Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Trippin' 'Round the 'Sphere - 12/7 Edition

I haven't heard much about Pearl Harbor today. (The exception being a few other blogs.) Odd, since this is the anniversary of the last major "never forget!" day before 9/11. I'm not sure if we're in a state of tragedy exhaustion (after a couple of hurricanes and a tsunami in the past year, added to the GWOT) or if it's just a time thing. Looking at how little emphasis is placed on the "real" meanings of other holidays (cf. Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas) I fear it's the latter. Sad if that's true. A country that forgets things like this is, as the saying goes, doomed to a repitition.

Michelle Malkin has some more on the lesser attention seemingly being paid to this anniversary too.

Want to write a successful blog? Joe at Evangelical Outpost offered this advice a while back, and it's worth looking at again. I still have lots to learn!

Rev Ed is hosting the 99th Christian Carnival this week, and has done a great job organizing the theme around the number 99. There aren't 99 entries, but the ones that are there look good. Early favorites include:

  • Matt Jones talks about something that's apparently a growing trend: churches cancelling Christmas services. Of all the ridiculous...anyway, hopefully other churches thinking of this will reconsider.

  • Alex Jordan talks about how churches too often have a misguided sense of excellence. Instead of focusing on making disciples, they measure excellence in the world's terms instead of God's. I'm starting to see a trend in these first two recommended posts, and it doesn't bode well for the American church if such behavior isn't reined in. We need a revival.

  • I found the wife Micah Girl commends to her son, and I hope to raise two more of them.

Check out the rest of the posts too. Good stuff all around.

God bless!

1 comment:

MicahGirl said...

Thanks for the nod on my post. I only know am finding the link. It just so happens, also, that Pearl Harbor day is my birthday!