The businessman dragged himself home and barely made it to his chair before he dropped, exhausted. His sympathetic wife was right there with a tall cool drink and a comforting word. "My, you look tired," she said. "You must have had a hard day today. What happened to make you so exhausted?" "It was terrible," her husband said, "The computer broke down and all of us had to do our own thinking."
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As much as I disagree with your conception of Christianity, I do enjoy receiving "Thought and Humor" every week. I'm a firm believer in dialogue, as opposed to knocking out someone's server!
Howdy, I can't help myself. My fingers are running away with me. I must comment on the mixing of politics and religion. As Christians we MUST be interested in politics!!!!!
Otherwise the Athiests, Agnostics, and flaming left wing liberals will take over this country. They have already made deep inroads into our religious freedoms, working to remove any trace of our Christian Heritage from all public venues. Undermining marriage and family values.We must at least try to keep up with what is going on and make our voices heard. Everyone must vote their conscience, but how can we make good choices if we don't know the issues? We must support our Christian politicians in their attempts to return this country to its Christian Heritage, and enact laws based on Christian values.
I am hooked on web sites such as Concerned Women for America, cwa.org, the Susan B Anthony List, The Presidential Prayer Group and several others I can't remember off the top of my fingers. Please keep reminding your readers that "ALL THAT IS NECESSARY FOR EVIL TO PREVAIL IS FOR GOOD MEN (AND WOMEN) TO DO NOTHING!!!
That may not be the exact quote, but the message is plain. Christians MUST get involved!!!!! (By the way, What is the exact quote and who said it? God Bless, Patti
Howdy, You could also tell Margaret that Gods laws hold eternal and are repeated throughout the bible. While none of the other instances sighted in the letter are ever repeated, homosexuality being wrong is specifically stated again in 1st Corinthians 6:9-10 "Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality, Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God."
Your friend in Christ Rob (UCLA)
Other than being humid and blustery with storms moving in from Mississippi (I love storms - weather type storms, not personal type storms!) things are good. Why not - Jesus is alive and well and with people like you telling about Him, I'm a happy person.
God bless you and thanks for your encouragement, your humor, your honesty - your backbone. A guy like you has to be strong to take the wrath you know you'll incur when you step out for Jesus and throw in a strong dose of humor to boot.
Howdy, After our recent e-mails, I got curious as to just who was for what in congress (I don't want to make statements w/o getting my facts straight). I checked on congress.org, which has all the latest bills & issues and how everyone voted. The latest vote concerning abortion was on the partial-birth abortion ban. The following Democratic senators voted in favor of the ban, which passed in a 64-36 decision:
Blanche Lincoln & Mark Pryor (Ark.), Joseph Biden and Thomas Carper (Del.), Zell Miller (Ga.), Larry Craig and Mike Crapo (Id.), Evan Bayh (In.--my home state!), John Breaux & Mary Landrieu (La.), Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan (N. Dak.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Harry Reid (Nev.), Ernest Hollings (S.C.), Tom Daschle (!) & Tim Johnson (S. Dak.), and Patrick Leahy (Ver.). Of those who voted against the partial birth abortion ban, most were Democrats, except for 3: Susan Collins & Olympia Snowe (Maine), and Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) Just found it interesting, and thought I'd pass it on. In Christ, Christine Cunningham "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."
I love T + H the only way I can think of improving it is making it shorter. I would rather receive several short e-mails a week than one long one. I am looking at download time and such. Margot ;-) Academic IT Center Manager Cameron University
Howdy, I think that Howdy is too busy when you look at it, if it were a little more plain it would be easier to read through. Emily
Howdy, I love the e-mails; however, the text I get is sometimes "Dis-Jointed" with uneven spaces... but please keep them coming.
I enjoy it the way it is.
Russ Ruonavaara, Broker
I really like what you do and I say, "You're doing fine!" I am a one liner kind of a guy. President of my church choir and spend 5 minutes talking with them every Thursday before choir practice. I try to put them at ease, make them laugh, make then feel at home, appreciated, part of a bigger plan, loved, respected, and honored. I try to give them God's love in such a way and with such intensity that they feel it in their bones all the way down to the souls of their feet. I try to make love the most important thing that we project through our interaction with one another and those who listen to us. I want to make the feelings last, uninterupted and unwaivering for ever.
I would like to see more power packed one liners 'cause I don't have a lot of time ... for some strange reason people seem to get bored when I talk for 5 minutes and 1 second. Boo Hoo.
