Hard to Pray

Why is it so hard to pray?

A couple days ago I had some time to myself, so I decided that I was going to pray. When I got into my room, I decided that before praying, I would worship. So I pulled out my guitar and played a song or two. After I finished with that I decided that I would write a song. I spent some time figuring out a nice chord progression. By the time I was done with that, over 45 minutes had passed by and I had some other things that I had to do. In all that time did I pray? Nope.

Why is it so hard to pray?

Victory (well, almost)

I have finally gotten the audio of the debate uploaded (click here for the newspaper article on it). Click here to go to a site where you can listen to and download the audio of the debate. I should be able to get this up on iTunes within the next week or so. Also, I am working on breaking up the debate into sections (like: The Case for God, The Case Against God, the debate over the points presented, and the Q&A session that concluded the debate) so that should also be ready within the next week or so as well.

Oh, and if there are any problems with listening to or downloading the debate audio, let me know. Thanks.

Read the Bible

Two days ago I started on a plan to read though the Bible in 90 days. It is a pretty heavy schedule, requiring quite a bit of time. Surprisingly I am actually a few chapters ahead.

Anyways, this is my segway into the main point of this post, namely, why doesn’t everyone begin spend a significant amount of time getting to know God by reading His word? I mean, what could be more valuable? Hmmm… playing X-box, watching TV, listening to music, wasting time on the computer? Seriously, is there really a better way to spend ones time? I don’t think so…. and with that I leave you with a post of inspiration… a.k.a. Ray Ortlund saying what I just tried to say… except better:

I have met people who knew a lot about baseball, a lot about oldies rock and roll [oops], a lot about computers, a lot about a lot, but I have never met anyone who knew the Bible too well. Not one person. Ever. Especially not in these times….

Click here to read the rest of this post (2009 a the Year of the Bible)

Dear Mr. Dawkins,

Richard Dawkins said:

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

He must not realize that Christ Jesus said, “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” – Matthew 12:36, 37 (ESV)