Friday, November 20, 2009
Come and listen to a story about a man named Chris
A poor mountaineer, full of vinegar and ****,
Then one day he was shootin off his mouth,
And trouble stirred up about him being from the South.
Dixie that is, where they drink pre-sweetened tea.
All Saints, that is.
Thuribles, Holy Roods...
The Anglican Hillbillies!
Sung at the end of the show (not as a recessional):
Well now its time to say good-bye to all these Angli-kin.
Coffee, biscuits in the back say "Thanks fer droppin in."
You're all invited back next week to this locality
For a taste of Cath'lic worship (sans infalibility)
Papal that is. Kneel a spell. Take your shoes off. (On Maundy Thursd'y at least)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Lord, give us eyes to see
both what we have been,
and what we shall be.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
|O Worship the King - Lyons|
|Found at bee mp3 search engine|
Or the Chris Tomlin style?
|O Worship the King|
|Found at bee mp3 search engine|
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Why would the Chinese be so interested in our deficit? Well, for all intents and purposes, China is the official banker of the United States government. China is the number one foreign holder of U.S. Treasury securities. This has MAJOR implications on our independence and security, as well as our stance on issues of human rights.
Before asking your government whether or not we can afford this new interventionist policy, perhaps it would be wise to ask the Chinese.
We cannot spend our way out of debt. We must conserve resources and invest wisely in the surest turn-around.
If you still have warm feelings toward Obama and his good intentions, ask yourself this: Will you feel comfortable one day when the appointees of President Romney or President Palin are exercising unconstitutional, unauthorized, unreviewable authority to restructure the economy the way they see fit?
Because I can tell you that I'm pretty upset that when the Republicans were in power, they brushed aside reminders that some day a Democratic president would be exercising the vast unconstitutional powers that Bush was accumulating in the White House.
Democrat friends, please don't ignore the risks of giving more power to a federal government that will one day be run by conservatives. Because eventually both sides will be appalled by the uses that are made of those powers when that day comes.
Monday, November 16, 2009
President Barack Obama pointedly nudged China on Monday to stop censoring Internet access, offering an animated defense of the tool that helped him win the White House and suggesting Beijing need not fear a little criticism.Yeah. Ask Fox News how well Obama takes a little criticism. Anita Dunn, the White House communications director, was interviewed last month and said: “We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent. As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.” (Source: NYT)
It was a delicately balanced message and Obama couched his admonitions with words calling for cooperation, heavy with praise and American humility.Our country needs to apologize to China? When did that happen? We've stood up for their freedom for 70 years! And our economies energize each other, raising the standard of living for both countries.
"I think that the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes, because then citizens of countries around the world can hold their own governments accountable," Obama told students during his first-ever trip to China. "They can begin to think for themselves."
I'm in a conundrum. I have no idea which government snitch line I should report this to. - should I report this quote to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com? I just can't decide which one best holds the populace accountable to the government. OOOPS! I meant that the government is accountable to the people.
Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope That Matters
A talk and book signing by the author, Dr. Timothy Keller (Excellent book review here.)
As pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in New York City, Dr. Timothy J. Keller makes a point of reaching out to immigrants, urban professionals and artists, offering an intellectually compelling case for belief in God. Newsweek magazine called Keller “a C.S. Lewis for the 21st century, a defender of orthodox Christianity.” He is the author of the best sellers, “The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism” and, “The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith.” He will be at Calvin for a talk about his just released book, “Counterfeit Gods.” Books will also be available for purchase and signing by Dr. Keller.
This presentation is the final event of the annual Festival of Faiths, and is sponsored by Carmichael’s Bookstore.