Lall Murder Tragedy - Good, Evil, and where was God? May 09, 2010 Ok, hes tried in a very clumsy way to explain human suffering is the result of free will. But that doesnt explain tectonic plate shifting, how is the suffering of earth quakes, hurricanes, human will, and cancer and bacteria. Why does a tiny parasite embed itself in a fly so that its feces can be ingested by a child that makes it go blind, just to be shat out to start the process all over again. Is that Gods plan? LouisPlume
The Apocalypse, 2012 a parable May 04, 2010 Seems like just another scared guy projecting his fear into religion and trying to sell it.Nothing to fear but fear itself dude ! Peace : ) PS find your own light. Put down your ancient book and join in the creation sleepy ! seesitnow4sure
World of Warcraft - Interview with a guild master May 03, 2010 I agree whit you StevenWangMusic, this interview really makes you think about how much time you spend whit the game.
I'm addicted to the game, but I can control it in a healthy way. I've tried to stop playing it, but each time I try - I get "pulled" back into it. So, I've decided to keep playing, but at the same time control it like 3 hours/day. Not like this guy that plays 16 hours each day. MrXeranoth
The Parable of Manna from Hell April 25, 2010 Just listened to your message about the plane crash in Wiwinak, Nicaragua. I happened to be able to visit that community just this past Friday along with Mark Vanderwees and a few others. I was struck by the loss of community that this manna from hell brought. My first thought had been that it was quite something that the whole community would share these sudden riches. But it only took a few minutes to realize that instead this sudden wealth had shredded the community. We were not greeted with smiles and hospitality as in many other places but with people whose faces registered fear and sadness. Men walking around with rifles and guns rather than tools, wary of us. Apparently the day before family members came to claim the bodies of those who died in the plane crash. But the community would only give them up for more money. Greed begets more greed. A pastor lamenting the loss of youth whom he can no longer reach because they have given themselves to worldly pursuits.
We were also part of meeting with members of the community that CRWRC and AMC have been working with. It was a hard meeting. The farmers were unhappy because they weren't getting more handouts. The project also works with the agreement that once a farmer is making some profit he will share some of it with the community in order to help others get started. But they were no longer willing to share with others. It was not about community but about self.
It seems to me that the loss of community is no stranger to us in North America. Our wealth isolates us, consumes us rather than we consuming it. The parable you preached on is not a feel good one. Such manna erodes union with one another and with God.
Coldplay - knowing God April 19, 2010 Chris Martin says a lot of things like that. In that interview alone you could probably find at least 2 inappropriate comments. Just the way he is. I have seen practically every coldplay interview I can find, and Chris Martin isn't exactly the perfect role model if you only watch interviews. His music is still magical and beautiful though. I love him and coldplay. JapanFan51
Horton Hears as Who, believing the unbelievable April 19, 2010 really? i thought the dust mite was like an egg and all the fun and life that was within in it, and some people just dont want to give it a chance, but i guess thats just me al3xqsays
World of Warcraft - Interview with a guild master April 12, 2010 People need a hobby and people need progression. Some are more passionate about these two things and since you have to wait to get an education before you can get these two things, some choose to zone out or practice them other places.
So many kids use way more time on gaming the education because education isn't "competetive."
So much time is wasted - And believe me, no time is wasted in gaming. VersatilyAudacious
I was a friend of Shane's and talked with him a few days before he died and what you said about him was spot on and he woulda loved it.
FYI, Shane was a multi-layered guy and he was in truth one of those saints about which the Bible speaks, though he hid it well.
He actively raised money for Make-a-Wish and did a lot of very low profile stuff to help kids, especially those with problems. In fact, he himself was a "wish" for a terminal kid a few years back. The kid's wish was to spend a day skiing with the legendary Shane McConkey and he got his wish. I never wrote stuff like that about him when I reported on his adventures for SKYDIVING Magazine, though; out of courtesy to him, I didn't "blow (his) cover."
In case you were interested, here's the link to where I found your Shane Sermon:
Anyway, really - really - nice job on explaining not only the "why" but the "why-it's-worthy" of extreme sports.
p.s. if you have a transcript of that sermon, I'd love to have it. If you don't, here's the part I transcribed while listening to it:
"Whether you're flying off a cliff or climbing one or going up up frozen ice fall, whether you're racing down on a snow board or skis or in giant slalom, just realizing there is something innately good and deeply right about a human being's capacity and willingness to throw it out there and to take risks.
God has made you for a fully alive life and the means through which God calls you into and asks you, beckons you, to take into that life is FILLED with risk.
According to the Bible, story after story after story of these great saints that we read about that God looks down on and says 'Well done, good and faithful servant,' were people who had the GUTS to step out big time - even risk their very lives."