Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Christians call home NOW

Today I was poking around in Internet Archive (digitized media of all type) and just plugged in "Christian" and visual media, and got about 500 hits. For "Islam" and media I got over 8,000. This is media of any kind--from old missionary movies to modern alternative rock concerts by Christians with a message, to audio of sermons from the 60s. Unfortunately, the one I pulled up (among the Christian group) was a very overweight, blond preacher in orange shorts, brown t-shirt, navy bandana around his forehead, wandering around a stage. I won't even give you his name--he should be ashamed. His appearance was so distracting, I didn't stick around to hear the message, could've been a put-on, put-down of Christianity--but from the whoops and hollars from the audience, the "kids" loved it. In the Islam section I found a very nicely done film on God and creation--the Koranic view combined with current science. Flipping through the thumb-nails in the Islam section, I'd say they are serious. I don't know how many techies my church employs, but there are a lot of them, plus volunteers. Someone needs to begin uploading our sermons and Sunday school instruction.

I often wonder how Paul did it. 20,000 miles and 38 years. He managed to convert people FROM their pagan culture to the Christian faith, without partaking in the orgies, pagan worship, lasciviousness, the art, the music or the philosophy which in the Roman world must have been overpowering. Except for one who said,
    For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Cor. 2:2

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This is not a call to have more babies

It's too late for that. It's a call to evangelize the Muslim

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Now we know, don't we?

On January 22, the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama issued a statement: "While [abortion] is a sensitive and often divisive issue, no matter what our views, we are united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the need for abortion, and support women and families in the choices they make."

Uh, you mean like in the 1850s the pro-slavery politicians and the white abolitionists could have said, "we are united in our determination to reduce slavery, but we support owners in their choices. . ."

or in the 1950s the civil rights supporters and Klan could have said, "we are united in our desire to reduce lynchings."

We got what 51% of the voters requested--the most pro-abortion politician ever in the United States. Did you help?

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Still blogging about the Holy Land

At my regular blog I'm up to about Thursday, March 12, on our Holy Land Cruise. I did such a poor job of completing our Italy trip of 2008 account, I swore I'd do a better job with this one, but the further away we get, the harder it is to remember what we were doing. We have all our photos, but after awhile the stones and churches and mosaics start to look alike.

With Rod and Judi on the MV Cristal. We're in a couples group together at UALC.