•If you see a bunch of pest control trucks at FBC Kaufman March 7, don't get the wrong idea… it is a training class :)
•March 2 is coming. If Willie Nelson reading Travis' letter from the Alamo doesn't bring a tear to your eye, well, we just might not be friends.
•The gay marriage issue has become an all-consuming national issue, with lots of folks getting a lot of things wrong (probably me included). Christians get the role of government wrong. Non-Christian gay marriage advocates get a lot about Christianity wrong. It's a tricky issue, to balance "rights" of one group versus another, or to draw a line between unlawful discrimination and a person's right to act on his or her religious beliefs. This article does a good job of parsing what following the Bible actually says. And this one is great too, on taking care about trampling consciences and thinking we know for sure how Jesus would handle it.
Some of the spiritual leaders I know have mentioned all of this in terms of an increasingly secular society trying to constrain religion within the walls of the church … in effect, yes, you can practice whatever religion you want, but keep it at church. Sorry folks, it doesn't work that way.
•I have enough atheist-humanist friends to see some of the "arguments against religion" posts on the old Facebook page. Many are just bad rhetoric, and a few make me think. But a lot of it is just made-up.
From Ephesians 5...
• Piers Morgan is out at CNN, no real surprise there. He doesn't like Americans, we return the favor. He jumped on the gun-hating bandwagon as his primary issue, and he was wrong. Of course, with a personality like that, I wouldn't necessarily want him as a conservative agent provocateur either.
But I was humored to find out that Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson once punched Mr. Morgan. I was already a fan of Top Gear… and now even more.
•Diversity of thought is great, so long as you all agree with the campus liberal mindset?
•While we are on education… students send letters to defend their failing school, proving that it is a failing school. It's easy to mock the folks in New York, but I've seen enough of our local students' output to wonder if letters from our schools would be much better.
Have a great Tuesday, everybody.