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

What Can Kids Get Out of Church?

May 8th, 2011 Viewed 819 times

A lot, if you’ll let them…  As Josh found out:

Anyway, as part of the new schedule of things on Saturday nights, we started using the same curriculum for the elementary kids in both hours. By doing this, we are encouraging parents who are there for both services to take their elementary child with them into the service. As a parent, I understand the scariness of this, but also the benefits of it. In the last 2 weeks, it has not been the easiest task having Ava in the service, but I am already starting to see the benefits and how they far outweigh the costs.

Is This Billboard Shocking or Unsettling?

May 7th, 2011 Viewed 757 times


That’s what CBS Outdoor thought:

This time CBS said that the picture needed to go because abortion “is a potentially emotional topic that might be unduly disturbing to young women who may have made the kinds of choices that the displays deal with,” according to the complaint.

A message from the company to Counsel board member Betty LaRosa stated that CBS could not accept “images which might be deemed shocking, unsettling or even manipulative,” the complaint states….

CBS “insisted that if LEC would just get rid of the baby picture, the advertisement may run,” the plaintiffs says.

HT: Jill Stanek

We Should Not Raise the Debt Ceiling

May 6th, 2011 Viewed 910 times
Wipe our Debt

Wipe our Debt (Photo credit: Images_of_Money)

What would consumers do if they could arbitrarily print money or raise their credit limit every time they got out of debt?  Well, you don’t have to wonder at this hypothetical—the U.S. government is showing you in real-time.

Vox Day addresses two of the main arguments for raising the ceiling:

  1. Not raising the debt ceiling will threaten creditor confidence in the value of U.S. treasuries and they may reduce the amount of U.S. debt they are willing to buy.
  2. The debt ceiling should be raised one last time to extract spending concessions from the Democrats.

He blows both of these arguments out of the water in a recent article.  Well worth the read.

At What Point Do Things Like This Stop?

May 5th, 2011 Viewed 506 times

If you follow the guidelines they shouldn’t have a problem, right?

The latest case of TSA tyranny to hit the headlines comes in the form of a young mother who was subjected to enhanced groping and then shut inside a screening box for almost an hour by agents after she refused to allow them to put her breast milk through an x-ray device, a legitimate request that is even written into the TSA’s own guidelines.

I guess the point is when we start refusing to fly.

Jesus and the Bible

May 4th, 2011 Viewed 557 times

…The setting is ripe for a fight. The Sadducees are trying to spark some theological controversy. Jesus has his mind on the cross. The other religious leaders have been barking at he and his disciples for years now. Satan continues to pursue and press upon him. This begs a frustrated response.

Instead, Jesus calmly and clearly turns and quotes the Bible. And not only does he quote the Bible but he makes a theological point based upon the tense of a verb. In other words, Jesus believes that the very words of God in Scripture are true. Every single one of them. He believes they are also from God, authoritative, clear, enduring, and trustworthy (cf. 2 Tim. 3.16-17; Ps. 19.7-14). He appeals to them to settle the debate and silence the critics.

I love Jesus’ confidence in the Scriptures. I love his love for the Word of God.

Read the rest at Ordinary Pastor


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