First I’d like to share with you this video:
This wonderful brother who was entirely paralysed was the creator of and maintainer of the Reformed Baptist Church Directory . When I became convinced that I was a Reformed Baptist his website was one of the first ones that I looked at to find a church in my area. (Unfortunately there are no Reformed Baptist Churches where I live, still.) This dear brother has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. John’s witness and testimony to the grace of God in his life is one of the most incredible and inspiring things I have ever read and truly this world is poorer by his passing.
Now turning from something inspiring to something that truly disgusts me. Advertising is everywhere people will even rent out their shaved head to sell a product or have a product advertisement painted on their car. But what if your pastor put up an advertisement for his latest book on his pulpit? Amazed? Disgusted? Shocked? But as James Duncan of Pajama Pages points out that is exactly what is going on with many celebrity pastors. Read more here: Celebrity pastors are selling their pulpits for commercial gain
Do you like mixed martial arts (MMA)? It can be really great or really a bunch of guys sweating on a mat, seriously be honest. But the guys at the Reformed pubcast pointed me to this:
These guys have made some high tech armor that register shock levels when struck but the person inside the armor isn’t harmed at all. The inventors of the armor suggest that this is the next step in MMA where fighters can now use traditional weapons (staffs, nun-chucks, escrima sticks, etc…) with no physical damage to the fighter. Supposedly if the damage was serious enough the power inside the suit could be shut off effectively immobilizing the loser.
Others however are not impressed another martial artist Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny says that real weaponed fighting should have the element of pain or it isn’t real enough. Either way MMA could be changing again.
Now here’s an example of freedom of speech at UC Santa Barbara. A feminist professor steals a sign of a 16 year old prolife protestor who was in the free speech circle. The altercation that followed was recorded on a camera video phone and appears below.
The website of the professor lists her areas of study as: Pornography; Sex Work; Black Film, Popular Culture and Art; Feminist & Queer Theory; African American & African Diaspora Studies; Visual Archives; New Media; Ethnography; Oral History. Says it all I think.
Last we have a religion of peace update: Saeed Abedini a christian pastor arrested for meeting in the homes of Christians in Iran, which isn’t against any Iranian law, is being brutally beaten and denied necessary surgery to relieve the pain in his stomach caused by the beatings. Read more about Pastor Saeed here
Have a good weekend.