12 December 2014

This 'n' That

Even your cat doesn't want to wear the Santa hat. 
Well, it is difficult to believe that another Friday has arrived! Has your week disappeared as quickly as has mine? Why is it that time seems to flurry past so much more quickly during the holiday season? There's never enough time to really enjoy those Christmas carols. And if you live in my house, so far there hasn't even been enough time to stand up a tree in the corner! Ah well, as long as there manages to be enough time to bake some cookies, right? I hope you are finding some time to linger on the pleasant memories of the season.

And speaking of things I'm hoping...I hope you aren't one of those people who wears a Santa hat everywhere you go for the entire month of December. What is that about? Thankfully I have not seen much of this where I currently live, but in past cities, it seemed to be all the rage. Every year. Santa hats. Everywhere. On everyone. Boy, girl, man, woman…Santa hats. Here's what I want to know: who was the first person who lied to his/her friend and said (with a straight face no doubt), "That Santa hat looks awesome on you. You should wear that all season." Then I want to know who the person was who was stupid enough to believe his/her mean friend. If you like Santa hats, here's a tip: put it on and then look in the mirror. Yeah, that's you. You look ridiculous. Stop it.

This hat is only adorable if
you're under age 4.
And while we're on the subject, what is the deal with those stocking caps that look like animals? Wait, scratch that…What is the deal with those stocking caps that look like animals being worn by grown adults? There is no acceptable excuse for this. You look ridiculous. Stop it.

As we reign in the silliness, however, and as we become more and more immersed in the Christmas season, I do hope that you and your family are joyfully celebrating in a way that honors Christ, not the world. Share with your children the songs of the season that speak of Christ. Teach them the true story of Christmas, and do not stop with the birth of Jesus, but proclaim to them the whole story of His perfect life and atoning death. Tis the season for the gospel!

And, since it is Friday, tis the time for your week in review (kind of):
  • GetFed Online has announced their newest course offering: Dividing and Delivering God's Word with Dr. Patrick Slyman. My two cents? If you have the time and some Christmas cash, this would be a good use of both.
  • Guaranteed to make you want to slam your head against the wall.
  • You know how sometimes you're researching or reading on the internet and you end up traveling down a wormhole of tangents, gleaning all kinds of worthless information from the various sites you encounter? Yeah, so, that happened to me last weekend. The result? Two words: vulture vomit. And I love you too much not to share it with you.
  • In case you aren't weary of hearing about Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll, here's some more commentary. It would hold a little more weight if someone would take a red editing pen to it, though. Just saying.
  • Denny Burk and Charles Hodge on whether same-sex attraction is sinful.
  • Why is the virgin birth of Christ so important?
  • The 'genderbread' person. Just one more reason to keep your kids out of the public schools.
  • Five disturbing things about attending a Benny Hinn faith-healing service (yes, only 5. The author would still be writing if he listed them all, I'm sure).
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • I really do pray that someone is reaching out to Kirk Cameron and calling him to repentance.
  • A bit about Aimee Semple McPherson—one of the most stunningly deceptive false teachers of the twentieth century.
  • Sigh. I actually was not anticipating this, and I'm not sure why I wasn't. I guess I'm just slipping.
  • Did the earliest Christians really think Jesus was God?
  • Steve Lawson teaches from Luke 2:
photo credit: John Pemble via photopin cc 

4 comments:

  1. “Fifty Shades of They” by Ed Young – get ready – the transgender world is pushing for a new identity to replace all the he/she/male/female vocabulary and that word is ‘they’. Is this the direction Ed is heading towards?

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  2. “Share with your children the songs of the season that speak of Christ. Teach them the true story of Christmas, and do not stop with the birth of Jesus, but proclaim to them the whole story of His perfect life and atoning death. Tis the season for the gospel!” AMEN!

    Jesus Christ: conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, crucified, died and was buried. He is risen from the dead and sits at the right Hand of the Father FOR YOU, FOR ME.

    Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ will hopefully hinder those from seeking the “spiritual Jesus” being endorsed in Felicity Dale’s blog which clearly is promoting ‘another gospel’.

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  3. Erin,

    Did Cameron officially declare he is now Roman Catholic, or did he just team with them to promote his ridiculous movie? I'm a little confused.

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    1. Hi Jason,
      No, as far as I know he's not declared any sort of conversion to Roman Catholicism, but is simply foolishly aligning with some RC's in order to promote his equally foolish theories about Christmas.

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