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A few questions to the pro-abortion people.

I’m going out on a limb here saying something, but a few questions must be posed…

I don’t want to be taken as “heartless.” if you have had an abortion, I don’t mean any of this as a personal attack. This is for those who are dead set that they think abortion is something that is a normal healthcare or “family planning” necessity.

Say you are “pro-abortion” to prevent children being “unwanted.” Are you saying the answer is to put an unplanned child down like a dog instead of take care of him or her?

I don’t understand the “logic.” There are plenty of barren parents who will adopt if someone absolutely can’t handle raising a child. The truth is, how many of these children would grow up in the home they were born in perfectly happy after the mother or father or both realize that child had nothing to do with the mothers inconvenience or even her emotional pain and rise to the priveledge of raising him or her? How many do all the time? It’s amazing what someone will do when the challenge is given. I was an unplanned child conceived out of wedlock to parents who couldn’t afford a child. Guess what? I was given an imperfect, but happy childhood.

How can this possibly be about a woman’s choice of a medical procedure to remove a parasitical growth in her own body as some have twisted the issue to become? Babies are being sliced up in the womb regularly at the same age and size my babies were born at 28 weeks gestation at less than 3lbs each. The groups like Planned Parenthood (just one of many, it’s just the most known for cramming abortion as normal down the throats of the past 2 generations) are pawning this a women’s healthcare right. A pap smear, pelvic exam or mammogram is not even close to the same as the barbaric “procedures” being performed to end the life of an “unplanned” child.

Then you have these folks that hold their guns and won’t even budge saying that partial birth abortion must be protected and even funded by taxpayers. They say this because they think it may be necessary to save the life of the mother. The baby is developed enough to survive, and has had their entire body birthed except for the head. I’m no genius but, if the mother is going to die having this baby, wouldn’t this kill her? Really, what is this all about?

Then you have reasons that get thrown out as a way to portray pro-lifers as heartless and cruel. Like in the rape and incest argument. Let’s say these two reasons are the only way legally a child could be aborted. How many actually would happen? I venture to say it is going to be rare. I have no doubt this has to be awful pain to live with. But even still, does the helpless child whose life depends on that mother need to be the one to pay the consequences of this?

The liberal media, politicians who are too stubborn to look at the facts, and those who for some reason or another are stone cold for abortion continue to stop up their ears to logic and common sense. Why? Have we really become such a barbaric, hedonistic society that doing what feels good or is convenient, is easier or less painful has to be the only way? What happened to men and women who act responsibly even to their own detriment? What makes me so terrible to believe that every child should be given a chance?

I think what bothers me the most is that abortion is how we as humans have explained away what is unthinkable as someone’s right to do as they pleased. And because of it, to stand up an be someone who believes in life makes someone intolerant and cruel. What’s next?

Please feel free to comment. Just keep it civil. Give good reasons for what you say.

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10 tips for Using Facebook For Your Ministry

Using Facebook for your ministry is becoming one of the most effective ways to get the word out about what is happening AND it’s FREE! Are you using it right?

I’ve compiled a top 10 list of Ministry Facebook tips… Comment if you have some to share of your own!

  1. Use a Facebook PAGE, not a personal profile for your ministry (unless you are the only one who is in that ministry and it goes by your name). NEVER use a human profile page for your ministry. You limit your reach by making people request a follow. Facebook’s terms of service limits use of personal profiles to individuals anyway, so you run the risk of getting booted if you do this. I wouldn’t even use a GROUP for it either. Use a page, you’ll thank me later!
  2. DO post lots of pictures. People want to know about your ministry, but your logo says NOTHING about the life of it. A picture is worth 1000 words.
  3. Let people tag themselves in the pictures, AND let people tag your ministry’s page. The more things they can tag, the more exposure your ministry gets to your followers friends!
  4. Link it to a Facebook Place (or just make sure your address is in your profile) so people can check in.
  5. Say it short, sweet, and to the point – if you write a book, they will never read it! You want people to see everything without clicking “see more”, because chances are, they WON’T
  6. If you are the admin, you can’t assume the reader knows who is doing the posting. You are speaking for your ministry, so it can’t be 1st person statements like “I” and “Me” and “my”.
  7. Post too much, and people will unfollow you or just hide your posts. Post too little, and you’ll never get the word out! Find a sweet spot. I recommend at least 1 per day, no more than 3.  The only exception I would make is for events you are either pumping up or live blogging.
  8. Put all of your information on the “info” page. Don’t leave anything out!
  9. If you want to get real creative, make a landing page for your ministry Facebook page.
  10. Encourage your followers to share, comment and like your posts as much as possible.  Gets your ministry exposure to all of THEIR friends who may not know Christ!
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It’s Enough to Drive a Man to Drink

I read another post tonight about whether it’s ok for a Christian to drink alcohol or not. I posted on this a few years ago arguing against drinking, and it didn’t go so well, so relax. My purpose is to share why I don’t and that I’m ok with that.  It’s not my desire in this post to talk those who feel like they are free to do this out of it.

Am I the only one who notices the hostility that comes from many who have the “freedom” to drink when we just say “I don’t drink?”

The knee jerk statement is “It’s ok to drink! There’s nothing wrong with it! Jesus drank!” with a tone like I’m a Pharisaical legalistic nut.

Ok, hold on! Who are they trying to convince? All I said was “I don’t drink alcohol.” I never attacked their choice to drink. I never told them they are going to split hell wide open if they did. I made a personal choice based on a deep conviction that it would be sin for me to drink alcohol. I don’t wish to be a stumblingblock by being someone’s excuse to get smashed. I’m not in bondage, rather I would be in bondage if I did drink. With all that aside, it’s hard to read God’s Word and not agree it is sin to get drunk, right? God knows where I fail in partaking in things in moderation (hide the chex mix). He knows where it would go. He also knows how I can’t take a Tylenol without passing out, and I would have a low tolerance to the effects of alcohol.

So for me, it’s sin. For many others, they don’t see it that way, and are walking with God.  Just be careful to not use your freedom to do this as a reason to cause others to stumble or to feel like you have to set others “free” to do something that they are convicted to abstain from.

For those on the edge, search the Scriptures, and pray about it. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Is this something I’m exalting above God?
  • Is this helping my witness or hurting it? (I didn’t say it was either way, I’m just asking what it does to your witness?)
  • Can I really do this in moderation? (don’t give me the “don’t eat if you can’t do it moderation” line. You can’t live without food. You can live without booze).
  • Does me drinking give someone else who struggles with it an excuse to?
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