I have seen many people write on their Facebook pages something to the effect of, “We need to put God back in our Schools.” This is a reference to our present suffering seemingly as a result of removing prayer from school. While I am excited that so many people value prayer and our relationship with God as a people, I am troubled by the premise of this theological thinking for at least two reasons.
This post explores the problem of eGossip, or forwarding false information to others with services like Email and Facebook, and suggests a resource for confirming information before pressing “send.”
I live in a decidedly Republican area. How Republican? The church I serve is a polling place, so I can tell you:
1063 votes for Romney, 133 votes for Obama. I would break down the elections for other positions, but in all but a couple of cases, republicans ran unopposed. Democrats know better than to even try.
With such an overwhelming Republican base, I often hear the question, “How can a Christian be a Democrat?”
Kristen, of Rage Against the Minivan, offers a well spoken explanation of why she voted with the Democratic Party. Hopefully, this glimpse into the thinking of Democratic Christians will help lead to understanding, if not agreement.
Read her full article here.
I wanted to add my voice of thankfullness to the many others streaming through the blogosphere concerning the safe rescue of the Chilean miners. I could take this time to write a profound blog about their experience and faith. However, in the joy of the moment, I will express my thankfullness by sharing something fun. Here is a picture about the Chilean mine experience that people of my generation will certainly recognize:
(Illustrator unkown: I found this picture via Jeremy at hackingchristianity)
Here’s a CNN article on the spirituality of the miners.
I have a seven and a three year old. They love TV. We pay close attention to what they are watching, though, because some shows that are geared for kids are quite inappropriate. Today, I have gone through and listed some shows that I like and some that I do not like. The deciding factor in this particular list is that Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon have some shows that have succumbed to bathroom humor and rudeness to attract children. These are things that I do not want my kids to mimic. Click on the first picture and then click on the right side of each picture to advance to the next one to see my opinion of each:
By the way, has anyone seen Perry? I wonder what he’s up to…