About Representative Bachmann……

I see from the pundits reports of the first Republican Presidential debate that the House member from Minnesota is considered one of the front runners in the coming election. It looks like she has stole Ms. Palin’s thunder. Maybe they will run together for the White House. Wouldn’t that be something to watch! ūüėČ In a previous post I mentioned that the Republican Party is … Continue reading About Representative Bachmann……

It's Done

It’s Done… (but it’s never really done) I finally completed the merging of five of my six blogs to this site! I hope you like what you find here. Don’t forget to bookmark this new blog and remove any of my old ones (I will not be closing them but they will no longer be updated). ¬†This will make my life a little simpler and … Continue reading It's Done

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Source:¬†¬†Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor – Jim Wallis – God’s Politics Blog. Sojourners, which is a Christian based organization founded on the principle that ¬†Christians are called to be their brother’s keeper and that governments are accountable for the well-being of all their citizens. The source post is a call for 1,000 pastors to come forward and say cutting the safety net out from … Continue reading Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

A Vast Institution Based on a Few Bones…..

This is going to be a short post about the religious establishments of today. I hope this closes out my recent thoughts in this area. I really want to move on to other things about Jesus. This post is based on some words in the book entitled If the Church Were Christian by Philip Gulley.¬†Here¬†are those words: We have built a vast institution¬†based on these … Continue reading A Vast Institution Based on a Few Bones…..

Conservatism and….

Source:¬†Column: You can’t reconcile Ayn Rand and Jesus – USATODAY.com. The source article is about how many conservatives have put Ayn Rand on a pedestal lately. It goes into how much of her philosophy runs very contrary to espoused conservative values. The graphic I¬†attached¬†here from that article is pretty neat. It does a good job of showing the broken link between Ayn Rand and supposedly … Continue reading Conservatism and….

I Hate Glossy Screens!!!!

Ok, I have had enough; I just can’t take it any more. ¬†Whoever invented the glossy computer/tablet/netbook screens must live in a windowless, unlit world. ¬†I am a techie person; I always have been. I bought my first TRS-80 about 30 years ago and spent hours and hours on it. ¬†I even changed my occupation from an electric engineer to information¬†technology¬†a few years after that. … Continue reading I Hate Glossy Screens!!!!

Reading Too Much Into the Words…..

I must admit that I have become pretty turned off by most theological things. At one time I was deeply embedded in theology and studied it on almost a daily basis. But after several years at it I discovered that, like the original Bob Newhart TV show character did about psychology, that theology is pretty much a crock! ūüôā ¬†Of course the business of theology … Continue reading Reading Too Much Into the Words…..

It Is Hard Being Against Everything….

Source: ¬†Editorial Cartoons – USATODAY.com Photos. I wonder what an elephant would look like without its trunk? I think it would look like a very strange character. But that is indeed what the current crop of Republicans have done to their mascot. ¬†They have cut off its nose to spite its face. ūüôā ¬† I realize it is very difficult to be against everything and … Continue reading It Is Hard Being Against Everything….

Getting Back…

I have been away from the red letters for a while now so it is time to get back to them. Let’s look at Matthew 7. In that chapter Jesus talks about ¬†heavenly things including doing the will of God. Jesus uses several parables and other stories to relay his message about the heavenly kingdom and who and how we are to get there. One … Continue reading Getting Back…