Saturday, October 17, 2009

Father shoots teen having sex with daughter

When Wade Edwards arrived home from work early and found his 16-year-old stepdaughter having sex with her 18-year-old boyfriend, he did what some parents only threaten to do, reports

He shot the guy. Four times in fact with his .45. He got him in the leg and hip as the guy tried to put his clothes back on. The boyfriend, whose name is Julian Harp, ran out of the house but collapsed in the yard.

Harp tried to save his hide before the father shot. He put his hands up and said "Please don't shoot, please don't shoot," said Edward Crittenden, Apopka Police Department.

Cops told Eyewitness News that Edwards is upset about the situation, but not remorseful for what happened.

Friday, October 16, 2009

"I love my hot wife" syndrome is legitimized

Here is a recent post from MMI regarding the "I love my hot wife" syndrome that many pastors are afflicted with.

Glad I'm not the only one who noticed this trend.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Notre Dame Congregational Study

Was perusing through The Resurgence and ran across these posts about the Notre Dame Congregational Study - a study of modern American churches.

Here are some interesting tidbits.

  • The average church has 150 "affiliated members", but only 77 weekly attenders.

  • The average lead pastor is at a church for only 5 years and is 52 years old.

  • In a typical church, 50% of the attendees stay after the worship service to socialize for a half hour.

  • 65% of churches have a mid-week prayer service, and only 50% have small groups that meet during the week.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Rape of Solomon's Song

I've long been a fan of John Macarthur's exegesis, but never his personality. The older he's grown, or the older I've grown, depending on how you look at it - I've found this gap to have grown wider and wider.

Of course, it doesn't help that Macarthur has made it his personal mission to constantly attack Mark Driscoll of late. Even calling on "older mentors" of Driscoll to admonish him for his unbecoming behavior and language.

According to the 70 year old Macarthur, "certain body parts are unmentionable". Says who? Macarthur quotes 1 Corinthians 12:23 as his basis, which is weak.

Macarthur says much more than that, but I find myself writing much of it off as a grumbling unhappy old man who is flustered by his younger counterparts and their "foolish" ways.

Macarthur may have been offended by what Driscoll said, but I wasn't. And it isn't because I'm worldly, crude, or evil. Its because I like to be taught in direct terms without added fluff.

I'll leave it with these words from Macarthur, "I should explain that I don't use the Internet directly; I don't even own a computer or have an Internet connection in my home. I'm totally dependent on staff and pastoral interns who print material that I need to read and make sure I get it."

Postscript: Here is Driscoll's response to the attacks by Macarthur.

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