Running around the web, here’s a few things that caught my attention. These are very worthy of sharing with you. Enjoy…
Clark, author at The Master’s Table, has asked Christians to step up in support of the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby. He shares, “The new health care mandates that took effect Jan. 1 require employers to provide access to birth control, including emergency contraception. Plan B is just one such method which causes a medically induced (or chemical) abortion. Beginning on the first day of January, Hobby Lobby was facing a fine of up to $1 million per day – a penalty of one million dollars per day – for refusing to provide abortion coverage to its employees. The new new loop hole buys them some time as the court battle continues.”
His challenging words can be found here, and an article by the Baptist Press can be read here. My house stands firmly with the Green family. It is just wrong to force the owner of a business to offer their emplyees anything that goes against their religious rights and principles. I may be wrong, but I believe there is constitutional support for their actions…
Clark’s concluding thoughts are “Abortion is not healthcare. How about a little outrage folks?”
Jessica Hof (All Along the Watchtower) has begun a public study of the Church of the East. This is really good stuff. She tells us, “The lack of knowledge about the Church in the West today is part of a tradition which goes back almost to the beginning Eusebius (265-339) the first great historian of Christianity says almost nothing about Christianity outside the Roman Empire – which, of course, gives the game away. The heartland of the Church of the East, Mesopotamia, the cradle of the ancient civilizations of Babylon and Assyria, lay outside the orbit of the Roman Empire, and the Persian Empire, which occupied these areas, was one of that Empire’s main enemies – so there was little friendly interaction between the two.” You can follow the series here.
Neo, the nebraskaenergyobserver, presents a follow-up of Jessica’s series, voicing concerns of the accuracy of our historical records and an entire generation who could care less. His synopsis is alarming. Take a look here.
Pastor Rick Roehm, from ChristianBlessings, provides an excellent library of links on the study of our inherited nature from our gardening father, Adam. This helpful guide carries the reader from our hopeless condition through God’s provision of complete freedom in Christ Jesus. You can read his work here.