The season is upon us now and, as is our custom around this time of year, Christmas music floats like snowflakes around the house. Like old friends visiting for the holidays we welcome Ella and her red-nosed reindeer, Nat singing by an open fire, and of course good old Bing reminiscing about white Christmas’ he used to know.
This year I managed to get my hands on a Bing Crosby Christmas album my family and I have never heard. While listening to it my wife commented on how old it sounded. I let it slide the first time, but when she repeated this, with emphasis on the old, I said, trying to subdue my snippiness, “So is Christmas hon. Besides, all those people you complain about singing out of key listen to contemporary music.” This got me thinking about a trend I notice concerning the old and the new.
Friday, December 18, 2009 - 13:18:25
We invite all to join us in remembering the history of Thanksgiving Day by reading just one of many Thanksgiving Proclamations given in the US, and adding to our discussion on this topic in the comments section below. Please take a moment to leave a comment by clicking the link below as we remember the truth about God’s place in our country’s affairs as recognized by the forefathers of this nation. by the President of the United States of America.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 16:46:36
It is September 28, 2009 and world renowned film maker Roman Polankski has been arrested on a warrant from the US dating back from 1976. He is accused of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13 year old girl. He pled guilty to this charge but fled the country before he could start serving his time for this offence.
Polanski is finding great support for his cause among the French people who have harbored this fugitive since he fled the US.
Monday, November 09, 2009 - 17:55:49
I remember a conversation that took place one evening between two brothers in the church, one of whom was attending a CR group at the time. The first man took issue with a statement made by the second to the effect that "all addicts were liars." It seemed that from his perspective a blanket statement of this sort labeling all who struggle with addiction, was unfair and judgemental. The second brother endeavored to explain that his opinion in great part was based on his own past experience as a drug abuser, but to no avail. And after several minutes of back and forth debate the matter was eventually dropped, leaving me to wonder which of the two opinions best served the christian cause.
Monday, October 12, 2009 - 23:36:59