When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior …. Isaiah 43:2-3

Running to Prison
Doing what Jesus says doesn't make any sense, but-if you actually try it-it works.
by Don Everts, excerpted from God in the Flesh
posted 07/28/2005 09:00 a.m.

Jesus’ parables are Hebrew, not Greek. The Hebrews had no concept of intellectual belief separate from participation with the whole of life. The Greeks did. The Greeks-so philosophical, so removed, so proud of their lofty ideas-cleverly batted around concepts from a distance, untouched, unscathed, uninvolved. Jesus was not like the Greeks. His teachings were Hebrew: they demanded participation, action, anger-anything!-on the part of the listener.

Jesus knew the nature of truth. That mere ideas are not truth. That reality is truth. And getting humans to step into this realm of reality with their minds and thoughts and hearts and fears and hopes and joys was the real path to truth. This is why he sowed seeds of reality, not mere ideas or concepts. This is why Jesus ended a teaching with the simple but crucial phrase: "Go and do likewise." …read more…

Be Still and Know
Jill Carattini

If a crowd of people were asked to comment on the words of Psalm 46, “Be still and know that I am God,” countless images of God would be reported. Some would see sovereignty, others tyranny. Some would find his words comforting, others challenging, still others harrowing. … read more …

Editorial: Liberal Media Lashes Out at Christians
Ed Vitagliano
July 27, 2005

(AgapePress) – This bulletin just in: The culture wars have turned nastier than ever. And if conservative Christians are offended by being called insane, stupid, sinister — or even the next incarnation of fascist storm troopers — they’d better get used to it.
…read more…

Site-seeing:
Is it Art, or crime or Art Crimes?
What’s wrong with being a member of the Federalist Society?
Live Science
Coal Train in trouble
Writing & Grammar
Online Book: Learn Access Now
Great British Video

Prayer Request:

  • China’s recent crackdowns on Christians, that these brothers and sisters in Christ may prevail and that more will come to Christ because of their faith.
  • Margi and Larry, who have significant issues of health, and for their family during this trial. (long term)
  • Tim and Debby, as Tim continues to improve on his road to recovery, and for their family during this time of crisis. (long term)
  • Don’t forget our troops who are in Iraq, that they may be kept safe, and that their leadership make wise decissions through prayer and faith in God.
  • There are people groups all over our globe who have never heard of Christ and will experience eternal death unless we send out harvesters to be used of the Holy Spirit.
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~ by thoughtcrime2 on July 29, 2005.

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