Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 8, 2009

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


My boss aka our family of faith's administrative assistant is buggin' me about handing in my annual report.

So here it is.

Every day was not a hot fudge sundae in 2008:

Let's look up, stand up, speak up, and act up for Jesus in 2009:


I'm sorry; but I'm just not into annual reports.

Comparing the cost of producing 'em to the number of folks who actually read 'em parallels the difference between Bibles sold and Bibles studied.

Riveted to texts like Proverbs 29:18, Philippians 3:12-14, and Colossians 3:1-2 as guides for building upon the best of the past for a better today and tomorrow instead of wasting so much time and resources on what's over and done, I find few things less appealing than writing or reading annual reports; because I envision life together in, through, and for Him as more akin to a passionate, forward-looking, mountain-moving, evil-busting, mission-fueling station than museum or mausoleum.

I like to look to the future rather than our, uh, behinds.


On the other hand, today's annual reports are tomorrow's relics.

Maybe a handful of folks are gonna read 'em and try to figure out what we were doing and why we were doing it; kinda like the handful of folks who read 'em today.

Of course, that's easy to summarize too.

We did a lot of stuff intended to honor Him and help people know Him better.


Speaking of stuff, Ann Coulter is very hot.

I mean she really gets blood boiling:

Even if I were suddenly single, I don't think I'd want to date her; for even when she's right, she's so adamant about being on top:



By the way, have you noticed that some of the websites for female talking heads like AC look like teases for porn sites?

I'm serious.

What's up with the seductive posing and suggestive clothing?



Have you ever seen women with tattoos located, uh, you know where?


My mom said when I was in 5th grade at NYC's Jones Beach, "Bobby, don't you ever look there!"


How can a guy not look there when the top half of a rose is exposed; leaving the rest to the imagination...?

Like, uh, I wonder if it becomes a long-stem rose after about 30 years or less or so...



Do remember when sacred dancing was big?


Need I say more?


I know this is gonna tick off some folks - What a shock! - but Dr. Wanda Davis-Turner, uh, fleshed out some of these concerns in a kinda neo-Pauline way in a little known book of 1997 which ain't dated: Sex Traps.

She wrote: "I can't tell you how many times I have fumed my way through a long worship service...No, I wasn't being unspiritual. I was infuriated with what was being waved in front of my face...Have you ever been forced to watch the barely covered, wildly wiggling backsides of enthusiastic women leading worship on stage? The problem wasn't that they were women, or that they were enthusiastic. The problem is that we have not all been taught how to dress, move, and behave as Christian men and women in a public service."

Conclusion: "Often, I think that many of us are not even aware of what we are really doing. We don't know that our 'tight dress, dips and splits, bra-less look' suggests and invites sexual attention. I have often wanted to interrupt the service so I could 'prophesy' to the misled: 'Ladies, we are here to offer a sacrifice of praise to the Lord - not a sacrifice of flesh to the lustful. Rein it in!'"


Parenthetically, one of the traditional reasons for wearing vestments is to cover up what could get in the way of attention to God.


I don't know what the last few sections have to do with annual reports other than we're supposed to honor Him in all things at all times in all places with all people.

Discipleship is not about drawing attention to yourself.

Except for PBHO and Chicago politics, everything's connected.


Blessings and Love!


Paul said...

This white text on black is a killer to read... even when there are matters that remain black and white in a relativistic world.

Grace and peace,
Paul Becker
Pgh PA

Dr. Robert R. Kopp said...

Hi Paul! Thanks for your feedback. We are currently looking at new color schemes that may work better!

Bob and Kathie