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Dad and The Pastor; Too Wet To Plow  – Part 5

thNSC145S6(Continued from yesterday.)

With the rain and melting snow the fields were drenched in water. Some fields looked like lakes. Dad was sipping coffee. It was mid afternoon and he was looking out the kitchen window at the back of the house.

Dad’s equipment was in the barns ready to go as soon as the weather eased and the fields drained and dried. I heard a car pull into the drive way. It was Bowden.

I went into the kitchen. “Dad,” I said, “it’s Bowden.”

Dad quickly prepared a tray of coffee, cream and sugar. He placed it next to Bowden’s chair. Bowden knocked and Dad let him in. Bowden removed his shoes. Dad greeted him and gestured to the living room.
Bowden sat. “Is the coffee for me?”

“Yes,” Dad sad, “if you prefer tea that will be little problem.”

“Coffee is fine,” Bowden said and sat.

“Not a good day to be out, wouldn’t you agree,” Dad said.

“Miserable,” Bowden said. “I bet you can’t wait till the weather dries up so you can get started.”

“I’m ready,” Dad said easing into his chair.

I scurried to the perch in my room.

“I’m sorry for the way I left the last time,” Bowden said.

“That’s okay,” Dad said. “We all have our days.”

“I would like to talk to you about something, today,” Bowden said. “It’s about the very nature of who God is; the central theme of our faith and the Bible.”

“Well if I understand you as well as the church‘s teaching,” Dad said, “you are referring to the trinity?”

“Yes,” Bowden said, “the very nature of who God is; his substance.”

“It is pointless to pursue it,” Dad said, “because it comes down to me arguing there is no such thing as leprechauns and you saying just because there is no evidence of their existence does not mean that they don’t exist.”

“It is a fact just as sure as there is an existence of God,” Bowden said.

“The trinity is and invention, an apparition,” Dad said, “it is made up out of thin air; the imagination of mystical priests and latched hold of by theologians with little intellectual or scriptural gumption.”

“How can you say that!” Bowden said. “That is heresy; such offenses have been met with…”

“Persecution,” “Dad interrupted. “If they persecuted me they will persecute you Jesus said. No greater persecutors than the church.”

“Bah!” Bowden said. “The trinity is the cornerstone of the Bible and any teaching to the contrary is easily refuted.”

“Then refute away,” Dad said. “It’s too wet to plow.”

“Let us, us, make man in our, our, image!” Bowden said emphatically as if there could be no possible rebuttal.

“Well,” Dad said. “Your exuberance registers little. It has no more staying power than the hot air from your breath. The word ‘us’ proves what, two or do you imagine it means equality? Let us walk down the road; us does not indicate equality nor does it trinity. It may be two, it may mean three or twenty. You toss out an argument akin to slick-haired shyster lawyers full of pomp, but use only empty rhetoric and bluster.”

“Than how do you counter the words of John 10 verse 30?” Bowden said.

“Is that the scripture, is that the one you are offering as the ultimate proof of the trinity?” Dad said.

From upstairs I could feel the heat and overload of Bowden’s brain at work.

“Well, is it?” Dad pried.

“Yes,” Bowden said. He crossed his arms and sat back in his chair.

“You are no more than a trickster and charlatan, Bowden,” Dad said. “You take words beyond and out of context. Jesus is talking clearly about works; that is the context. They are of the same mind, purpose, and goals just as Jesus said a man and wife would be one in Matthew chapter 19. The use of the word one has no more or less significance than used in John. Jesus also prayed in John 17 that even the Apostles would be a part of that oneness.”

Bowden moved forward and spoke condescendingly to Dad. “It is difficult for we mortals to understand the God, Son and the holy ghost being coequal, coexistent, and coeternal. There are no words to describe it.”

(Continued tomorrow.)

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The Greatest Teacher

Dream Teacher

You can choose any person from history to teach you any topic you want. Who’s your teacher, and what do they teach you?

These prompts are framed in such a way as to let the imagination run wild. This one I can’t claim to have such an imagination. It is too obvious; it is clearly Jesus. I don’t want that to sound like a Bible thumping fundamentalist (please, I don’t wish to offend, but sometimes they come off as being self-righteous and arrogant). My reasons are measured and reasoned.

