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.
Note to Blackhawk Presbytery Council About Modeling Someone Better
I've got a
lot of friends who've left our denomination.
While I share
many theological sympathies with them, I have not joined them for many reasons
that they reject.
have been expressed ad nauseum
in a lot of rags as well as KD; so
I'm not about to repeat 'em.
Let's just say
I'm not leaving one stinking denomination for another stinking denomination.
pasture is someone else's brown field.
I didn't miss the
course on original sin.
As long as our
denomination doesn't force me to participate in anything that insults the
holiness of God as esteemed in over 2K years of Biblical, confessional,
constitutional, historical, traditional, and common sense Christianity, I'm not
Don't get me
still think our denomination is irretrievably apostate under current
management and think of myself as a missionary to the mainline, especially
because of its increasing syncretism and universalism and ethics only
coincidental to Jesus by the book, pero
if Jesus keeps loving the hell out me...
Really, I don't
expect my friends who've split or
denominational jingoists and idolaters to buy any of that.
I need Savior
Moretheless, I like to be
fair when I experience something/someone in our franchise that really models
That's what this KD celebrates!
Uh, BTW, I've
been around a while and I've heard all of your arguments about exiting and
extolling your favorite denominations; so I won't be moved by your criticisms
one way or the other.
I'll just light a
fuma, ride my pony, and admit I'm still just scratching the surface of my
relationship with Jesus by the book.
I'm not moved to
argue much anymore.
I'm moved by...
I am copying some other people.
In a country, world, and even
church of increasing partisanship and irreconcilable behaviors, I experienced
fresh hope on Friday (1/15).
Modeling Someone better is a big
part of our call to leadership.
We are to be so close to Jesus that
we can say with Paul that He is increasingly living in/through us with agape exclamation points of
grace, mercy, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
Well, as I was driving home on
Friday afternoon after some time with a friend at Bad Ash Cigars in Oregon, I
was feeling so sad and impotent while listening to the news reports emanating
from the horrors in Aurora.
In the midst of my lamentations, I
received a call from our bishop who asked if I knew of anyone from
Aurora's First Presbyterian Church or Westminster Presbyterian Church that was involved directly
You may recall those churches have
left our franchise; and you may also recall John and I were involved quite
heavily in many of those deliberations along with the same at Kish
Anyway, John said he wanted First
and Westminster to know we stand ready to help in any way that we can and he is
ready to solicit the help of our PDA program.
I was touched deeply.
I felt our Lord's pleasure.
I was warmed.
I experienced fresh hope.
Again, in a country, world, and even
church bent on division and damning, it was so refreshing.
That's what happens when we model
Blessings and Love!
Blessings and Love!
Wake up! Look up! Stand up! Speak up! Act up for Jesus! Shatter the sound of silence! Salt! Shine! Leavenate!