Open Blogging Uncategorized Add comments Jan 312015 It’s all yours today… Related 13 Responses to “Open Blogging” Erunner says: January 31, 2015 at 11:04 am Yesterday I happened to tune in to the Michael Medved radio show. He’s a conservative and talks politics. I think he has a good show. He is a practicing Jew. The hour I tuned in he announced he will off for at least a month as he is battling cancer. He shared his story and took calls. He spoke of his faith in God and spoke of how others have rallied around him. He mentioned a Christian that prayed with him over the phone. It was a moving hour as he bared his soul as he faces his battle and has been told he should have a good recovery after his treatments are complete. As I listened to such a humble and sincere man I couldn’t help but think if he is to die in his current spiritual state he will face a christless eternity. To even bring up this topic outside of Christian circles would bring about tons of remarks marking me as all sorts of things. I have to admit as I listened there was a part of me that hoped there was a way for this man and others to not face eternity without Christ. The truth of the gospel is very sobering period. As I thought about this I realized how easy it can be for some to abandon the gospel message for something that is more comfortable. I can only pray I stay the course. So many I know and love are choosing the wider road. God give each of us the strength to be faithful and to share the truth in humility and love. Steve Wright says: January 31, 2015 at 11:25 am Amen E-runner. Dennis Prager is another who comes to mind (though he is not battling cancer to my knowledge). Martin Luther's Disciple says: January 31, 2015 at 12:15 pm Do the Rapture and Dispensationalists folks ever give up? http://watchfinal.com/# Martin Luther's Disciple says: January 31, 2015 at 12:36 pm Lent is coming up – Ash Wednesday Feb 18th – be prepared https://us-mg6.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=9jg0c7c9maf7i#3522871951 Martin Luther's Disciple says: January 31, 2015 at 12:57 pm Here is the proper Lent video http://www.cph.org/showpost.aspx?pID=98&trk_msg=2AB9P7NCMOVKL08912N9HLS340&trk_contact=G6SVMT7QKEKS04F6EU28387CV0&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=http%3a%2f%2fwww.cph.org%2fshowpost.aspx%3fpID%3d98&utm_campaign=1.30.15_595124.03+What+Is+Lent+Video Babylon's Dread says: January 31, 2015 at 3:23 pm Good video Luther… Liked it. Might use it. Captain Xtian says: January 31, 2015 at 6:55 pm Some may know that the police had taken down the Pirate Bay download site. While it is back on line today. Go check out the logo…LOL Sometime around a week ago, the waving pirate flag video changed to a graphic of an orange phoenix, and a disabled search box showed up. https://thepiratebay.se/ filbertz says: January 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm Catered a memorial service today for a 103 year old woman who recently passed away. What an amazing life she lived. I especially liked the photos of her with a variety of celebrities taken many years ago–John Wayne and the like. Her children and their offspring were a kind and gracious reflection of woman. Fun, encouraging day. Server Boy says: February 1, 2015 at 4:17 am Super Sunday today, hopefully the football game will be good as I can do without the pomp and circumstance of the way over hyped Super Bowl Captain Xtian says: February 1, 2015 at 8:28 am Since it was first played, in January 1967, the Super Bowl has grown from a mere sporting event to a true cultural phenomenon. The festivities surrounding the game — from the fighter-jet flyovers to the halftime spectaculars to the postgame presidential phone calls — have imbued the game with a larger-than-life significance. The Super Bowl has created “a convergence of sports, politics, and myth,” said Joseph L. Price, a religion professor at Whittier College in California. “Like festivals in ancient societies, which made no distinctions regarding the religious, political, and sporting character of certain events, the Super Bowl succeeds in reuniting these now disparate dimensions of social life.” Price wrote those words in 1974, when the Super Bowl audience was just 50 million people, less than half of what it is today. http://theweek.com/articles/536265/super-bowl-ate-america Captain Xtian says: February 1, 2015 at 9:35 am How to watch the game on line: https://gigaom.com/2015/01/30/xlix-super-bowl-live-stream/ The Dude says: February 1, 2015 at 10:52 am Didn’t go to church this morning …..snow storm blowing in.Need climate change. Michael says: February 1, 2015 at 12:23 pm Super Bowl Sunday By Walter Brueggemann From Prayers for a Privileged People The world of fast money, and loud talk, and much hype is upon us. We praise huge men whose names will linger only briefly. We will eat and drink, and gamble and laugh, and cheer and hiss, and marvel and then yawn. We show up, most of us, for such a circus, and such an indulgence. Loud clashing bodies, violence within rules, and money and merchandise and music. And you—today like every day— you govern and watch and summon; you are glad when there is joy in the earth, But you notice our liturgies of disregard and our litanies of selves made too big, our fascination with machismo power, and lust for bodies and for big bucks. And around you gather today, as every day, elsewhere uninvited, but noticed acutely by you, those disabled and gone feeble, those alone and failed, those uninvited and shamed. And you whose gift is more than “super,” Overflowing, abundant, adequate, all sufficient. The day of preoccupation with creature comforts writ large. We pause to be mindful of our creatureliness, our commonality with all that is small and vulnerable exposed, your creatures called to obedience and praise. Give us some distance from the noise, some reserve about the loud success of the day, that we may remember that our life consists not in things we consume but in neighbors we embrace. Be our good neighbor that we may practice your neighborly generosity all through our needy neighborhood. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.