Things I Think…

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7 Responses

  1. BrianD says:

    Well said.

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks,BrianD!

  3. Linn says:

    Excellent summary, Michael!
    I attend church with both groups. We have had a recent, firm reminder from the Elders that we are not at church to debate COVID; we are there to worship and learn from God’s Word. I appreciate that. I would like to see more people with masks, but I don’t have any problem myself showing up double-masked I can still be kind and caring.. We will all learn to get along in heaven, but we will hopefully learn to be more tolerant of each other as we worship together.
    The much bigger issue-more than half of the congregation is missing because they are either ill, or afraid of becoming ill. It may be a long time before they return, if they ever return.

  4. Michael says:

    Thanks, Linn…hopefully we can all think more charitably about each other going forward…

  5. Linn says:

    Michael (@4:32 pm)
    I think as we have learned more about the virus, and have learned more about some of our choices, that more of us may be moving towards the middle. And, some of us are beginning to understand the other side(s) better, too. I also choose my battles. I’m always up for a good discussion, but I refuse to get into a shouting match. Maybe I’m a coward, but I don’t feel that yelling helps anyone.

  6. Captain Kevin says:

    #9: Huge AMEN!!

  7. Shawn says:

    #1_ Is an interesting take. It is actually something I have been ruminating on. Early on in the pandemic a lot of these thoughts took place in the form of short stories. One of them is a take on dispensational eschatology through a quite humorous, at least in my opinion, application of “As it was in the days of Noah…”

    One additional note I thought for sometime we have seen the secular world take a cue from popular dispensational theology in its doomsday language being appropriated to a whole host of issues whether it be the climate change, societal unrest, the pandemic, or whatever else triggers human phobias and nueroticism. However, let me be clear (it is sad that in these days such qualifiers need to be made), I think they all are troubling, actually in many cases gravely serious, but they are not insurmountable. If we are truly a people of redemption then I think we must err on the side of hope, if that is indeed an error.

    If we want to hold someone responsible maybe we could start with LaHaye and Jenkins for making eschatology profitable. LOL.

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