In Which Isaiah Foretells Today’s Average Pastor…

Alright, to be accurate he’s describing the prophets of his own day.  But I really see no reason to say that his remarks no longer apply to many who are supposed to proclaim the will of the Lord:

Its [i.e., Jerusalem’s] watchmen are all blind, they know nothing. Dumb watchdogs all, unable to bark, they dream, lie down, and love to sleep. Greedy dogs, never satisfied, such are the shepherds, who understand nothing; they all go their own way, each to the last man after his own interest. ‘Come, let me fetch wine; we will get drunk on strong drink, tomorrow will be just as wonderful as today and even more so!’  (Isa 56:10-12 NJB)

Yessir- that nicely describes too many Pastors today.  Especially the first ‘they know nothing’ bit- since so many would rather get their sermons, on Saturday night, from a book of sermons instead of doing their own hard exegetical work.  Such lameness really does give us a hint as to why tv specials about the Bible are equally lame and why people who profess faith know so little about Scripture and so are glad to lap up gallons of Downey Burnett.

The Gospel for the Modern Age

And so didst Jesus saith to themeth beforeth he didst ascendeth out of earshot- go into all the world and hand out prom dresses and free gas cards and pizza and party favors for, lo, the Gospel in and of itselfeth is not sufficient and thou mustest bribe them into the Kingdom of God with glitz and glamour.

And behold, the disciples were sore amazed and Peter didst say to Jesus- nuh uh.  That ain’t right yo.  

And Jesus, as he faded out of sight saidst yeah no kidding but do you think people in 21st century American churches want to hear the Gospel?  No, for by then it will be entertainment that they crave and prom dresses and gas cards and pizza.   For beholdeth, America is consumedst in that dayeth with materialism and when the Son of Man returns he won’t find faith there.

And the disciples wept and Thomas didst say as Jesus faded out of sight…  So we’re really going to sacrifice everything and they’ll sacrifice nothing….  And Peter didst go fishing.

Oh HuffPo- Do You Know No Theologian?

Because I’m guessing that you don’t.  Because the fact is, NO ONE KNOWS the answer to such a question but God and he doesn’t tell us lowly mortals.  So if your article doesn’t consist of the very concise sentence ‘no one knows’ in answer to your question, you’re wrong.

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Please stop publishing theological stuff aimed only at provoking ‘discussions’ of issues for which no discussion is meaningful.  Stick with infotainment and Ariana rants of praise for lord Obama.  That’s where your writers shine.  That and cat memes.  Stay with what you know.  Leave theology to the theologians.  Or you’ll need to rename your website ‘The Evans-ian Post…’

If Only God Would Send Us A Journalist to Teach Us Theology…

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Facebook ‘Theology’ That Makes Me Sigh

Saw this on facebook.  Ten points if you know why it’s rubbish pseudo theology:

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My reaction, besides nooooooooooooooooo

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Why Is there So Much Talk About the Bible Lately in the Media?

News outlets and websites and tv channels are only talking about the Bible because it’s almost #Easter and they only  #WantToCashInOnChristianity.

Make no mistake: they have no interest at all if their interest is part-time except in making a quick buck off gullible Christianity.  They also have no interest in the facts.  In fact, the more sensational and idiotic the claim or portrayal, the better the networks, websites and news outlets like it.  Nonsense sells.  That’s the bottom line.

If you really want to put an end to all the misrepresentation and misprision, don’t shop anywhere that advertises on one of the aforementioned specials and write the news network, tv channel, or website that features them to express your disdain.

The Love of Money is the Root of Every Sort of Evil

Money blinds us to the perversity and the misdeeds of the rich.  I saw this on the fb and it reminded me of that simple truth.

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Rich people literally get away with murder and all sorts of criminal behavior.  Just ask the NFL or your local University jock.  The poor, not so much.  [With the exception of the poor with a high profile theologian and school on their side.]  At least for a while.

CNN Accidentally Tells the Truth…

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Let’s face it- Putin is a bigger threat to humanity than one disgruntled murderous Brit.  He’s killed a lot more people too.  He should be arrested, tried, convicted and hung till dead like a previous head of state terrorist known as Saddam Hussein.

Dear People of Wisconsin, I Have a Question For You…

Why do you continue to elect a man who clearly has severe mental problems?  From the twitter-

 Let the Walker jibes begin: “ compares Ebola to bad sunburn he had two years ago. “Can cure it with bit of aloe,”
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Mike Huckabee and the ‘Palestinian’ Deniers Don’t Know History

I’ve said it before and I will again- knowing history can save you from a load of looking stupid.  Mr Huckabee doesn’t know history.  Consequently…

What Huckabee and the other deniers of a Palestinian people don’t realize is that there’s no such thing as an American people until America was established by a bloody cut throat violent revolution in which the rebels used guerrilla tactics which the British found barbarous.  There also was no Israel until armed troops drove out Arab settlers and claimed their land on the false belief that it was somehow or other the national homeland of European Ashkeanzi.

Do Huckabee and others really wish for Palestine to become a State the same way America and Israel did?  Do they?  Because, as far as history can tell, the Palestinians have waited long enough.

Mike Huckabee has revived the notion that there is no such thing as a Palestinian people, repeating an assertion that has been debated, and largely condemned, by a wide spectrum of historians and political analysts. The likely Republican presidential hopeful made the claim in an interview with the Washington Post, for the paper’s story on Huckabee’s guided tours of Israel. Tourists have the opportunity to hear from guest lecturers, including Zionist Organization of America president Morton Klein. The Post reports that Klein had told Huckabee’s group that the idea of a Palestinian people is a fiction, a declaration with which Huckabee readily agreed.

What a foolish argument to attempt.  One day these sad lot will learn the terrible lesson that one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist.  And vice versa.

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