He spoke and taught simply and direct. He ask questions to be sure you understood. He never used himself as the all wise and knowing authority but attributed everything to his Father and what was written. ( Matt. 13:34; Matt 18:18:2-4; Marks 12: 14-17; John 7:16) He maximized every word and thought to have the greatest impact and most lasting results (last count around 1,981 years.)

Today I can read his teachings from the Bible and the lessons can have the same impact as they did then. Amazing!

 

 

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A Day With Carpenters

th8K3XFCDBDaily Prompt: The Best Day Ever

You get to enjoy the best day ever — describe in detail what that means to you. Where are you? What will you do? What’s the weather like? What will you eat? Who will you see?

Today is a pretty good day.

I was out of bed at 5:10 AM. I had a toasted raisin bagel with cream cheese and coffee black.

I don’t observe Christmas, but nonetheless it is a reflective day. The rhythm of life seems to slow just enough to pause and take a breath.

I started writing a re-cap of the Boise State/Oregon game and quickly checked my email for the Daily Prompt.

As I’m writing this I’m thinking about a letter a friend sent to me a couple of days ago. He describes loneliness in nearly poetic terms. He is a good writer.

We spent many hours together in the past. He is a carpenter and has a cozy little workshop. I remember going by there on cold winter days. His shop was filled with the odor of the fire from his wood burning stove. There was always present the comfortable smell of freshly cut or routed wood or newly varnished trim. We’d sit, chat, and sip coffee.

The letter he wrote was in part his memory of another carpenter who he admired and missed because he died. He reminisced about his friend’s love of wood and his unconventional style of sanding it to a perfect finish.

I was struck by the tone of the letter. My friend always told me it was unhealthy to live in the past and thus he chose not to do so, yet that’s what he was doing. I suppose living in the past is like playing in the snow; it’s fun, invigorating, and healthy, but if indulged for too long you could catch a cold, contract frostbite, or freeze to death.

In that letter he referenced three other friends of mine, all carpenters. There is something about carpenters. They have a way of expressing themselves and viewing life from the standpoint of measuring, cutting, fitting and at last nailing in place. They are patient and precise. And know how to work around mistakes.

I have a couple of friends who aren’t carpenters, but they could be. There is a mysterious thread about them that binds them to my carpenter friends.

My perfect day would be to sit down in my friend’s workshop and have all my friends there. I’d listen for that thread. I think that thread is the wisdom of carpenters. Even my friends who are not carpenters have it. It is their approach to life and problems.

I want my son there. We will sit and listen. A good day of listening is the best of all days.

It was not by accident Jesus was born into a family of a carpenter.

Many are thinking about Jesus today as a baby. Little attention given to his way of explaining and teaching. His simplistic approach to life. Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no. Do to others as you would like them to do to you. Settle matters quickly. The one who forgives little loves little, but one who loves much forgives much. Love your neighbor the same you do yourself. Don’t be quick to judge others.

These are but a few of the building materials for a good and happy life. Every carpenter knows a good structure has to have good material.

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The Most Important Fifteen Minutes of Words

Daily Prompt: Fifteen Minutes

You have 15 minutes to address the whole world live (on television or radio — choose your format). What would you say?

Most likely I would choose to read the 5th, 6th, and 7th chapter of Matthew from the Bible using an up to date translation so it could be easily understood. At the same time it would be translated so everyone could understand.

In fact, someone else could read it in order for me to listen.

Within those writings are the most important teachings one can apply to their lives. If applied with earnestness a person could live a happy joyful productive life full of meaning, rewards, and blessings.

There are no other teachings that are more needed nor more simply and concisely expressed.

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The Christians Thought I Was A Heathen, But Jesus Thought I Was A Hoot

Daily Prompt: Land of Confusion

Tell us about a time when you felt out of place.

I was likely five years old when this happened. I stayed the weekend with my cousin and we went to Sunday school together. To begin with I felt like a pair of brown shoes and white socks with a tuxedo. I had never been to Sunday school.

There was little clue in my mind what Sunday school was all about. My aunt told me it was where I can learn about Jesus.

My cousin seemed to know the ropes so I made my mind up early to do whatever he did. I was hoping he had a good relationship with Jesus.

The teacher called the roll. Everyone said either “here” or “present.” I knew what “here” was, but “present” had me stymied. I wasn’t sure what was meant. I thought they were saying “present” as in a gift and I didn’t bring anything. I had nothing to give. Why didn’t my cousin tell me to bring something?

