Thursday, October 7, 2010

Idolatrous Fundamentalism

“Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice.”

- G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, 9/11/09

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Quote de jour

Someone once asked me what I thought of seeker-sensitive services. I said that as long as they’re part of martyr-friendly churches, that’s fine.

-Ken Myers

Friday, October 1, 2010

Walking along the Way ...

Yesterday there was a tornado warning in our town, and that was very sobering for my boys, and ended up creating a teachable moment as I was putting them to bed, which rolled into a teachable hour.  Discussion questions:

What is violence [from our reading of Psalm 140]?
Do lions have spirits [so they can go to Heaven]?
What should we do if a tornado comes at our house?
Would you [daddy] rather be in Heaven with Jesus, Gabriel, Peter, Gideon, David, and Noah [etc] or with us [your family]?
What are these little balls that hurt when I squeeze them?
If the President tells you to disobey God’s commandments, what should a Christian do?
When your body dies, how long does it take your spirit to get to Heaven?
What kind of worm has teeth [from Christ's description of Hell]?

What a privilege to be a father! I can honestly say that this is the first time we’ve ever had a really in depth conversation with the boys, but by God’s grace, it won’t be the last. I’m going to plan to have these often and I would encourage you to do the same.