Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Christology that Matters - Post #2 - Who is this God
Last week I posted the first of what I hope to be a long ongoing series, I wrote about why we really should care and study what it means to say that Jesus is fully God and fully man. You can find that first post here:
This week I begin to talk about the divine person who lives in Jesus. In particular, how is the Son related to the God we meet elsewhere in scripture.
On Fairness, on Evan, and on Barack and Religion
I could write on the surger (lots of death, lots of violence, and the future still up in the air) or on immigration (have backers won the votes in the Senate, and if they do, will they have votes in the House). But this week there are three issues that get to the core of my passions.
The Revival of the Fairness Act
The new Movie – Evan Almighty
And Barak’s speech at the UCC convention
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The Iraq War - The Most Important Article to Date
Few Issues disgust Americans more than the War in Iraq. Everyone agrees that the removal of Saddam was a good thing. Though many wish we would never have gone in. It is now “Mr. Bush’s war” which is to some extent true.
However, the point where we could say “we shouldnt have done that” is past. I am almost alone in still supporting the war among my friends, because I do not think of it as Mr. Bush’s war, but as a war for the Iraqi people, most of whom want peace.
Regardless of your position on the war, do yourself a favour. Read today’s post from the journalist and ex-military man Michael Yon. This is the most important article that has been written on Iraq to date, and you owe it to yourself to read it, and then have others do likewise. And if you can afford a few coins, support Yon in his terrific work.
See the article at: http://www.michaelyon-online.com/wp/be-not-afraid.htm
Christology - A New Series by Me - Post #1 - Why Christology Really Matters
This website is above all things the writings (or is it ravings) of a theologian. While I care deeply (and believe I can speak intelligently) on a wide range of issues – from politics, to economics, to foreign policy and most of all history – I am first and foremost a theologian. So, from now on I am going to be doing a few more straight theological postings.
The Week in Review - Gaza, the BEEB, and Baseball Ticket Prices
An important week but one where the meaning of the events is not clear because time has not yet shown how things will shake up.
This week we have the take over of Gaza by the Iranian backed Hamas
The BBC is discovered to be overwhelmingly liberal
And denver sports writers and talk show host complain about Rockie ticket prices
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Why I have not posted on the 2008 elections
I have a lot of passions, theology being first and foremost, but politics also is part of my passion set. And yet, not one post on the elections of 2008. Why?
A Tax to Support - Global Warming Approach’s without Government Control
National Review (yes, its conservative, but it is intellectually serious) has many blogs, the Corner being the best. But they have one devoted to the topic of global warming. Its called, yes, Planet Gore.
Well today there is a post referring to an article that should be read.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Random Thoughts for the Week Ending June 10, 2007 - Paris, Immigration, and Global Warming
Sorry for the delay in posting and in the delay for this particular weeks’ posting. I will shoot for Saturday or Sunday in the future
Paris Hilton, Sign of the Apocolypse?
Look, I am a Christian theologian, not a gossip columinist. The young lady (is she really 26 now) is in prison, after a DUI, parole violation, put in, let out, and a media circus to end all circuses. What is the big deal about her? Okay, yes, the sex video - which I have not seen. Personally, I do not find her at all attractive, but then I have never been a blond guy (of course, I dont’ find Lindsey Lohan attractive either, and I have been in the past a red head guy).
All of this is irrelevant. What is relevant is the attention she is guessing. Last Friday (alas, I lost the picture), amid real news including the changing of our Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (in wartime and to avoid a political fight) the most any news story had (articles wise) was 1,400. The news of General Pace’s replacement was under 1000 news stories. But Paris was getting over 3900 news stories. Dont tell me this is notwrong.