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  1. Phil N says:

    Hey!

    Tim Tebow? I saw that after we recorded the show…..good thing too lol.

  2. Michael says:

    The worlds most popular third string QB…I hope he makes it.

  3. Kevin H says:

    Don’t even get me started on Tebow. It’s been a wacky offseason for my Birds!

  4. Kevin H says:

    And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars…….For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes…….And you will see bad quarterbacks playing in the NFL……

  5. Michael says:

    KevinH,

    🙂
    We’ll see if Chip is really a genius…

  6. Kevin H says:

    He’s either mad or genius. I gotta hope for genius. But there is often only a fine line between the two.

  7. Phil N says:

    He can’t be that smart….he coaches in Philly 🙂

  8. Kevin H says:

    Hey Phil, now that the Eagles have Tebow to go along with Sanchez, maybe they can now trade for Geno Smith.

    You think Chad Pennington is still out there somewhere?

  9. Phil N says:

    Hehe…..that is quite a carousel isn’t it? How many Eagles unis you think Tebow will sell before he gets released?

  10. Jim says:

    Facebook. pffft.

    2 & 9 are so true.

    10-what’s a summer? You mean supper?

  11. Kevin H says:

    Probably more than Sam Bradford. The Eagles won’t even sell Bradford jerseys right now. Nobody is convinced he’s the QB so there is no demand for his jersey. The Mariota rumors just won’t stop. (And maybe the team isn’t convinced either and so maybe that’s the real root for why they aren’t even offering his jersey for sale.)

  12. Kevin H says:

    And Phil, if you’re going to bust on the coaching in Philly, I’ve got one name that shames both of us – Rich Kotite 🙂

  13. Alex says:

    Tebow would make a great tight end or fullback.

  14. Alex says:

    …and personally, I think the kid is gay and must be extremely conflicted due to his conservative Christian world-view. He must have a lot of guilt and shame. Poor guy.

  15. Alex says:

    I don’t think Chip Kelly knows what he’s doing…but the proof will be in the W’s…or lack thereof.

  16. JoelG says:

    “I had joined the crowd who righteously cyber spat in her smug face.

    I left no room for grace, redemption, or reconciliation.

    None.”

    Hmmm.. When I saw this post I was outraged and thought it was a good idea if her license was revoked, so I signs the petition, too. I still feel the same. Is this not leaving room for grace, redemption, or reconciliation? Or seeking justice for innocent animals? I guess its a fine line.

  17. dswoager says:

    This is more of a thing I think, than interacting with one of the things in your list… might touch a little on number 5… tried out a new church this past Sunday, and the music was “meh”, the sermon was less than particularly enlightening, but I came away with an overall good feeling from them.

    Why?

    Just a bunch of extremely friendly and loving people who I wouldn’t mind getting to know better.

  18. filbertz says:

    summer is coming–so all the weeds which have sprung up in my yard can die and turn combustible. 😉

    I didn’t preach on prayer yesterday, but I realized (again) I shouldn’t expect issues and problems to change until I pray. I’m at an utter end of myself in dealing with a drug-addicted daughter with two young children…

    How we handle news so often is to depersonalize the information. If we keep names, faces, family, friendship, etc. in the mix, we can retain the humanity, maintain the dignity, and assess the tragedy more fully. Since my son’s friend drove drunkenly, killed a passenger, and was sentenced to a long prison term, I’ve had a much different viewpoint on similar news stories. There is always much more to the story than what gets printed.

  19. JoelG says:

    And yes I was pissed too.

  20. filbertz says:

    Alex, what particular expertise do you possess to determine a person’s hetero- or homo-
    sexuality and what is your point in announcing your conclusion?

  21. Nonnie says:

    Filbertz, I’m praying for your daughter and for you and Mrs. Fil.

  22. Jim says:

    Alex has gay-dar?

  23. Larry Miller says:

    I so get #8. Grace looks better all the time.

  24. Em says:

    #10 – “Summertime is always the best of what might be.”

    Charles B never spent a summer in brush fire country – we dread it – if it was just God and nature it would be manageable, but government has created an, evidently, unmanageable monster of overlapping and opportunistic jurisdictions… some say there’s money to be made in a good brush fire

    nope Charles Bowden doesn’t speak for me on this one… anybody want a houseguest for the summer?

  25. Babylon's Dread says:

    Tebow?

    Gay?

    3rd String?

    Again?

    Reality tv in the making folks…

  26. Erunner says:

    #4 My nephew posted a pic of Hilary on FB with the caption “if you are going to vote for her please unfriend me now.” A pastor’s wife liked his comment. Politics is worse than eating your vegetables!!

  27. Paige says:

    Michael….. I, for one (who is NOT God!), do not think it was sinful to post and sign that petition calling for that so called vet to have her licensed revoked. That’s called consequence. God still loves and forgives. That’s Grace…
    She, obviously, is lacking conscience, tact and common sense. Who wants a vet like that?

