Friday, January 30, 2009

How then should we live?

This question came up in Bible study this week and I have been wrestling with it.
What is it about being a Christ follower that makes us different from our neighbors? It seems there must be more to being a follower of Christ than being a church goer. What concrete things should we be doing? How does beinga Christ follower change us? Paul says that we are new creatures - this implies an ontological change. A change in substance from one kind of being to another. Jesus called this being born again - being born of the Spirit. Again this implies a change at the core of our being. Then why don't our lives reflect this kind of radical change? Why are most of us that call ourselves Christ followers living lives that are not abundant and changed?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another poem

She took off her wig, her false teeth, her glass eye.

She thought it was strange, this look on my face.

I wanted to hug her, love her and squeeze her,

but she was scattered all over the place!

A Poem

Seasons are changin
Times movin on
Somedays it seems
life has passed me by,
So I have to go back where I feel at home
Up where my spirit can reach the sky

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Barak Obama and his plan to reduce abortion.

The President stated that he wanted to see abortions as a rare occurence. To that end he signed an executive order that allows federal funds to be used to pay for abortions. This redneck mind has trouble wrapping his pea brain around how this will make abortion rare - but if an Ivy league education and the hope of the free world says it will it must.

Now if this works for abortion will it work for other areas. I mean we all want drug use and alcoholism to be at a minimum ---- So how about federal funding for mary jane farmers and how about the Fed paying for happy hour at the local bar -- this should reduce drunkeness and drug abuse in a hurry.

For that matter --- why not try it on the war on terror - instead of bombing Osama with ordinance - lets give him a grant. we should be safer overnight.

My first blog entry.

It has been sugeested by friends that i try writing a blog. This blog will include rants. Rants that I am known for are full of sarcasm and satire. This doesn't always carry over well in writing, but I will attempt it. So if you would like to come along with me insert your tongue between the cheek and gum and let's ride