Challenging believers in Jesus to think and act based on Bible truth.

Tuesday Rambling 12.6.16 – Walter Scott, Ohio State, the Idol of Sports

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Rambling! Tuesday style, of course…

Walter Scott

  • So the officer who shot Walter Scott (while he ran from him) had his trial end yesterday in mistrial.
  • How frustrating. The jury was hopelessly deadlocked 11-1 last I heard.
  • I care a lot about justice, and this just seems wrong.
  • Sounds like a re-trial should lie in the future.
  • Officials urge calm responses. I’m not one for anarchy, but I certainly understand those who publicly wish to vent what seems an obvious miscarriage of justice.

Ohio State

  • Let the criticism begin. Wow. Did Ohio State somehow NOT deserve to get into the playoff?
  • Seems the committee drew a line at one loss teams and two loss teams. Good!
  • Conference champion or no, two losses are greater than one!
  • And yes conference champion matters. Look at Washington.
  • And yes strength of schedule matters. Look at Ohio State.
  • Neither would have made the playoff without those respective features on their resume.

The Idol of Sports

  • I have engaged in multiple conversations about the Playoff outcome (pre and post).
  • I will invest most of a day watching college football on December 31.
  • Do I converse as much about my desire to see God’s kingdom expand?
  • Am I as intentional in pursuing holiness and righteousness?
  • We should all answer these questions. If the balance tips the wrong way, repent and give your heart back to God!
  • The idol of sports can be destroyed by limiting involvement to events rather than speculation. Seriously, consider how much you invest in speculation (TV and radio shows, articles, etc.) and then ask yourself if you have more time to invest in your personal relationship with God and making disciples.
  • Pursuing God is a choice. Whatever impedes that grabs the affections of your heart as a false idol.
  • Exodus 20:5: You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Monday Challenge 12.5.16 – Higher Education White Supremacy, Sex Industry Ministry, Small Churches

Happy Monday! Riiiiiiiiiight. This week's articles contain quite the variety of topics. Enjoy. Be challenged! White Supremacy in Higher Education Or, better yet, how to end it. I share this due to the challenge to my thinking. I'm not sure … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 11.29.16 – Please Consider Giving To This Worthy Cause!

It's giving Tuesday. Time to ramble: I'm asking you to consider giving to Kenmore Launch, an exciting new effort that can impact the lives of many young people in Kenmore. You may ask why you should give to this. Good question. First, let … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 11.28.16 – Election and Race, LGBT Evidence, Down’s Syndrome

Good morning! Time for a challenge. These articles will challenge for sure. Enjoy. Election and Race The Church possesses a powerful weapon in the wake of the election: unity. This article challenges five specific areas. Question: Which of … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 11.22.16 – Freedom In Christ

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Rambling. Tuesday. Tuesday. Rambling. Ready.....go! Freedom in Christ for many describes the opposite of their experience. Many professing Christians stay bound in sin or bound in "rules". If you trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 11.21.16 – Parents, Transgender Case Study, Hacksaw Ridge

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Thanksgiving week brings many challenges. You thinking waistline challenges? Different challenges today - for our thinking. Enjoy! Parents Should "friend" describe your relationship with your child? Four prayers for your … [Continue reading]

Friday Feature 11.18.16 – Election Response: Raw Emotions From A Minority Christian

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Good Friday afternoon! Somewhat to my surprise, this week's most clicked Monday article examines the raw emotions of an African American Christian following this year's election. Read it here: Raw Emotions on the Presidential Election Friday … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 11.15.16 – 10 Personal Statements About The Election

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Time to ramble. These ten statements reflect some personal feelings and responses to the election of Donald Trump. I cannot look my daughter in the eye and tell her I am glad Trump won. The way he ran his campaign makes it very hard to really … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 11.14.16 – Election Reactions: Black Christians, Fear, Media

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If you're like a lot of Americans, you have some sort of opinion regarding the election. The following articles made me think in one way or another. Be challenged! African American Christians This challenging article makes a white Christian … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 11.8.16 – Election Day Promises

Promises ooze from the pores of any election. So, today, how fitting that I make some promises of my own? I will not pin my hopes to a person, but to Christ. I will not allow my citizenship in the U.S. to supersede my interests for the … [Continue reading]