Archive for September, 2009
The Prayer Summit was awesome!
Spending time with our pastors and worship team was a lot of fun. And when I spoke it lasted an amazing 23 minutes.
Looking forward to the next one. There are not many things worth going to above a prayer meeting.
The video was released to the subscribers of Nation Pains a couple days ago. In 2 more days it will be made public.
The laptop fund is complete. A huge thank-you to WoodyC, my brother Josh and sister in law Manda, and of course to my parants. DrewP and a few others will help me pick out a good one. Whoever thought Toshiba vs. Dell vs. HP vs. Gateway was such an issue? *sigh*
I get to be in a play Saturday. Hopefuly by then my brain will stop leaking out of my nose. Oh how I hate being sick.
People may argue that illness is a sign of how “poorly designed” the human body is. But I don’t even want to think about what would happen to us if our nose didn’t run, our muscles didn’t ache, or etc.
God is good, Amen?
If you are an Evolutionist, brace yourself. Two posts in a row devoted to beating you guys up is enough to make me feel bad.
If evolution is true, then there is no solid reason to keep murder illegal.
Watch nature. Animals kill each-other for power, pride, food, fear or anger. Animals kill other kinds of animals for sport or food. Much like humans do.
If evolution is true, then we exist only because we killed off the weaker of our species. “Survival of the fittest.”
What changes that now? Why should we in our somehow greater wisdom decide what is right from wrong, when we have nothing to base right from wrong. How can you have a Moral Law when that law does not co-exist with the laws of nature?
Unless of course it is based upon someone greater than nature. Someone who created animals beneath us. Someone who allowed humans to choose the knowledge of good from evil.
If law is only a evolutionary advancement, then it is not absolute. If it is not absolute, you have no business telling someone they cannot murder, rape, steal, or anything else you have decided to call “evil.”
Evolution has huge gaps. With science, as well as ethics.
God is good, amen?
I have been sitting here at church in panic. I set this day apart to prepare for the Prayer Summit, and nothing was comming to me. Until about an hour ago. All of a sudden the verse I was to speak on made perfect sense, and what I was to say about it became clear.
Here is a video of a favorite comedian of mine. He is from a cleaner generation, and has a message I think is valuable.
Let us never forget where we come from. Let us always care about where we are going.
Earlier this year Principle Kay and Robert Freeman of Pace High School were cleared of contempt charges.
The ACLU headed up charges against them for having prayed in the High School.
Is this not a little ridiculous? Of course our Nation has lost sight of its heritage, but when was the last time you saw somebody take flak for their Islamic faith in a High School? Or Buddhism, or Hinduism, or even Witchcraft?
I am proud of Lay and Freeman. I am overjoyed that the Judge ruled in their favor. They have expressed pride in their faith, and shown they are not ashamed of their actions.
Remember to pray for those in their position. Pray for our students. Pray for our teachers. Pray for our High Schools. Pray in our High Schools.
Read and watch the full story here:
There is a Prayer Summit coming up. It’s the 26th of this month.
I have been asked to speak there, and of course I am terrified. Maybe some day I will get over it. Maybe I won’t.
Either way I have to get ready, starting with this weekend.
It seams as though all of the speakers have been asked to use a subject concerning “Eternity.” That’s a tricky subject.
I have never been to or experienced eternity. I’ve not even been alive for 2 decades. *sigh*
Thankfully what I am speaking on has nothing to do with eternity itself.
I wanted to post another video today, but decided I have too many on the front page already. Maybe next time.
The Atheist does not exist, and I can prove it.
If I were to say “there is no gold in China,” you would probably disagree. You would ask, “What proof do you have for this?” And I would answer, “I have never seen, felt, heard, or tasted it in China. It therefore must not be there.”
You come to me and tell me there is no God. I ask you why and you tell me, “I have never seen, felt, tasted, or heard God. He does not exist.”
You may laugh at this while pointing out the differences. But I am not finished.
By making the claim that there is no gold in China, the burden of proof is on me. I must prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is not even the tiniest speck of gold in China. For if you were to go there, look under every rock, in every tree, search all the homes and fingers of every person living and visiting China and find a minuscule amount I would be wrong.
When you say there is no God, the burden of proof is on you. You must prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that God has by no means created Earth, human beings, nature, or the cosmos.
You must prove that he does not exist at all.
To do this you must undertake a task far more hefty than searching the trees and rocks of China. You would have to search every Planet, Star, Asteroid, Moon and Comet in our infinite Universe to proclaim without a doubt that God does not exist.
You are not an Atheist. You are an Agnostic. You simply do not know if God exists. Yet.
On June 4th, 2009 President Obama spoke in a University at Cairo. I was greatly disturbed by what he had to say.
As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam. It was Islam — at places like Al-Azhar — that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment.
Our debt to Islam? Before I go any further, the men and woman responsible for the inventions and advancements he listed that day, were indeed incredible people. However they lived in a Islamic country that would kill them if they were not Muslim. Their discoveries were dispite their religion, not because of it.
Islam is responsible for the deaths of millions. And when I say Islam, I do not mean radical Islam. I mean TRUE Islam. If you are Muslim and do not believe Christians all over the world should be put to death whatever way possible. you are not a Muslim. You are a light-weight copy.
Here are some verses from the Koran:
One year ago this blog was launched. Wow.
It is very convenient that it was born very near my birthday.
A lot has happened in a year. To this blog and to me both. I have never been so busy in my life. Trying to make a tiny living, while I prepare for full time ministry. Planning videos, without a laptop (soon to change). *sigh*
I am worn out. Emotionaly and Spiritualy. And now that my family spent the weekend at Kings Island, physically as well.
I have been doing a very good job at keeping my birthday from my friends in the youth group. Why am I doing so? I don’t know. It started out as a little game of secrecy, but now it has become a huge conspiracy. I have my family throwing a party and telling dates and such. However a few in the youth group know the real month somehow.
So if you are in my youth group and reading this, I have something to tell you:
I have alot planned for the next year. A video to be released in October, and many more waiting at the tip of my brain to be developed. Good grief, I need to buy that laptop soon.
Thank you so for being a reader,