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I Had Almost Forgotten . . .

As you may know, I grew up in the Christian bookstore industry.  I have long since repented for all of the Christian trinkets we sold throughout the years.  But one of the most vivid memories from my bookselling past was listening to the latest sales pitch from someone trying to hawk a brand new "testimony book" from some current "Christian" celebrity.  I can't imagine how the Zondervan sales rep will pitch Kate Gosselin's new book.  I truly hope the woman is a believer and that book is of some value . . .  But I've seen one too many of these to have very high expectations.  Eight was enough!  Gosselin Book

Having trouble with self-denial?  To help the faithful, Dutch Catholics have identified Lent as "Christian Ramadan."  Apparently the average Dutch citizen knows more about Muslim holidays than Roman Catholic practices.  Amazing.   Christian Ramadan instead of Lent

As if I needed another reason to hate state-sponsored two-kingdom confusions like the National Prayer Breakfast, here's a gem from Obama from this year's gathering.  “God’s grace is expressed by Americans of every faith, and no faith, uniting around a common purpose, a higher purpose.”  And I thought God's grace is supremely expressed in the cross of Jesus Christ . . .  Theologian in Chief?

The 4000 year-old remains of a man who lived in Greenland were recently discovered.  His DNA showed he had male pattern baldness.  I'll bet he had a 4000 year-old "comb-over" to boot.  The only thing worse than being bald is trying to look like you are not.  The Old Bald Guy

Reader Comments (10)

Good stuff, Pastor Kim on Obama. All parties are guilty of two kingdom confusion.

Speaking of Obama, here is my two cent's worth on the current state of affairs in politics:

****Politicians like to ask the question: Are you better off today than you were four or eight years ago? Personally, I was making more than double in wages under Bush than I am making now. (Even though I went out and got Life, Health, Property and Casualty insurance licenses, and other licenses in the healthcare industry.)

****I was talking to a checker at Sam's Club the other day, and he said that he was making twice as much money under Bush as he is now.

****A lady that I work with (a loyal democrat) said that she was making $10,000 more a year under Bush than she is now.

****Under Bush, a person could quit a job today, and start working across the street the next morning at 8:00 A.M.

****According to Fox news, since Obama took over, more than four million Americans have lost their jobs.

****The economy would have been much, much better off had Obama done nothing when he took over.

****History will prove that Bush was a far better President than the liberal journos would have Americans to believe.

****With the current spending of the present administration, in about 15 years, $1,000. might only be worth $200. (Our children will be paying the price!)

****China is beginning to get cold feet, in their lending money to the United States.

****Whatever happened to Global warming--or are we entering into another "ice age"? Gore actually says, that the colder it gets, the hotter it will become!

.****Under Obama, we'll soon be living in small houses, taking cold showers, and driving little box cars. (His attempt to control the population growth, because if you get into an accident in one, you'll surely die.)

****Why aren't the tea party folks taking a long hard look at the Libertarian Party?

****If the Republicans can get back to their traditional, conservative, values; things will look good for them. (But, have they learned their lessons?) For me, conservative means; less government, less taxes, less government spending. Tax breaks for small businesses--which some estimate might drive up to 80% of the economy.

****Put me in among those that feel that abortion should be left up to the states to decide.

****Put me among those that thinks that Sarah Palin would be a good President.
February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Well, sure, “God’s [common] grace is expressed by Americans of every faith, and no faith, uniting around a common purpose," but then, "a higher purpose?” Higher than what?

OK you're right. But he didn't confuse the Kingdom of Man and Kingdom of God so much as eliminate the Kingdom of God and replace it with this nebulous "higher purpose."
February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRubeRad
Heh. One of the most outlandish comb-overs I ever saw was the one worn by Gene Keady during his final years of coaching Purdue basketball. If he would've gotten caught in a strong linear wind burst the sudden weight shift of hair would've caused him to tip over sideways.
February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
I kind of wonder (rhetorically, metaphorically. I don't really wonder at all.) if Kate's book would ever have seen the light of day if she wasn't so photogenic.
February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Be on the lookout for appearances by Kate on Fox News. She'll either be a "Great American" guest on Hannity's show, or giving us the "no spin" way to raise a large family on The O'Reilly Factor. Rupert Murdoch owns both Zondervan and Fox News Channel. Rick Warren's Purpose Driven books are published by Zondervan and that guy practically has his own show on FNC.
February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterR.J. Stevens
Usually someone like Kate would go on with Larry King. The goal of the liberals is to have a stupid Christian on--to make all Christians look dumb.

Larry King would never want to have on his show a Lutheran or a Refomed theologian because then folks would think that Christianty is for intelligent people.

The liberals like to think that they are the only ones that read books.

A two Kingdom thought: I really don't care what Hannity, O'Reilly or Rush think about God. Their specialty is politics and world issues (Kingdom of man stuff, not theology; Kingdom of God). Huge, huge problems in mixing the two.
February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Has Zondervan published a testimony book for Dawg the Bounty Hunter yet?
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephen Sutton

Zondervan did not publish a biography on Dog, however Hyperion Books did one called You Can Run But You Can't Hide.
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiminator
Kim, I have enjoyed you and the other hosts of the WHI for a couple of years now. Amazing how much confessional Reformed and confessional Lutherans agree on most things. And speaking of Christian bookstores, I was in one a few days ago. On the wall were beautifully printed Bible verses, in large letters. One read, "Therefore go and make desciples (sic) of all nations. Matthew 25:19 (sic)" I pointed out the errors to the clerk. She had never noticed them before. "They came from our corporate office that way," she offered.
February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Stebbe
You have to question a Fox article that says the US is the "most philanthropic country in the world". The numbers just don't back that up as much as our American friends like to pat themselves on the back.
February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKanook

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