Atheists Borrow from Theism

I loved this video, well done and funny, and ironically makes the point that is the title of the song.  I know they mean it to be tongue in cheek, but it ends up being a substantive criticism of a non-Theist position about reality, specifically how we explain the idea of beauty. One of the […]

Common Sense is Gone…

On my morning bicycle ride George and I stopped at Starbucks…what a surprise. This morning was a good one, leisurely (kind of, George has discovered Wheaties or something, spent all morning chasing him) in that we chatted for an extended period of time at Starbucks. George is our Celebrate Recovery director here at the church […]

Coming Home

This video is really cool…grab a hankie.

10 Reasons to allow a Mosque near Ground Zero

I have a feeling I am going to be in the minority on this one… My parents are Russian immigrants.  They left Russia for greener pastures fleeing Stalin and to a lesser degree looking for religious freedom.  My mom was a Russian Baptist, my dad a Molokan.  The Molokans especially were in the minority and […]

I Love Mexicans

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; […]

Ben Franklin Resolutions – The Virtue Chart

This is a repost from 1/1/2008 Ben Franklin regularly followed a plan to develop his character. Based on Philippians 4, Ben used the chart below as a tool to improve himself. Check out the site Flamebright for a brief explanation and DIY Planner for templates you can print out. His “Plan” was made up of […]

Christians Are Mixed Up

According to recent polls cited by the USA Today, Christians are a mixed up lot.  Read the article, More U.S. Christians mix in ‘Eastern,’ New Age beliefs. Some of their observations: •26% of those who attend religious services say they do so at more than one place occasionally, and an additional 9% roam regularly from […]

Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy

Here is a funny version of the point I was making in my sermon last Sunday. We are blessed beyond our imagination and yet we still default to complaining. You can check out my sermon here.

Obama on Kanye

Careful with every errant word… Or you can listen to the whole interchange here (audio only) Here’s the transcript: Q: Were your girls as hacked off as mine were that Kanye gave Taylor Swift the Joe Wilson treatment? Obama: I thought that was really inappropriate. You know it was like she’s getting an award — […]

David Robinson NBA Hall of Fame

David Robinson is all class, from the wonderful words he says to his wife to the way he affirmed his sons.  The speech is a typical acceptance style speech, thanking everyone for all the effort contributed, but his ending is tremendous.  Now many sports figures have given thanks to God, but David Robinson says it […]