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Comment on Andrew Sullivan on the Gay Wedding Cake Case by Clay

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:19:52 +0000

I don't know this Andrew Sullivan, but I sure agree with him here. Thanks Chris.

Comment on Thinking in more positive terms about political issues by kim

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:07:58 +0000

This sounds like a great idea! Being a critic is easy. Thinking constructively takes time, effort and energy. Glad for this move, for you! :)

Comment on Thinking in more positive terms about political issues by Don Hubbs

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:13:06 +0000

Written by David Rogers, posted by Marty Duran yesterday on FB. Some personal observations on a Christian approach to politics and voting: It is no doubt true that God can—and often does—use flawed, compromised, and even corrupt individuals to sovereignly accomplish His ultimate will in the world. But as followers of Jesus in a democratic society, we are not called to support these individuals beyond the due obedience, respect, and honor we are to render to all those in places of authority. When it comes time to vote, we should carefully weigh the options and go with the one that most closely matches our understanding of God’s ideal, independent of their odds of winning, knowing that no one is perfect. We should be faithful to follow our conscience as best we know how and leave the results with God. God may well choose to use someone He would not lead us to vote for. But that is His prerogative, not ours. We are not God and we are not called to play God. We should be especially careful to not publicly support or defend in the name of Christ and/or the Church that which is morally indefensible. When we do that, it damages our testimony as Christians and gives cause for those who might otherwise seek Christ to stumble and those who will never seek Christ to mock. We may rest assured that God’s plan for history and for the nations will ultimately be fulfilled. While that doesn’t mean we are to be passive and just resign ourselves to evil in the world, it does mean we are to go about our mission in the world with a pure conscience and seek to do God’s work in God’s way, not using the tools and strategies of the world under the premise that the end justifies the means. In this age in which we live, God’s plan is more often accomplished through weakness, humility, and suffering than it is through power, pride, and material prosperity. This may well imply losing elections and seats of influence in the halls of power in the meantime. But those who are faithful now will one day reign together with Christ throughout eternity.

Comment on Thinking in more positive terms about political issues by Misty

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:58:18 +0000

Yay! clicks refresh compulsively

Comment on Thinking in more positive terms about political issues by Chris

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:20:10 +0000

Misty, that's a great addition to the list. Thanks for suggesting it! I'd like to say that I'm going to write about all of these. It feels kind of ambitious... but it also feels like it'd be worth doing. So yeah, I'm going to give it a try.

Comment on Thinking in more positive terms about political issues by Misty

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:18:31 +0000

I think Brian's list is a fantastic jumping off point! I would add one more thing: Does it let the marginalized have a seat at the table to speak for themselves? Are you going to write about all of these? Cause I am here for that.

Comment on A Social Media Fast by Clay

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:18:38 +0000

I have done this 3 times now. Each time I eventually get pulled back in, but it has less power over me, and I spend less time on it. It is very freeing, and I hope it goes the same for you.

Comment on A Social Media Fast by Bethany Spear

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:20:48 +0000

Hope it's a good and helpful thing for you!

Comment on A Social Media Fast by JDR

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:13:37 +0000

This is a wise choice. I wrote about my choice to Opt Offline right before Thanksgiving. I may need to do that again.

Comment on HDHomeRun Extend noisy fan: fix it via OVERKILL! by Steve Kowalski

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:09:37 +0000

Just thought I'd let you know that I had the same annoying problem with the fan. I did not want to go through the hassle of an exchange, so I used a spare fan I had to replicate what you did. Your steps were very helpful, so I want to thank you for taking the time to document what you did. Nice work!