Bullet points for a Wednesday morning.

  • Sometimes I hear things and go, “What?” The sort of insane, crazy things that make you wonder how exactly someone can think thus and such without actually being a loony. And not the kind of loony use to pay for coffee. But this week has been, well, full of things I hear that make me pause and wonder at the state of the people I know. Are you people nuts? Or is it just me?
  • Read this and skip down to the part where the author mentions the “Regulative Principle”. His proof text is none other than the Heidelberg Catechism. That’s… odd. Because though the Heidelberg Catechism may be a competent guide for briefly reviewing certain portions of Christian belief, it certainly isn’t itself scripture. On the other hand, considering that there aren’t really any proof texts for the “Regulative Principle” applicable to new covenant churches, I suppose it’s the best one can do. On the other other hand the people that built this website recommend Firefox, so, you know, they can’t be all bad.
  • That was a joke. I wasn’t saying they are mostly bad.
  • How’s my back you wonder? Well, it’s good. Though for some reason I feel like throwing up.
  • Love blinds. It really does. You need to step back, take a good look at the person you’re in love with, and go from there. I’ve done it, and I’m still with her, but I wonder if you, dear reader, have ever done the same. Try it. Though if you’re married and have never performed this exercise, please remain ignorant. If you’re single, be glad you have time to build that model train set and not worry about whether love is merely blind or rather both blind and deaf.
  • Do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day: these are a shadow of the things that were to come. The reality, however, is found in Christ. … Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? … Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility, and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.