Guess who I went to church with this past Sunday, August 26, 2006. Well you can see in the picture who they are: Senator Mary Landreiu and the Reverend Doctor R. T. Kendall. We were all present at the Victory Fellowship church in Metairie, Louisiana.
Senator Landreiu was present to extend her appreciation and gratitude to the church for all of the wonderful things they have done toward the Katrina recovery. This church provides thousands of meals for worker and for homeless people in Metairie and in New Orleans.
Pastor Frank Bailey is open to the leadership of the Lord and responds to that leading in meeting needs and in preaching the word. He is truly a godly man and a complete gentleman. In his kindness and openness he invited my friend R. T. Kendall to come and preach and welcomed me to share in that time. I am truly thankful for that time with Pastor Bailey, R. T. and his son T. R. A wonderful week end. Plus it was great to meet the Senator. She is my Senator!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
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Saturday, August 26, 2006
Last night my youngest daughter sent a message telephonically from Hong Kong via her mother advising me to spend more time updating and adding to my Blog! This, of course, is very hard work and requires the exercise of my prolific brain and an ability to sort through all of the cascading thoughts that run through my brain.
Rather than telling her to tend to her knitting (see picture), which she does very well, I have decided to redouble my efforts and share my thoughts with world.
Posted by Bob Ferguson at 08:05
Friday, August 18, 2006
Time to get rid of Pat Robertson
Robert Parham of the Baptist Center for Ethics said the time has come for conservative evangelicals to "disown Robertson for his theo-politico wackiness and false teachings from the Bible" and for the CBN board to "act responsibly and remove him from office."
He said Robertson "distorts the biblical witness and puts at risk the global Christian community."
"Robertson distorts the biblical witness and puts at risk the global Christian community. As for the former, he confuses the biblical Israel with the political state of Israel, an all too common mistake within fundamentalist Christianity and a popular trick among TV preachers who lure literalists for loot. As for the latter, when he prays with Israel's prime minister for Israel's victory, he places Christians in Muslim countries in harm's way. Regrettably, non-Christians wrongly think that America is a Christian country at war against non-Christian countries and that Robertson is a representative Christian. Neither is America a Christian nation, nor is Robertson a good representative of Christianity.
"When will conservative evangelicals disown Robertson for his theo-politico wackiness and false teachings from the Bible? When will his own board act responsibility and remove him from office?"
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
We have nothing to fear but fear itself, especially since fear is now being fomented and manipulated for political purposes by a bunch of shameless hacks. Who is trying to make you afraid and why? This Karl Rove tactic is getting quite threadbare, in fact, and so much so that it is getting dangerously close to comedy.
My favorite episode, of course, was the Miami terrorists, a fearsome horde of seven described by the FBI's deputy director as, "More inspirational that operational." That means wanna-bes. An FBI informant posing as a member of al-Qaida offered to supply the plotters with material for the jihad, so they asked for boots and uniforms. Every terrorist needs a uniform.
Of course, even a nincompoop can succeed occasionally -- but the list of wanna-bes keeps growing. Seventeen people were arrested in Canada for intending to behead the prime minister. Has anyone in all of history ever cared that much about a Canadian prime minister? Their national motto is, "Now, let's not get excited."
Read the whole article. Molly Ivins is on target as usual.
Posted by Bob Ferguson at 08:35