Thursday, July 31, 2008
1) In your opinion, what are some factors that contribute to young people leaving the Christian church?
2) What concerns or frustrates you most about today’s Christian church?
3) What encourages you most?
4) How can we—as individuals and as a church—promote honest, meaningful conversation?
5) Could this be the reason for the self-hate and don't care attitudes among our young people?
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I believe because of shows like Will & Grace, Six feet under and others shows make it possible for young people to be more accepting of gay people and their lifestyles. Because of greater exposure to gay people than what my generations had makes it more acceptable. Fewer gays are in the closet and the average age for "coming out" is now 16, down from the mid-20s in the 1970s.
Knowing someone who is openly gay or lesbian is the single biggest predictor of tolerance on same-sex marriage. And if you don't personally know someone who's gay, you'll find plenty of gay characters and culture on TV. Recent research by a professor of communications at the University of Minnesota, found that seeing likable gay characters on shows like "Will & Grace" had similar effects to knowing gays in real life. Fear hurts us all. July 28 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
God is more interested in relationship than in rules and traditions.
Everything God created is governed by principles.
Fulfillment of purpose requires obeying God's principles.
Principles contain these characteristics: Principles are permanent, Principle never change, Principles work anywhere, Principles protect the product, Principles can never be broken, Principles when violated produce destruction and Principles contain inherent judgment.
God's Word contains the principles that govern men and women. Disobeying God's commandments brings natural and spiritual consequences.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
No publication has gone into any depth about what prompted Prince to become a Jehovah’s Witness. Earlier reports that his conversion resulted from a long-standing friendship with Larry Graham. (Graham is the former bassist for Sly and the Family Stone and founder of his own band, Graham Central Station.) He gave praise and thanks to Jehovah and thanked Larry Graham among his “spiritual mentors” and Warner Brothers Records for giving him his “freedom.” One thing about Jehovah's Witnesses that I admire is they you will never here them say that they are Christians.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Marvin Sapp for his continual success as his CD THIRSTY is certified Gold and his hit single “Never Would Have Made It” lands in the #1 position on the Urban AC Chart according to Nielsen reporting. “Never Would Have Made It” becomes the first gospel song to hit the top urban AC position since Yolanda Adams’ Open My Heart. The lyric of this song forces you to acknowledge Jesus and with out Him you couldn't made it. In addition to being #1 at Urban AC, “Never Would Have Made It” has spent a remarkable 42 weeks as the #1 song at gospel radio and is also the top selling gospel ringtone and ringback. Additionally, THIRSTY has been the #1 CD on the gospel sales chart for a total of 27 weeks. “I am happy, humbled and just overwhelmed by the response to this song,” says Sapp. “At some point, everyone has had a Never Would Have Made It moment and I believe that is why the song is connecting with people in such a profound way.” Marvin Sapp can be heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this Friday, July 25, at 8:45 a.m. EST and is gearing up for a major tour. Additionally, he and his wife MaLinda are preparing for the first semester of students at the Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology (GREAAT), the school they founded in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public School System.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
My understanding is you don't have to accept Social Security. In 2006, McCain’s wife Cindy earned $6 million, and has a net worth of approximately $100 million.
James Dodson "I cannot and I will not vote for
What happen to that conscience thing?
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
The headline ran over a story about an interview of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki in the German magazine Der Spiegel, in which he expressed support for the senator’s plan to withdraw American combat brigades from Iraq over the next 16 months. Mr. Maliki told a Reuters reporter “That, he think that would be the right time frame for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes.” Turns out it was a mistake by the White House clipping service, which had intended to distribute it internally but instead sent it to thousands signed up to receive the administration’s press releases, transcripts, statements and other documents, drawing attention to an interview that might otherwise have received less. The timing compounded the mistake. It came a day after the White House announced that President Bush, in a significant shift, had agreed to a “general time horizon” for withdrawing American forces, though not on the strict timetable Mr. Obama favors. Mr. Maliki’s remarks suggested a position not entirely in line with President Bush’s, despite Friday’s announcement. My question: Do you think it was a mistake the information was leak? Is 16 months achievable for getting out of Iraq?
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Barack Obama is going to Iraq in a few weeks and the trip will, of course have all of the media trying to get on board to interview Obama. You got all four major media outlet and most of the major newspapers and magazines also wanting some of the action. So, why all the excitement ? When John McCain toured in the war zone it wasn't hardly mention on the evening news. I read that network newscasts have already given Obama 114 minutes of coverage since June, to McCain's 48, according to some study. Obama has been on the front of Rolling Stone for the second time this year, and the cover of Us Weekly (both of which are owned by the company of a prominent Obama supporter, Jann S. Wenner) Those issues were among the best-selling magazines of the year. The deputy editor of Men's Vogue said that Obama what's called an interest driver. So, if Obama drives ratings don't it make sense to put him on the cover? That is what the New Yorker did in a sense. Question: Why all the love for Obama?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
How come when someone speaks to God we say, "They're praying" but when they claim that God speaks to them we say "They're flaky?" Has God suddenly stopped speaking to His children? Would you stop speaking to yours? One thing I have learned is to here from God you must be receptive and sometimes desperate. I believe God can guide our thoughts without sound or images. Remember when Samuel was a boy how God spoke to him in the temple but Samuel didn't no it was God. Until Eli help him recognize it. But when he did his life changed dramatically and ours will also.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Stop complaining the hardest people in the world to help are complainers. You can't satisfy them, but they won't let you stop trying, so you end up feeling trapped. Once you earn a reputation as a complainer, people will avoid you like the plague. Remember that old phrase "attitudes just don't happen you choose them? Complaining is usually self-centered. It focus on what you don' like. Come on Black People lets stop this complaining about every thing.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Life challenge are the norm.
But we can seek needed information
through formal training or wise counsel
to help us meet these challenges.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
A leading U.S. trailer manufacturer failed to disclose to Hurricane Katrina evacuees or the government its internal findings that formaldehyde in some units exceeded a federal health standard by as much as 45 times in 2006, its chairman acknowledged to Congress yesterday. Jim Shea, chairman of Gulf Stream Coach, which built 50,000 trailers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $520 million, said his company decided that its results were "irrelevant information" because FEMA already knew about high formaldehyde levels. The agency and the company were working together to improve ventilation, he said, and FEMA later turned down company offers to conduct more tests. In hindsight Gulf Stream should have shared information from its sampling, Shea said. "Anything that would have been helpful to public health in any kind of way with this in retrospect, we would have loved to have been able to shed more light on it," he said.
Life challenges are the norm. But we can seek
needed information through formal training or
wise counsel to help us meet those challenges.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Giving advice and trying to fix others problems
burdens many of us. However, just listening
and praying for them is often the best route to go.