Should my family, or my church break ties with the Boy Scouts of America, given their decision to welcome openly homosexual scouts?
My counsel would be to ask an important prior question- why were we involved in the first place? I suspect that many of us got involved in scouting because it encouraged sundry virtues. That’s generally a good thing. Seeing our young men acquire skills, serve others, and cultivate integrity is something we should all be in favor of. Trouble is, the Boy Scouts sought to build these virtues on the sandy ground of a generic, to-whom-it-may-concern deity. And such endeavors will always fail in the end.
Pope Confirms ‘Gay Lobby’ at Work at Vatican
In the document, Francis is quoted as saying that while there were many holy people in the Vatican, there was also a current of corruption. “The ‘gay lobby’ is mentioned, and it is true, it is there … We need to see what we can do …” the synthesis reads.
Karpen case will reveal if media learned lesson from Gosnell
But as details emerge in the Karpen investigation is the media listening? The only article I can find on the case has been run by the Daily Mail (U.K). When I pitched the story to my contacts at several major news outlets, nearly every one told me they weren’t interested. The others failed to respond to my emails.
Before the mainstream media reported on Gosnell, a prominent news commentator had to pen an article in the second largest newspaper in America. Will it take the same for this story to warrant attention?
Racist Internet Trolls Attack 10-Year-Old Spurs National Anthem Singer
While these comments were made by a small group of ignorant individuals whose illiterate comments should simply be disregarded as bigotry and stupidity, as a Mexican-American myself I do find them absolutely mean and unwarranted, especially for a 10-year-old kid. Not only is he representative of the predominantly Mexican culture in San Antonio, but also representative of the boiling pot of cultures that America is. As fars as I’m concerned, Sebastien is as American as apple pie. So am I, and so are many of you reading this.
Do This and Your Problems Only Get Bigger
So many of us try to solve our problems by not telling the truth. Now of course we usually don’t use the word “lie.” That word sounds bad. We would see ourselves as simply trying to fix a problem.
However, these really are lies. When you lie, you do so at a very heavy price.
The Puritans on putting sin to death
We’re usually not too eager to deal with our sin, but doing so is an essential part of the Christian life. The Puritans offer six pieces of advice for how to meet our sin head-on.
Putting Boomers Out To Pasture? Big Mistake!
One out of every four persons in the United States is a Boomer! And the percentage in your church is probably much higher because the Boomers, though some wandered off momentarily during the 60s, returned to their churches shortly thereafter and have been faithful, though less traditional than their parents ever since. Can you really afford to dismiss one out four people in the general population?
Teach Them Diligently
The responsibility for teaching the children about God lay with the parents, and while reinforcing repeated who God was and what God had done, the process also became a continual reminder to the parents as well.
That old time simple instruction to teach them diligently remains relevant today.
I think multi-generational church may be better for our youth
Multi-generational learning is all thru Scripture. Passover, Timothy. Read Deuteronomy 6.
So I think we need to re-think how we engage multiple generations together in church life and ministry.
I think small groups that emphasize family involvement is one way.
I like the current thinking that emphasizes family ministry, involving parents with their teens.
I like multi-generational service projects and mission trips.
But this has to be intentional.
And better minds than mine will have to figure out how we reverse almost 50 years of the wrong model.
A Way to Encourage More Scripture Reading In Your Home
An idea hit us that we have put in place, still a work in progress. We decided to add a chair and table in our living room that has an open Bible on it at all times. The thought is, leaving the Bible open is a reminder to us that the Bible is important and needs to be open/read not shut/unread. It is easy to overlook a Bible on a shelf. It is hard to miss this one.
Lego faces are getting angrier, study finds
“It is important to study how to create appropriate expressions and how these expressions are perceived by the users. Children’s toys and how they are perceived can have a significant impact on children,” said Bartneck. “We cannot help but wonder how the move from only positive faces to an increasing number of negative faces impacts on how children play.”