    Facebook….. WK (who knows?)….my new mantra. WK (followed closely with WCares).

    The latest murdering of Christians by ISIS is sobering, to say the least. They are evil, and if anything smacks of ‘last times’ in my mind, it is that sort of stuff….

  28. Em says:

    lost all my comments on what Michael thinks… don’t know where they went 🙄 into the vapors i guess, so you’re spared all but one here

    googled that vet – she sounds strange … i wouldn’t want to be an ex boyfriend or whatever

  29. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    I will probably vote for Hillary if for no other reason than to just get the woman President thing out of the way in my lifetime.

    That way, with a black President we can now declare ourselves unbiased and non prejudiced towards race – then we can then declare ourselves to be gender neutral, and get back to life.

  30. Erunner says:

    MLD, you would be considered anti- American by many and worse by others. All well meaning believers of course. 🙂

  31. #1 and 3, I’m so often very guilty of this. They’ll know we are christians by our righteous anger on social media.

    #4 When will people realize that there are really not that many hills worth dying upon. Jesus already took care of the most important one. Unfriending someone because of political views is just stupid. Now if someone with political differences persists in badgering me and/or my other friends and turns everything into an opportunity to pick up arms, then maybe I would unfriend that person, but not until I’ve privately stated my concern to them and given them opportunity to desist.

    #5 Oh, what does EP know? After all, he wrote a *gasp!* paraphrase! 😉

  32. Greg says:

    Re. #1, come on man, it was a cat!! Now if it was a dog I would agree. *joking* *kidding* *haha*

  33. Erunner says:

    CK, I have many friends that are VERY republican and also have friends that post prophecy updates with very spooky music and clips from various news outlets with a few scriptures tossed in to make it all very imminent and real.The name Jesus wasn’t mentioned on the latest video I looked at. Wrong emphasis for sure although I suspect their hearts mean well.

  34. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    E, I think I said this before – I sell my vote to my kids. I have fought enough political battles in my life (winning very few) and figure it’s their generation and the impact is on their life (so long as they don’t vote to euthanize me) 😉

    They want Hillary, so I deliver my vote up to them.

    You know my long time saying “if voting mattered, they wouldn’t let us do it.”

  35. “9. There is much cognitive dissonance between people who don’t believe in supernatural evil and who also believe that people are basically good. ISIS and the Mexican drug cartels testify to their errors.”

    :: Sigh ::

    Michael, I couldn’t disagree more, my dear friend.

    A little simple math that even I, a graphic designer & musician, can do…

    Q- How many people live simple lives, taking care of family, neighbors & friends?
    A- BILLIONS
    Q- How many twits get their self esteem from being in gangs?
    A- THOUSANDS
    Q- How many dictators are there on the planet at a given time?
    A- 10 OR LESS
    Q- How many people step up, do the right thing, show up, persevere and “pay it forward”?
    A- BILLIONS

    Patton Oswalt’s brilliant observation on the day of the Boston Bombing, redacted for those who are offended by a strategically placed word…

    “Boston. F*cking horrible.

    I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

    But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

    But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.

    But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

    So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”

    http://i.imgur.com/jvbil89.jpg.jpg

  36. ( |o )====::: says:

    “Poor woman trying to make a few dollars in train is stunned when you man comes up and asks her how many roses she has. She answers 140 a dollar per rose. He gives her 140 and asks her to give them out on train…”

  37. London says:

    Wonderful!

  38. ( |o )====::: says:

    just to say this, because of all the good people doesn’t mean that we should ignore the horrors & injustices of the world. I am simply saying we need to take heart that good people and good itself will prevail, moment by moment as we resist evil and live lives which show the better way of love

  39. david says:

    Concerning Hilliary, William Branham had an interesting vision in 1933.

    http://shekinahfellowship.blogspot.com/2015/04/trepidation-and-apprehension.html

  40. brian says:

    “A little simple math that even I, a graphic designer & musician, can do…

    Q- How many people live simple lives, taking care of family, neighbors & friends?
    A- BILLIONS
    Q- How many twits get their self esteem from being in gangs?
    A- THOUSANDS
    Q- How many dictators are there on the planet at a given time?
    A- 10 OR LESS
    Q- How many people step up, do the right thing, show up, persevere and “pay it forward”?
    A- BILLIONS”

    I agree with this so much, there is so much good God does through so many people, no most people all the time.

  41. Jim says:

    It’s become very hard for me to discern why I should care who occupies the Oval Office. Which sociopath, who imagines that they belong to a class who have rights that others do not, will do anything to make us more free?

    If I’m to vote my conscience, I should probably abstain.

  42. Nonnie says:

    I agree with Jim’s 41.

    G’s 36: I loved that video! Wonderful!!

  43. Alex says:

    G said, “just to say this, because of all the good people doesn’t mean that we should ignore the horrors & injustices of the world. I am simply saying we need to take heart that good people and good itself will prevail, moment by moment as we resist evil and live lives which show the better way of love”

    To be intellectually honest, this is generally a truth.

