Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Being apart of the later Buster generation (1965-1983) fundamentalism doesn’t allow people to ask questions and think for themselves. As a former fundamentalist, I found that if I asked any questions I was thought to be a heretic or on the verge of becoming a Liberal. In addition the majority of the fundamentalism is concerned with combating new thoughts as apposed to engaging in conversations because the believe that they are absolutely right on every topic on the spiritual gamut. (as a disclaimer I am not saying that I don’t believe in absolutes because I do believe in absolutes).
The response to fundamentalism has been what some have called the hijacking of Jesus. Which is an equal theological extreme. This is where the offensive parts of Jesus’ method are omitted or de-emphasized. “They hijack the image of Jesus by portraying him as an open-minded, big-hearted, and never-offended-anyone moral teacher” (David Kinnaman, UnChristian).
Maybe some things that we can do are to continue to ask questions for starters. Learn how to embrace truth and grace in daily life. Along with being Christians who embody service, compassion, humility, forgiveness, kindness, peace, joy, goodness, and love for the lost, hurting, poor and believer alike.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Thursday was my last day on the Island (Saint Simons Island). It was a bitter sweet moment in my life. Leaving the South and embarking a new chapter in life amongst the bitter cold of the North East. My trek on Thursday was from SSI to Washington D.C. (only a 10 hour drive). I must say that Virginia is not too back of a state.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
I must say working as a caddy and hanging around in the caddy pen has been a real eye opener of how lost this world really is and how sheltered I have been the past 3 years while working in youth ministry. Just after 3 days my heart has broken for some of these guys. I think the best part about doing this job is that I get to see the sun rise while putting out drinking water on the course. This give me a chance to thank the Lord for the job he has provide me with and it give me the time to pray for my fellow caddies. I enjoy being outside most of the day, but must that am receiving the worst farmers tan that i have ever had in my life! Well that's all for now, but here is a picture of the 9th on Sea Side.