MInTheGap

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

The Birth Certificate Lives On

August 9th, 2011 Viewed 875 times, 2 so far today
English: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to...

English: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the press the same day the White House released the long form of his birth certificate to dispel conspiracy theories surrounding his place of birth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You may have thought that the latest offering from the White House on the birth certificate controversy would have put to rest the questions surrounding the location of our President’s birth.  You’d be mistaken.

The latest thing that’s come up is that the White House circulated a Certificate of Live Birth that was a forgery as truth—up until the point that it was identified as such.

Saturday Links–08-06-2011

August 6th, 2011 Viewed 859 times, 2 so far today

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There is no way that I could possibly comment on everything I see in the week, and while I’m trying to use Twitter to pass along articles that I find interesting, sometimes it’s a lot just to bookmark it and move on.

So, what I intend to do is to use Saturday to pass along links from the week that I found interesting, with some brief comments, and that way I can address some of the backlog!

ObamaCare Funding In Jeopardy if Democrats Choose Tax Increases

August 4th, 2011 Viewed 1150 times, 2 so far today

Tax Forms Header

I have to say I’m frustrated.  I think that I would have preferred if the Republicans had just let the ceiling stand.  And I’m not simply talking about the fact that the Dow and S&P are plunging, I’m talking about a matter of principle.  We’ve chosen to spend more than we take in, and going further in debt won’t solve that problem.

Government is worse than a kid in a candy store.  When times are good, government spends more.  When times are bad, government spends more.  And even most of the spending cuts that are in this latest law are scheduled to take place later, not now.

How would this work if this were an average family?  It wouldn’t.

Polygamy and Same Sex Marriage

August 1st, 2011 Viewed 1878 times, 2 so far today
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kody-brown-sister-wives (Photo credit: kgranju)

Kody Brown has 4 wives—well, technically, his legal wife is the one in the black top, the rest are “sister wives”.  They, and their sixteen children, appear on “Sister Wives” on TLC.  Why is this interesting?  Because they are attacking Utah’s anti-polygamy laws based on the fact that they should be able to define “family” any way they want.

Oh, and this is the same line of argument that same sex marriage proponents use to defend same-sex marriage:

A Free Garage Sale

July 30th, 2011 Viewed 765 times, 2 so far today
Garage sale

Garage sale (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bible Baptist Church in Bonner Springs, Kansas, has an idea that I think my church should try—it’s a free garage sale:

Members of the Bible Baptist Church of Bonner Springs, 426 Emerson Ave., began the program they call “Neighbor Helping Neighbor” last year. They collected donations over several months and then opened their doors to anyone who needed the items, no questions asked, in a free garage sale of sorts. Pastor Ed Fuller says as they gear up to have the event again this year from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 6, they hope to spread the word to both gather more donations and help many more.  [Church ministers through free garage sales]

Have You Ever Tried to Be a Table?

July 28th, 2011 Viewed 1519 times, 1 so far today

NbZoRThis week is my church’s Vacation Bible School week—and we’re most of the way through it.  We’re doing the Answers In Genesis Gold Rush VBS and I’ve liked how the material has been presented.  Tonight’s the Gospel message.

In any case, I came upon this image recently, and it reminded me of some of the games that I’ve seen this week.

Have you ever tried to be a table—you and four of your friends?

Is it as easy as these images?  I’ll have to give it a try.

Just use the four chairs to start out, and then pull them out afterward.  It should work, right?

Let me know if you try it!

“Thank You For My Smokin’ Hot Wife”

July 27th, 2011 Viewed 3961 times, 1 so far today
Prayer is the language

Prayer is the language (Photo credit: Lel4nd)

Pastor Joe Nelms decided that, rather than give an actual prayer, he’d pull lines right out of the irreverent prayer from the movie Talladega Nights to inject some humor into what’s normally a cookie cutter prayer.

Now, while I can tolerate the “smokin’ hot wife” and perhaps the racing cars types, it’s how he closed the prayer that makes me believe he crossed the line.

MInTheGap

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