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Because God Thought It Was Cool!

Scientists just saw a new auroral light around Saturn's polar cap. As I was looking at the picture I was thinking that God must simply have a blast creating. How many such events and visuals exist across that galaxies that we will never see, but God made them just because He thought it was cool!

you can read more at: http://www.livescience.com/space/081112-saturn-aurora.html

MC

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When God Made Breakfast

Jn 21
This Sunday we will be ending our journey through John's message about Jesus. Chapter 21 is really epilogue of the book, the climactic moment came in chapter 20 with the witnessed resurrection, and John telling us that he specifically chose the memories and stories that we read in his book in order to move our hearts closer to accepting and acknowledging who Jesus really was and is.

We will close the letter with tender empowering as we talk about the day that God made breakfast!

Here are the outline notes and the text notes for Sunday should you want to print them off and bring them along, or if you are one of my podcast subscribers!

Have an incredible God-centric Saturday!

Monty

Download rabbi_42_insidestudent.pdf

Download rabbi-42.pdf

When God Made Breakfast

Jn 21
This Sunday we will be ending our journey through John's message about Jesus. Chapter 21 is really epilogue of the book, the climactic moment came in chapter 20 with the witnessed resurrection, and John telling us that he specifically chose the memories and stories that we read in his book in order to move our hearts closer to accepting and acknowledging who Jesus really was and is.

We will close the letter with tender empowering as we talk about the day that God made breakfast!

Here are the outline notes and the text notes for Sunday should you want to print them off and bring them along, or if you are one of my podcast subscribers!

Have an incredible God-centric Saturday!

Monty

Download rabbi_42_insidestudent.pdf

Download rabbi-42.pdf

Seattle Nudity Ban…Oh My!

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Okay, so I'm watching the news tonight and there is a segment dealing with the Nude Bike rallies through Capital Hill and Freemont, and the demonstrators lathering it up in the International Fountain, and hanging out (no pun intended) in parks around the city after the ride.

Apparently the Seattle Parks Department feels things have gotten out of hand, and are attempting to limit the nude expression and they have ran into some angry naked folks. The report noted that all the different nude events are legal, and that in fact the Seattle Police Department has sent letters out explaining their limitations legally in dealing with the nude demonstrations and behavior.

Now, I had assumed, wrongly I now know, that the nude bike riders were simply sneaking into other planned events or parades to make their point. Nope, they are planned and permitted events by the city itself. You can check out the King 5 News piece at:

http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_111308WAB_parks_nudity_KS.1ac93ea38.html

So, now it's gotten out of hand and they are wanting to ban nudity in public parks and on beaches. Well kudos for that, it's really not the healthiest societal plan to allow mass nudity next to our kid's swing set, but my question is, "Why would they even think that would actually benefit our community in the first place?"

The report noted that:

In Seattle it's illegal to flash someone but perfectly legal to run around nude.


"The bare facts of the law are that if you knowingly show yourself
naked with the intent to alarm and offend people that's illegal, said
Sergeant Sean Whitcom, of the Seattle Police Department. "Just being
nude is not against the law."

It seems to me that most forms of public demonstration that are radically counter-cultural -do- intend to alarm and offend people's sensibilities, that's why they do it. This is no different.Now I realize that most of the Seattle participants will vehemently disagree with me, but I can't even imagine why it was ever allowed in the first place. It comes down to asking ourselves the questions about what behaviors most benefit the whole community, I just don't see how a bunch of naked people frolicking in the fountain at Seattle Center, riding their bikes through the city, or turning public beaches into nude beaches adds to who we are as a whole.

***NEWS FLASH*** as I am typing, King 5 news just said the city council delayed the vote on banning the nudity because not enough people were upset…

Man, what ever happened to civic leaders actually leading!

What do you think..

MC