Things I Think
1. One more change in our national identity is showing in how we celebrate Memorial Day. Younger (under 50) people don’t have the heroic wars of early in this century as a reference…they have wars of debatable cause and worth as their historic referent.
Whatever we think of those wars we should fully support the men and women who fought and died in them as service to their country.
2. I had no idea what a “Duggar” was before last week… I could have profitably gone longer without that knowledge.
3. In the internet age there is no longer anything close to a “local” or “private” dispute. My guess is that we will all suffer from that fact more than we profit from it.
4. The meme that the church is dying is load of happy horsestuff. The church is not dying, it’s changing… and those changes are (for the most part) for the better. In an institution that’s a couple of millennia old, spring cleaning can take some time.
5. If your God doesn’t care about justice and righteousness, your God is the devil.
6. It is interesting to me that we are living in an era when we’re redefining both our national identity and that of the church. What troubles me is that we seem to be doing so while ignoring all but one demographic of both…thus depriving ourselves of the wisdom and history to make excellent decisions.
7. I used to think that having “official” membership in churches was one answer to some of the abuse issues in the church. Matt Chandler and the Village Church are chopping up that notion pretty well..
8. I think patriotism is becoming a relic of former generations… and I’m not sure how to think about that.
9. If you really believed that we were in the last days of the last days…what would you change?
10. Stay safe and celebrate responsibly… 🙂