Saturday, October 30, 2010
Jesus said you'll know a tree by the fruit it bears (Matt. 7:16-17). My youngest daughter (9 years old) brought me sometime pretty wonderful this morning. Without prompting from her mother or me, she created THIS VIDEO on her Nintendo DSI all on her own. Picked out the music, drew all the pictures on her DSI, and linked it all together. Not only am I proud of her creativity and disciplined work, but I'm especially thrilled to see the love she has for her Savior, how she meditates on what she's taught at home and at church, and how it is represented in things like this. What a sweetheart.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
As I've said before, Christians need to be respectful of other faiths/religions and speak the truth in love. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't point out the dangers that other religions pose, both to the individual and the country as a whole.
Anyone who believes the Islam just wants to peacefully co-exist with other faiths needs to view the video below, which describes that attempted 'Islamization' of Paris. Note particularly one woman's comment about how they only bow to what the Koran says and nothing else (contrast that with the statements Paul makes about Christians and the government in Romans 13).
Hopefully we will learn from what is happening in Paris.
Click HERE to view the video.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
I wrote a short entry a while back that dealt with what I perceived to be the inconsistent treatment of Christianity and pretty much every other religion in America. Another example of this just popped out in the news a few days back. It seems a a Colorado art exhibit is featuring a work portraying Jesus engaged in a homosexual act. Thankfully, there are Christians protesting the 'work of art', however their complaints are met with the following from those on the other side of the fence: "We have to be a country where freedom of expression thrives".
A couple of observations and comparisons to the Terry Jones Koran-burning episode:
First, outside of Fox, I didn't see a single mention of this anywhere in the news whereas the Koran-burning was front and center on every news outlet. Second, I wonder if the news coverage would have been different if the artist had chosen Muhammad as their target (actually, I already know the answer to that). Would freedom still be allowed to 'thrive' or would it be considered an act of hate much like Jone's attempt at burning the Koran? Lastly, if Jesus is regarded so highly by Muslims, why don't we see the same outrage from Isalm when Jesus is attacked as what occurs when Muhammad or the Koran is defamed?
There's certainly no consistency in how things like this happen and get addressed by the current culture, but it's very telling from a spiritual temperature standpoint.