006 – Reading Good Books (Basement Tape – Notes)

Jan. 31 2009

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Reading Good Books

An important conversion regarding the need to read…a lot. Numerous book recommends and I concur on those I am familiar with and trust the ones I am not are also worth reading. Plenty of thoughts but I will save them for another time. I did learn one important thing about myself. I realized that my opinion of other men is frequently tied to the books they read and their opinion of those books. Sometimes just knowing a man’s views on  something like pop-culture is enough to know he has either not read a certain book or read it and rejected it’s thesis and as a result there is a tension. If the matter is important enough (and not all are) that tension may eventually have to surface.

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005- Building The Kingdom (Basement Tape – Notes)

Jan. 31 2009

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Building The Kingdom

Here are my notes on Basement Tape #5. I decided to jot them down on paper tonight. They are less useful for you but they are more useful for me. I also enjoy the process of taking notes this way better than doing it on the computer.  Besides you need to listen for yourself.

Certainly a lot to think about. R.C. puts a high priority on the Kingdom of God and I concur. It isn’t as if I haven’t heard a dozen or more sermons with a strong emphasis on Kingdom but I seem to always walk away feeling like I have only been told part of the story, perhaps this tape tells us the rest.

A few takeaways.

  • What is my family doing now? Later? Tomorrow? Next week? Next month? Can we “walk”  from these activities to the Kingdom of God and fulfillment of the Dominion Mandate?
  • We pursue living simply, separately and deliberately in order to remove things that hinder us from our pursuit of the Kingdom.
  • Stepping Heavenward is suppose to be a good book. You can buy it for a penny plus shipping.
  • There are many questions regarding the Kingdom of God which I can think of. It is important that we think very carefully about what we believe the answers to be. Here are a few, I am sure there are many more. Is the Kingdom of God visible or invisible or both? To what extent? Is it progressing? Will it be made known? What is our responsibility to make it known? How are we to make it known? Is that the only way? Is the Kingdom limited to individuals? Families? Cities? States? Nations? Could a history of Christ’s Kingdom be written? If so would it include actual historical events? Is Satan’s Kingdom more apparent than Christ’s?
  • Some of these questions are a result of thoughts I have had while reading Christian Reconstruction – What It Is, What It Isn’t, you can download it for free here. It is an easy and concise read.

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Why You Can’t Start a Moving Company in Oregon

Jan. 29 2009

Short video.


Must Watch TV: Ron Paul

Jan. 27 2009

A lot of Ron Paul videos out there, but every 10 minutes of this one is priceless.

Source: LRC


Covenant

Jan. 27 2009

Funny.

“Everyone talks about the covenant, but nobody does anything about it.” – Source


Monday Morning Headlines

Jan. 26 2009

Caterpillar Moves to Cut 20,000 Jobs

Sprint job cuts to total 8,000

Philips Halts Buyback, Slashes 6,000 Jobs After Loss

Home Depot Says It Will Exit Expo Unit, Cut 7,000 Jobs

More layoffs expected at Starbucks

Update:
I recieved an email at work to inform me that some cuts were being made within our group. TIt seemed to suggest there are more to come.


Putting the economic blow up back together.

Jan. 26 2009

We live in interesting times. We are in the midst of quite a blow up at the moment.

“when things blow up politically, new people pick up the pieces, and then other bright new people start rethinking the proper arrangement of the theoretical puzzle of politics and government. The theoretical puzzle gets put back together very differently, just as the various institutional puzzles get put back together differently, and new words and concepts are developed that help justify (and even actively promote) the new arrangements. In short, some groups win, while others lose.” – Christian Reconstruction – What It Is, What It Isn’t by Gary North and Gary DeMar

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