Football fever is in the air, iMonks. Either that, or my neighbor is burning his trash again. But I think it is football fever. It started Thursday night when my Tulsa Golden Hurricane (singular; one hurricane is enough) lost to some team from Ohio. But we have a long way to go, right? College football is addicting to me. I sit and watch whatever game is on, not even caring what teams are playing. Are there any other sports on the tube that attract you like college football does me? (Baseball is still God’s game, but I prefer to listen to baseball on the radio. Yes, I am very, very old.) So while you are digging out that old pigskin to toss around at halftime, what say we ramble for a bit?
You may have already read about this, as we linked to it earlier this week, but it bears repeating. Get your measles vaccine. It is not evil to do so. And if you don’t, you may want to avoid Kenneth Copeland’s church. Why is it we are always making following Jesus so weird? And why do we want to get medical advice from a preacher?
There is nothing new here, really. But it is still true. Does anyone know any churches that still bill themselves as “seeker-sensitive”? I try to avoid such churches, so I don’t know. Question for you: Do churches where Jesus is not present have any value for a Christian?
In a related article, check out this interview with college minister Katie Diller. She seems to get it, don’t you think?
This week was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. How well do you know this epic speech? You can take this quiz and find out for yourself.
What would you say are the three top enemies of Christianity in the West? Communism? Check. Islam? Check. You will never guess the third, so just check here and get ready to scratch your head. (If you are wearing your football helmet, take it off before scratching, ok?)
Eagle-eyed rambler Adam Palmer spotted a web site this week called endbiblepoverty.org. His response? “Barf.” Your response?
New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed a law this week preventing “any licensed therapist, psychologist, social worker or counselor from using therapies to change sexual orientation of children under age 18.” Really? Ok, I have another question for you. Can anything good, other than The Boss, come from New Jersey?
In a sign that the cheese has officially slipped off of Pat Robertson’s cracker, that ancient purveyor of grand wisdom said perhaps the stupidest thing he has ever said, and that really takes a lot.
What do Muslims and Christians have in common these days? They both see the conflict in Damascus, Syria as a precursor to the End Times. Really? Ok then …
If you want to truly see a sign that the end is nigh, take a look at the picture of this airplane, coming to an airport near you. Oh Lord Jesus, please come quickly and deliver us from this evil …
Who said church buildings have to be boring? Well, certainly not the architects of these ten churches. Which is your favorite? Really? That one?
Before we get to the celebrity birthdays, we need to wish a goodbye to Russell Doughten, the producer of the movie A Thief In The Night. You did see it, didn’t you? I know it was meant as a movie to evangelize the unsaved, but I only knew of Christians who actually watched it.
Happy birthday was sung this last week to Carl Radle; Cal Ripken Jr.; Rupert Grint; Leonard Bernstein; Sean Connery; Regis Philbin; Gene Simmons; Billy Ray Cyrus (ironic, isn’t it?); Alex Lifeson; Danny Seraphine; Jack Black; Fred MacMurray; and John Phillips.
The Mamas and the Papas. What a nice, clean-cut musical group of the 60s. Only they were some of the most messed-up people you could ever imagine. Still, they made great music. John Phillips is the one in the fur hat. Enjoy.