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the Infinite Monkey speaks: on failing to see

Random brilliance from across the blogosphere…

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(Jesus) called them out, basically saying that they knew their scriptures, but failed to see what it had to say.

 –  Larry Carter

from:

What Signs Do You Need?

 

The Undead Interview, Part Two (with Clay Morgan)

Today I present to you  the last of the Undead Interviews.  Well, interviews I’ve done, anyway.  In this one, Clay Morgan and I dig a little deeper into his book, including talk about pop culture, spirituality and the divinity of Christ. Oh, and zombies.

Fair warning: I overloaded this one with the quotes.  There are just so many great things to pull out of Undead.  Here’s a favorite quote that I didn’t find a space for:

Positive changes begin when we finally start to realize who God actually is rather than many of the misconceptions we carry around.  God and reality come together.  The world begins spinning with the power of that endless revelation.  Earth-shaking stuff.  Then he breathes life into us in a way we have never encountered.  When we move out of the darkness and toward him, the light will hurt our eyes.  It might not be pretty, but there we are.  Alive.  We hear an unfamiliar heartbeat and realize that the pulse isn’t even coming from inside of us.  It’s the heartbeat of God, and we’re hearing it for the first time.       (pg 178)

I love the idea that we can hear God’s heartbeat.  Here’s more from Clay:

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So, I’ve had Clay’s voice in my head for a month now, and I’m sure I’ll go through a little Clay withdrawal now that this is all done.  But that’s okay, because soon enough I’ll be back to normal – you know, with only the two voices in my head.

Check out Undead at claywrites.com/Undead.  Hang out, read a few reviews, watch the book trailer…

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Is Your God Omnipotent?

So I finally watched the season finale of survivor (no cable and no satellite always puts me a little behind).  This season what was especially interesting for me, as a Christian, was to see Matt going through so much and being so open about his relationship with God.  I suppose everybody who watches survivor really relates to a particular individual at one time or another.

I started reading Jeff Probst’s blog about Survivor soon after Matt was sent to Redemption Island.  At that time, there was a lot of footage shown of Matt praying and of him talking about God’s will.  On one of Jeff’s blogs, an atheist commented that, if there were such a being, God would have more important things to do than worry about how well this kid does on Survivor.  I wasn’t at all surprised to see that kind of statement from an atheist.

What did surprise me is that some Christians were saying the same thing.  It was surprising to see it on commentary by Christians.  But it was a shock to hear someone I know say, “God doesn’t care how Matt does on Survivor!”  Really?  What immediately came to my mind were all the contractors with their vans and ads that shout out, “No Job Is Too Big Or Too Small!”

If you believe that about your plumber,

how can you not believe that about your God? Continue Reading…

To give or not to give?

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.from a journal entry dated 7/19/1993

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…Nannie brought up her old neighbors and she told us about how her neighbor Burt used to always borrow onions, tea and potatoes.  She said that he had borrowed so many onions, tea and potatoes that there were no hopes of him ever paying them back.  Not that he intended to.  So one day she resolved that she would put an end to this constant borrowing.  

That night, she was reading in her Bible Study, and the Bible verse said that if anyone borrows from you, give freely. And if he comes the next day and borrows more, give again.  So the next time Burt asked, she again gave.

In later years, when Grandpop was drunk and had fallen down, she would call for Burt.

And he would always come.  

He’d say, “Come on Jim, and lie down.”  Grandpop would say he didn’t want to lie down.  But Burt would pick him up anyway.  “Come on Jim and lie down a while.  It’ll make you feel better.”

Nannie said those times were worth more to her than any amounts of onions, tea and potatoes.

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Query This:

Do You Give Freely?

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