Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

The dirty reality of devaluing life

December 8th, 2007

Another teenage murder-suicide.

Another 8 people dead, and more wounded.

At least now he’ll be famous, right? That was the sentiment of the note left by killer Robert Hawkins, the 19 year old gunman who opened fire in a crowded mall. Sadly, his fame will be fleeting, maybe lasting until the next kid decides that killing a few people will be adequate revenge for some jock stealing his lunch money. Maybe not even for that long.

Truth is, these killings are becoming common-place, and the faces of one camo-wearing emo-loving social outcast just blends into the next in our minds until we can’t tell the difference. Face it … it’s Columbine, then all those other guys.

When we live in a world where we are taught that mankind is just a monkey who stumbled into assembly lines and stock trading, where baby seals are valued more than baby humans, where trees and fair-trade goods are more treasured than the One who created everything … how can we be surprised when people think so little of taking lives?

If there is one bright side to the Robert Hawkins shooting, it is that at least he was shooting at evil consumer-driven americans gluttonously feasting at the trough of capitalism, not some innocent baby seals or endangered trees. Now that would have been a tragedy!

Right?

Worship by the Book

December 6th, 2007

The Kerux has just posted an announcement on his blog about a new conference focusing on church worship.

The first “Worship In Song Conference” is planned for March 1, 2008, and will include workshops for musicians and support team members, as well as messages from Paul Martin on “Why We Sing,” “What We Should Sing” and “Leading Corporate Worship Singing.”

Participation is limited to the first 100 participants.

Apologetics Category

March 15th, 2006

I’ve decided to add a category on Apologetics as well. It seems to go hand in hand with the other topics, especially the Creation category. I don’t know when I’ll actually be able to fill these categories with content, but it’s like to be a long and ongoing process.