John Lennon, Rosie O’Donnell, Jesus Christ, and “All Things Considered.”

I never really liked the title of the NPR program “All Things Considered.” Maybe it’s because the title somehow just felt shallow. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but it seemed like “all things considered” really means “all things that Robert Siegel and the producers want to consider.” Like many NPR programs, there seems to be a bent to purposefully stay away from and shun any position which has even an inkling of a serious Christian worldview. That is unless the point is to attack such a paradigm.  Yet I wonder; what would the fabric of any culture actually look like where the vast majority of people held Christ as King and the Bible as authoritative?  What could theoretically happen when an authentic Christian Worldview was actually played out in a society?

 

Yes, I know that many in our present American and Western cultures would flee from such an idea like an OU fan trying to get out of Memorial Stadium in Austin right after the Longhorns won. Some would even fight such a proposition with a special antagonism. It reminds me of the View episode back in 2006 when Rosie O’Donnell postulated to Elisabeth Hasselbeck that “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as Radical Islam.”  (more…)

Expanding the Love of Christ 40 Years Later.

On the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, I’m wondering where Norma McCorvey is today.  Who is Norma McCorvey?  Well I’m glad you asked.  Norma is the woman who took the legal pseudonym of Jane Roe in the landmark case which made abortion legal for any reason in the United States back in 1973.  I wonder where Norma is and what she is doing today because she is not the same woman that she was then. In fact, Norma holds a very different position today.  In 1995 the world changed for Norma when some simple Christ followers and a leader from Operation Rescue did something radical; they loved her.  It took some time, but eventually Norma fell under the weight of God’s love and surrendered her life to Christ and now experiences freedom and purpose.  While I don’t know exactly where Norma is today, I know what her agenda is.  Norma is given to spreading the truth about what a choice for abortion really means and the healing that can be found in Christ.  Check out the quick clip on Norma’s story below and then a few ways that we can expand the love of Christ in relation to this modern abortion challenge.  How will you bring “life” and love into your world today on this issue? (more…)