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Thursday, January 17, 2008

For the Love of My School

Hi all...
After trying several other avenues of action, I have written a petition/expression of concern regarding some disturbing recent trends at my seminary. If you are a Westminster alumnus, or are otherwise connected with the school, please check out and consider signing the document. If you don't know what Westminster is, no need to go read something that will probably only depress you.

I hope to post on happier things soon.

UPDATE: for those of you who are curious about this Vision Forum organization I criticize in the document, you can check them out at (be sure to browse their store) and

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Not that Elvis, the other Elvis

The lyrics are wonderful by themselves, but do yourself a favor and go catch a performance too.

As I walk through this wicked world
Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity,
I ask myself: Is all hope lost?

Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?
And each time I feel like this inside, there's one thing I wanna know:

What's so funny about peace, love, & understanding? Oh, What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

And as I walk on through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony? Sweet harmony.
'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, it just makes me wanna cry

What's so funny about peace love & understanding?
Oh, What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Well, it's good to have that cleared up.

From the website

"From now until the latter part of 2008, many prophecies are going to begin to be fulfilled, especially the Seven Thunders of the Book of Revelation, which the apostle John saw but was restricted from recording. Those thunders are revealed in this book, as well as detailed accounts of the final three and one-half years of man's self-rule on earth, which are recorded in the account of the Seventh Seal of Revelation."

"Some of these prophecies concern the demise of the United States over the next year, which will be followed by man's final world war. This last war will be the result of clashing religions and the governments they sway. Billions will die! This time will far exceed even the very worst times in all human history."

"As these events unfold, the world will increasingly become aware of the authenticity of the words in this book and realize that Ronald Weinland has been sent by God as His end-time prophet.This book is primarily directed to the people of the three major religions of the world (Islam, Judaism and Christianity), whose roots are in the God of Abraham. Ronald Weinland has been sent to all three."

Some thoughts on this:

1. Since the United States, apparently, won't survive 2008, I don't have to decide who to vote for in the upcoming primary elections. Now I don't have to slog through any more election coverage on CNN or NPR.

2. I should also find out if our 401(k) fund includes any U.S. Treasury may be time to pull out of those.

3. I like the modest scope of Weinland's calling. He's ONLY been sent to Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. A nice, small task.

4. It seems to me that someone, somewhere, told us something like: "at that time if someone says to you, 'Look, here is the Messiah!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear...for as lightning appears in the east and is instantly visible in the west, so quick will the coming of the Son of Man one knows the day or the you must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."

But i guess that poor guy was wrong. Too bad no one explained to him about Ronald Weinland and his handy little book & website.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Good stuff online

A happy New Year to all!

I'm pleased to announce that one of our favorite professors from seminary, Dr. Peter Enns, finally has a website where he can post book reviews, essays, and lectures on the Bible and following Christ in today's world, and where he can put up rants about how awesome the New York Yankees are. He's always worth reading.

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