an obligation to pay attention to the context.

John Fund via Fox News

Florida was the epicenter of the issues of Bush v. Gore back in 2000, and I can’t remember an election where one wondered what they’d end up with in an electoral contest.

Now with ballots supposedly in AVIS rental cars, in a moving truck, and in a elementary school storage area and election supervisors with convictions of removing ballots, while not even including the fact that the Dem’s lawyers want illegal immigrant’s votes counted— this reeks of corruption.

Will this be enough to force Voter ID?

Are You All Talk?

November 12th, 2018 Viewed 66 times, 6 so far today

There’s a saying that goes “talk is cheap” and with the invention of the Internet, we know just how true that is. While technically it costs something to post to social media or to blogs, it feels free– as free as speech itself. And because it is easy and feels free, we’re all experts on all sorts of topics, pontificating to whomever will listen in our expert tones… but do our lives match up?

You have the truth, are you making a difference?

Nowhere is this more pointed than in our spiritual lives. It is very easy for us to talk about how we should live the Christian life, but how does our talk and our walk measure up?

photo by: Chris Yarzab

Peter’s Teachings on Submission

October 12th, 2018 Viewed 196 times, 4 so far today

One can only envision that as time passed from the Ascension, the Apostles started to realize how important it was to document their witness and describe in detail how to live the Christian faith. Only so much could be entrusted to people through teaching, and so we see the New Testament start to take shape.

Structure of relationships under Christ take shape in all of the these works– churches, marriages, slaves, government– as the Apostles fleshed out how believers were to both be citizens of another world, but inhabitants of this one. How do you be “in the world, but not of the world?”

So Peter is going to take us through our responsibilities as believers in this world.

Kavanaugh vs. Ford Would be Easier If There Were No Politics

October 4th, 2018 Viewed 199 times, 4 so far today
Sen. Feinstein and Judge Brett Kavanaugh

I’ve been thinking about the whole Kavanaugh debacle for the past few weeks and have been tweeting out different thoughts about it on Twitter. Having a chance now to hear and read a lot of different viewpoints on this topic, I figured I might as well get my perspective in among the mess and see if I could coherently come to any conclusion… and the biggest conclusion I could come to is that it would be a whole lot easier to get to the bottom of this if there were no politics involved– but then no one would care.

Abortion-Inducing Drugs

September 13th, 2018 Viewed 379 times, 5 so far today

In her latest article on the Kavanaugh nomination, Ann Althouse discusses the question about what exactly birth control is supposed to do. Much of the pro-life movement wants to distance itself from the birth control discussion for obvious reasons; however, there is a link.

In the mind of many, abortion is just another form of birth control, only instead of preventing conception, fertilization or implantation, the abortion component of the debate has been limited to discussing the medical procedure needed to remove a baby/fetus from the womb after the pregnancy is discovered.

Has Trump Been Successful In Implementing His Agenda?

August 24th, 2018 Viewed 333 times, 5 so far today

In the middle of a discussion I was having on Twitter regarding whether it was right for the Department of Justice to have a guideline not to indict a sitting President, I broached the idea that the reason that we are even having this conversation is that there are many people that believe that Pres. Trump should be indicted and jailed. They are furious that no one will stop him using this means, mostly because they know that the Republican Congress and Senate will not impeach and convict him, so they believe that if they could get an indictment or, better yet a criminal conviction, then the Republicans would have to get rid of him.

This has been in back of the Russian Collusion narrative, the Stormy Daniels affair and the rest– the idea that there needs to be something, anything that can remove Trump from office.

MInTheGap

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