Showing posts from December, 2007

First Admendment Suit

Orange County Register reports: "Mission Viejo sophomore Chad Farnan and his parents filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Corbett alleging the Advanced Placement European history teacher made anti-Christian remarks during class in violation of the First Amendment's establishment clause, which prohibits the government from promoting religious intolerance." Apparently Chad taped his teacher's comments. Some claim they are out of context. Others claim he's violated the First Amendment separation clause. Some current and former students what to keep Mr. Corbett while a smaller group wants to see him fired. All I know about the case is what I've read in the OC Register and elsewhere. What I wonder about is whether the same support would have been shown for Chad had he decided to write a paper with Jesus as the main subject matter. My first thought is not !!! Students First Amendment rights aren't protected at school. A number of rulings have shown this to be the

Christmas Linebacker

This is good... funny in a sick sort of way LOL On a more serious vein take a look at the video for Breath of Heaven . Alan

Christmas Trees

Kruse Kronicle had an interesting link so here is mine... Sounds about right. You Are a Traditional Christmas Tree For a good Christmas, you don't have to re-invent the wheel. You already have traditions, foods, and special things you bring out every year. What Christmas Tree Are You?

He who has ears...

Gary is amazing. He was in the front row at each of the ten performances of the Portland Singing Christmas Tree. He was the first to stand when we sang the Hallelujah Chorus . He touched many of us in the tree. He broke my heart. He reminded me of what Christ's coming is all about. For you see, Gary is doesn't hear the singing. He holds a balloon and feels the vibration of the music through it. Gary is mute yet he hears the gospel in Christ's birth clearer than many. Christmas can become a bit stale even for a pastor. Oh, we may not want to admit it but it does. Busyness takes the place of meditative prayer. Programs rob families of necessary time. Familiar texts and can keep us from seeing a new word from God in Christ. It has happened to me in the past and probably in the future as well. The second week of the Singing Christmas Tree found my voice better but my spirit dry. Not dry like stale bread, but dry like an un-basted, overcooked Christmas turkey that was left a