This drives me crazy, Honestly People!!! Our over population of the prisons isn’t about Obama or privatization of the prison system or any of the other issues that I have seen casually into the comments system. It is about the tension of ideas that have been growing for decades. The tension is caused from an idea of formation and initial development and the many of the relatively current ideas of culture… The collision of these ideas are what have created the increase in crime as well as the ineffective criminal justice system that we have in place. Changing policy with out a change in cultural paradigm won’t work. We have to decide who we want to be as a country as well as who we have become before we can make changes. Currently no one wants to take point to the real issues for fear of offense. So we dance around the issues. We established a philosophy of government based in large part by the writing of Baron Charles Montesquieu (Spirit of Laws: 1748) We have built a building on a foundation that are not congruent, We need to either tear down the building and rebuild or rip up the foundation and start over. We can’t just pretend things will be ok
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Answer: It isn’t necessarily, however it is sexual, physical and cultural. Which gives it a stronger hook than many types of sin. One other thing, we have all heard the expression that every believable lie is mixed with a little truth. Homosexuality although it is a sin that doesn’t mean that there cannot be very authentic genuine feelings tied into the relationships. No different than adultery.
So I have to ask, am I alone in my frustration?
I have recently started a “Moving Toward Mission” series at theSalem House of Prayer
The frustration is the response that I am getting from the “religious community”. I have received numerous complaints from local churches in the area. The complaint is that we are gathering a large group of college students on a Saturday night which is apparently appearing disruptive to the local churches efforts in trying to create effective college ministries.
Am I wrong in being bothered by this? There isn’t an offering being taken and we are encouraging these kids to integrate into their local bodies and be an influence of movement. Am I wrong in thinking that being on mission is more important than who is leading the charge where the people are gathering? I haven’t had complaints about doctrine or style, but, territory…
I would love your thoughts.
I watched the Saddam cell phone video today. Although it was one of the most just and deserved executions in our history, there is still tragedy there.
I can’t help but think, here was a man who lived his life turning away from the one true God and will live an eternity separated from God. No matter how cruel and mercilessly he lived his life, it is still horrible that even to the point of his death he chose a lie over the truth.
No one that I know has earned this tragedy more than Saddam. Yet, I still wish that at some point he would have chosen God’s truth and love.
Hopefully I can remember Saddam’s death as a reminder to myself to be even more diligent in sharing God’s truth with this world.
It is Friday. Toby helped me set this up.