A Follow-Up from Sunday School by My Pastor

While I miss teaching Sunday School, I deeply appreciate the opportunity to listen in and participate with Pastor Hull’s adult Sunday school/Bible class. We are currently going through the Gospel of John.

Since he encourages us to “think theologically,” he encourages questions. Sometimes they go up and down rabbit trails, but eventually, we come back to the point. One of the rabbit trails on Sunday a week ago was about contemporary Christian music.

I find it trite and shallow for the most part, but my taste is not the determining factor. (That probably is a very good thing!) 🙂 If it was up to me, CCM would probably be limited to the weakest radio stations in the lowest bandwidth Internet outlets.

And yet… That isn’t the core of the issue. One of the justifications was that, since you aren’t doing something overtly bad, you are doing something good. Another of the justifications was that, since the Name of Jesus is mentioned, it is a good thing.

I’m not so sure about that. IF the mere mention of Jesus Name is a good thing, we would encourage cussing. It isn’t the mere mention! It’s reverence, delight, thankfulness, repentance that spills out THE NAME OF JESUS.

Your mileage may vary! Listen to what Pastor Hull has to say for yourself.

 

I Have Been Missing in Action

I haven’t been in this blog since early January. Part of that is because I was just goofing around, avoiding writing and writing blogs.

Six weeks of that time, I was in the hospital. READ THIS for more gory details. Catching up from being in the hospital is taking more time than I planned, to

o. Just catching up with email has been a career move!

Tomorrow, I am planning to sit in the wheelchair for the first time since mid-January. Let the celebration began! After that, I am planning to go back to SNOWFLAKE OUTLINING the novel that has been in hiatus.

I haven’t been to church in about 1 billion years, either. I don’t think I will be making it to any services this week. I don’t have the stamina.

Maybe next year!

Two Days until Church

I am eagerly awaiting the day after tomorrow. My frustration level is high and I suspect that the situation (the one that I don’t want to talk about) will not be easily resolved.

I need to repent and be absolved. I need forgiveness placed in my ears and on my tongue.