Things I Think
1. In a new story on the Philippine child abuse scandal we are covering, the following quote is made. “Whenever news breaks that a beloved pastor, missionary or family member is accused of a sexual impropriety or crime, the impulse of many within the Christian community is to discredit the report.” This true not only of the report, but the reporter. The reason why this is true?
Whether it is the famous religious celebrity or the favorite football player, all supposedly agreed upon ethics are easily abandoned lest the idol crumble before us. We mock the early pagan cultures who worshiped images and statues…while the only difference between their idolatry and ours is electricity.
2. The surest path to a tragic fall is to believe yourself incapable of gross sin and persuade others likewise. There will be no one to catch you before you fall because you convinced them of how sure footed you were.
3. What a strange culture we now live in where grace is demanded for sins that have neither been confessed or repented of.
4. Oddly enough, none of the apostles traveled with a worship team.
5. The Christian life is not evidenced by signs and wonders, but by suffering in faith with hope.
6. A culture without extensive common standards of ethics and decency will inevitably fragment and collapse under the weight of it’s “diversity”.
7. Few things make me cringe more than hearing someone say that they are “in love” with Jesus…
8. Seattle 24, Denver 21.
9. 35,000 + have now “liked” the Facebook page that seeks the release of the accused in the Philippine child abuse case I referenced in #1. They do this without knowing any details of the case or there having been a court hearing on the matter. How can this possibly be? Simple…it’s not their kids.
10. I’m sick…take it easy on me. 😉