MInTheGap

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

You Can’t Say That On Television

January 7th, 2010 Viewed 1969 times

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Growing up I always liked going to my grandmother’s house because she had cable and they had a show on Nickelodeon called “You Can’t Do That On Television.”  The primary gags were someone saying “I don’t know,” in which that person would get covered in slime, and “Water” which would get you covered in water.

Right now, those kinds of gags seem desirable to the media firestorm surrounding Brit Hume’s suggestion that Tiger Woods could find redemption through Christianity.

Missing the Reason For the Season

December 17th, 2009 Viewed 1569 times

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During the Middle Ages, as the Roman Empire was “Christianized” by Constantine and became the Holy Roman Empire, and as more people groups were conquered, the Popes of the day decided that it was easier to bring new peoples into the Christian religion by “Christianizing” holidays that people were already celebrating by attaching Christian events with them.

Christmas is one of those times.

Just Another Pretty Face?

December 10th, 2009 Viewed 2366 times

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Americans expect more from women.  It’s not enough to be bright or have the ability to multi-task.  We also expect them to look good.

Ann Althouse took this us with the image above (click to see article) in a discussion about a series of statements Rush Limbaugh made about whether the American people would like to watch a woman age in office.  And I think that her commentary on the issue is spot on.

Atheism’s Absurd Claim

December 3rd, 2009 Viewed 2615 times, 1 so far today

Sunset Wedding Kiss

Picking up on the topic yesterday, perhaps you figured out that the scenario was meant to be equivalent to the scenario that I’ve been debating over at Christian Personal Finance about whether we should keep “In God we trust” on our bills.

Now, in that discussion I’ve attempted to remain on task, but Rex and I have left a lot of loose ends uncovered.  One of those ends is “Why are atheists so adamant about this?”

Is It Wrong For Women to Wear Pants?

November 26th, 2009 Viewed 4592 times, 1 so far today

Together Outdoors

In Paris, France, the answer would be yes.

In 1800, a Paris police chief introduced a rule banning women from dressing like men—namely by wearing pants instead of skirts and dresses.  This idea is not that foreign.  The Biblical Old Testament speaks of it being wrong for women to dress like men such that you cannot tell the difference, so 1800 France would have been under the influence of those types of ideas.

What’s so amusing is that the law is technically still in effect!

Culture Thursdays

November 19th, 2009 Viewed 1365 times

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What is the pulse of the culture?  Where is it going?  What are the trends?

It is on Thursdays we’ll tackle some of the big issues of living in today’s society.  We’ll talk about leaders and those that influence what is going on around us.  We’ll talk about cultural trends and whether or not they’re inevitable.

On this day is where we’ll be applying a Biblical Worldview to all that’s going on around us.

MInTheGap

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