I grew up being told that God was kicked out of school on June 25, 1962 with the Engle v. Vitale case. I even remember my dad sporting a t-shirt at the beach on year that read, “They kicked Him out in 1962”. Statistics are given how school violence increased, along with immorality, and education began its steady decline. You can see this exemplified here. Read the rest of this entry »
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I was driving home from work one day last week, and the thought hit me – in all probability my Dad will die before me. This sobered me. I began to cry as I couldn’t imagine my life without my dad in it. My thoughts turned to times when I had been angry with my dad and abruptly ended a conversation or said words that were hurtful. I didn’t immediately turn and apologize as I knew time would help me calm down and I could go to him later and restore things. How foolish is that?! I was living under the assumption that tomorrow is guaranteed to him and me. While thinking of this, I wanted to call and talk to him, tell him I love him and appreciate him. Why? All of a sudden, the reality that time is fleeting hit me. Urgency set in. See, I had been born into this world and my dad was already in existence. Since he has been here my whole life, it is natural to assume that he will continue to be. I know death is real, I was a pallbearer at my Grandmother’s funeral, I saw my dad weep in my Maw-Maw’s back yard the day after his mother’s funeral. The truth is though, we just don’t look at those we love and think, “One day they won’t be here.” Read the rest of this entry »
The thing that Jesus said would boldly declare to the world that we are His disciples is not the fighting we have among ourselves over petty issues such as Bible translation and musical style, nor is it by separating over the finer points of one’s definition of election. Rather, our LORD said that the defining factor that the world will see and know that we are followers of Jesus is the love that we have one for another.
Johnny Hunt has some encouraging words, in my opinion, and I would like to share them with you. There are two issues he mentions and I intend to address the second one on this coming Monday. The one I want to emphasize today is one that has been on my mind lately – Calvinism vs. Arminianism/non-Calvinism. Can we still be friends, and work together in kingdom work? And if we can, should we? Of, Must we continue to argue over election? I believe that the answer to questions 1 and 2 is “yes”, and the answer to 3 is “No”. Not saying we cant have our discussions among each other and lovingly listen to the other side, being willing to change if convinced by Scripture; but to name the opposing view “heretical”, I’m just not sure that’s warranted.
What say you?