First in a long series of Monday posts designed to incite the masses. Unless of course the mob wins. In which case, we’ll just have anarchy.

No, things were not better then and they are no worse now. I was reading an article about St. John Chrysostom who lived in the latter half of the 4th century and is known for his practical and relevant sermons. He’s got some good stuff that (with a little linguistic adaptation) could be preached this Sunday and you wouldn’t even know the guy has been dead for 1600 years. Spending too much time on sports or entertainment anyone? Need to spend more time around the dinner table talking about your faith with your family? Makes you wonder if there is anything new under the sun.

I’m amazed at how much time we waste. Sure, with entertainment and what not, but more so with trying to get other people to see how we are right and they are wrong. About everything. Politics, sports, ministry, theology. Man, this is kind of flying in the face of inciting people to rant and rave in the comments. I guess I’m okay with that because we really wasted a lot of time arguing about stuff. Most of which didn’t actually have any bearing on our lives.

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1   Christian P    http://www.churchvoices.com
January 31st, 2012 at 12:52 am

Man that took a while to get that video to work.

2   Chris L    http://www.fishingtheabyss.com/
February 1st, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Nice, Christian. I’ve read some of Chrystotm’s stuff, and it’s good. I’ve been to the church he preached in, in Turkey, and (sadly) it’s now a muslim holy place.