Satur-deja Vu

I will be at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville next month. I have been an SBC pastor for 6 1/2 years and attending SBC churches since 2001. I have been to our state convention in Georgia about every other year since 2014. I was at that state meeting in 2017 when Pastor Mike Stone was elected president of the GBC and I will be voting for him in June to serve as president of the SBC. I rarely go to any conference, convention or retreat and I probably should do so more often. Perhaps only another pastor could understand the pleasure of getting to sit down and listen to someone else. There is a lot of business conducted but also multiple worship opportunities that I am not responsible for in any way whatsoever.

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iMonk Radio Podcast #135

Pirate Christian Radio may have played out just recently. I couldn’t find any content on their site newer than February 2021. Lutheran Pastor Chris Rosenbrough was the man behind PCR and he is still very active on Facebook.

Martin Luther quotes: applying the Gospel to fit the situation.

Theology Trivia: When Did Sunday Replace the Sabbath?

Sunday is the first day of the week when Jesus rose from the grave. It is “the Lord’s Day” but not the Sabbath. The Sabbath was Law and we do not live under the Law. We quit the Sabbath for the same reasons we eat pork, shellfish and wear 50/50 cotton/poly blend fabrics. The early Christians continued going to the Temple/synagogues but also met DAILY in the homes of other believers. Worship daily and you don’t have to worry about which day is the right one. The New Testament command is to not avoid assembling together.

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Satur-deja Vu

As a public service we remind all readers to only transport gasoline in approved containers. Plastic garbage bags, storage tubs and that one lady with the laundry basket are NOT approved for hazard materials. (I think the laundry basket image was real but was taken by people goofing off. Either that or the vapors were getting to her.) Everyone has seen long lines at gas stations on the news and knows by now that several southeastern states have been experiencing a gas shortage following the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. Did you know that a man and woman in North Carolina got in a fight over their place in line? Or that in South Carolina a woman hoarding gas tried to evade police only to crash her car which then caught on fire? The pipeline is up and running but it could still be a few days before local supplies catch back up.

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Let’s Talk About Eve

I spend a lot of time online. I do all of my Bible study and sermon prep online. I blog and update the church website. I also spend time watching YouTube videos and scrolling through Facebook and Twitter. I’ve seen a lot of memes lately, like the one shown here, about giving Eve the stink eye when meeting her in heaven. Sometimes people want to have a long theological discussion or engage in debate in a comment thread. Someone else’s comment thread is not the place for that kind of thing. This is the place for that kind of thing. Without being critical of anyone for having a sense or humor let’s be serious for a moment.

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Satur-deja Vu

Cinco de Mayo – Pictured above are cakes at our local Walmart that look like tacos. Last year we had been locked down for several weeks and restaurants in Georgia were just beginning to open back up at diminished capacity with lots of restrictions. We drove past a couple of Mexican restaurants with people lined up in the parking lot and ended up at Chili’s, where I did at least order tacos. Fast food places remain drive through only but that may have more to do with the lack of workers than Covid 19 protocols. Mexican, barbecue and even Chinese buffets are open with few if any distancing restrictions in their dining rooms. I made turkey tacos at home this year, not because we can’t go out but because we go out too much.

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iMonk Radio Podcast #133

Michael Spencer was once interviewed by Frank Pastore for his radio show. Pastore was a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds who later passed away in 2012 following a motorcycle accident at the age of 55.

Some SBC Voices readers disapprove of Alan Creech Rosaries advertising on the Internet Monk sidebar.

Discussion of a Rick Warren article and what Michael likes/does not like about Warren’s ministry, particularly in regards to evangelism.