From Reasons to Believe in 2016:
Every year on April 22, millions of people worldwide will gather on local beaches, streets, and parks to collect trash, plant trees, and honor and celebrate our Earth. In recent years, Earth Day has become almost as popular as Halloween and Christmas, observed by people from diverse religious beliefs and backgrounds. Rather than dismissing the holiday as just another day, Earth Day can remind us of the carefully crafted and fine-tuned home God has made for us. Read more of this post
John Piper on the Jesus Follower view of others who are different. You have to get to minute 13!
It is not just Jesus followers who are conflicted over baking for homosexual wedding.
We are to the point in America where can’t discuss differing points of view. Social media has gone psycho with mostly shouting matches and no progress. Going further apart. Distancing ourselves seems to be an agenda item.
Larry does it right here, I believe. What do you think? I haven’t vetted all his points but he has right demeanor and perspective. I appreciate some levelheadedness!
Mr. Tomczak and CNN
Recent years in the world has presented many complexities to nation’s government. We’ve faced disasters, wars, floods, hurricanes and droughts. The situations result in people movements. For the last several years, displaced peoples have begged a response. But, I question has been, what is the right response. I know what the Bible says about “foreigners” or “sojourners.” I believe I know how to respond to persons in that category. All the people movements made me wonder about nationalism and the need for borders. But, I also have to ask, what are the merits for or against national borders. I found this article by Wes Walter on ClashDaily which gave me something to think about and is worth sharing in full here. Read more of this post
I did a series 4 years ago on homosexuality. I have changed my views on homosexuality since that time.
There is new information out and new perspectives. I will say that my new perspective comes from reading a book called Washed and Waiting. It tells a person’s story through discovering the homosexual orientation of a Mr. Hill. I have not finished the book so I will not recommend it at this point. However, it presents a view to homosexuality I have not appreciated in the past and I will say the read is very enlightening for me.
Here is a call to Jesus followers regarding the psychology that may be driving us without our knowledge. I must listen to John again because I did not get all he said the first time.
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I like Yassin. He is a good refugee. I would eat his wraps if I were there.