Many Christians play at religion, prancing along the shores of the great ocean of God and
running from the waves. The prophets, however, are dragged into the sea by God's
riptide. They're beaten around by God's currents, overwhelmed and amazed by God.
This is almighty God, our Creator we deal with, not a god we select, pushing our
shopping cart through the aisles that sell specks of philosophies and bits of religions. Our
Creator calls us to attention and argues with us.
We can reel off all our common sense reasons why we're doing just swell, why our slip-
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.