Jesus is building His Church. And there are few things that move me like getting refreshing news from a distant country about how the Gospel work is doing. Have you ever heard a really, really good report? (more…)
After 22 years of interaction with this group, I should get used to it. The “Bitter Card” has trump power. Pop that baby out and you can dismiss the criticism. It’s played this way: person A has a grievance that he/she does not feel is being understood. Eventually Person A vents too often, too emotionally, or even sinfully, or gets too close to unsettling the happy delusion of the establishment and consequently in danger of getting too much influence. At this point, play the “Bitter Card.” This puts them on the defensive and in the minds of the clueless guts their argument, plus it has the added benefit in that you can say that their defensiveness is proof of the truth of your claim. Often people who play the “Bitter Card” employ Hebrews 12:15 and warn that the bitterness could result in the defilement of many.
So, let me explain. Biblically. (more…)
Laurie Moody is familiar with both the exact situation that sparked the 20/20 story and with the laws and issues related to juveniles. Her own work with DCYS and her husband’s current employment as a principal in the only prison in the state that houses juveniles tried as adults makes her statement more credible. I also appreciate the level-headed, charitable, and painfully transparent nature of the statement. Clearly, this is written to help clarify. (more…)