Source: Hostess to Seek Approval for Executive Bonuses – ABC News. Hostess Brands Inc. plans to ask for […]
I think most people, especially those who call themselves Christian, are at least a little familiar with the […]
source: Romney: Obama won by giving “gifts” to voter blocs – Political Eye – CBS News. In a phone […]
Some call them sexy; some call them erotic. I call them gross!!!! I’m sorry ladies but I simply […]
Source: Sojourner Mail November 16, 2012 The day after the election, Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler said, “I think […]
The Great Schism is basically when the Christian church split in the Roman Church and the Eastern Orthodox […]
We are three billion in the hole and will be three billion more next year, and not a […]
source: Nonwhite voters and changing values make 2012 election pivotal – Los Angeles Times. The 2012 election marked […]
I know I promised to move away from politics but when I saw this bumper sticker last week […]
Source: Karl Rove on why Romney lost: Obama was ‘suppressing the vote’ – CSMonitor.com. “He succeeded by suppressing the […]
In this second post about the first major reconfiguration of the Christian church I will be covering some […]
Many times Will Rogers’ words are an inspiration to me. Of course he saw a lot of prejudice […]
Metamora used to be quite an active tourist area in the 1960s and 70s but is now just […]
Continuing with our study of the “rummage sales” within the Christian church every five hundred years lets look […]
I have some explaining to do here. In alignment with making a new design for this blog and […]
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. — 1 Corinthians 13
Looking back on my life Gandhi’s quote above inspires me with its wisdom and the second quote from the Bible mirrors the same message. Being able to see the circumstances and the facts and then making changes is where the greatness lies.
This seems to be a very tough message in today’s world where gridlock and stubborn instance of being right is the norm. There are just too many in the world who are consumed by their current worldviews and are totally unwilling to even consider that they just might not have all the answers.
While this post is being automatically published I am busy working in the Backstreet Soup Kitchen preparing a […]
Anyone who has visited this blog in the recent past know that I am pinning great hope on […]
John, I can’t tell you how unhappy I am to see what you have become. I so admired you in the past. You were the self-proclaimed “maverick” in the senate. You were a moderate when so many of your GOP colleagues were turning to the right fringes of your party. You did not strictly tow the party line when so many other were afraid not to. I actually looked up to you as the person who would bring the GOP back to the center.
But then in 2008 you seemed to start unraveling. When you chose Sarah as your running mate I began doubting your wisdom. I couldn’t have dreamed of a worse choice, that is until Romney’s choice. (I just don’t understand why the GOP guys pick such radicals to be “a heartbeat away”?) Then came the campaign season where like so many others in politics you mutated into something completely unlike the original you. You seemed to bend in whatever direction your handlers instructed you. I couldn’t understand why you did not hold to your principles.
Sometimes I like to “talk” with my heroes. The following in my imagined soliloquy to Will Rogers about his quote for today:
Will, I must admit that I don’t really know where you are going with this quote? Maybe you are talking about how people came together with common support during the Great Depression when you said these words. I too see the whole world changing and probably more rapidly than you ever did. Although you did live through most of the Great Depression so maybe I am wrong in that regard. But I seem to see the exact opposite this time around in the changing world.
Here is a quote by Philip Gulley in his book entitled The Evolution of Faith – How God […]
Source: Churches and Taxes – ProCon.org.
US churches received an official federal income tax exemption in 1894, and they have been unofficially tax-exempt since the country’s founding. All 50 US states and the District of Columbia exempt churches from paying property tax. Donations to churches are tax-deductible. The debate continues over whether or not these tax benefits should be retained.
Proponents argue that a tax exemption keeps the government out of church finances and thus upholds the separation of church and state. They say that churches deserve a tax break because they provide crucial social services, and that church tax exemptions have been in place for over 200 years without turning America into a theocracy.
Opponents argue that giving churches special tax exemptions violates the separation of church and state, and that tax exemptions are a privilege, not a right guaranteed by the US Constitution. They say that in tough economic times the government cannot afford what amounts to a subsidy worth billions of dollars every year.
I am going to do a couple of posts here on a pretty controversial topic and that is […]