Archive for November, 2009

Back to the Drawing Board

Monday, November 9th, 2009 by PJM

What He Said has barely gone to press and now it looks like it is already dated. Christianity Today reports that the folks behind Conservapedia have decided to rewrite the Bible so that Jesus doesn’t seem too liberal.

Among the changes . . . Jesus no longer says “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” This was removed because it makes Jesus seem soft on sin. Also, in the Conservapedia version, Jesus has apparently changed his mind about material wealth. That will certainly help the camel slip through the needle’s eye easier.

Good Grammar

Friday, November 6th, 2009 by JEL

In these days of Blackberries, iPhones, text messages, IM, and Tweets, the English language has taken a beating. The thumbs are in charge and they don’t give a hoot about proper punctuation, capitalization, or grammar. Which makes this quote so refreshing:

“Cheer Up! It is I! Don’t be afraid.” — Matthew 14:27

Jesus knew that the verb to be always takes the nominative case.

Two Views on All Those 0s

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 by JEL

I have a feeling Jesus might have a few things to say about the compensation of top executives today. Like maybe:

“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.” — Matthew 19:24

Barclays CEO John Varley has a slightly different take on the matter:

“The injunction of Jesus to love others as ourselves is an endorsement of self-interest. We have to tolerate the inequality as a way to achieving greater prosperity and opportunity for all.”

You can read some more of Varley’s thoughts here.

Faith and the Climate

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 by JEL

I saw an interesting story today about leaders from nine major world faiths (Baha’ism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, Sikhism and Taoism) getting together in at Windsor Castle to talk about mobilizing their followers to combat climate change. I especially like Bill McKibben’s quotes at the bottom of the story:

“If Earth is in some way a museum of divine intent, it’s pretty horrible to be defacing all that creation.”

“And if, in Christianity and other faiths, we are called upon above all else to love God and love our neighbours, drowning your neighbour in Bangladesh is a pretty bad way to go about it.”

What He Said Now on Amazon!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 by JEL

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Which makes seeing What He Said now available at Amazon so incredibly cool! And, if you throw in that CD you’ve been meaning to pick up, you can get free shipping to boot. You can purchase our book by clicking here.

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