According to the latest Christianity Today Scrooge is alive and well in our churches. CT reports that overall church collections are down. The article claims that the average after-tax amount regular church-going Christians give per year per household is $200. Wow.
Isn’t it interesting how the auto makers are in trouble because- at least in part- they refused to hear and heed the call for change in their industry and just keep doing the same ole stuff the same ole way. Why is it that it takes a crisis to get folks to awaken to fresh ideas? Kind of works that way down at the church house too.
In most industries an executive coming off of ten years of sustained success would be lauded, promoted and have a feeling of security- even if the eleventh year was not as successful, but not in college football. I am no fan of Auburn or Tommy Tuberville, but- as a friend used to say- why in the name of common sense was he forced to resign? Mercy. No team- even the very elite- can win every year. Of course it is difficult to feel sorry for TT when he gets a six million dollar buy-out. But it all just demonstrates how crazy big-time college football is.
Hotty Toddy! How bout them Rebs!
Christmas season is officially here. While channel surfing I ran across the movie, Christmas Story. My guess is that it will be shown about 1429 times before December is over. You will shoot yer eye out kid!
Recently I had the chance to hear on radio an extended presentation about the “last days” we are now living in. Were you aware that Russia is going to ally with Iran and a Muslim coalition and in great force descend down upon Israel in the valley of Megiddo for a fierce battle which Russia will win to become the world power- only to have China’s millions swarm all over them later- after which the anti-Christ will appear- followed by Christ himself coming. Wow. All of this is found clearly in the Scripture too. Seems Daniel, Isaiah, John and the other prophets of old could have cared less about the needs of their day and time and were writing in great detail strictly about us today. Twenty years ago Daniel, Isaiah and John had the USSR and China joining forces to defeat Israel according to these same radio voices. Too bad they have all forgotten one hard fast rule of biblical interpretation- Scripture can never mean now what it did not mean then. And I am fairly certain the prophets of old were not thinking about Russia in their proclamations. They had more immediate threats and situations in mind.
Don’t forget to go to church Sunday and don’t be a Scrooge! 🙂