Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Enough Already

Even though I got my major in Politcal Science, I have a real love/hate relationship with our electon cycle. I get tired of the commercials, and I really think that the debates need some overhaul. The debates should feature questions created by us, not journalists. That way we get to issues that matter to us, not some talking head who has an agenda, and moderated by one who will keep the candidates under control.

What concernes me more now is what Washington is doing with our current financial crisis, which it is in large part responsible for by pushing lenders to lend to folks who a) don't have the money to pay back what they borrow, b) buy much more house than they need because they can borrow so much, and c) are not smart enough to understand the difference between fixed-rate and variable-rate interest rates. This problem came from flawed liberal thinking that believes that owning a house is a right. Sorry, but owning a home is a privilage and a responsibility. The book of Proverbs has much wisdom about being wise with our money.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Who Do You Say That I Am?

I am not showing this picture to reveal my thoughts about who I am supporting for President in November. Why I am bringing this up is because of the assumption that some in our day make about who Jesus Christ is. It is very common today to say that Jesus was just a good person and had some good teachings that we can learn from. That is the assumption behind this pin. Jesus was a do-gooder. That begs the question of the title of this post. Who does Jesus say that he is? John 14:6 says "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Jesus is more than just a good teacher. He is the only way that sinful man can have any hope of salvation. The Gospels are full of places where Jesus claimes to be not only the way of salvation, but God himself. In John 10:30 Jesus says, "I and the Father are one." Somehow I don't think that those who would make this claim connecting Jesus as a community organizer to their candidate would also want to claim that he is also God. But that shows ultimately what they believe about Jesus. He was not a community organizer. He was the one who, "though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men......Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:6-11. The work of Christ was more than a political slogan. It has restored the broken relatioship between man and God. I know that's not community organizing.

The Geek Unleashed

What a great day yesterday was to be a life-long Star Wars fan and a casual gamer like myself. This is one game that I have been waiting for since I heard of its inception. In fact, it was one of my primary motivations for upgrading to the Xbox360. I have only played for about an hour's worth, and what an hour it was. While I have to say that the best overall StarWars game goes to Knights of the Old Republic, this one gets a close second. Finally the Force is done right! Now if I only had the money for that Ultimate Vader costume. I am taking donations if anyone wants to help this Star Wars geek become even more geeky.

Messin with Sasquatch

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Bigfoot. I think growing up in prime Bigfoot country and being related to an eyewitness adds to my fascination. That being said, the beef jerky commercials that are titled "Messin With Sasquatch" get me every time. Good stuff.