Sundry Weekend Ramblings

Sunday, April 30, 2006

So Cigarette Smoking Panhandlers Don't Deserve Some Help?

I was fascinated by a blog of sorts whereby the blogger pretty much lambasted a woman he saw as she was begging for money while smoking a cig. The blog was judgmental and filled with loathing for this woman. It was my impression that the blogger's antipathy was due, at least in part, to the fact... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Tenebrae – Service of Shadows

I had never experienced this before, a service of shadows. It is a service performed in remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion. We were reminded this evening of the extraordinary passion of Christ when he died on the cross; never have I experienced something so powerful. Many of you scoff at... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 9, 2006

What To Do When Having A BAD Day . . . .

Forgive anyone -- NO, EVERYONE -- who seems set on ruining your life. Though beset yourself, focus on encouraging others who are struggling and uncertain. Be sensitive and loving; take care of those who are near you. When seemingly impossible questions or difficulties come, aim them at God, not at... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 2, 2006

The Inept Historicity that is "The Da Vinci Code"

For those of you who have not wasted time reading this book (i.e. The Da Vinci Code ), let me alert you to some of its central themes, namely: Jesus married Mary Magdalene and they had at least one child. Mary and her child eventually fled to Gaul where they established the Merovingian line of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

What Would Jesus Look Like Today?????

That thought popped into my head today while shopping in the local very crowded, extremely busy, ultra huge monster grocery store. It seemed that I got behind every mentally and physically challenged person and/or every extremely slow person who was blocking the whole aisle while pondering which... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

So Islam Is A Peaceful and Good Religion????

Is it your thought that the religion of Islam is generally a benign and good religion? Here are some thoughts below by Jan Willem van der Hoeven (ahh, such a good Dutch name), who is the founder of the International Christion Zionist Center. Definitely some interesting and thought provoking reading.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sell YOUR Atheist Soul on Ebay and Make MONEY!

Did you read about this? There was a 23 year old math student who decided that his life was possibly missing something after years of atheism, so he decided to auction his beliefs on Ebay, and ended up making $504. As part of the deal, for every $10 bid made, he promised to spend an hour in church.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Do YOU Ever Think These Thoughts?

Before hopping over to Blogit, I was reading through the online obituaries of my local paper, something I remember to do about three days/week. There were four entries for today, the youngest being 42 (less than four years older than me); the oldest, I think was 86. Does the thought of your... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

How Are YOU At Keeping A Promise?

God’s Covenant with Abraham Some may scoff when they read of the promise God made to Abraham that his descendents would number more than the stars in the sky or the grains of sand upon the seashore, considering that currently the Jewish population makes up about 1% of the entire world population. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Tell Me This Is ALL A Bunch of Fables, Inapplicable to Life . . . .

There is an organization called International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ). They have a large outreach to Soviet Jews, African Jews and, well, all Jews of the Diaspora who live particularly in economically challenged areas. They have a program they launched in 1990 called “On Wings of... Sign in to see full entry.

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