MInTheGap

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

Because 9/11 Actually Happened!

July 2nd, 2012 Viewed 2177 times

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In the above image, taken from another thread on Reddit’s Atheism board, we’re supposed to laugh at the Christian that compares 9/11 to Jesus and Christianity, because “9/11 Actually Happened.”  What’s amusing to me is that this breaks one of the fundamental arguments that Atheists use to defend their case that there is no God.

What is Considered Life?

June 15th, 2012 Viewed 1213 times

Facebook Pro-LifeI often read article and pictures on the site reddit, which has some interesting things as well as some stuff you should avoid…  One of the things I like about the site is the ability to look at and analyze the arguments of those that do not agree with us, and see insights from the other part of the culture.

I strongly believe that Christianity is the truth, and that we have answers to all of the questions that can be brought up, but unfortunately we are often ill equipped to deal with reason and logic.

So, I’ve bookmarked some of the things there, and I’ll use this blog to help you see what I’m seeing and how to deal with these types of arguments, if you so choose to do it.

They Don’t Believe It’s Not a Big Deal

June 5th, 2012 Viewed 1098 times

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The same sex marriage proponents would have you believe that it’s not that big of a deal that same sex couples are given the permission to enter into a “marriage” relationship.

One of the arguments is “it won’t affect your marriage.”  The reasoning follows the line that each person must enter the relationship themselves, and what others choose to do has no bearing on what you have chosen to do.

And it goes further to say that traditionally married couples have done more to harm marriage with divorce, annulments, etc., than permitting same-sex couples to enter into a marriage will ever do.

Let’s unpack these arguments, shall we?

Misplaced Priorities

May 13th, 2012 Viewed 1331 times, 1 so far today

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In the last post, I shared with you the sermon I gave this past Sunday for Mother’s day.  It was a moving message, the first time that I felt emotional while giving one, because I thought about how much our mothers give and think they are giving their children, but also how they often think they are doing well and find that they missed what was truly important.

I have seen far to many families have their children grow up in church and in a Christian school only to find that later on in life the children decide that their parent’s faith will not be their own.

A Woman’s Greatest Calling

May 13th, 2012 Viewed 1278 times, 2 so far today

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The old saying goes that a woman’s work is never done. In our culture today, she is expected to take care of the home, raise a family and make money. She is supposed to have the finest things money can buy, be connected at the appropriate social outings and serve as a chauffeur to any sporting event that a child wants to attend.

She is expected to be many things, but like Martha of old who was told that Mary chose the best thing, a woman’s greatest calling is often overlooked—the place that she can make the biggest impact in the world is right in her very own home.

The Effect of a Worldview

December 30th, 2011 Viewed 1347 times, 1 so far today

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One of the things that struck me while reading For Men Only was that it takes a very different perspective on the married life dynamic than much of what can be found on the topic elsewhere.  It’s no secret that I read a lot of Vox Day, and he subscribes to the whole evolutionary psychology dynamic of male and female relationships.  For Men Only takes a wholly different approach.

What’s Your Philosophy of Christmas Giving?

December 21st, 2011 Viewed 1144 times, 1 so far today

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Christmas is a magical time.  For children (and some adults) the highlight is in getting a gift from someone that is something you want that you haven’t purchased beforehand.

Each year, as my siblings and I have pretty much grown up and left the house, we have been drawing names for each other.  In the process, we’ve been trying to get some Savings—by getting gift cards to use towards after Christmas sales and making sure that it’s something that the person wants to receive.  No one likes to get something only to have to pretend they like it.  Or have we missed the point?

Christmas: Not the Time To Go Into Debt

December 18th, 2011 Viewed 1455 times

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My life with debt has seen its ups and downs.  When I got out of college, one of my first big purchases was a used car.  It cost me $6,000, for which I took out my first auto-loan.  Of course, with little expenses and a full time job, I was able to repay the loan in six months.

From there, it was just playing with investing and saving money.  Sure, I had a credit card, but I never carried a balance.  If you were to ask me then, “What is a Good Credit Score?” I could assure you I had one.

Blessed Assurance

November 23rd, 2011 Viewed 2669 times

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.

MInTheGap

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