Friday, May 05, 2006


I've spent about an hour or so reading several Christianity Today articles, while waiting for Shutterfly to upload my pictures. Long story, but I get a free hard cover photo album from them, originally a $40 value!

Anyway, that wasn't my point. The articles were my point. There's this one, which is sort of about sex and the church, but is also about so much more--the Church's relevance in our society, its relevance in our individual lives...it's long, but there are some really good parts.

And then there's this excerpt from one of Kyle Lake's books. He's the pastor that was electrocuted during a baptism here in Waco. The article's a look at Romans 8:28. It's pretty good, too. One of my favorite lines was, "Yet, no matter who you are or where your theology stands, all people who strive to thoughtfully deal with God and life are forced to live within the tension of God's providence and a chaotic world."

And, just for the sake of staying current, here are two semi-opposing ideas about the Da Vinci Code. The first article is pretty anti-Da Vinci Code, but in a reasonably intelligent way. My favorite line from this article was, "I love Jesus. It makes me physically sick to entertain discussion about the ways in which the defining acts of his life—his Passion, Resurrection and establishment of the Church—could be a diabolical scam that he never anticipated nor experienced. It would make me sick to hear salacious lies about anyone I love; how much more my Savior?" And then there's this article, which talks about how the Da Vinci Code can be a positive thing for the church. Also reasonably intelligent. For the record, I don't have a definitive opinion either way toward the book/movie.

And other than that, I have nothing to say.

1 comment:

LeBleuskysurfer said...

that mush have been a whole lot of pic's, lol.
thanks for the links, they were interesting, I have had no interest at all in this subject ( movie/book) but 60 minuets did an article (research) on it and found all the information (sources) to be false...just as the movie they were done for profit.
I liked Dr. Jim Garlow's point of view that it is an excellent opportunity for the church to educate/re-educate followers on the story. He is so right that most of us don't even know our own story! How sad but true! Anyway a good reason to learn the true facts if nothing else.
I was taken back by the one on Kyle Lake. How often in my life I have heard and even said myself "every thing happens for a reason". It instantly brought to mind the movie "Dance's with wolves", ( the indian said to Costner, "I know now my friend had to go so you could come". That one secene and line made the movie for me.
Again thanks for the links, I enjoyed reading the different opinions on a movie I had/have no interest in, still. lol