Brandon

Brandon

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663 weeks ago @ www.duregger.net - Super Bowl XLIII & Sex · 0 replies · +1 points

>Why all of a sudden the outrage?

I can't speak for Sam but for myself the "outrage" comes as I grow and am transformed and look back and see where I was vs where I am now. Just because it may be inherent in our society doesn't mean we shouldn't speak out about it as we see it and experience it. I'd say in fact that its prophetically our job to speak to and against such things.

YMMV of course and Sam might have different reasons but I think a better question for you (reading what you write/knowing what yo do/believing what you might) would be "Why NOT an outrage?"

663 weeks ago @ www.duregger.net - Super Bowl XLIII & Sex · 0 replies · +1 points

I used to love the super bowl commercials but this is the second year in a row where I watched not a one. And I'm not disappointed about that. Sounds like I didn't miss anything. (I'm trying to pluck myself out of the rampant consumerism game. I definitely won't admit perfection but this is one way to do it)

I did watch a couple of the movie trailers though...

671 weeks ago @ www.duregger.net - winning isn't everythi... · 0 replies · +1 points

See my other comment as it would work fairly well in reply to this I think, particularly paragraph 2 :)

671 weeks ago @ www.duregger.net - winning isn't everythi... · 0 replies · +1 points

My point was simply that you can't negate the entire analogy because of a few bad apples. I think both the opening and closing lines of the post call for such a response (and the fact the brunt of the post is a direct 1:1 association of that analogy to bad theology when it's not always such). Don't worry though -- I hate those health/wealth postulations just as much as the next guy -- just ask Sam about that. :)

I'd also venture to say that we can in fact win all the time. Taking away analogies like "winning every battle" make this harder to see for some folks. Biblical "winning" is just very different from what Joel Osteen would call "winning". I think Sam does an excellent job talking about this in his post though so I won't rehash it.