Sunday, January 16


> New house made of six cargo containers under construction in Flagstaff. ~ KTAR

"Local Pastor Declares Faith in Seahawks" -- Asimakoupoulos, dude, you are a kick! ~ link

"The bleakest year in the foreclosure crisis has only just begun... about 5 million borrowers are at least two months behind on their mortgages and industry experts say more people will miss payments because of job losses and also loans that exceed the value of the homes they are living in." AP

New coral reef discovered of Puerto Rico -- 500 feet down. ~ HP

Malcom Gladwell on why "creative types embrace chaos." Is it possible that the definition of creativity is simply too small? ~ link

"30+ best websites to download free E-books" ~ link

View from the COLD north:
In fact America faces a much deeper, more intractable, crisis that no one has a clue how to deal with, largely because it’s denied: a huge epidemic of mentally disturbed people, many with power and influence. That doesn’t mean all Americans are unstable, delusional or paranoid; there’s Senator Bernie Sanders, after all... ~ Gerald Chapman
Some might argue that Americans have always been a bit crackers and that this isn't anything new -- that the right to insanity is embedded in the constitution.

> How would you fix the problem? "I balanced the California State Budget using the simulator on the L.A. Times page. It wasn't all that difficult. I raised taxes on alcohol, gasoline, and tobacco and cut all non-essential services, including freeing the non-violent prisoners. . .why can't our Pols do this?? Maybe I should run??"  ~ C.A. McCoy on FB | State budget balancer

Agree? Disagree?
Our churches are full of bad, unfruitful soil. A common refrain of pastors is that 80 percent of the work in church is done by 20 percent of the people. Reread this parable and you will understand why.... 
....We must invest everything in the few who will bear fruit. Life is too short and the potential yields are too great to spend our lives babysitting fruitless people. ~ link

1 comment:

Ann said...

I agree with Cole and the quote you posted. I'd add another reason why it's important to wipe the dust, allow (or encourage) bad soil to leave. Too many "churches" advertise the presence of Jesus Christ, but in unrepentant & sinful members who fail to be discipled Christ-followers new people experience Not-Church, Not-Christ, Not-Safe. People flee many churches because the institutions failed to embody Christ. Lord, have mercy!