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January 1, 2014

The One About Jesus and Government

Filed under: New Testament, Popular Culture — Karen @ 11:05 pm

Roman coin being the image of Tiberius Caesar
“This engraving—who does it look like? And whose name is on it?”

They said, “Caesar.”

“Then give Caesar what is his, and give God what is his.” Matthew 22:20-21 (The Message)

The Roman Empire may not have been the most oppressive government that has ever existed but by American standards, it was pretty bad.



December 21, 2013

WWJD Phil Robertson?

Filed under: Popular Culture — Karen @ 5:44 am

It’s been a rough 48 hours for Phil Robertson. The announcement by A&E was posted around 6:30PM Eastern Time on Wednesday. By 7:15, his name was trending on Twitter. News outlets and politicians immediately jumped on the story to promote their own agenda. By the time that I woke up Thursday morning, my Facebook feed was swamped with defiant statements of support for Phil and his anti-gay comments.

He has been both ridiculed on The Daily Show and treated as a martyr for the First Amendment by religious conservatives. In all the hoopla over his suspension from Duck Dynasty, I have not heard anyone talk about Phil as a human being.

January 27, 2013

The J-Word Part 2

Filed under: New Testament, Popular Culture — Karen @ 11:35 pm

Just because you didn’t get what you want doesn’t mean that you are “persecuted”. It means you can’t have everything. Robert Cargill

I was outraged when I heard that Louie Giglio had withdrawn his acceptance to deliver the benediction at the Presidential inauguration after protest from pro-homosexual groups. In his letter to the White House, Giglio stated that “Neither I, nor our team, feel it best serves the core message and goals we are seeking to accomplish to be in a fight on an issue not of our choosing, thus I respectfully withdraw my acceptance of the President’s invitation.”

Is another evangelical going to back down from participation in the public arena? Did anti-Christian bigots succeed in silencing even an apolitical pastor like Giglio? Should we get used to the idea that we are second class citizens in this “Christian nation” in which we live?

Yes. Yes. And yes.

January 9, 2009

Cheating Sweatshirts

Filed under: Old Testament, Popular Culture — Tags: , , , , , — Karen @ 4:04 am

May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you. Psalms 25:21 (NIV) (more…)

January 1, 2009

The J-word

I tell you, all those who stand before others and say they believe in me, I, the Son of Man, will say before the angels of God that they belong to me. Luke 12:8 (more…)

December 30, 2008

Poster Child for Post-Modernism

Filed under: Popular Culture — Tags: , — Karen @ 3:24 am

“Gene Veith, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University, tells of a young man who claimed to be a Christian and professed belief in Christ and love for the Bible, but also believed in reincarnation. His pastor confronted this belief in reincarnation by directing the young man to Hebrews 9:27. The text was read: “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” The young man looked back at his pastor and replied, “Well, that’s your interpretation.” ” (more…)

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