GregWoodard.com

Friday, February 25, 2005

Telegraph | News | Powell criticises Iraq troop levels and rift with Europe

So we find out that Powell is no neo-con:
Telegraph | News | Powell criticises Iraq troop levels and rift with Europe

ChristianityToday.com - The Theology of Plan B

Another one that I am going to read later. I am guessing that this one will speak to my current situation of seeking a new place of ministry!
The Theology of Plan B

Weblog: $10 Osteen Tickets Going for $100+ - Christianity Today Magazine

What make this guy such a superstar?
Weblog: $10 Osteen Tickets Going for $100+ - Christianity Today Magazine

National Review Online (http://www.nationalreview.com)

I'll read it later.
NRO - VDH: Merchants of Despair (http://www.nationalreview.com)

washingtonpost.com: Condoleezza Rice's Commanding Clothes

The power of Condi:
washingtonpost.com: Condoleezza Rice's Commanding Clothes

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) - The Silence of Christmas & the Scream of the Tsunami

The Silence of Christmas & the Scream of the Tsunami:
Hat tip to DavidLimbaugh.com.

In Fallujah's wake, marines go west | csmonitor.com

Godspeed Marines!
In Fallujah's wake, marines go west | csmonitor.com

FOXSports.com - NFL- Report: Vikings agree to trade Moss to Raiders

As a Minnesota Vikings fan, I will miss the shere excitement that Moss brough when we went for long yardage, but will not miss all of the baggage that seemed to reappear last season.
FOXSports.com - NFL- Report: Vikings agree to trade Moss to Raiders

LongmontFYI - College head resists firing prof

There has got to be a way to get people such as Mr. Churchill out of their tenured positions. The things this guy has said a mind blowing!
LongmontFYI - College head resists firing prof

WorldNetDaily: Wead now regrets Bush tapes

This is important news:
WorldNetDaily: Wead now regrets Bush tapes
Hat tip to Hugh Hewitt.

WorldNetDaily: CBS veteran rips network

An interesting take from a CBS news insider:
WorldNetDaily: CBS veteran rips network

The Green Side

If you have not yet seen this site, you really should check it out. The posts are emails from a Marine Lt. Colonel serving in Iraq. These missives from the front lines of the battle for libery in Iraq are worth reading.
The Green Side

The Colossus of Care - Christianity Today Magazine

What an incredible organization. I have always been impressed with World Vision. We enjoy sponsoring a child through this fine organization.
The Colossus of Care - Christianity Today Magazine

The World Vision story is not complete without knowing something about the Imperfect Instrument who was its founding leader.

GetReligion: February 24, 2005

I just like the picture at this post:
GetReligion: February 24, 2005

the evangelical outpost: Outtakes
02.24.05

I am concerned about the goings on at Baylor. I have a firm belief that it is vital for evangelical Christianity to keep the life of the mind as a vital enterprise. Check out the first paragragh (ok now the second paragraph) at this link:
the evangelical outpost: Outtakes
02.24.05

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

HughHewitt.com

Nothing in particular here, but how does Hugh write so much. I mean the guy is a tenured professor of constitutional law, a radio host, writer of books, travels quite a bit. I just don't understand!

HughHewitt.com

Yahoo! News - Iran Quake Death Toll Rises Beyond 400

What a tragedy when this happens. Join me in praying for the people of Sarbagh, Iran.

Yahoo! News - Iran Quake Death Toll Rises Beyond 400

Monday, February 21, 2005

Matthew 22: 34-40

Anticipating my next step in ministry, I am beginning to pull some thoughts together about discipleship. Below are the opening thoughts of a sermon / teaching that I am working on. I will post more as I continue to develop my ideas.

Matthew 22:34-40 (NLT) 34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they thought up a fresh question of their own to ask him. 35 One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

As I reflect on the Christian life, it seems to me that the gospel may be boiled down to these three verses. Verse 37 reflects the highest priority of God’s creation, that is, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” In verse 39, the author writes that a second command is equally important, that of loving your neighbor as yourself.
What would it mean if we lived out these verses? What would it mean if we truly loved God with all our heart, soul and mind and if we truly loved our neighbor as ourselves? Andrew Murray wrote that “My relationship with God is part of my relationship with men [and women]. Failure in one will cause failure with the other.” I want us to take a few minutes to unpack these verses and see what God has to say to us as we think together about what it means to be one of Christ’s disciples.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Yahoo! News - Defrocked Priest Sentenced for Raping Boy

12-15 years is not enough for a crime such as this. The story mentions that this is an "egregious misuse of trust and authority." I personally cannot think of many things that are worse in this regard than abuse by one's priest. Here is the story:
Yahoo! News - Defrocked Priest Sentenced for Raping Boy

Monday, February 14, 2005

Yahoo! News - DEATH FOR THE POPE

I just thought this was an interesting take on the Pope's recent emergency health crisis"
Yahoo! News - DEATH FOR THE POPE

Question for Contemplation

The Lenten season is upon us. I have decided to use these 40 days before Easter to think deeply about the cross of Christ. One question for contemplation: Why did Christ die?

Friday, February 11, 2005

GetReligion: The Shanley debate

I have a hard time believing that a priest could do the sort of thing that Shanley is guilty of doing.
GetReligion: The Shanley debate

New Blog

Recently I have not felt like doing much writing. Perhaps I still don't. However, I think the discipline of writing is important to my growth and so I will be posting here on a semi-regular basis. What will I write about? I am not totally sure, but here are some potential areas:

  • My Christian faith
  • Current events
  • The intersection of Christianity and culture
  • Apologetics
  • Thoughts on books I am reading

And other stuff. I will probably post on words of wisdom from my children and the challenges that life thows my way.

Who am I? I am husband to Vicki and a father to Liahna who is 5 and David who is 2. I have a masters degree in the area of philosophy of religion from Bethel Seminary and am currently working on some additional courses to prepare for a Doctor of Ministry. Until February 28, I am employed at a large local church. Recently I have felt God calling me to step out in faith and trust him for a position in a local church that better suits my gifts and passions. I desire to work in the areas of discipleship, equipping, connecting, ministry development. My passion is to see people equipped to do ministry in the areas of their gifts. I also enjoy small group ministry and believe that small groups offer a place that is uniquely suited to community and spiritual growth.

I hope you will check back often as I continue posting and reflecting on life.