This year the “going green” push is big on college campuses and the theme has caught a lot of attention with corporations who are really making this a push in their advertising and marketing efforts. Four years ago, this topic of green was just starting to emerge, but it was still on the outside fringe of popularity. Today, “going green” has hit our society in a huge way. The Oscars went green, the Superbowl went green, major league baseball is going green, TV, tourism, hotels, Microsoft, Dell, Walmart, restaurants, airlines, clothing, grocery stores, major retailers, construction companies and yes even coffins. (http://www.environmentalcaskets.com)
As I pondered this idea of “going green”, I started getting a bit annoyed at the magnitude of the whole thing. Don’t get me wrong, I think these things are great ideas and certainly we as responsible human beings need to be doing them to preserve our environment. What I am annoyed about is the passion, attention and public space this is getting. Just think about it, we have given more of our time, talent and treasure (dollars) to preserve the environment then to things with eternal value. What I am struggling with is the thought of how one movement gets such attention and popularity while other movements get no attention or resources at all.
Post Disaster Sunday in Haiti, as reported by CrossWorld.org
Five days ago – tens of thousands died; some are still buried alive; many others have not been found; thousands of homes are destroyed. The Haiti earthquake is a mega disaster!
But what does Sunday morning five days later look like – at the seminary – and all over Haiti?
People are worshiping God – “they are…singing, praying and rejoicing in God’s provision of protection,” says Phyllis Schmid. Worship services were held all over Haiti and at the seminary, Professor Jacques Louis preached and several people trusted Christ as their Savior. One young man requested to burn his charms and fetishes asking Bruce McMartin to run home to get some diesel fuel and matches. God is at work in Haiti.
Reuters news agency reported Sunday “many Haitians turning to God”. CW MK now a missionary in Haiti, Judy Dilus, heard a Haitian senator on the radio calling the nation to prayer. One thing is certain she says “people are turning to God in great numbers”. The National Post in Canada reports, “they praise God for their misery; they thank Him for sparing their lives and cheer each other up with rousing choruses of popular Haitian hymns.”
Perhaps not a normal Sunday … but an incredible Sunday! As people sang and worshiped God, helicopters passed over the campus, looking for the best drop sites – yes help is on the way!
You can give to the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund, through the CrossWorld website or by sending your check to the office in Kansas City, MO or Mississauga, ON.
You have to read the story below from WSET in Lynchburg, Virginia. You have got to be kidding me that no charges will be filed for this. Below is just a piece of the article, click the link for the full version…
Right now, it appears no crime was committed, at least as Virginia law is currently written. The law is clear when it comes to newborns. It indicates that you can’t kill what isn’t alive on its own.
In this case, because the child still had an attached umbilical chord that was still connected to the mother, under the law the baby was not alive to begin with.
All I can say is WOW! Just because the umbilical chord was still attached. Never mind the fact that this baby was a full term, 9 month old living human being. We have all seen or held a new born, can you imaging getting away with this just because of a loop hole in the law text. Absolutely absurd.
I have added a new play list at the bottom right-hand corner of my blog. If you don’t want to read my material, you can at least come to listen to some great worship music. These 48 songs are my favorite for getting close to God (okay maybe not Kutless, but I had to have something christian to replace Linkin Park). Come back as often as you would like. Also, any suggested worship songs, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org