Thursday, June 12, 2008

Prepare for the Obamanation!

It is reported that Barack Obama will be launching a project called the Joshua Generation to encourage young Christians to participate in the political process as ascribed to by Barack himself.

What political figure has ever had the "audacity" (come on . . it was too easy) to use a Biblical patriarch as the inspiration for a Presidential campaign?

I'm not sure how I feel about this, but I do find it all fascinating.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Strange Times. . .End Times?

Barack Obama wins the Democratic nomination, the Cubs have won 9 straight, and an unidentified species of fish is found in a lake in Utah . . . .not bad things in themselves, but . . .when looked at as a whole. . . hmmmmmm?

Now, major catastrophes experienced by Burma and China are no laughing matter,and point to the reality that we live in a fallen world. Its not those things that really peak my interest and curiosity. Its the things that have the appearance of being good that scare me.

Am I a conspiracy theorist? Yes. I still believe in Big Foot, or as I like to call him, Sasquatch. I believe the deaths of JFK and Marylin Monroe are intertwined. And there is no humanly possible way a show like The View should be on t.v. without some agreement made in the bowls of hell.

How then shall we live? As if today could be the last, and as if there will be a thousand tomorrows. Its not for us to know times and epochs, but to repent in light of knowing what we know today.

Go Cubs!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Trinity and Community

Does the reality of the Trinity affect the way you follow Jesus? Does it affect your worship? Is it something you merely observe or experience and participate in? If God lives within community how does it affect the reality that we live within community?

I'm not sure either . . . . but I want to find out.

This summer I'm making the focus of my study the impact the reality of the Trinity has on how we worship, love, and live with each other.

Join me on my quest. If you have questions log them in and I'll try to respond as I come across what may appear to be an answer.

I have begun reading Participating in God, A pastoral doctrine of the Trinity. This has been the book most suggested to me by scholars whom I trust. Don't expect a book review this Friday, but I will be posting thoughts along the way and letting you know where I am in my reading of this book and others.