With so many other things going on, I haven’t had the time of late to blog in long-hand. So, I have decided to do a weekly or bi-weekly bullet list of what’s swirling around inside my cranium. Perhaps I’ll be able to circle back around and expand on some points in the list @ a later date.
For now, here we go:
— Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2011? I tend not to make them, but I want to attempt to finish my ThM, or Master’s of Theology this year. Also, I’d like to start and complete most of a book. I’m wavering between a devotional type book or something Christological or Ecclesiastical. I have been thinking about a 6 month devotional book the centers on the Person and Work of Jesus from a very non-traditional perspective. That’s also why I’d like to do a 6 month devotional instead of the traditional year-long devotional. I figure Jesus is a weighty “subject” and you’ll need a couple of days to think on what you’ve read.
— I got into an online discussion over gay marriage today. I kept throwing out the fact that marriage, biblically defined, is ideally a picture of Christ and his Church (Ephesians 5:22-33). No one wanted to touch this. They were too busy arguing about one group not having “rights” or receiving fair treatment and benefits. In my opinion, no marriage is truly a marriage without Jesus being the Head of both parties involved. Again, no one wants to touch this. The fact is, marriage in the United States amounts to little more these days than a civil contract.
— Is it just me or has NatGeo, History and Discovery channels all been on a “discredit the Bible” binge lately? I don’t watch a whole lot of television, but I’ve always had an interest in archaeology, ancient civilizations and the unknown and those channels usually have shows I’ll watch, albeit some with tongue planted firmly in cheek. But lately every other show seems geared at offering a naturalistic view of the Bible. The so-called experts they consult are usually well known for their non-orthodox theology, so why even offer their opinions? I think I saw Al Mohler interviewed once for like five seconds. If they’re going to attack the beliefs held by millions upon millions, please at least offer a credible defense in the personages of solid evangelical scholars, not heretics like John Hagee and Jean Dominic Crossan.
— Finally, I ask for your prayers for my family and I on possible future ministry opportunites. We need strength, courage, guidance and most of we want to do what honors Jesus and his cause best. I’ll leave it at that 🙂