    Mankind, while deeply flawed and sinful and capable of all sorts of evil…is also capable of great good and great kindness and great love, etc.

    It is a mythology that you need a correct belief in Jesus to be “good”…I’ve seen more evil out of those preaching “Jesus”…and more Jesus in many of those who are agnostic or very liberal (theologically) Christians.

    But, I’ve seen evil and good in every human Group…some more evil…some more good…most a pretty even mix of the two.

  44. Alex says:

    To be fair, I’ve seen a lot of “good” in some conservative evangelicals as well. Many are good folks just trying to make sense of the world and many are decent people.

  45. JoelG says:

    After consideration, you are right about the Texas vet. I am a hippocrit. She has probably suffered enough consequence by now. And as recipients of Grace we should be the first to extend it. I hope she is able to realize the grace and forgiveness we have in Jesus.

  46. Surfer51 says:

    It seems to me that Jesus taught the best sermon was the one that is lived, not spoken.

    The world and many within “the church” see Christianity as a “RELIGION”, and although you can look at it from that perspective, the “real” Christianity is a life-style that is rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; not adherence to a code of laws as was the case in the Old Testament.

    The best way to witness is to live what you believe, and be familiar enough with God’s Word so that you can show anyone who asks about the “difference” that they see in you.

    It is not enough to simply tell someone what you believe based upon what you have heard someone else say; a Sunday School teacher, a Pastor, and Evangelist, a friend, etc.

    I dare say that most church members would be hard pressed to provide Scripture references for their beliefs, let alone be able to explain the plan of salvation or other basic doctrines of the Christian faith.

    To compound the problem there are the differences in denominations that all claim the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and their basis for faith and practice (or at least part of the basis for their faith and practice), yet their interpretations vary widely, even within a denomination.

    No one in their own power can “tell” anyone else what the Word of God says, nor does anyone have a mandate from God to do so.

    It is our job to be prayed and studied up such that we can be empowered by the Holy Spirit in all humility to be the “light” and testimony for Jesus Christ, especially within our own families; because that is the hardest place to maintain our testimony; with those who see us, not at our “Sunday” best, but as we truly are: sinners saved by grace.

    Pray for your family members. Read and study God’s Word so that you will be equipped to explain not only what the Bible says, but what it doesn’t say, which is sometimes far more important.

    Make sure that your life is right with God and that your “light” is shining brightly. And most of all, wait upon the Lord to provide you with the right time and place to share your faith, your beliefs, and your understandings; always ready, willing, and able to listen to the questions and objections that someone else may raise about your faith, the Bible, Christianity, etc.

    There are plenty of people out there who have been misinformed about what it truly means to be “Christian”; about what the Bible says and teaches; about the relationship of Christianity to other world religions.

    God tells us in His Word to develop the Christian characteristics of love, humility, patience, mercy, etc., the very characteristics of Jesus’ life.

    His Holy Spirit will take what feeble attempts we make as a testimony and witness, and honor them with the fruit that sometimes we are all too often so impatient to harvest.

    Author:
    Daniel Hopkinson

  47. Em says:

    #35- it looks to me like Gman has taken Philippians 4:8 to heart … will the world survive long enough for his dream to conquer evil? I think – dunno – that what he sees in the human race is God’s design, but we do have a dark side buried that will come out when the circumstances are right …

    last night as i turned in i couldn’t help but wonder how the U.S. will come out of what is in the wings at this moment – we could lose a carrier off the shores of Yemen, we have a drought hitting an area of the country that could be very disruptive in a variety of ways – there have always been wars and riots on the planet, i know… but i am longing for the day when this isn’t so anymore and i think it will take God’s intervening hand for us to reach G’s dream for our race… statistics are a loose gravel bed in which to anchor one’s hope … IMHO

  48. Xenia says:

    Jim at 41: That is my opinion as well. I didn’t vote in the last 2 elections.

    I believe Ms. Clinton is an anti-christ (not the Anti-christ) and I have about zero confidence that the Republicans will put up anyone that I can vote for this year, either, looking at their miserable track record.

    It’s been two elections now that I haven’t voted and I am sorry the country has come to the state where I have been manipulated into voting for the lesser of two evils.

    I will no longer vote for evil.

    Localism, folks. That’s where you can make a difference.

  49. “#35- it looks to me like Gman has taken Philippians 4:8 to heart … will the world survive long enough for his dream to conquer evil?”

    Thanks Em.
    Yes, the world will survive, it will evolve & thrive, it will never be abandoned by God.

  50. Josh The Baptist says:

    “I will no longer vote for evil.

    Localism, folks. That’s where you can make a difference.”

    Just quoting this for added emphasis.

  51. Em says:

    #50- “it [the world] will never be abandoned by God.” even tho at times it will seem like it…

    Psalm 27:13 … however we get there, eh?

  52. Em,
    Every moment of every day

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