Sunday, March 30, 2014

"Vision: Then and Now" Preaching Lent 4A


[Haven't been posting sermons for a while. Sorry about that. I'll try to get back into the swing of it here sometime.]
 


Vision, Then and Now
Lent 4A, March 30, 2014

The story(1) goes of a people who lived deep within a cave. They had never seen the light of day, and were bound by chains so that they could only look straight ahead. Behind the people stood unseen statues, of humans and animals and nature - and a fire burned behind them so to cast shadows of the statues on the wall of the cave that the people faced. And staring through the darkness of the cave, the people saw the shadows, and believed them to be the most perfect form of reality imaginable, for they could not see the statues, nor the fire.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

When it goes your way


It's freedom of religion when a private retail corporation wants to deny certain birth control as a healthcare provision, but it's not freedom of religion when a Christian charity group decides that they're okay with gay employees?

Just like Hobby Lobby employees DON'T HAVE to work there if they don't like the health provisions, donors to World Vision who hate gays DON'T HAVE to donate there if they don't like the charity's policy.

The clear winner here is good old fashioned asshat-ery.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fun with Jesus

Here at the 'bytes we like a good meme when we see it. In case you're unfamiliar with what a meme is (mom), here's a primer from Urban Dictionary:

That being said, here's a few images from one of my fave meme's: