Tuesday, March 30, 2004


Monday, March 22, 2004

CNN.com - The coolest church in the world - Mar 22, 2004

Bet someone would turn around and ask me to turn up the heat in this sanctuary, too :)....

Saturday, March 20, 2004

CNN.com - New Testament translated into sign language - Mar 20, 2004

Really cool.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

CNN.com - Four U.S. missionaries killed in Iraq - Mar 16, 2004

We don't know anything about persecution. Or "success" for that matter. These folks have given a piece of their lives to serving people who end up shooting at them. The people shooting those guns will one day drink pure water from the work being done by missionaries and others just looking to help.

When you look back on life, do you see your service to others, or do you see what you've collected for yourself? Which one will make a difference in the Kingdom?

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (Petition to Ban Religious Broadcasting)

I got this in my email inbox today, asking me to e-sign a petition to make sure the FCC wouldn't take religious broadcasting off the air. It's a hoax. There is no such legislation. If anything, the popularity of God as a cultural and financial commodity at this point in our country would probably be enough to thwart any attempts to remove the gospel from broadcasting.

I see a twofold point here. One, we as Christians are so gullible sometimes, open to "persecution", real or perceived, and we're so quick to take up arms and fight with our fellow Christians to withstand the onslaught of injustice. Even though it's not real, this letter will make its way around the globe, and we'll end up fighting a non-existent enemy while the real threats go unnoticed and un-threatened by us.

Second, we tend to fight persecution, when Jesus spoke more about loving our enemies, walking an extra mile, turning our cheek, "forgive them because they don't know what they're doing". Why are we so quick to protect our rights, to take offense when we perceive (it's not real here) that we're being put upon?

Friday, March 05, 2004

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