08 July 2011

This 'n' That

Unless you live under a rock, you know that Casey Anthony has been acquitted of the murder of her daughter, Caylee, and will be released from prison in about a week. There is a lot of outrage surrounding this verdict, and rightly so. It is sad, however, that some who are so vocal about this murder stand silent in the face of nearly 4,000 abortions every day. It appears as though Caylee Anthony was murdered because she was inconvenient. 93% of abortions occur for the same reason. Something to think about.

Robert Schuller has been ousted from the board of his own Crystal Cathedral. It's difficult to feel sorry for a man who has contributed so greatly to the downgrade of Christianity in America. I guess the power of positive thinking doesn't always work, huh?

The "Religious Right" continues to ignore warnings against uniting with the heretical New Apostolic Reformation movement. Once again, we see self-professing Christians willing to compromise biblical truth for a fleeting political cause. 

The Reformed Traveler blog has a brief post warning about Henri Nouwen. I have also previously addressed Nouwen's unbiblical teachings on meditation here.

Focus on the Family doesn't seem to care that their fingers are in the contemplative spirituality pie.

The current administration has compiled a list of 36 nations it deems to have “a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members," and Israel is at the top of the list. It would be interesting to see some evidence as to how or why this determination was made, because Israel is the last country that should cause the US concern! Noticeably absent from the list are Cuba and North Korea. Maybe we should ask the government to redefine what they mean by "terrorist," because I think we must be talking about different things...

Have you  listened to this sermon yet? 

I wonder what the TSA will do with this one. Airlines are now being warned that terrorists may implant bombs underneath their skin. Hm. Well, the current system we have in place leaves much to be desired (unless of course you feel threatened by 90+ year-old women who are dying of cancer), so I don't feel any less safe knowing the person next to me could be packing subcutaneous heat.

California has just passed a bill that will require that gay history be included in textbooks. I guess Harvey Milk Day wasn't enough.

A lot of people, myself included, are disappointed over news that Logos has hired a new "Catholic Product Manager." Frank Turk addressed the issue in an open letter here. Logos provides amazing Bible software that is great for research and study, and I will continue to recommend it (although I hear BibleWorks is a great program as well. I can't attest to this personally since they have yet to develop a platform for Mac). Okay, so this news isn't the greatest, but it's hardly reason to stop using or refuse to use Logos. Just as I don't boycott every company that supports the gay agenda (because that would mean I'd basically have to throw out everything in my cupboards, I'm sure), so I will continue to use my Logos. But, if BibleWorks decides to better support Mac in the future, I may take a serious glance in their direction.

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