Showing posts from January, 2009

Thanks Rev. Fischler...

H/T to Dave Fischler over at The Reformed Pastor for the posting the great video and insight re: the arrangement of political constellations this past week. I'll let you read his comments. You can watch the video either on his site of below. Makes you sort of stop and think doesn't it. Peace Alan

The Dream: a process of fulfillment...

I just finished watching CNN's broadcast of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream Speech". Listening to the entire speech several things struck me. First of all how much I appreciate the African-American style of preaching. Dr. King didn't give a speech he preached a sermon. Secondly, I was struck how much of a prophet Dr. King was. He spoke of the "manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination" which were/are a reality for the African-American. Undoubtedly on his mind was one Gov. George Wallace of Alabama who declared in his inaugural speech in January of 1963, "In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." The photo of Gov. Wallace blocking the entrance to the school is an enduring reminder of the division that existed [and still exists to some exten

Imagine No Religion... huh!?!

Recently Portland got a booster shot of liberal/humanist hubris in the form o ten billboards from The Freedom From Religion's, "Imagine No Religion" campaign. As one whose life and livelihood originates from and is centered in the area of religion let me respond to such an imagination. Imagine no religion and you have to: Imagine no civil rights movement ...Let's start with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph Abernathy, T.J. Jamison, Joseph Lowery, Fred Shuttleworth and Rev. Jesse Jackson to name a few. Without such people there would have been no non-violent protests voter rights or education for African-Americans. Go to 1775 when "Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage" was organized in Philadelphia having been founded by Quakers. Imagine no Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, Medical Teams International, or Christmas in Action ...Start with Clarence Jordan, a Christian who began Koinonia Farm in Georgia in 1942. Add Millard

Mac World rocks the church

With both MacWorld in San Franciso and CES in Las Vegas it is time to consider how the new technology will touch the work of God's people in our daily life. Those in the pulpits and those on the pews both will have the chance to do some amazing things with these new innovations. Take a look at this new introduction from Apple and dream big people. Peace, Alan Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard LOL