Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Most Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr.?

Whatever you are Republican or Democrat. Whether you are for or against Barack Obama. It is very interesting that Brite Divinty school (TCU) is holding a Summit on the State of the black church. And who are they honoring? Who did they decide to hold up as an example of what a black pastor should look like? Tony evans? No. None other than Jeremiah Wright Jr..

I think this decision shows a lack of wisdom and judgment by Brite Divinity school. The U.S. is not and will never be perect. I do not think the U.S. is some kind of new Israel or a new chosen people. And I am against an almost worship of our great country that occurs in some churches. However Rev. Wright's remarks go way too far.

In an interview on Fox News, Obama stated that he never heard those kinds of remarks. He had ony heard that Rev. Wright had said a couple of not so radical remarks. Obama said if he had heard those radical remarks then he woud have quit the church. Rev. Wright has been Obama's pastor for over 20 years. He married Obama and baptized his children. Many think it is remarkable, at best, that Obama never heard Rev. Wright's more radical remarks. I am not that suprised. After watching Obama waffle when asked the question if Obama was a member off Wright's church in good standing. He stated that they had many times when they did not attend often.

I do not see any justification for many of rev. Wright's comments. And Rev. Wright's concentration on "the black church" with "black leaders" and black salvation , etc. makes me wonder if he has ever read Galatians 3. One of the great things about Christianity is that we are no longer divided by things like race, sex, etc.. If we are "saved" then we are Christians and part of the one church. We are no longer black or white, make or female first. We are adopted sons of the Father first. And our identity is centered around that familial relationship.

But TCU is foolish to be honoring Rev. Wright so soon after all of the press about his comments. i can't see it being anything but negative for TCu and Brite Divinity school. There are so many outstanding black pastors out there in many different denominations. It was an error in judgement to honor rev. Wright instead of a pastor who deserves recognition.

The website for the event.

Story at about Rev. Wright's remarks and the interview with Obama.

You should able to hear some his comments here:

Monday, November 26, 2007

One of Those Songs . . .

the B52s Love shack is one of those songs that come out that transcend all of music. Whatever the "Love Shack" really is is not important. The song took on a life and gave it meaning that transcends what the lyricist was writing. It has turned into an anthem of fun and happiness. I think the only recent song that has reached the level of this song is "He Ya!" by Outkast. Which I have also linked. Both songs are just fun and are timeless. Enjoy!

Peanuts version

Monday, November 12, 2007


Here is Derrida on deconstruction and Christianity. What he is saying is either super intelligent or idiotic. I cannot tell which it is. I am thinking the latter.

Part 1

Part 2

Friday, November 9, 2007

I do not think they have received the right message

Who Looks like Jesus?

Below is a link to an interview with an ex-member of KORN who found Christ after seeing the effects his music had on his child. It is from the 700 Club which from time to time actually has some interesting stories on it. I am not a big fan of Pat Robertson but why throw the baby out with the bath water? Anyways it is intersting. And my wife thinks the guy looks a lot like Jesus and they have a picture of his baptism (in the Jordan river) in which he looks a lot like Jesus.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Reformation and All Saints Day videos

In honor of these two holidays tha only the radical fringe celebrate I give you some songs for the holidays.

Augustin is lustin

Rap Battle: Luther vs. Leo X (Alert: some bad language and some really goofy high school kids)

The protestant shuffle

The Reformation Polka