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February 25, 2010

Explosion of flavor

Filed under: food & stuff — Christ Ranger @ 12:57 pm

Whole Foods has quite possibly the best recipe for collard greens in the world … here.

February 24, 2010

Angel Heart

Filed under: praise, theology — Christ Ranger @ 11:30 am

Just ran across Spurgeon’s quote, “Beware of no man more than of yourself…we carry our worst enemies within us.”  While running this morning, I was listening to Todd Agnew and his song “If You Wanted Me” where he questions why God made us so prone to fall in love with the world, which is similar in theme to Spurgeon’s thought.  Agnew starts the song referencing Peter’s walking on water, which is really a clever start to the song.  Through God, all things are possible to those who believe in the name of Christ.  God reveals his strength and grace through his act of saving us and thereafter perfecting us, and His strength and grace are so apparent precisely because we are so inherently and naturally fallen and hostile to what is holy.  He overcomes and transforms our black hearts.  To Christ alone goes all the glory for creation, salvation and sanctification.  With mysterious love and through his power, He enables us to accomplish things we could never accomplish on our own.  God is great.

February 22, 2010

Whining Russians

Filed under: politics, economy, etc., sports — Christ Ranger @ 9:44 pm

As if it’s not enough poor form that they were the most efficient mass murderers of the 20th Century.  Now, 20 years after implosion, they’re still sore losers.  George Weigel’s article here.

February 19, 2010

Law Student Charged with Contempt for Exposing Daughter to Christianity

Filed under: biz, legal, and professionalism — Christ Ranger @ 7:57 pm

Story here.  Another chapter in the book on judicial arrogance. 

February 17, 2010

This website deserve a Klondike!

Filed under: culture — Christ Ranger @ 7:28 pm

Kudos to the new website PORNOGRAPHY HARMS launched by Patrick Trueman, the former chief attorney for the Child Exploitation and Obscentity Section in DOJ.  Porn should be the next products liability lawsuit area.  Porn purveyors have been selling and giving this stuff away, knowing that it’s addictive and harmful. The porn industry has made hundreds of millions if not billions over the net.  As every parent knows, porn is instantly available, even to the most innocent eyes that had no idea what that link would bring …  The imperical evidence is growing that pornography causes lasting harm to individuals and families and that it is highly addictive, like many other stimulants.  This is one area where I’ll be cheering for the trial attorney bar to descend en masse on an industry …

Planned Parenthood

Filed under: culture — Christ Ranger @ 5:58 pm

Dear Abby, should I trust planned parenthood? 

February 12, 2010

Advice on how to love a lawyer …

Filed under: biz, legal, and professionalism — Christ Ranger @ 8:32 am

While there may be deficiencies in this advice, inter alia whether this analysis is based on a statistically significant sampling of people involved in relationships with legal professionals or whether the researchers used recognized, peer reviewed methodology, however, it’s still a good read.   

February 10, 2010

Addicted to devices

Filed under: culture, entertainment — Christ Ranger @ 9:09 am

Breakpoint has an interesting article about a recent study showing the incredible amount of time kids today spend on electronic “stimulation” — TV, computers, PDAs.  The New York Times titles the results: If your kids are awake, they’re probably online.  Addiction to continual stimulation prevents contemplation and is counterproductive to the development of creative minds.  We need to unplug more and, as Breakpoint observes, dare to be bored.

February 9, 2010

Marriage and Christ

Filed under: marriage and family, theology — Christ Ranger @ 7:45 pm

My friend Anna raised some good points on her blog recently concerning marriage and love.  The longer I know Christ and the longer I’m married, the more interesting I find it that we’re betrothed to Christ.  Talk about being unevenly yoked .  First Jesus died for us, and now he’s betrothed to us?  Amazing grace.  At least for us, in our human marriages, we are to find our satisfaction and identity in Christ instead of demanding meaning and satisfaction from our spouses.  Easy to say, difficult to do.  Another mystery to me is what satisfaction Christ finds in his commitment to us?  Why does he hold us so dearly?  He who serves the least, ie us, is the greatest.  We denied and crucified him and are adulteress of heart, but yet he holds us firm in the palm of his nail scarred hands.  Amazing grace.

February 6, 2010

Re Haiti’s Blunder

Filed under: politics, economy, etc. — Christ Ranger @ 11:31 am

I’m not sure I agree that Haiti should be held “accountable” for holding the US church volunteers responsible for attempting to remove children illegally from Haiti.  World Mag reports that these short-term missions folk from Idaho were warned by at least a few credible sources that what they were planning to do was illegal and would land them in trouble.  Good intentions do not excuse gross neglect of the law, further, their proceeding despite serious warnings appears reckless.

February 2, 2010

Ken Ham’s State of the Nation Address

Filed under: culture, Ministry, politics, economy, etc. — Christ Ranger @ 10:45 pm

This should be a good watch Feb. 16 at 8pm est.

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