The World According to kcillini77

August 29, 2008

I Guess I’m a McCain Voter

Filed under: Uncategorized — kcillini77 @ 6:25 am

Despite my last post, I do think it’s important that I figure out who I’m going to vote for.

Barack seems like such a nice guy, and he’s from Illinois, and it would be a historic event to elect a black president.  I WANT to vote for him.  But there’s the pesky topic of “the issues” to consider.  A friend sent me this quiz, put together by ABC News.  You read quotes from each candidate (but without the speaker’s name) and then select the one you agree with most.  There’s still more research to be done on my part, but given my results, it’s not looking good for Obama.  Then again, I live in Kansas, so my vote doesn’t really count.  Maybe I should go ahead and vote for him for the heck of it.


August 27, 2008

So Sick Of Politics Already

Filed under: America,Christianity,politics — kcillini77 @ 6:34 am
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The words of this song pretty much sum up what’s going through my mind right now.  Sure, it’s a great privilege for us to be able to vote, and I don’t want to change that.  But we’re voting for humans who, despite their ideals are driven by the whims of their financial backers.  We are not voting for the “right” person for the job.  We are not voting for “God’s man” for the job.  We will NEVER have a savior in the White House or in the Senate, or even in the city commissioner’s office.  Vote your conscience, but don’t get sucked into thinking that this choice is the most important one you will ever make.  No matter what happens in our country, Jesus is our king and our savior, and He is where our allegiance should lie.

Oh, and, in case you can’t pick out all of the words amid the images (this was the best video I could find and I don’t have the patience or software to make my own), here they are:

A Savior on Capitol Hill (By Derek Webb, from the album “The Ringing Bell”)

I’m so tired of these mortal men
with their hands on their wallets and their hearts full of sin
scared of their enemies, scared of their friends
and always running for re-election
so come to DC if it be thy will
because we’ve never had a savior on Capitol Hill

you can always trust the devil or a politician
to be the devil or a politician
but beyond that friends you’d best beware
’cause at the Pentagon bar they’re an inseparable pair
and as long as the lobbyists are paying their bills
we’ll never have a savior on Capitol Hill

all of our problems gonna disappear
when we can whisper right in that President’s ear
he could walk right across the reflection pool
in his combat boots and ten thousand dollar suit

you can render unto Caesar everything that’s his
you can trust in his power to come to your defense
it’s the way of the world, the way of the gun
it’s the trading of an evil for a lesser one
so don’t hold your breath or your vote until
you think you’ve finally found a savior up on Capitol Hill

August 25, 2008

The False Gospel of Prosperity

Filed under: America,Christianity,Church,Uncategorized — kcillini77 @ 10:18 pm
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From John Piper – not sure if this is from two different sermons or one, but a message worth a couple minutes of your time.

August 22, 2008

Yancey on Lewis

Filed under: Christianity — kcillini77 @ 6:54 am
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I love the writing of C.S. Lewis and I think Philip Yancey may be my favorite currently active Christian writer.  So I really appreciated reading some of Yancey’s thoughts on Lewis.

August 19, 2008

Shackin’ Up

Filed under: America,Christianity,Church,Sarcasm — kcillini77 @ 9:52 pm

I just finished reading The Shack, which, if you scan the internet or poll your friends for opinions is either the most important book since the Gospel of Matthew or should be removed from all shelves and burned in a big bonfire before everyone starts thinking God is a black woman.

Listen, I understand some of the flack the book gets.  About 75% of the story is dialogue between a broken man with a dead daughter and the Trinity.  And the Father God chooses to reveal himself for most of the book as a black woman to a man who had deep seated issues with his father.  And the Holy Spirit is represented as an ethereal Asian woman.  And Jesus is a Middle Eastern man (where’d my white bearded Jesus go?).

I want to say that anyone who has their panties in a bunch about this before reading it should actually read it and see what it has to say before passing judgment.  But more than likely they will probably also not be too happy that God comes across as loving as His only begotten son instead of spending his time with the main character reminding him of how sinful and wretched he is.

Yeah, now that I think about it, this NOVEL is pretty dangerous.  Make sure your kids spend their evenings playing family friendly XBox games and watching nonoffensive television instead of reading this one.  If you have it on your shelf, maybe it would serve as good fuel for the fire during family devotions.

August 9, 2008

Carol Kent on Steve Brown, etc.

Filed under: America,Christianity,Church,Family — kcillini77 @ 10:07 am

If you haven’t heard Carol Kent’s story, you need to.

It will encourage you whether you are in the midst of a storm or not.

This story will take you 40 minutes to listen to, but it’s well worth it.  Go to this site, and you can either download the mp3, press the play button to listen to it directly on the site, or click “Play in Popup” to get a popup screen that will start the show.

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