For making it as a finalist in the 3-A Iowa State Jazz Championships. Some of you may not be aware, but I am working with a youth group in Pella, and one of my kids is in the band. In the Des Moines Register tonight… Class 3A Finalist: Independence A Finalist: Pella 3rd: Harlan 4th: […]
I check out the Huffington Post pretty frequently so that my tens of readers don’t have to dirty themselves doing so. Ocassionally while immersing myself in the latest liberal “wisdom” I find a post that I just screams “blog me”. Tonight’s winner is a post by Rev. Ron Stief. Stief is a ordained minister in […]
This is outrageous! On Mar. 22, 2007, Burlington Township High School, located in New Jersey about 25 miles northeast of Philadelphia, ran a Columbine-style hostage drill which featured two extremist Christians as the gunmen. As the news spread since the mock exercise, Christians have begun to accuse the school district of Christian bigotry. Gee, I’m […]
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Hmmm. I’d love to read your comments. I saw this story at the Christian Post. People using their credit cards for purchases can feel better about their spending with the introduction of a new card that supports mission efforts in poor countries. Announced Monday by the Society […]
The Des Moines Register reported that Iowa hired Todd Lickliter as the Men’s Head Basketball Coach replacing Steve Alford who went to New Mexico. Coach Lickliter led Butler University to the Sweet 16 and was the 2007 Coach of the Year.It looks like this is a good catch. We’ll see if he is ready for […]
This story in the Christian Post is a great reminder of how intolerant “tolerant” people can be. “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but […]
“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” – Jesus speaking to Martha after the death of her brother Lazarus. With Easter approaching when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus […]
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Newsweek/MSNBC ran a debate between atheist Sam Harris (who wrote God Delusion) and Rick Warren, the senior pastor of Saddleback Community Church and author of Purpose Driven Life. Rick Warren made some very good points, and I liked his closing thoughts. Some questions were not answered adequately, but I believe that is was due more […]
This is an interesting article by Lane Palmer of Dare 2 Share Ministries at Christian Post.
The Washington Post asks that question today. I was impressed by who was interviewed in this article, of course John Dominic Crossan has to be interviewed to represent the Jesus Seminar. All in all the majority interviewed supported the orthodox view of a physical resurrection. Below is a segment of Gary Habermas (one of those […]
Connie Ryan Terrell, the executive director of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa stated in today’s Des Moines Register opinion section: Some will argue that, based on religious beliefs, this legislation should not be passed. Most Iowans from an array of faith traditions support the belief that all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, […]
Interesting… they are fighting each other. I wouldn’t have dreamed of this happening. BOSTON (AP) – Atheists are under attack these days for being too militant, for not just disbelieving in religious faith but for trying to eradicate it. And who’s leveling these accusations? Other atheists, it turns out… read more.
An interesting op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune today about what is going on in Dharavi, a slum of one million people in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in India.
HF 611, the comprehensive sex education bill, passed through the Iowa House tonight 54-40. While I am still not happy with the legislation. I do not believe it is necessary, and the only ones who truly benefit from it is Planned Parenthood. I am thankful that two amendments (H-1493 and H-1496) were passed that helped […]