Friday, November 28, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Incredible Hulk (and other lessons from Ferguson)

"I felt like I was a five-year old holding onto Hulk looks like a a cloud of dust... grunting." - Darren Wilson's grand jury testimony 
Are we really that oblivious? Lacking in empathy? Or was justice served in this case? Opinions abound, but who knows the true facts? Will Wheaton?

Call me a dreamer, but in the midst of all the bad news I think nonviolence is working. And I am encouraged by the new meme for the ongoing movement for racial justice in this country: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot." That phrase, and police tanks and tear gas, are likely how we will remember Ferguson. But we should also never forget the "incredible hulk."

"I have always held that, if he who bases his hopes on human nature is a fool, he who gives up in the face of circumstances is a coward." - Albert Camus

Monday, November 24, 2014

Could you get to a grocery store with a "Biblical world view"?

According to Focus on the Family, "worldview is the latest buzzword in Christian circles." And a "Biblical worldview" means that you "believe the Bible is entirely true [and] allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do" (emphasis added). So it's not that surprising (if it really is true) that "only 4 percent of Americans had a 'biblical' worldview." Otherwise, how would they get to the grocery store? Moreover, would grocery stores even exist?

If you really believe that you have a "Biblical worldview" then please explain in the comments (using chapter and verse) how grocery stores exists, how you find them, and how you get there. I'll wait for you to finish...

For everyone else, here are a few questions to consider as you reflect on your own world view.