Daily Archives: August 16, 2008

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Pastor, prophet, and darn good moderator

I cannot say that I am a huge fan of Rick Warren and while I am sympathetic with Jim West’s general uneasiness (and with Jim it is outright hostility) with any pastor who even appears to get involved with politics I have to admit that the Saddleback Civic Forum that Warren orchestrated has been excellent. Jim wrote before the forum: I’m in complete agreement with David Waters when he writes I’ve been trying to decide […]

Charlie Brown, what is the purpose of man?

That is the first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism (that I had to study and reply to before I joined the Presbyterian church as a youth). Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God,[1] and to enjoy him forever.[2] I am sure that you all are aware of Charles Schultz’s (1922-2000) personal Christian convictions and that it seeped into his Peanuts strip from time to […]