Hillsboro Family Camp is going on this week. Sadly, I'm going to miss it this year. Lots of good memories there. I hope I can make it back next year.
Friday, July 27, 2007
This Sunday Cal Ripken, Jr. and Tony Gwynn will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I'm hard pressed to think of two more deserving players from "my era" (that is, guys whom I watched play). I still remember the night when Cal broke the record for consecutive games played (the 20 minute ovation was incredible). And even when Tony got fat, the dude could still hit!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Each month I look forward to teaching at our "Men of the Word" breakfast. Tomorrow I'm teaching a lesson about Failing Forward (yes, I borrowed the idea from John Maxwell). I'm beginning with an intro about the cynical view that the world has about life. Some of these are pretty funny.
Have a great weekend everybody!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
It's VBS week at the Creek. Last night we had over 100 kids learning about the Lord. It's really great to see these young ones excited about Jesus. It does my heart good as a preacher to see so many Cedar Creek folks involved with VBS. The whole crew is doing a terrific job. I don't have too many responsibilities other than meeting parents and eating cookies (hey, someone has to do it!).
Friday, July 13, 2007
Recently the Christian Standard ran an interview with Eleanor Daniel. Ms. Daniel has been called the "Dean of Christian Education" in the Christian Churches. She also has been a long-time proponent of the Christian feminist agenda (or, to put it more kindly, the egalitarian view of church leadership). Every time I read the arguments, I agree with Dr. Cottrell who says that it is theology ex nihilo (out of nothing). Granted, the short interview was not an exhaustive study of the subject, but a few short quotes will have to suffice for now.
When asked, "How do you structure an argument for women in leadership from Scripture?", Dr. Daniel replied, "If you take all of the passages in Scripture, you see variety. The book of 1 Timothy would sound very opposed to women in leadership, and you have First Corinthians about women being silent in the church. Then you have Romans with all of the women in leadership there. There had to be some key women in leadership. I read Galatians, and it seems the differences between men and women are obliterated. I don’t think Paul was schizophrenic! One way or other there seems to be some key that was hidden to us and we haven’t been able to unlock that lock."
She can't be serious! We haven't been able to unlock that lock? No, the lock has been unlocked for centuries, she just doesn't like what's behind the door.
George Faull wrote a terrific Letter to the Editor about this interview (you have to scroll down a bit).
Where will it all end?