Election Aftermath with Facebook

When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the … Continue reading Election Aftermath with Facebook

Apparently, I Hate Paul Harvey and Farmers. I Blame Politicians.

I'll preface this post by saying the Dodge Ram "Farmer" ad, that ran during last night's Super Bowl, was pitch perfect in many ways. It invoked God, Americana and nostalgia, mixed them well, and then they dropped their product into the mix. Voila. Viewers connect with it, having no real idea about the product. Brand … Continue reading Apparently, I Hate Paul Harvey and Farmers. I Blame Politicians.

Enjoying Chick-Fil-A again for the Food and not the Politics

Last week, I came across this Huffington Post story from Shane Windmeyer, Founder and Executive Director of Campus Pride. Campus Pride organized the boycott of Chick-Fil-A due to the company's support of organizations that are considered anti-LGBT. Shane shares the beautiful story of his recent friendship with Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy. The Chick-Fil-A boycott generated … Continue reading Enjoying Chick-Fil-A again for the Food and not the Politics

Mark Driscoll, Russell Westbrook, Christianity & Politics

I decided to take some time with this post, and make sure I was still thinking and feeling what I was in the moment that inspired it. In 2008, I started reading/listening to Mark Driscoll's works. Mark is the founder and Teaching Pastor of Mars Hill Church out of Seattle. I was familiar with his … Continue reading Mark Driscoll, Russell Westbrook, Christianity & Politics

Pray For/Against Obama {Repost}

With President Barack Obama's second term beginning, and seeing a variety of comments on social media, I thought it would be good to link to an old post of mine. The post was a response to the thinking behind an anonymous note asking people to pray a particular verse for President Obama. Click here to … Continue reading Pray For/Against Obama {Repost}

The Truth and Lies about Facts

"I tend not to believe people; they lie. The evidence never lies." -Gil Grissom, CSI I have been thinking about data and how it has become a subplot with some of the major stories throughout the fall. (2012 elections, Hurricane Sandy, Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera) You had people espousing a perspective that was based on … Continue reading The Truth and Lies about Facts

Thoughts on the Recent CCC Message about Life and Abortion

This past Sunday, Lead Pastor Mark tackled the topic of life, and abortion, in the message "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made". Amongst the staff, there was a lot of wonder, concern and prayer about the service in the lead up to it.On Wednesday mornings, I'm fortunate to be a part of Message Team meetings. I've been … Continue reading Thoughts on the Recent CCC Message about Life and Abortion

Pray For/Against Obama

A note I found today, in the men's bathroom, at CCC. For part of former President Bill Clinton's tenure as President, I lived in Arkansas. Besides being Clinton's home, it's also located in the Bible Belt. I was on staff at a missions organization, and a number of the people I worked with hated the … Continue reading Pray For/Against Obama

Cal Thomas At CCC

On the evening of November 8, Cal Thomas will be speaking at Christ Community Church. He is one of the most widely syndicated columnists in America. He'll be offering his unique perspective on politics and media at this event.He recently wrote a book titled Common Ground: How To Stop The Partisan War That Is Destroying … Continue reading Cal Thomas At CCC

Links

Some articles, posts and stories I've found interesting, intriguing and insightful over the past few days and weeks. Once again, I don't endorse every one of these articles.Keeping America Safe From The Ranters by Peggy Noonan - Noonan explores how the political conversation in our country is being dominated by the fringe, and how that … Continue reading Links