Monday, February 16, 2009
I gotta say that he did great yesterday without mentioning the Prince of Preachers at all. He read a paragraph from Dr. MLJ on true joy in the morning when he preached in I John and mentioned a You Tubed sermon of Piper.
One of his key points last night was about how not verbally sharing the gospel was a grievous sin. Conviction.
May the Lord continue to bless my pastor with the courage to preach the whole Bible.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Also in the report they said that this particular state faced a massive shortage of college educated professionals. However, after a little bit of investigation it was learned this shortage only existed if you compared all expected job openings with the expected number of grads from just three of the state's largest universities. Left out were all of the state's regional colleges and smaller liberal arts schools. Together these likely produce just as many grads as do the three they included.
They also left out the community colleges as well while almost a fourth of the job openings only required a two-year degree.
I am pretty conservative in my politics and economics. I think the owners of a company should be able to pay their manages anything they want. Right now however, the taxpayers are in effect the owners. So the exec pay should collapse down to public sector level.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
A few of you will no doubt recognize Miss Lottie Moon, the faithful servant of the Lord who spent her life as a Southern Baptist missionary to China.
As you also know she is the namesake of the SBC's international missions offering held during the Christmas season.
On Sunday, I found out that our church fell well short of our giving goal to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Well short of the goal and well short of last year's giving.
Not sure when the national numbers for the offering will be announced but I hope other local bodies did better than we did. However, given that our state is still doing better than much of the nation in terms of the economy and labor markets I am worried.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I saw earlier this week that Billy Graham is moving his church membership from FBC, Dallas to a church in SC, about 90 miles from his home. I think I knew that he was a member in Dallas but had forgotten.
Question. Did he ever live in Dallas? I don't recall him ever doing so. Of course with his ministry he had limited time at home anyway but how could he really be an active member of a church several states away from his home?
On the surface at least this seems to be a pretty casual and nearly meaningless type of church membership.