Monday, February 3, 2014

Baptisms, Football, and Bill Nye.

It's a big week!

1. Yesterday during 2nd service something special happened. First, baptisms are always special, but, in my opinion, a father baptizing his child is beautiful. I hope I get that privilege one day. A very special moment!

2. Yesterday was the Superbowl and I couldn't care any less, but I watched it. Whether you're a Seahawks fan or a Bronchos fan you can certainly appreciate that there are some stand up guys on the Seahawks (I'm sure there are some that play for the Bronchos too, but they weren't featured on this "Making of A Champion" video featuring the Seahawks).

3. Tomorrow night Bill Nye (the Science Guy) is going to debate Ken Ham (the guy behind the Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis). The subject is simply this: "Is creation a viable form of origins?" Simple enough. I am very interested in the content of the debate, but what concerns me more is how we respond. No one will "win" this debate. Even among Christians there is such a widely varying opinion on the interpretation of the Creation account (most of which respect the authority of Scripture and are honoring to God) and that helps me realize this is not a problem to be solved, but a tension that we will always live in. Our responsibility is to act like Christians, first and foremost. People on "the other side" of the argument are not the enemy, Satan always has and always will be our enemy and his goal is to make Christians seem irrelevant and judgmental. I hope that we will not help our adversary out in our response to this debate on social media or in our public discussions

You can watch the debate live tomorrow night at 7:00 PM (eastern) right here.

Let's take our lead from the Apostle Paul in Colossians 4:5:

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.

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