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SHOULD NATIONS HAVE BORDERS? A Biblical Response

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

Tyranny of Social Warriors

I do not know the modern American politics and culture.

How Can Homosexuality be Wrong…

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.

 

Psychoanalysis of American Political Mentalities

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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Falafel House

I like Yassin.  He is a good refugee. I would eat his wraps if I were there.

Homosexual Abuse and How to Dis it!

This is my revelation (I can’t say coming out).   It does not fit! But, I have to say something.

I have compassion on David in the video.  You see, when I was 10 years old I was taken away from my home by a homosexual man to a motel room to be his toy.   Did my parents know what this man was up to?  I will never know.  Did I understand what happened to me that night?  No.  I had no class for this man nor for what he did.  Do I know why I felt dirty the next morning at breakfast? No. Only that he did something to me that was “wrong.”  I don’t know why I thought it wrong, I just did.  That thinking may have been my salvation from what could have been.   I did not accept what he did to me.   I rejected it.   I did not want it from him NOR for me, you see.  I never dealt with same sex attraction afterward.   Many children, who might have had a similar, should I say, more pleasurable experience, may have turned out totally different from me.   What happened to me was wrong, I know now.  He could have been put in jail based on the laws of the state. He violated me. He took advantage of me.  I was his prisoner for the night.

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Best Dunker in Birmingham, AL

I love watching others have fun!  This is fun because these young men are good!

RELEVANT Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

I earlier featured one of the Relevant Magazines Top 10 Albums of 2016.  It is 2017 but I wanted to put a note in on the Touching Heaven album by Johnny Swim.  I love it’s tribute to marriage–I presume the devoted love is within the context of marriage.  That is the most joyous source.

Here is Touching Heaven. Don’t we all want that?

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The Relevant Top 10 Albums: 2016

I don’t understand all the albums.  But it may be worth a noting those picked by a good magazine but one that doesn’t major on music.  Here is my favorite of their list.

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I’m a Christian, But I am Not…

BuzzFeed’s ‘I’m Christian, But I’m Not’ viral video accidentally updated the Pharisee’s 5 Most Cringeworthy Problems With BuzzFeed’s Viral ‘I’m Christian, But I’m Not’ Video‘Thank God I’m not like other men’ prayer Jesus warns us about.

Ms. Hemmingway, whom I am taking ques from,  took her readers right to the wisdom of Jesus by referring to the parable in Luke 18.

 

Wise woman!

 

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