Friday, August 15, 2008
He is our goddess of love, right?
Second coming of JFK? of FDR?
I'll be ecstatic if he's the second coming of TEDDY Roosevelt (a Republican).
Some Republicans are trying to smear him by hinting that he's THE Antichrist!
We do need to keep perspective and remember that he's certainly not Jesus. On the other hand, after the last 8 years, he could probably stink and it would still be a hundred times better than what we've had!
Republicans assume that their candidates are divinely ordained. Progressive Christians have to remember to keep perspective. Even if/when a politician (as if) is godly or blessed or even anointed by God- they are still merely human beings, part of the temporal realm.
Whether our side is in office, or our opponents, our faith remains in Christ alone.
" Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." ~Psalm 20:7
Sunday, August 03, 2008
For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.
"Blessed are the merciful" in a courtroom? "Blessed are the peacemakers" in the Pentagon? Give me a break! ~Kurt Vonnegut
"Nixon had asked me why, as the son of immigrants who had been treated so well by Americans, as a man who had been treated like a son and been sent to Harvard by an American capitalist, I had been so ungrateful to the American economic system.
The answer I gave him was not original. Nothing about me has ever been original...
My stolen answer to Nixon was this: '? The Sermon on the Mount, sir.'" ~Kurt Vonnegut
Saturday, August 02, 2008
"The most important message of a crucifix, to me anyway, was how unspeakably cruel supposedly sane human beings can be when under orders from a superior authority." ~ Kurt Vonnegut
Friday, August 01, 2008
Great mission event at Mission Central on Sunday, August 31!
Many exciting activities and presentations.
Free Christian Concert
Come early and help build a large storage shed for Mission Central.
This was originally scheduled for June 8 but the weather shut it down.
Check out http://www.idwlcms.org/
Spread the word at your church.
See you at Mission Central on Sunday, August 31.
Register with firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Contact me at 515-386-8420 or email@example.com