Friday, October 8, 2010

TGIF

Is anyone else getting tired of all the political ads? I listen to one candidate running down the other, and vice versa, and of course neither side is telling the whole story. It seems everyone wants you to vote against something, rather than for something. When we lived in Cincinnati, there was a radio host who would "blow up" all the political radio ads the day after the election. I always enjoyed that.

Anyway, here is a taste of the good stuff from the week:

In this case, silence is not golden.
Donald Miller on meaning.
Why is faith so hard?
Some good quotes.
Is spiritual covering scriptural?
Definitely a karaoke fail.
Worldly lifestyles or Christian freedom?

Don't define your neighbor.
Sinner!
Poverty is a perception.
Discipleship on Christ's terms.
The radical center.
This is funny.
Leading by manipulating?

3 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Thanks for the link Fred!

co_heir said...

You're welcome.

dle said...

I'm sorry, but the "Poverty Is a Perception" post did nothing more than make me mad. It's a romantic view and misses much of the practical problems of poverty. It's the kind of piece written by someone who doesn't ever have to deal with poverty personally day to day.

A lot of people in the middle class are now coming to grips with the reality that they are sliding toward poverty. Suddenly, medical care is too expensive for them. They lose a job. Foreclosure looms. The cost of living increases. What cost $2 last year is now $3 this year. And this never stops.

Yes, there is such a thing as poverty of the soul. But real poverty exists and it hurts. Not only that, but Jesus never said that poverty was a condition of one's thoughts or attitudes toward a lack of money, but instead deemed it a genuine, physical reality.

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