Thinking Out Loud

March 5, 2016

Weekend Link List

The Bible and Rockets to the MoonSee our essay of the week re. this book!

Welcome. #26 in a continuing series.

God has filed for divorce from the Republican Party. Click image for story.

God has filed for divorce from the Republican Party. Click image for story.


  1. Interesting about Saeed. I always felt that something was wrong. I’m not a fan of ACLJ anyway.

    Comment by angie — March 5, 2016 @ 7:33 am

    • I had a rather loose connection to The 700 Club around the time Jay Sekulow founded the ACLJ. I think it was the right thing to do then, and that it still needed today. I also subscribe to their emails.

      My fear is that an organization can exploit a situation like this in order to attract subscribers and donors. It wasn’t so much that information was being ‘spun’ or filtered as much as each email is a ‘call to arms;’ readers are presented with a ‘common enemy’ and we need to ‘act now’ in order to prevent ‘this sort of thing’ from spreading. I realized that many Christians need to be awakened to a greater urgency, but I wonder if there is way to do it without sensationalizing specific cases.

      The ACLJ also does some great inventions domestically, and I don’t want to minimize that. The Saeed case just gets curiouser and curiouser every day.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — March 5, 2016 @ 11:43 am

  2. 1) Enjoyed the moon thing. People less fascinated by the “silly” moon fears story will probably not get to the more serious application, which is very well done even without the lengthy lead-in. That’s a pity.
    2) The comment I left on Charlie’s blogpost (9% of churches with female pastors) will probably not survive moderation. I agree with the vast majority of what she says; but God does not call women to pastor churches. At best, she will remove the comment and mutter something under her breath about trolls. At worst she will post the comment and the bloodbath will begin. I doubt my position will be “respected.”
    3) God still loves the Republican Party, he’s just not “in love” anymore. He hopes they can still be friends.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — March 5, 2016 @ 8:04 am

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