Thank you, Bob
I enjoy your newsletter...It's a little too long...maybe it should come twice a week...half and half...the tiny print is hard on my eyes...I'm a senior citizen.
Howdy, Sometimes some of the articles come in the strangest code. I guess it's a font like Wingdings or something like that, but whatever it is, it's unintelligible. Can you fix that? Thanks for asking, Edie Hart
My only other suggestion would be to keep on doing what you are doing . . . remember: nothing succeeds like success.
Hang in there . . . Jerry
I couldn't pull up the poll on the yahoo site, but I do have one suggestion about something that is about to make me unsubscribe. That is the issue of all the animations, graphics, and attached pictures. Sending mass amounts of pictures in an already huge email of text is way overkill, and makes my dial-up session to retrieve mail even more sluggish. Let me say now, that I love the text content in the messages, but with the last email I got from you, I was able to trim the size down of the message from 705 kb down to 244 kb. I found then, after reading the email, that their absence did not detract from the text content of the email. So, with the exception of clickable sponsor's links, I would ask that you please do away with the animated GIF's, graphics, and pictures. Their absence may even drive me to recommend this list to my friends ;).
Thanks, Jonathan M.
Keep it much shorter.
Watch the animations--take a long time to load. Similarly, keep pics to a carefully chosen minimum.
The main reason for this is if it doesn't load in 2 sec or so, on anyone's slow computer, they will delete you.
The other reason is that time is valuable for all of us--- you don't want to impose on people's time needlessly.
Don't re-use old letters and answers. It is never good the second time around.
Don't list the negative letters and your answers (eventhough you are quite good in them, usually). Are you trying to impress us with how reasonable you are being? If so, you are not being reasonable, but egotistical. Something to watch.
Keep to the best humor--don't be mean.
Vary the Gospel-portions of your letters so there is something new to look for there, too.
Keep up the good fight!
David L. Mork, Ph.D. Associate Professor Concordia College, Dept. of Chemistry Moorhead, MN
Preparing for College by Reading the Bible What Students Need to Know
June 7, 2006
Is it possible to be an educated person without knowing about the Bible? That's the question that was posed to thirty-nine English professors at some of our leading universities. Their answers should not come as a surprise, although given our culture's "Christophobia" and the politically correct attitudes on campuses, they probably do.
The relationship between biblical literacy and education was the subject of a survey conducted by the Bible Literacy Project. The study, whose subtitle is "What University Professors Say Incoming Students Need to Know," found that every professor surveyed agreed with the following statement: "Regardless of a person's faith, an educated person needs to know about the Bible." Every professor!
By way of elaboration, Professor George P. Landow, from my alma mater, the very liberal Brown University, said, "[Without the Bible] it's like using a dictionary with one-third of the words removed." Professor Ulrich Knoepflmacher at Princeton said that the lack of "Bible knowledge is almost crippling in students' ability to be sophisticated readers."
Case in point: A preparation workbook for the Advanced Placement Literature exam lists sixty-seven biblical allusions among the 105 allusions that it recommends students know. Yet, only 8 percent of public high schools teach about the Bible even as literature.
Then there's the Bible's central role in Western civilization. As David Kastan of Columbia said, "The Bible is the foundational text, certainly of the West . . . We need to know more, and we need to know it better."
Given the Bible's status, it shouldn't be "too much to ask," as Gordon Braden of the University of Virginia put it, for students to read what he called a "core Bible." This would include "Genesis, Exodus, the Psalms, the four Gospels, and the Book of Revelation." In Braden's words, "If they have that, then we can get started."
If leading academics agree on the importance of the Bible, regardless of one's faith or lack thereof, why isn't it being taught more? Why are we raising the first generation to have lost the biblical narrative that was second nature to prior generations in America?
The answer certainly is not for lack of a suitable curriculum. The Bible Literacy Project recently released a textbook called The Bible and Its Influence. The textbook has been well received, not only by evangelical leaders, but by Catholic, Orthodox, and Jewish leaders as well.
The text enables students to learn about the role of the Bible in an accurate, scholarly, and constitutional way. It helps teachers and administrators feel more confident about their ability to do justice to our "foundational text."
The problem lies in getting past the "Christophobia" I mentioned earlier. Whether the problem lies in overt hostility or a misunderstanding of what the law actually says, many schools are reluctant to teach the Bible.
That's where you come in. There is overwhelming evidence of the need for biblical literacy in public education. You need to bring this evidence to the attention of those running your local school boards. You need to help them understand that the goal is not spreading a particular religion but preventing the spread of something far worse: a crippling kind of ignorance.
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