The last of the kids rode off into the sunset Friday evening. No, not my kids. The kids who attended Saddle Ridge Ranch, our church’s Vacation Bible School, left the building after their week-long adventure came to an end. But, like good Baptists, we sent everyone home with full stomachs — hots and watermelons. And we didn’t even get a food permit from the state! If your nights this past week were spent herding a hundred children or were otherwise hectic, then you may have missed reading some interesting and thought-provoking blog posts and stories. Here are seven posts that you should take time to read this weekend:
- Two good perspectives at Here I Blog and Southern Baptist in NC on the “firing” of a North Carolina Baptist pastor for refusing to leave Jesus out of his prayers to the NC House of Representatives.
- The intersection of religion, law, and politics takes center stage in ABP’s article, Tenn. city latest flashpoint in culture wars over Islam, religious freedom.
- I guess we really did need to pass the Health Care Bill to find out what’s in it. By 2014, an Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Electronic Health Records, Says HHS all Americans will have to have their Body Mass Index (B.M.I.). Glad our Senators and Representatives took the time to read this monstrosity. Oh wait, they didn’t!
- The obesity rating will be but a first step in helping the Food Police do their job. In You won’t believe what Obama’s cooking up now …, you’ll read how the White House Chef has been promoted to “Senior Policy Adviser.” What we eat, at least by the time the Health Care Bill fully kicks in, will be decided by bureaucrats at the federal, state, and local levels, unless we develop a spirit of resistence against government encroaching on our freedoms and liberties.
- Finally, if you are a photography buff or just enjoy good photography, check out Joe Thorn’s Friday Photo. A fun and artistic photo that Joe took of his daughters in the big city of Chicago.