KDs are designed/developed/inspired/mused/auto-suggested/indigested to make folks think; an especially uncommon experience among Democrats, Republicans, and jingoistic mainline denominationalists who continue to discourage dissent with their ever-threatening thought police.
This is dedicated to parts of the
eternal family on
the left and right who hate me for
pastors and other politicians who agree with the last person they’ve talked to
like bad sentences ending in prepositions, I learned long ago that integrity
includes saying the same thing regardless of the audience.
Hillary never took that course.
I’ve also learned you’re damned if
you do and damned if you don’t; which is kinda liberating ‘cause if you’re
damned if you do and damned if you don’t, you can say/believe whatever the
heaven ya wanna say/believe because somebody’s gonna come gunning for ya
regardless. You may as well tell the
truth as you understand it; because right or wrong or whatever, nobody leads
every poll. Of course, and this is
something yet to be learned by EE’s “true believers” on the left and right, an
honest person will always admit, “I may be wrong; and if you can show how I am
wrong from Jesus, Holy Scripture, and common sense, I will confess, repent, and
Unlike too many young or stoner
pastors, I didn’t miss the course on original sin.
Some people never read the raison
d’etre and disclaimer at the top of every KD.
gonna admit a few things that will totally tick off the left and right.
I live to
shatter the silent sound of mindless idolatries.
afraid of people not liking me.
concerned about trying to honor Jesus by the book; and if anyone can show me
how I am wrong from Jesus, Holy Scripture, and common sense, I will confess,
repent, and ask forgiveness.I’ve been
wrong many times in my life and ministry; so I’m eager to admit error and seek
Not thaaaaaaatkinda gay; though I suspect some folks will run with the preceding, miss
the context like some do in just about everything that I write, and my mom and
sister will be calling me from Pennsylvania.
gay in a Matthew 5 and Psalm 62 kinda way.
I’m a sinner.
I know I
need a Savior.
I’m hated in a Christian kinda wayby people on the left and right who
insist on all of us subscribing to theirlitmus tests of fidelity only coincidental to Jesus by the
example, people on the left expect me to ignore over 2K years of Biblical,
confessional, constitutional, historical, traditional, and common sense
Christianity when it comes to same-sex nuptials; and people on the right expect
me to ignore over 2K years of Biblical, confessional, constitutional,
historical, traditional, and common sense Christianity when it comes to
inviting, welcoming, including, and agapeing, as Jesus demanded in John
3:16-17 and wherever else He’s been quoted correctly, everybody.
and I mean that literally, we have become a my-way-or-the-highway bunch of
navel-gazing pulpiteers and pewsitters only coincidental to Jesus by the book.
back to me being gay and saying/believing things that tick off the ideological
idolaters on the left and right, I’ve never had any inclination to, you know,
uh, see Paris.
I’ve been a little fascinated by female gays and understand how they could, you
know, uh, get together because my gender can be so boorish, insensitive, and,
uh, pejoratively, uh, masculine.
for being hit on by a guy professor while working on my doctorate and one or
two guys while counseling ‘em, I’ve never, uh, you know, uh, seen Paris.
even been remotely curious.
have always gone in the other direction.
gay in a Matthew 5 and Psalm 62 kinda way.
lose sleep over the other kinda gays.
is really gonna upset folks on the left and right; but I don’t think God loses
sleep over ‘em either.
world of so much meanness and madness and misery and miscreance, I think God is
more upset about people hating on each other and hurting each other and…
what I mean.
and I expect this to really, really, really tick off the left and right, God
cares more about people beating, battering, and butchering each other than
same-sex guys/gals making out with each other.
from blasphemy against the Holy Spirit – denying the saving Lordship of Jesus
which means ignoring/defying/forfeiting God’s forgiveness by grace through
faith in Jesus – God seems quite capable/willing of/to forgiving/forgive
everything else, again, by grace through faith in Jesus.
for me, it’s a “live and let live” thing.
as you’re not hurting anybody else by what you believe and how you behave, I’ve
learned to be cool with it.
can’t be choosers.
like everybody to, you know, believe like I believe and wanna behave like I
wanna/pray to behave.
we’re trying to model Someone better on the corner of Lincoln and Main and
believe everybody and everything would be a heaven of a lot better than they/we
are now if all of us would just follow Jesus by the book, we know not
everybody’s buying into that/Him.
again, beggars can’t be choosers.
long as people aren’t hurting each other, I’d leave eternal prescriptions,
proscriptions, penalties, and prospects to Him.
put it another way.
aren’t enough police to keep people from doing the wrong things.
ask police to focus on people who are doing damage to others.
arrest people like me who talk on cellulars while driving because that behavior
could hurt somebody else; but if I’m not wearing my seatbelt, why waste your
time on me just possibly hurting myself?
they’re/we’re just doing damage to themselves/ourselves, that’s their/our
business for now.They/we can explain it
to God when the roll is called up yonder.
let’s exercise a little common sense and a better stewardship of resources.
you’re on the left, you’re ticked because I’m not joining in your fantasies
about beliefs/behaviors antithetical to 2K years of Biblical, confessional,
constitutional, historical, traditional, and common sense Christianity being,
you’re on the right, you’re ticked because I’m not joining in your crusade to
flay people who won’t bow before your beliefs/behaviors that are far more
judgmental than 2K years of Biblical, confessional, constitutional, historical,
traditional, and common sense Christianity.
live with that.
not as pure and perfect and always right about everything like you.
I know I need a Savior.
sure to tell my mom and sister what I mean by that.
tell ‘em that I’m going to hell; because you seem very comfortable in that
you, I don’t think I’m…
Blessings and Love!
Look up! Stand up! Speak up! Act up for
Jesus! Salt! Shine! Leavenate!