August 21, 2013
Jai M Paul a friend of this blog
Bethesda Church Ministries
Prayers and Funds to be sent please on behalf of orphaned children
I published my previous post on Friday. Satirical World Maps
If frequent readers are offended by the fact that I published an article on this blog Friday and now Sunday, I half apologize as the idea for this post arrived in my head basically just as I was revising the 'Satirical World Maps' article, as I almost always revise posts. I did not want to simply add-on to it as I have done to some posts in the past.
However if one has a real ethical problem with my actions as far as being an imposition upon their (limited) free will and lifestyle please send complaints to:
Dr. Russ Murray
c/o Chuck The Monk or alternatively
c/o Bobby Buff
A Road To Nowhere, Antarctica
On the other hand...
Good to see L.A. Philip today at Grace Van and Starbucks...
Thanks for the Iced Coffee.
|Christ Giving the Keys to Peter, ca. 1315 at Cologne|
|Scenes from the Passion of Saint Vincent of Saragossa and the History of His Relics, 1244–1247 at Saint Germain des Pres, Paris|
When I about four or five years old in Port Coquitlam and my brother would play the instrumental 'Popcorn' on the stereo, I thought the track might be evil...
Also from the same era my family used to discuss the hippies that would drive too fast down the road and sell drugs in white and green vans...
With the advent of Bob Ross later when I lived in Maple Ridge, I sort of saw hippies in a new light...'There'.
A few years after Port Coquitlam later in Pitt Meadows when my parents were off at an Amway event in the United States and if I was at home Saturday night, I would at around 4 p.m. order a large Pizza from 'Marina Pizza' which had Greek Pizza, and eat the entire pizza. Something I was only capable of accomplishing as a teenager when I weighed 150 pounds.
Today, I could not physically do this without likely becoming ill even though I weigh over 200 pounds now.
Occasionally back at Pitt Meadows, I would give a piece of pizza to the German-Shepherd Husky, Rebel (Jerk). I am sure he could have eaten half the pizza or more in the time it would have taken me to eat a piece or two.
By the way, large dogs are an excellent way to get rid of other food such as dishes you hate, like when your Mother makes liver...
At 4 P.M. I believe it was, because I would watch Hockey Night in Canada at 5 P.M. there was an evangelical, somewhat fundamentalistic Christian speaker that would have a call in show and play Christian music on the Rogers Channel which I think was channel 2 at that point in time. At that time I had no formal Biblical training and grew up in a family that was basically secular mixed with Christian and had to figure things out for myself, humanly speaking. I am not of course denying the work of God and God the Holy Spirit.
At the time I learned from the show but about ten years later I heard the same speaker with a similar type of show live as I was on a boat cruise of the Burrard Inlet in the Summer which I highly recommend. I have done it twice, once professionally which was this time mentioned and later a few years ago on a family friend's yacht.
The man was answering some questions and playing Christian music, but by this time seems to me I had a few years of Bible School at Columbia Bible College if not my BA and I may have been well into my MTS at Canadian Baptist Seminary and Trinity Western University. I found his answers too presumptuous, and simplistic. This may have been right about the time I was beginning to read philosophy and philosophy of religion texts somewhat for thesis work at CBS/TWU and for PhD preparation in the United Kingdom, as well as the heavy theology and Biblical Studies work I was involved in, but it showed me how knowledge and my spiritual growth had changed my outlook on teaching received.
I realized at that point I had progressed significantly in a decade and not in disbelief but educated belief.
|Not Biblical model.-Google Images|
|Lunch meeting?-Google Images|