Another brilliant post from the UK website ASBO Jesus.
The problem in the church isn’t to be found studying the churches that are seeker sensitive; the problem is dealing with the churches that are seeker hostile.~ source unknown
How God Made the Clouds
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
~ Phil 4:8 & 9 – The Message
Over the past month, a number of far-right GOP lawmakers have advocated for shutting down the federal government in order to defund Obamacare — but those efforts are deeply unpopular with Republican voters. Just seven percent of Republicans want Congress to take steps to delay or defund the health reform law, according to a new poll from the Morning Consult group.
Altogether, the Morning Consult poll found that just six percent of registered voters favor delaying or defunding Obamacare. By far, it’s the least popular strategy for moving forward with the health reform law. Most people said they wanted to find a way to make the health law work. Thirty-one percent of respondents said that Congress should “make changes to improve the law,” 22 percent said Congress should let the law take effect, and 11 percent wanted Congress to expand the healthcare law further. Thirty percent wanted Obamacare to be…
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Hate walking barefoot through airport security? Soon you might not have to. The TSA is expanding its speedy screening program to 60 more airports by the end of the year, which means more passengers will be able to go through airport security without removing their shoes, jackets, or belts. But it’ll cost you.
The program, called Pre-Check, will allow passengers to apply for faster security clearance, CNN reports. Applicants must prove their identity, provide fingerprints at an enrollment center, and pay $85. If approved, Pre-Check passengers can keep all their clothes on and also keep a laptop and some small liquid items in their carry-on bags.
Pre-Check already exists in 40 airports around the country and comes at no cost, but it’s only available to passengers who are part of extreme frequent flyer programs or who have been identified as U.S. Customs trusted travelers. The expanded fee-based program will…
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