Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15, 2010

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



Mainliners, Democrats, Republicans, and related lemmings can rejoice and be glad 'cause KD's out for less than two weeks of familial visitation (aka vacation).

That's right!

Nothing new from the noodle until we're back from the beach; which means this is a good/otherwise time to read old editions via and catch a view episodes of the radio version on



I just got back from recording a special edition of KD on

My favorite founder and manager of turned the table on yours truly with probing interrogatives.

I expect to catch everything but heaven for it after it airs on 8/10/10 at 5:00 p.m.

Again, all you have to do to listen in is click on

Bill asked some questions that, uh, disclose my deepest inspirations/indigestions about everything from what I think of traditional models of ministry and music to my vision for incarnating our Lord's high priestly prayer rather than just paying lip service to it/Him.

He did a great job of getting me into trouble with...

Fortunately, my pension dues are paid up.

Remember, you can always go to for replays of old shows that annoyed/annoy mainliners, Democrats, Republicans, and other non-thinking friends/foes.



My quasi-report on the PCUSA's really big biennial tent meeting (scroll down) provoked the editor of my favorite ecclesiastical website to invite me to join him in a prayer conspiracy to revive the franchise; and if it works, other mainliners just may...

While I'm guessing you'll read more about it and who's signing up via along with a forthcoming newsletter from Presbyterian Elders in Prayer, he introduced the conspiracy with a confession, "Yes, the denomination is in awfully bad shape and the handwriting is indeed on the wall."

Conspiracy: "I decided this morning to skip at least 4 meals a week; praying and interceding...Believing the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, I am convinced that smart people without the fear of the Lord only can do unwise things. I am going to pray for those who don't have the fear of the Lord, not against them! I am going to pray for a change of heart. I will pray that God in His grace will bring the fear of the Lord on the denomination in a much greater measure, in whatever way He chooses...I will pray that He will make those who continue without the fear of the Lord do dumb, unwise, stupid things; thinking that is the smartest thing in the world. And I will pray that those who do have the fear of the Lord will not lean on cleverness and other human devices, but instead throw themselves on the grace of God for the benefit of the denomination; identifying themselves with the sin of the church like Nehemiah did for his people...I am going to ask God to pour out His grace on His denomination, make those who belong to Him strong and faithful, filled with the Holy Spirit. Why not believe in revival?...I don't want to be an optimist or a pessimist...Just a realist...Realism makes me think about what God can do; and on that I will plead in great hope. For starters, I will pray for an outpouring of a spirit of prayer."

Challenge: "You are the first to know of my prayer plan. Now I have shared it. The plan is signed and sealed. I am committed. Join me? For two years?"


Go to and join the conspiracy!



My favorite devotional writer ( wrote on 7/12/10: "The work can come to a halt. Men had grown weary and discouraged...Even the bravest heart and most committed soldier gets trapped in a cave of discouragement...There are no champions left...that can finish building God's house except one man with a heart and passion for God. What can one man possibly do?"

Providentially, she parallels the preceding challenge to join the conspiracy: "One candle can't light the whole city, can it? Two mites aren't enough to give, are they? Five stones and a slingshot can't take out a giant, can they? Two fish and five loaves can't feed a multitude, can they? One tiny vat of oil and a pat of flour can't sustain a family in famine, can they? One man on a cross can't save the world, can He? But hear what God says, "Not by your might or strength, but by My Spirit..."

She concludes, "What seems hopeless is now possible!...He does what we are unable to do!...His power defeats a giant with a slingshot...Your strength has faded, but His never wanes!...Where you face limitations, God is just getting started!"

It's like someone told me long ago, "Sometimes it's better to talk to God about someone than to talk to someone about God."


The parable of the sower comes to mind.

We plant.

He harvests.

We'll see!


Going away for a week or so is made easier in knowing He doesn't.


Blessings and Love!

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KD's catching up on some ZZZs
and family reacquaintances!

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