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The Death Star Is Nearly Complete

Here's a great photo essay on the New Yankee Stadium which opens in April.  This place is magnificent.  Can't wait to go there.  Since the Yankees are known as the "evil empire," fans have taken to calling the new stadium "the death star."  Too bad one of the first venues in the new stadium is a Joel Osteen rally.  Click here: New Yankee Stadium Construction Photo Update- 2/2/09 | The Voice of Yankees Universe

This won't come as much of a surprise, but here's an interesting essay on how big government stifles religion and charity.  This stems from the shift which takes place when government assumes roles previously played by churches and charities.  Click here: Public Discourse, More Government, Less God: What the Obama Revolution Means for Religion in America, by W. Bradfo

The Sacred Sandwich ran a great piece on what would happen if Paul's letter to the Galatians had been published by Christianity Today.  I loved the complaint from Mrs. Bobbitt.  Click here: If Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians was Published in Christianity Today | The Sacred Sandwich

Reader Comments (16)

Dr. Riddleblogger,

I hereby protest your affirmation of the Bobbitt humor. Don’t you know there is a culture out there that would make Babylon blush, which utterly requires an over-realized modesty from us?

…Pbbbffftt, that was pretty funny.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
The reader was cut to the part?
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMacAnTully
Osteen at Yankee stadium? I'm holding out for Osteen, Oprah and Obama to appear together.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman

That's pretty good- while we are trying to separate the two-kingdoms they are meshing them together with new age spirituality and big government. I just saw Keifer Sutherland make a plug for doing our part to eliminate carbon emissions for global warming purposes after this weeks 24 episode. What a turnoff- this was after Jack Bauer got done torturing the mole in the Senate. Talk about ethical dilemma's. Life is getting wackier and weirder by the minute.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Y
I've subscribed to newspapers all of my life. But, this love fest that the media has with Messiah Obama, finally has prompted me to -- for the first time -- cancel my subscription to my local newspaper.

As you see more and more newspapers going out of business, it will level the playing field, to the point that more people will look for their news sources on the internet. (And, there are some darn good sources out there.)

Most of the newspapers and the television media are just force feeding the masses absolute false garbage. Global warming is just one very, very, small example, which is costing the tax payers billions of dollars.

Pastor Kim - that was an excellent article on the impact of Obamas' policies on our country!

It is no longer, "ask not what you can do for your country, but, what your country can do for you."
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
I don't think the article was addressing Obama's policies directly, but rather showing the collateral effect of a welfare state on religious attendance by individuals who look to religious institutions for economic and social support. As the article stated:
"How do we account for the inverse relationship between government size and religious vitality? As Gill and Lundsgaarde point out, some individuals have strong spiritual needs that can only be met by religion. This portion of the population remains faithful, come what may. But other individuals only turn to churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques when their needs for social or material security are not being met by the market or state."

Given this, I do not think the article says anything about an adverse impact of Obama type policies on true believers. You may be able to crisicize Obama on a number of fronts, but I am not sure this artilce is suggesting that Obama's policies are eroding the Kingdom of God.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Regarding Yankee stadium and Joel Osteen, his appearance in Yankee Stadium is ironically appropriate. Yankees fans ought to enjoy "your best life now", because once the season starts they will only be seeing the Red Sox pulling away!
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Yankee Stadium looks really cool, however what is Olsteen doing there?
Thank for the pictures Pastor KIm. I love the coment made by Mrs. Bobbitt.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertiminator
While Sept. 11, 2001 is certainly a fateful date that is permenantly etched in our memories it was Sept. 16 of the same year that took me by surprise. That was the Sunday following the terrorist attacks and our church was packed, literally standing room only. The next Sunday attendance was still above normal, but no ushers setting up temporary chairs; the week after was even less; by end of the month things were back to normal.

Who were all of these people and what did the expect to see, hear, receive? Like lemmings to the sea, they come in droves when hard and uncertain times are upon us - and just as quickly disappear like the evening clouds. I 'spose human behavior has more or less always been fickle like that, down through the years. But it seems like it has become more pronounced in recent decades. Even economists are struggling to understand the herd mentality that caused the turnaround so quickly last Fall when the markets began to slide - they expected it, even forecasted it, but none of them expected it to happen so fast.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
The article on the nanny state was very good, but for one sentence. The authors stated that they did not doubt the "sincerity of Obama's religious intentions." But then they go on to say that if Obama succeeds in passing his agenda, the US will become as secular a nanny state as Europe. That sounds like a contradiction to me, unless they mean that creating a secular nanny state out of America is Obama's sincere religious intention. A bad tree cannot bring forth good fruit.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhuh
I know nothing about baseball, being English. But that stadium looks great. Is it deliberately attempting to be true to the architectural style of the original? That's a great difference to what happens over here where a traditional stadium is replaced by a characterless box.
What will happen to the original?
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhil B
Ddn't the rebels blow up the death star?

Go Red Sox!
March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
Death star it is.
March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark Priestap
I think I saw a corner of a Sox jersey sticking out of the concrete in one of those shots of the new stadium.☺
March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
"Death Star"?
-The house that DARTH built? Sweet.
March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDrollorD
The new Yankee Stadium does look fantastic. It is a work of art -- somewhat like (simile) a Hearst Castle of baseball.

And, you gotta, respect the awesome, rich Yankee tradition which it embelishes!
March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd

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