If someone comes to your Church and asks what you can offer them in terms of ministries and services- tell them the Cross. If they leave, you don’t need them. Or want them. They haven’t come to serve but to be served and in that they are the opposite of Christ.
Ok, so many problems here:
First, what does ‘useful’ even mean here?
Second, ‘So’? How on earth does the second absurd claim flow from the first? Behold, what leaps…
Third, theology is hardly useless. Not only is it formational, but by that very fact it is not only useful but essential. Someone needs to read Brunner’s Theology vol. 1 before he says something utterly unhinged.
Satan is testing me sore this afternoon by slathering my timeline with some really unspeakably inaccurate theological tweetings. Why, Satan? What have I done to you today? Why must you use twitter to make me sigh?
Oh boy… Logos is going to love this…
After reading all the buzz about the recently released Logos 7 Bible Software and deciding he needed to get it in order to fully immerse himself in God’s word, Pastor Richard Fields of First Baptist Church took out a second loan on his modest home to foot the bill, sources reported Thursday.
“When I saw that there was a Collector’s Edition, I knew I had to have it,” Fields told reporters after the deal was done. “But at ten grand—hoo boy—I don’t have that kind of cash laying around. Tapping into my home equity was really the only way I could swing it.”
“But this software has—listen to this—‘A carefully curated theological library containing 4,822 resources,’” he read directly from the Logos website on his phone’s browser. “Seriously—are you kidding me? This thing will probably brew my coffee and cook my breakfast while I’m busy doing morning devotionals.”
“My pastor friends are going to be so jealous,” he added.
When pressed about how he will afford Logos 8 upon its inevitable future release, Fields became visibly uncomfortable and admitted that he had not thought that far ahead.
Ugh. Are there no theologians there who can discern the difference between the Voice of the Shepherd and the call of the world?
This made me chuckle-
The taxpayer-funded State University of New York at Binghamton offered a training course to student resident assistants titled #StopWhitePeople2K16 — and the backlash has been fierce. A school newspaper, the Binghamton Review, included an image of the course title and description in its report:
Since word spread about the course, reactions have been strong — decidedly in opposition to it, along with plenty of accusations of racism. Here are some from the Binghamton Review’s Facebook page:
- “Just waiting for the Kill white people quickly and easily classes to be advertised.”
- “Typical liberal hypocrite BS … Hopefully there will be some people with b***s to call this out for what it is. Racism at its lowest.”
- “This is racist and disgusting. I’m ashamed that this is happening in the city I live in. Who wants to protest?!”
- “Looks like it’s time to defund SUNY.”
- “Can’t believe this racist liberal cesspool is somehow running. All organizers should apologize and immediately be fired. Ridiculous racism.”
- “This is actually appalling.”
Whoever the ‘genius’ was who came up with this idea needs to return to 5th grade. They clearly weren’t paying attention to anything that they were taught then. The stupidity is actually stunning.
The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose sharply to almost 250 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns.
The provisional toll jumped to 247 from the 159 dead listed on Wednesday night, national and regional officials said as a wave of aftershocks rattled a cluster of mountain communities 140 km (85 miles) east of Rome.
The strong 6.2 magnitude quake struck early on Wednesday as people slept, razing homes and buckling roads. It was powerful enough to be felt in Bologna to the north and Naples to the south, both more than 220 km (135 miles) from the epicenter.
The sun rose on Thursday on many people who had slept in cars or tents, the earth continuing to tremble under their feet. Two powerful aftershocks registered 5.1 and 5.4.
Officials said the death toll seemed destined to rise further. The toll appeared likely to surpass that from the last major quake to strike Italy, a temblor that killed more than 300 people in the central city of L’Aquila in 2009.
Pray for the Italians suffering this disaster. And lend aid!
Hope Solo was given a six-month suspension Wednesday by U.S. Soccer for “unacceptable” comments following the U.S. women’s national team’s quarterfinal loss to Sweden during the Rio Olympics. The outspoken goalkeeper described her opponents as “a bunch of cowards” for riding a conservative game plan to an upset win in a shootout.
Solo also had her USWNT contract terminated, getting three months’ severance pay. The executive director of the USWNT Players Association, Rich Nichols, said (via Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl) that it will appeal both the suspension and the termination. Union officials “question whether this action would ever have been taken against a male player or coach, who, in the heated moments after a frustrating defeat, questioned the tactics of the opposing team,” Nichols said.
She shouldn’t be allowed to play for this Country. Good riddance to very very poor sportsmanship.