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Dad Joke #10.

Category: Bedtime Stories We Have Told
Published: Wednesday, 06 May 2015
Written by The Kiwi

Dad: What do you call an idea without vision?

Son: I don't know. What do you call an idea without vision?

The best possible light.

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 05 May 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)

“You know, I don’t care what anyone else says, you are a good guy!”

About 10 years ago I had two flat mates who loved to say that to each other. The first time it was said, there was a little bit of panic the other’s voice: “What do other people say?”

It is so easy to mishear someone, or read something into what they have said that was never intended, or pick up some rumour about what someone else has said about you. And do you notice the assumption is that it is always negative?

What's Wrong With Heath Lambert's Critique of Reparative Therapy, 3.

Category: I'm Registering an Opinion
Published: Monday, 04 May 2015
Written by The Kiwi

I continue my critique of Heath Lambert's critique of Reparative Therapy.

Part 1 two weeks ago (here).

Part 2 one week ago (here).

Part 3 this week (here).

A MISUNDERSTOOD PROCESS.

In this last section of his blog post, Heath Lambert says that RT has an approach to working with homosexual people that is not worthy of Christian ministry.

Why?

Well, let's see...

Links re. Chan and Sukumaran.

Category: Main Blog
Published: Saturday, 02 May 2015
Written by The Kiwi

Links

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed by the Indonesian Government last Wednesday morning for being the ring-leaders of a drug smuggling operation ten years ago.

During the ten years in an Indonesian gaol that led up to their execution, there were consistent reports that both men had rehabilitated - Andrew Chan had converted to Christianity and was ordained as a minister, and Myuran Sukumaran had taken up painting and helped others find constructive outlets for their energies in prison.

As a result of putting a human face to these two men, there were continued and impassioned calls and cries for clemency. Neither of them should be executed, was the message. Other prisoners allegedly offered to be executed in their place. Australian politicians continually requested for mercy. But their executions went ahead.

Below are some of the reactions to this emotional and confronting event...

Dad Joke #9.

Category: Bedtime Stories We Have Told
Published: Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Written by The Kiwi

Wise Man

Dad: A wise man says...

We are not disembodied.

Category: God and Church
Published: Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Written by The Kiwi

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)

My mother told me about a man who came to preach at her church. He related how he desperately wanted to be a holy and godly man, so he hatched a plan – he would get up early every morning and spend two hours in prayer Bible study. So he did. He got up early every morning – no matter what – and prayed and studied the Bible.

And, after a time, his family did notice a real difference. He had changed. No longer was he the man he was before – he was now very tired and had a terribly short temper! His plans for holiness had failed miserably.