Category: Christianity

Golden and Platinum Rules

The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12 (ESV) 12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Kant’s Categorical Imperative [Disclaimer: This is slightly off topic, because Immanuel Kant  (in the top 5 philosophers of all time) was not a Christian. He did have a strong moral …

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Godly Men by Rick Warren

Godly men, Timothy for example, were Caring Consistent Cooperative Considerate Courageous Audio sermon, titled A Courageous Attitude, at https://www.idisciple.org/sermon/a-courageous-attitude (also at rickwarren.org) Extensive write-up and notes here.  

God protects and helps those in trouble

Read Ps 34:15-22 God shows favoritism (my word, maybe the wrong word) to those who believe. https://www.idisciple.org/verse/three-things-you-must-remember-when-rejected deals with Ps 34:19 and 3 keys for dealing with rejection

In divisive times, who will lead? Who will Heal?

Very nice piece by @MJGerson  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-our-moment-of-division-who-will-lead/2016/07/11/1a8232fa-4798-11e6-acbc-4d4870a079da_story.html Gerson gives a good analysis of the current (decisive) political situation.  He sees a need (as do I) for politicians who do not “immediately fall into partisan ruts, or post Facebook banalities.”  Another good quote is: In fact, there are people on the left and right who benefit from …

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Quotes

(See http://en.thinkexist.com/)   Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. St. Augustine   “Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”  A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens   “Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within …

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Pilgrim’s Progress Quote

Pilgrim’s Progress Quotes Christian now went to the spring, and drank thereof, to refresh himself [Isa. 49:10], and then began to go up the hill, saying– “The hill, though high, I covet to ascend, The difficulty will not me offend; For I perceive the way to life lies here. Come, pluck up heart, let’s neither …

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Suggestions for everytownresearch.org 

The website http://everytownresearch.org advocates for common-sense gun laws to improve gun safety and reduce the number of gun deaths. (I’m pretty sure they are not just raising money, but want to work toward a solution.) I like the fact that the website has specific research. It is a good site and seems to be going in …

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Relationship w Jesus ≠ Relationship w Abraham Lincoln

Loving God 101, Part 01: Relationship with God. Really??? “episode 85” from Jesus at 2 am podcast. Listen at http://www.jesusat2am.com/2015/05/21/introduction_to_christian_spiritual_formation_1/ Kirk Winslow says, “The ultimate goal is love – and love grows in relationship, not by performing a set of behaviors!  In this episode I offer a short introduction to spiritual formation and take up the …

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Faith devo.

This devotion has a good story of faith growing from a mustard seed. Through our faithful witness, we can bless future generations to come. Let’s strengthen our homes and produce, by His grace, a legacy for the Lord. A Legacy for the Lord Did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? …

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Judgement of Believers’ Works