August 23, 2014

102 Second Sermonette

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 23, 2014 10:49 AM
Bookmark and Share



"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

I have come to appreciate the scriptures wherein St. Paul exhorts women to be silent in church.

Discuss among yourselves.

Posted by: Jewel at August 23, 2014 4:22 PM

I agree, Jewel. It bothers me as much as having to listen to women commentate on men's sports. I cannot even watch anymore.

Posted by: Leslie at August 23, 2014 4:43 PM

She got round to mentioning Jesus, but it was painful listening to the Ebonics filtered through her Saltine-American patois.
If she don' be mindin' I will just stick to the Apostles Creed. It might have been more edifitaining if she'd done it in Limerick form.

Posted by: Jewel at August 23, 2014 5:02 PM

It was contemporvant, so there's that.

Posted by: Jewel at August 23, 2014 5:07 PM

The message never changes, but the messengers do.

Posted by: Deborah HH at August 23, 2014 7:50 PM

Whatever works to spread the Gospel.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness Galatians 5:22

4- Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5- And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6- There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 7- But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8- For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9- to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10- and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11- But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12

Posted by: chasmatic at August 24, 2014 1:21 AM

@Chasmatic. So what it's sayin is the Spirit is infinitely malleable? Not Man, the Spirit. "When attachment arises wisdom is shut out." Life in the spirit is possible only when we drop being man centered. We must abandon anthropomorphism. Ain't easy, that. God doesn't exist. He's eternal. He doesn't love you. Love as attribute allows commerce with the divine. After all, to be vouchsafed sight of the Lord is to die, reference Moses. G_d descends into matter to re-emerge a self realized spirit; there is your story of Christ who famously acknowledged this idea when he told his disciples that if the people weren't allowed to proclaim him the Rocks would cry out. The rocks would cry out! That's G_d in those rocks.

You can't parse the divine from the whole of creation. It's all alive.

Posted by: John Hinds at August 24, 2014 7:05 AM

@John — Sounds good to me. If it works for you, that's all that matters.

Posted by: chasmatic at August 24, 2014 7:24 AM

I liked it. So there.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at August 25, 2014 10:54 AM

That was fun. More interesting to me was that nobody cared to know her name. Not in these comments nor in the embedded YouTube comments was that question asked. Isn't that interesting? Well, from my research her name is Tamara Lowe.

Posted by: JOrz at August 25, 2014 3:53 PM

She is a motivational speaker by trade, along with Joel Osteen, whose magazines she sometimes graces.

Posted by: Jewel at August 25, 2014 6:24 PM