Things I Think…

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  1. filistine says:

    #9–beatitudes as a benchmark to measure oneself by…If I ever teach it, that will be my consistent tagline. In the meantime, I’m woefully short of the standard…

  2. filistine says:

    #2–something was said sometime by someone about creating God in your own image. Clearly, the creature has no knowledge of the creator.

  3. Michael says:

    filistine,

    I too fall way short…which tells me that I am striving for the proper goals…Christ has removed my fear of failure…

  4. Michael says:

    “Clearly, the creature has no knowledge of the creator.”

    Unfortunately they have great knowledge of the other creatures…

  5. Captain Kevin says:

    I’ll hopefully read and comment more later, but for now, I just want to say that Joel Sterling Brown is a hero.

  6. Linn says:

    #2 Why am I not surprised? I’m very skeptical of anyone who engages in so much self-promotion for their cause, and I never wanted to waste time on the movie. I sat under a pastor for several years who always raging against adultery, and it turned out he was having an affair with a staff member. And, it wasn’t the first time. Ever since, I’ve been suspicious of people who spend too much time railing against the same thing.

    #9 One of the best self-checks around!

  7. Michael says:

    CK,

    Yes…a Christian hero…as is his entire family.

  8. Officerhoppy says:

    @#9–on all my tests, the teacher writes “needs improvement”

    But I never was a good test taker!

  9. Michael says:

    Linn,

    One of my quests is to turn our attention to the words of Jesus…Pauline theology has it’s place, but it must serve the main messages of Christ.

  10. Em says:

    MICHAEL @4:51
    AMEN

  11. bob1 says:

    Great “Things I Think.

    All bold and true. IMHO.

  12. The New Victor says:

    I’ve already seen (I just scanned, didn’t watch in their entirety) YouTube video implying the news about Ballard and the producer as an attack upon The Sound of Freedom, the implication being attacked unjustly by Hollywood leftist pedophiles. No doubt they exist, but it’s ignoring the meat of the story. Desperation to cling to narratives to protect one’s tribe are nothing new, sadly. I watched the Netflix documentary on the boy scouts last week and it horrified me.

  13. Terry says:

    In the past few years, the devil has created a Decision Tree that funnels a person from committed believer to anti-woke Christian Nationalist defending any number of sexual predators. One could write a “Screwtape Letters” chapter about it.

  14. Captain Kevin says:

    #2 reminded me of this excerpt from a post by Ben Cremer.

    “I was always told that Bible characters like King David and Samson were the model of “manhood” and leadership. Movies like Braveheart, The Patriot and anything with Arnold Schwarzenegger added layers of expectations on me, on what I needed to do to be a “man.”

    As I studied scripture along the way, I soon asked myself a pivotal question. Why wasn’t Jesus the model of Biblical manhood I was given? I think it is because Jesus wouldn’t have been considered a “man” according to the standards of masculinity I was being measured by, either.

    Imagine how Jesus would be treated in this kind of culture today for washing people’s feet, for weeping, for being single, for riding a donkey instead of a horse, forgiving his enemies rather than fighting them, and for telling people to turn the other cheek and to put their swords away.”

  15. Donna says:

    #5 Sometimes I’m surprised I don’t have a bald spot from scratching my head over this one.

  16. Terry says:

    CK – Cleansing the temple and driving out the money changers is Jesus only “masculine” scene in the Gospels according to the modern definition. James and John’s testosterone-fueled idea was met with “You know not what spirit you are of” by Jesus.

  17. Dan from Georgia says:

    So much here I have to comment on Michael, but I don’t have the time today. Nevertheless, I will shout an AMEN! to your thoughts here. And just to back you up on #2, it isn’t just the pastors and politicians, but lots of everyday people can be included here. I recently ran up against those types over at The Christian Post, when I tried unsucessfully to encourage more civil behavior to others, and I was met with mostly hostility, even from believers. I saw lots of rationalizations for being a Christian Jerk, and even people “downvoting” God’s Word.

  18. Michael says:

    Dan,

    It’s exhausting…so many have sold their souls…

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