Click the following link to read my guest post for Tim Gallen:
(Which is really all about Christmas).
My post from earlier this week–Jesus and the Walking Dead–has been reported on Faith Village’s Culture Lab.
Be much obliged if you would check it out:
While you’re there, check out some my other posts, look around, etc. Because they’ve got a lot to offer on Faith Village.
Nota bene: Normally, I wouldn’t post essentially the same twice in a week, but I’m in the throes of writing both a memoir, and NaNoWriMo, and just didn’t have time for a new post here. Hope you understand.
Today’s post comes to you via the irrepressible Ricky Anderson. He’s an IT guy by day, husband to his wife, Jana, and daddy to their miracle son, Evan. You can follow him on Twitter @Arthur2Sheds (ask him there about his “2 sheds”–he likes it!). I would direct you to his Facebook page, but he doesn’t have one! So come like mine instead: Randomlychad. (Ricky won’t mind).
Let’s Get Political!
It’s happening, whether you want it to or not.
The elections are just around the corner. First, we’ll dress up like idiots and send our blood sugar levels to the moon, and then we’ll shake off the carb hangover by electing the free world’s next leader.
I have a challenge for you during these elections -speak the truth in love.
I can’t count the number of vile, hateful and flat-out lies I’ve received in my email inbox from fellow Christians.
Ephesians 4:15 tells us to speak the truth in love.
You may not like that certain candidate. You may disagree with him. But you must not slander him. If you tell lies about him, you are wrong.
And even if he does eat puppies, kick babies and cheer for the Yankees, you must only speak the truth about him in love.
Truth without love is meaningless. 1 Corinthians tells us to speak without love makes you only a clanging cymbal. You’re just noisy…and obnoxious.
So for these elections, go ahead – vote for your favorite politician. Get involved, watch the debates. Just make sure to check your facts, and check your tone.
And whatever you do, don’t cheer for the Yankees. They cause global warming. Which, were he yet among the living, even George Steinbrenner would acknowledge is An Inconvenient Truth.
Today, I have the great honor of guest posting for Jim Woods–he of UnknownJim blog fame. Now there’s a joke for you: between us, Jim and I are random, and unknown.
Sounds like an Evangelical existential identity crisis.
While there may some truth to that, Jim and I seem to be finding our identities not only in God, but also via creative expression. And so it is, as we became acquainted via Twitter, and the blogosphere, that we discovered we share much in common.
So much so, that Jim has guest posted here, and now he’s being kind enough to return the favor.
Here’s a peek at Striving For Life:
“I was thrilled when Jim asked me to guest post. We have many of the
same ideas with regards to the intersection of the creative life with
the workaday world. If you’ve been around here awhile, you know of
Jim’s nervous breakdown, and how he found Jon Acuff’s Quitter
Conference at just the right time. I won’t here rehash any of his
excellent posts regarding that time.
Jim’s story resonates with me. I could be that guy,
the one having the nervous breakdown…”
Please head over to Jim’s place to read the rest of my post, Striving For Life. If it wouldn’t be too much trouble, please also take a minute to visit Andi Cumbo’s blog, where Jim is guest posting today.