Thursday, October 30, 2008
Now, maybe if there was a group called “Crotchety 30-somethings against Facebook groups”……
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
If there’s one thing this election year has shown, it’s the blatant bias of the media coverage of the candidates. And not just at the national level, but more specifically in The Roanoke Times. Let’s do a little comparison.
First things first, if you weren’t aware of it, Gov. Sarah Palin will be visiting the Roanoke Valley today, speaking at the Salem Football Stadium. More information, including obtaining the necessary tickets, can be found at here. The event was originally scheduled to be at the
So what’s this about The Roanoke Times being biased? Glad you asked. Before we get to that, let’s go back in time a few weeks to October 17, 2008. Barack Obama was coming to the
Fast forward to today. You’re walking down the street and, hearing that Palin is coming, you want some information. Ah, look, there’s a Roanoke Times rack. Surely the newspaper would have some information on it, right? Before plopping your $0.50 in, you glance at the front page. Hmm, there’s nothing there about Palin! Just some article about local high school sports teams dealing with tough travel schedules. Surely, with such a huge event (estimated to draw a crowd larger than the Obama rally!), the Times would want to capitalize on the need for information, right? After all, their stated purpose is to be the leader in local information, right? [deafening silence]
Okay, well, you decide to purchase the paper anyway. Oh look, at the bottom of the page, there actually is a small piece about Palin’s visit. It says to check in the
No mention of the fact that tickets are needed and where they can be obtained. No nicely bulleted, easy-to-read list. No blurb about the candidate. Even WSLS has better information.
Hmm, nope, no bias here.
I can’t wait to see the newspaper’s coverage (or lack of) tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Books 2 and 3 of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations are now completely recorded and available for downloading. And remember, all audio downloads at Librivox are absolutely free! I’ll be starting on Book 4 soon and am also hoping to begin John Owen’s Mortification of Sin as a side project. I’m especially looking forward to recording this one as I have truly enjoyed going through the book with Pastor Tim. Stay tuned.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
"Sen. Barack Obama's views on life issues ranging from abortion to embryonic stem cell research mark him as not merely a pro-choice politician, but rather as the most extreme pro-abortion candidate to have ever run on a major party ticket.
"What kind of America do we want our beloved nation to be? Barack Obama's America is one in which being human just isn't enough to warrant care and protection. It is an America where the unborn may legitimately be killed without legal restriction, even by the grisly practice of partial-birth abortion. It is an America where a baby who survives abortion is not even entitled to comfort care as she dies on a stainless steel table or in a soiled linen bin. It is a nation in which some members of the human family are regarded as inferior and others superior in fundamental dignity and rights. In Obama's America, public policy would make a mockery of the great constitutional principle of the equal protection of the law. In perhaps the most telling comment made by any candidate in either party in this election year, Senator Obama, when asked by Rick Warren when a baby gets human rights, replied: ''that question is above my pay grade.'' It was a profoundly disingenuous answer: For even at a state senator's pay grade, Obama presumed to answer that question with blind certainty. His unspoken answer then, as now, is chilling: human beings have no rights until infancy - and if they are unwanted survivors of attempted abortions, not even then."
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Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
- I have to resist the urge to color coordinate my hangers with my clothes. (Red shirt on red hanger, white shirt on white, etc).
- I don’t have cable/satellite TV.
- I’ve never fired a gun (not counting BB guns).
- But I have fired an employee (not fun, let me tell you!)
- I’ve been fired at (thanks, bro)
- But I’ve never been fired.
- I have traveled by plane, helicopter, train, bus, boat, hovercraft, horse and of course, car.
- Never put your hand in front of a pressure washer nozzle and turn it on. It hurts. Trust me.
- When reading the newspaper, I work my way backwards: comics, front page of Extra section, Business (on the back of Sports), Opinion (on the back pages of
Virginiasection), front page of section, then at last the main section, starting from the front. Virginia
- When I eat, I eat one thing at a time, trying not to mix the food.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
When Jesus cried out “My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?!” Mahaney says in quoting RC Sproul that this scream was the scream of the damned FOR US!! (Gal.3:13, Is. 53, 2 Cor. 5:21) Here is what he says:
“This scream should not be His scream. He is holy, He is sinless, and yet in this moment, He screams what Dr. Sproul describes as ‘the scream of the damned, the most agonizing protest ever uttered on this planet, it burst forth in the moment of unparalleled pain … and Dr. Sproul adds, ‘for us!’ Oh, don’t just contemplate this scream or overhear this scream -- recognize that this scream was for sinners like you and me … I deserve, because of my sin, to experience eternal punishment for my sin, weeping and gnashing of teeth, the scream as described here, as I encounter the justified wrath of God against my sin. This scream should be MY eternal scream!
“He takes upon Himself my sin, the wrath I deserve for and against my sin. He screams the scream of the damned for me so that – so that I might sing instead!!
He screams, and by God’s grace and because of His sacrifice on the cross for my sins, and because of this scream, I get to sing! … He screams, and we get to sing! He screams the scream of the damned and I get to sing “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive glory and honor and power!” He screams, and because of His scream, I am freed from the divine punishment I deserve eternally for my sin, and instead, because of His scream, I am assured of forgiveness of sin. I am assured that I will never be forsaken by the Father. And I am assured that by God’s grace I will see the face of the Father, and by God’s grace … I will be singing throughout eternity … and if you have turned from your sins and trusted in the Savior, that is the gift provided for you as well! You should have known this scream … But instead he took upon himself the wrath that we deserved. He screamed the scream of the damned for us so that we might sing of His grace throughout all eternity.”
All I can say is “Oh, the depth of the riches and(AL) wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.!” (Ro. 11:33-36)