Things I Think
1. Bloggers and internet reporters now have the legal protections of journalists under the law. This is a great victory only if we all adopt true journalistic ethics to accompany our rights. Christian bloggers have an even higher standard to aspire to than the world. In an era where traditional media is driven by monied interests as much as substance we have the opportunity to stand and speak truth to power while others have allowed cash to silence them.
2. Your children will remember their childhood as well as you remember yours…
3. Martin Luther King Day used to spark controversy here and in other corners of the Christian internet. The more I think about the man and the day, the more I think it’s the perfect biblical memorial…it’s celebrates what God can do with a flawed and sinful person and the rest of us flawed and sinful people should relish that and remember it.
4. Last night, at the end of a classic playoff game won by the Seahawks, Seattle corner back Richard Sherman taunted his opponent, strutted around the field making the “choke” signal, then made classless comments about his greatness and his opponents lack of same when a microphone was available. Those of us who spoke of our disgust for this behavior were quickly rebuked by his fans….and you wonder why we our society is increasingly base and uncivil.
5. Being a celebrity not only covers a multitude of sins, your fans will provide you a license to commit them.
6. The move to legalize pot is simply a call to allow us to further self medicate. The real question should be “why are we in so much pain”?
7. Hell hath no fury like the fan of a celebrity scorned…
8. “Passion” is the new get out of jail free card. Sherman was just exhibiting “passion”. I guess that the other 105 players on the field were slackers…
9. If we had the same “passion” for our faith, for justice, for the the real problems and issues in our society that we have for football, we could change the world. We don’t.
10. We move ever closer to a society where there are no lines for right and wrong, just a fluid state of situational ethics based on status, not standards….and the church is sailing right along on the wave.