My cousin said “present.” Smart-aleck, he would have to pick the one I wasn‘t sure of.

When the teacher called my name I swallowed hard. “Is it okay if I bring something next week.”

The class snickered like I was an idiot. The teacher looked at me as if purposely introducing a false doctrine (laughter) into her class. I sat there like a criminal in stocks. My cousin scooted away from me. My first experience at Sunday school and shunned, must be a record. I must by a wretched soul.

We concluded by singing Jesus Loves Me. I didn’t know the words, but I was sure he was laughing and slapping his knee.

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What If The World Doesn’t End Tomorrow, Who Cleans The Mess?

imagesCARNEUZ2Daily Prompt: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry…

…for tomorrow we die. The world is ending tomorrow! Tell us about your last dinner — the food, your dining companions.

Often the way one answers a question is supposed to give insight into the person they are. For example the one above; my answer will reveal what is most important to me.

A good practice is to look at the converse; what does the question reveal about the person asking it?

How a question is framed can take one in a direction that is misleading. This question assumes that eating, drinking, and being merry are of primary importance. It is an Epicurean philosophy; living only for the moment and living only for self gratification. The Apostle Paul argues against such thinking in First Corinthians chapter 15. It mentions the ancient Greek philosophy in verse 32.

He argues from a Christian point of view that such thinking and the actions that it produces is counter to the hope of the resurrection. The culmination of his arguments against several teachings contrary to the Christian resurrection is found in verse 58 of that same chapter. Mainly: not to be shaken from the belief in the resurrection as taught by Jesus and to be rich in Godly activity.

Even from the secularist point of view this makes more sense than eating, drinking, and being merry.

By the original question I’m being led to conclusions the questioner wants me to reach; to prioritize things that are important to him or her, to believe the hope of living forever or being resurrected is a folly, to give way to selfish, material, and fleshly pursuits, or to think my life is somehow not worthy of those things promised by God.

So what is it you really want to know? Who are the people most important to me? What are my favorite foods? What is my life long desire and pleasure? Is there a secret me?

That philosophy is promoted by the entertainment industry and advertisers today who want everyone to ‘live for today for tomorrow we may die.’

I try my best to lead my life on what the Bible teaches. At Ecclesiastes 1:8 it says “A generation is going, and a generation is coming. But the earth remains forever.” In addition, Jesus stated at John 5:28, 29, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a restriction of judgment.”

Part of the hope in the Bible is that those approved by God will live a life full of security and no fear of a world that will end. A life spent with good friends, good work, and enjoying the earth and the bounty it produces created by God to its fullest. “They will sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree. And no one will make them afraid.” (Micah 4:4)

So my question is, If you could live forever who would you choose to live it with, where would you live it, and what would you do with your time?

Doomsday Diners 

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What Part Of “No” Don’t You Understand?

If only I were king - NO THANK YOU!

If only I were king – NO THANK YOU!

Daily Prompt: New Internet Order

All the world’s countries have decided that the Internet itself needs a government. Your country asks you to run for Prime Minister of the ‘Net — do you accept? If so, what will your platform be?

No.

If anything beyond that is said it gives the impression of the possibility of being persuaded in some way. Sense I did write something beyond “No” does that mean persuasion is possible?

No.

I just wanted to write something.

Now that I have the floor.

Humans (you and me) do a terrible job of governing. Every government ever was folly. That said, I’m glad it’s around. Without it, no streets, utilities, police, firemen, schools, etc. There has to be some sort of central planning and protective authority.

During 6,000 of recorded human endeavor every sort of governing instrument has been attempted: monarchies, aristocracies, bureaucracies, socialism, communism, dictatorships, republics, democracies, federations, etc. They have at least two things in common; they fail and they continually grasp for more power.

Winston Churchill said, “Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Gov­ern­ment except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…” Democracy is rule by consensus. In other words; sway the majority or yield to what seems vogue or popular at the time.

That’s scary. That is the sober reality.

There is an unassailable truth from the Bible; Ecclesiastes 8:9 “…man has dominated man to his injury.”

Jesus had a very simple solution; “Pay back, therefore, Caesar’s things to Caesar, but God’s things to God.” (Matthew 22:21) He likewise told his followers to pray for God’s kingdom; “Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.” (Matthew 6:10)

And somebody wants me to rule the internet; I can’t even organize my home-page.

 

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