Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It's a cool 66* in my office, but Gus is in my lap, Jay-Jay is in a chair next to me, and the portable heater that I borrowed from the nursery at PBC (and never returned) is cranked up to the max. Maybe I won't freeze. A strong North wind blasted me when I took the garbage can to the curb early this morning. Old Man Winter is strutting his stuff.

This poor baby is outgrowing his pants. Pip will be two on Feb. 15. Benji has this picture posted on his Flickr site, and I just couldn't resist snatching it. Their temps are in the teens and twenties, hope they're all staying warm.

I just read an interesting article about former Presidents Carter and Clinton planning to unite all Baptists in America. (Photo from Ron Edmonds of AP, at the Ford funeral)

Now that's an ambitious goal if there ever was one! Not surprisingly, the SBC leaders are suspicious of their motivation. "Just trying to win more votes for the Democrats in '08! A Covenant of Compassion, my foot!" they huff.

However, rallying the more moderate Sou. Baptists to distance themselves from their conservative leaders should be easier now than ever before; after all, they were some of Bush's most vocal supporters at the start of the war in Iraq. Exit polls from the election in November indicate that more and more of the truly conservative Republican members are admitting that they were deceived, and are beginning to question the "wisdom" of their leadership.

What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) Thank goodness, that principle is still important to most of them. And it's not voodoo ecumenism! To read the article for yourself, it's here http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070109/24871.htm and here http://www.abpnews.com/1613.article

Other relevant articles are mentioned in their sidebars.

(Note to LGP: hope this didn't make you cringe too badly.)

1 comment:

mornin' said...

Thank you for the Micah 6:8 comment. I can only pray that when I've breathed my last, the people in my life will be able to say that of me. But I was referring to the note about cringing.

Did you know that no Sou. Baptists leaders were invited to the recent meeting near Atlanta? I'm concerned that it's more of a politically correct religion and less of a God-fearing relationship with our Creator/Savior.

We do need to show more love and mercy and compassion toward others. But we DO NOT need to stray from the absolute truths proclaimed in God's Word. I'm afraid this group is marching east (away from God).