Thursday, November 8


~ Beth the Nominalism-Buster is on the job -- Link

~ Greg Snell has 10 wise insights for churches who are working with development projects -- Link

~ Is American church attendance in decline? -- Link

~ So, now bottled water is GOOD for the environment? -- Link

~ 25% of the homeless in the US are vets -- even though they only make up 11% of the population -- problems related to being in the service or is it that people who have problems in the first place often join the military to try and make something out of their lives? Either way we can't just look the other way. Link

~ Is the US Senate's investigation of televangelists setting a precedent that could come back to bite us all? -- Link

I seriously doubt it. There are some major abusers out there and this is really just a warning shot across the bow. Most, however, have enough of a victim complex that they'll cry "persecution" and boldly dig their heels in deeper.

~ In one of the classes we visited the other day a student asked the class to pray for his baby daughter (?). Apparently, his wife had told their young son, an active toddler, the story of Jesus curing a blind man by putting his spit on the man's eyes. A short while later the boy spit on a stick and when the mother wasn't looking applied it to the baby's eyes with the stick. There was eye damage but the doctors were optimistic that it wasn't permanent. Lord, have mercy for the sake of everyone in that family.


C said...

You can tell from my signature, I'm not a charismatic teleevangelist. I was pleasantly suprised to see that Joyce Meyers ministry gives 82% to mission and outreach!

What I find odd about this investigation is that the people doing it have so little credibility themselves!

Everything they allege these preachers of doing (most of whom are easy targets) they do themselves!

Ingrid said...

Bottled water:

"We’re not perfect. The entire consumer products industry is behind the curve on recycling, for example."

What industry isn't?

"Like any company, we have finite resources."

The entire consumer products industry, and all other indutries not encompassed in the above generalization, are bent on staking out, commodify, and using up everybody else's finite resources. And hey, if we don't have a reliable and sanitary municipal water infrastructure, the bottle water industry can mete out the remaining water to the highest bidder. Aw, ain't that sweet. They really have society's interests at heart after all.

If you can't afford bottled water, well, just go have a "negative conversation" with yourself. We the bottled water industry spend our dollars on important, environmentally responsible, philanthropic things like advertising.