Cherry's Blog

"The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them." Hosea 14:9b

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Christians in Politics Part II

Young as this guy looks, he has some good points for Christians who hold back their votes.

Open to Open Theism

Finally a good article on Open Theism, to which I subscribe as a Christian.

God can know the future, but as a compassionate god, he can change his mind and alter his plan. Why else would we have prayer? A good example of His flexibility is seen in Jesus' first miracle. His mother explains the situation about the wine running out and Jesus responds, seemingly angrily, by saying that his time has not yet come. Yet, he went ahead and replenished the banquet's wine supply nevertheless. My God is a flexible, loving god.

I tend to think of God functioning somewhat as the guy in the Matrix who stays back for program support while the others enter the Matrix. When a problem occurs, the team calls upon this character (I forget his name) and he quickly types in an alternate solution in the program for them.

Yes, God has a plan for us. But because Satan also has a malicious plan for us, we sometimes stray quite far from God's will for us. What do we do when we're in trouble? We finally call out to God asking him to deliver us from the bad choices we or someone else made for us. Yet being the loving God he is, he'll quickly make a new plan for us and get us back on our way.

Now that's a cool God.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Treating People Fairly

Should colleges and universities be allowed to consider ethnicity when making admissions decisions? Take the Indy Star's poll after reading about one IU student group's bake sale.

Of course as a Christian conservative I believe in fairness for all people. I want all forms of racism to end now.

I'm glad churches don't use affirmative action. "You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3: 26-28

Monday, November 03, 2003

Sunset Boulevard

I watched the 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard the other night with my husband. Talk about a great movie to watch on Halloween! The movie was creepy in an interesting, intelligent way. What the movie says about personal happiness, money and fame is equally thrilling. Go check it out from your local library.