Month: April 2013

United Knows What You Think of Them – @unitedseminary

I wish this wasn't the topic for my first post in a while, but here it goes.

I also haven't posted about United Theological Seminary for a while, but I can't help this one.

I haven't ever heard an official from United speak about Kenneth Copeland (I speak about him here) and their recent turn towards conservatism – until this morning.

I overheard a conversation held in the common area of UTS this morning. I can't recall the entire conversation, but here are the highlights.

*During his D.Min visit last year, Kenneth Copeland helped raise $20,000 for the school.

*This official didn't see why Copeland's son-in-law shouldn't have been brought onto the board of the school. (Dr. Swisher is a UTS grad and works for Kenneth Copeland Ministries)

*This official was unconcerned with the view that everyone thinks UTS is taking a turn towards conservatism.

I share this with you because it is the first time I've heard a UTS official speak candidly about things like Copeland and the school's institutional changes over the last few years.

Admittedly, I do not know in what context these comments were being made, but I heard them – and decided to report them to you.

So, there's that.



…Or ‘How to Be Successful in Business, Yet Remain a Total Knob-End’ @realDonaldTrump

‘Nuff said.

READER’S NOTE: Less New Content Over Next Few Weeks

    As my second to last semester begins to wind down, I will need to put alot of energy into my studies. That being said, I wanted to let my readers know that new content would probably slow to a minimum over the next few weeks. Now, I will be traveling to Dayton, Ohio

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Instructions for Handling My Son’s Death

Originally posted on Notes from the Pastor's Office:
***This isn’t written with everyone in mind, but all are welcome to read it.*** IMPORTANT: Carter, my son, is still alive and well–smiling as he ALWAYS does. That being said, last Tuesday, my wife and I received some discouraging news.  While our son–Carter (7)–has a healthy…


Great Tact, NAGR…NOT!

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Mere moments ago, The National Association of Gun Rights (or NAGR, for short), posted this graphic to their Facebook page.

Why yes, that’s the words “Shall not be infringed” pasted over a conglomeration of images from the Revolutionary War.  It’s not George Washington crossing the Potomac, either.

Unless they say otherwise, I’m gonna go ahead and assume that this was posted in response to the bombings in Boston today.  Yes, the gun debate is raging in Washington right now.  However, they used graphics we very frequently associate with Boston to also make this point about their incessantly belligerent fight.

With that, then, we can assume that their response to this horrible bombing is to pick up on their radical gun rights rhetoric.

It could have been a coincidence, but you and I both know the odds of that.

This is disgusting, NAGR, just disgusting.

Consider apologizing (but I know you won’t).


Video From the Pastor’s Office #21 – “Chuck Norris’ Puny God”

I compare Chuck Norris to a dainty butterfly in this episode. Let's see if I survive.

Here's a link to the article I reference in the video:


SERMON from 4-7-13: “The Duty of Constant Communion”

Luke 22.19 (CEB) After taking the bread and giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” The Duty of Constant Communion What is a sacrament? That wasn’t a rhetorical question. Can anybody tell me what a sacrament

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Sometimes, Preaching Just Isn’t Enough…

Shared from here.






Grace and peace to you.


Video From The Pastor’s Office #20 – “History Snubs MLK”

My History Channel desktop calendar did not mention anything about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I may be making a ginger deal of it than it needs, but I talk about it here.

NAGR Lies, Yet No One Seems to Care

    The National Association of Gun Rights – or NAGR, for short – has displayed this graphic for a long time.  They have been posting this graphic since before the massacre of human life at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. See, before the Sandy Hook gun massacre, POTUS had done

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