Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Video Clip: Bilbo and the Ring of Power from Lord of the Rings
Quotes: Justice Scalia from an article in ijreview.com (please forgive my mis-pronunciation of his name in the recording):
“You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My god! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the devil? I mean, Jesus Christ believed in the devil! It’s in the Gospels! You travel in circles that are so, so removed from mainstream America that you are appalled that anybody would believe in the devil! Most of mankind has believed in the devil, for all of history. Many more intelligent people than you or me have believed in the devil.”
Articles: Suicide Rate Rises Sharply in U.S.
My life is one of contradictions. I’m a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.