Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

chain LinkIt’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything to this blog. I’ve been busy with a lot of things this past year, and I haven’t made the time in my schedule to continue blogging. I do miss it, though, and I’ve been constantly seeing things that I would like to put on here–thus this post.

There’s a lot of good music, and there’s a lot of bad music. There’s a lot of  bad music with good ideologies behind it, and there’s a lot of good music with bad ideologies behind it.

Take The Beatles, for instance. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were prolific songwriters, pumping out top-notch songs such as “Hey Jude” and “Eleanor Rigby” (fantastic strings in that one!), with George Harrison adding a number of hits as well, such as “Here Comes The Sun” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” (more…)

chain LinkJust last night, I heard about an incident that happened this past Friday. I didn’t know anything about it, so I decided to look it up. I found a disturbing video, one that reveals a complex, multi-faceted social problem.

What was this incident? It revolved around a pool party in a well-to-do neighborhood in McKinney, TX. A neighbor called the police to report that there was a disturbance, so the police came to put a stop to said disturbance.

What happened when they got there is telling, to say the least.

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chain LinkHave you ever spoken about God “showing up” in your church service? Did you stop and wonder how that makes sense, if we indeed believe that God is omnipresent? Is there a difference between the idea of Him being present and Him “entering” or “coming into” a physical place at a particular date and time?

These are questions that some may have never asked, while others have probably asked them ever since they became conscious of the two ideas.

I believe that this article I found on the Worshipfuel blog will go a long way in giving you a direction for your thoughts, if not alleviating your concerns. But before you read it, please take some time to work through where you stand. Then return to your position after reading and see what changes to your understanding may be necessary. After all, our hearts and minds must be influenced by the Scriptures, not the other way around.

Ball and ChainA song came to my mind today. It was on an album one of my brothers used to have. It’s by an artist named Ian Eskelin, and you can find it on his album Save The Humans. If you haven’t listened to it before, you should track it down and give it some of your time. It’s a fantastic album, full of biblical themes packed into an entertaining rock package.

But most of all, this particular song stuck out to me. It speaks to the raging fires of political correctness that have consumed many of our freedoms and much of our courage today, often weaponized to divide and conquer.

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Open Season

Posted: January 15, 2015 in From Me To You, Opinion
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CommentAs some of you may have noticed, there was a while when comments were closed on all my posts. I originally left them open because I hadn’t decided whether I wanted them or not, then I had one that I wanted to reply to but wanted to research before “approving it” (WordPress’ way of making it public), then I decided I would fall behind quickly because I hadn’t followed through with that one. So I closed comments permanently.

But I recently opened them back up again because I thought to myself, “What good is a blog dedicated to sharing what you learn if people don’t have the opportunity to respond? That seems pretty one-way.” So now I’m going to leave comments open permanently (and no approval necessary) that’ll make me more quick to respond so people can see more than just a question, if one is there.

So comment it up, and as always: Learn It And Share It!