Monday, May 29, 2006

Un. Be. Leave. A. Bull.

Since the eighties (and probably before), Christian radio of the commercial variety has been largely sponsored by what I always thought of as borderline-crackpot vitamins, herbs, and supplements. Since the New Age movement claims close kinship to these products, their presence on low-rent AM Christian radio always struck me as odd, but it was fringe, so I could ignore it.

But it turns out that Pat Robertson is in on the games, too. You know all about his world record-breaking leg lifts, but the protein shake is not the only product. There are pancakes, too!

I didn't do this -- so why am I ashamed?

Saturday, May 20, 2006

A Third Testament?

We take it as a matter of faith that the Old and New Testaments contain the whole of the general revelation of God. The Koran, the Book of Mormon, and the wide range of other self-described revelations are not considered to be by Christians. Certainly the content is an issue, but also the concept. I believe that no other book has come along that has contained the words of God, but does that mean that no book could? I am sure that the Hebrews believed that their Scriptures contained the whole of God's revelation, but then the New Testament works came along at the time of Christ. But will God decide to intervene that clearly again in human history?Either at, or before, the final days? And will there be a written revelation of any kind? Or even . . . could there be?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Peaceful Protest

The range of possible responses to the upcoming DaVinci Code movie range from discussion groups, boycotts, prayer vigils, etc . . .

The response that I am engaging in is the Peaceful Protest -- I don't know where I first heard this from, but I like it. The concept is that buying a movie ticket is a "vote" for the movie and sends producers the message that this is the kind of movie we want to see. But how do we send the message that DVC is not the kind of movie we want to see? By buying a ticket . . . to another movie.

The concept is to go to another movie (Hoot and Over The Hedge are considered the most "family friendly" alternatives) on opening weekend, to cast votes in another direction.

I like it, and encourage others to join me.