Monthly Archives: October 2007

Prayer time

If our chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, then shouldn’t that be modeled in our prayers? In group intercession times, I’m struck by how prayer requests are almost always for individual, temporal concerns. There’s nothing wrong … Continue reading

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The misuse of pleasure

I know some muddle-headed Christians have talked as if Christianity thought that sex, or the body, or pleasure, were bad in themselves. But they were wrong. Christianity is almost the only one of the great religions which thoroughly approves of … Continue reading

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The Evangel-less Evangelist

Did you see Joel Osteen’s

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The fleeting pleasures of sin

Certain comments are funny because they’re true and obnoxious in the best sense (example: Johnson’s famous quip). Others are funny despite their idiocy, like when Dana Carvey said once that his family was Lutheran, which is “sorta like Catholic lite, … Continue reading

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Man’s dream, God’s curse

‘Course I’m respectable. I’m old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough. So says the evil Noah Cross in Chinatown. I think of that classic comment when I come across Hugh Hefner on TV. … Continue reading

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Back when I was a kid…

Why, you had to get a book and a red flashlight and learn the constellations on your own. Now they come up with stuff like this. Impressive. Other than the price tag, one problem with this device is that most … Continue reading

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