It’s been awhile since my last post. I have been really busy and just wanted to take some time to share some random thoughts on the last couple of weeks. First, I am really excited about the new vision of our church. After reading the book, I am a huge fan of the Simple Church approach. I already find myself trying to figure out where my ideas would fit into the vision for the church.
The recent nomination by Pres. Obama of David Ogden for Deputy Attorney General also caught my attention this week. What a terrible pick for anyone who values family or even common decency. Mr. Ogden is a leading defender of the pornography industry in this country. He is against parental notification by 14 yr olds having abortions. He is against keeping children from being able to view porn in public libraries. He is against virtually any restriction on pornography claiming the First Amendment. Just what we need a champion of the porn industry as one of our top officials in the Justice Department.
I am also currently reading a book on the Word of Faith movement which I will review when finished. What has really struck me most about this group is where their faith lies. They do not place their faith in God, but in themselves. They believe God is powerless to act unless they speak words of faith. They look down on the sick and handicapped because they believe that they are in that state from lack of faith. I will share some more thoughts on this group in the days to come.
Lastly, I have a prayer request to send out. Many of you who read this know Mr. Richard Recob from the Men’s Fraternity program. Richard will be moving to Louisiana shortly for employment. He will be there for several years as part of a construction project. Richard will be separated from his family for this time as he works to support them. Let’s all keep the Recob family in our prayers during this time. Richard I know you read this, so let me know if there is anything that needs to be done for you or your family while you are gone. Through all things, glorify God in New Orleans. And never lose faith that God will take care of your family.