The American military operation last week resulting in the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is certainly good news; however, media reports are already cautioning against expectations that this means peace in Iraq is just around the corner. In this installment of The Immediate Word, team member Steve McCutchan enumerates some of the terrorist threats our world has faced recently -- and he notes that while the seeds of this behavior are many and impossible to control, human beings have in them seeds of both good and evil.
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.