Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The kindly saints at Cal.vini.st have done us a great service in exploring the biblical definition of a sinner. They go through several statements from scripture, showing how every sinner:
- does not seek after God.
- is dead in their sin.
- is a child of wrath.
- is without excuse.
- suppresses the truth of God.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Stand Firm and The Living Church are reporting that an ordained priest in the ECUSA, who has described himself as having undergone Buddhist 'lay ordination,' is now positioned to run for bishop of the diocese in an unusual election. The others have covered both sides of the issue well enough. All that's left for me is small-minded snark...so here goes.
If you meet the bishop, kill him.
Oh wait…that’s not a Koan from Buddhism. It’s the Koran and Islam.
PRAY IT AIN'T SO!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
"Finally, it is my most fervent prayer to that Almighty Being before whom I now stand, and who has kept us in His hands from the infancy of our Republic to the present day,that He will so overrule all my intentions and actions and inspire the hearts of my fellow-citizens that we may be preserved from dangers of all kinds and continue forever a united and happy people."
Hinder, O God, our president's steps to unleash the evil of unrestrictable abortion in our country. Give grace, O God, to his advisors to give him counsel that is wise and truly just. And strengthen the hands of his opponents until such time as he seeks your will for the preborn. Amen.
Monday, January 26, 2009
I ran across this excellent post on how to live as a politically conservative Christian under the Obama presidency. It's written by the Rev'd Dcn. Bart Martin, oa chaplain in the REC. Here are the bullet points.
1. Pray like a Saint AugustineFor an explication, see the whole blog post.
2. Know the times like an Edmund Burke
3. Love the law of God like a King Josiah