Skip to main content


Showing posts from March, 2008

Strange Christian stuff

A friend sent a link to a site which compiled photos of weird Christian merchandise. And it is weird stuff. This is what I wrote to him in reflection... I looked at this and of course shook my head in dismay. Some of it may actually have been produced by enemies of the faith, I'm thinking. However, I've had a kind of new thought about Christian cultural oddities and a sort of paradigm shift about them. I always felt ashamed of preachers with big hair and loud voices, along with strange Christian commodities, like the praying hands statue that glows in the dark, that sort of thing. When I was in Ghana I laughed to see how many of the businesses, owned by Christians, would use biblical terminology in their store names. One example was a barber shop called "King of Kings Haircuts", which caused no end of amusement to me. Then today after looking at the link you sent I began to wonder if I have this right at all. Many of the things we feel to be culturally superio

Some stuff in the news

Standing by their men . Someone said recently that for once they'd like to see the politician standing without his wife, sporting a black eye! What public humiliation this brings upon the wives to stand there. Why doesn't the guy just 'fess up by himself ? This clip from ER demonstrates how postmodern spirituality does not answer the real questions when one faces death. And this blog is embarrassingly accurate!

re Judgment

The believer's judgment by his Lord is not the same as the divine wrath that will fall on unrepentant humankind in general. I Corinthians 3 tells us the believer, built upon the foundation of Christ will -- though personally secure -- be judged as to the quality of his work for Christ: 1 Corinthians 3:12-13 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw- each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. Which raises the question, how do we determine which works are in the first category (gold, silver, precious stones) and which are in the second (wood, hay, straw). Big difference between the two and no mention of any kind of "in between" works. One clue follows in chapter 4: (1 Corinthians 4:5) Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things
Caroline Elizabeth was born Feb. 28, and weighed in at 7# 15 oz. She's a very, very sweet young lady, I might add.