Today and tomorrow in Idaho Falls is when many are listening to the 184th Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
And guess who was talked about? Ben Carson.
One reason that I like Ben is because of words that he shares about Jesus. Deliverance comes through Jesus. Strength comes from Jesus.
That is the bumper sticker I saw in Idaho Falls.
Is this the sign of a new “revelation”?
Youth director, Beau Floyd, in our church family sat down and wrote this yesterday:
All theological discussion necessarily comes to a crossroad with regards to how humanity relates to the divine. The question then becomes: Does humanity relate to God or the divine on humanity’s terms? Or, Does the divine, the Almighty, decide and determine how humanity is to relate to and approach Him? Because this study has already pre-supposed a Creator God, and His revelation to humanity through nature, His Word, and the incarnate Word Jesus, all of these will also be presupposed here. Returning to the opening question, how do people understand their place in the story? How do people know who God is, what He wants, and how to live? (more…)
1. First seminar for Transitions (Sandy, Utah)- September 17, 2011
2. TILM at Calvary Chapel (Pocatello, Idaho) – September 17, 2011 (probably the largest church in S.E. Idaho)
Michael Otterson seems to be starting his own series on differences and similarities of Mormonism and Christianity.
Dr. Mike Evans thinks that Glenn Beck is a modern day Jeremiah. (HT: SI)
“Though Romney hasn’t released his personal tax returns, he has given away millions through the Tyler Charitable Foundation, whose records are publicly available.
“From 2000 to 2009, Romney and his wife gave $6.4 million through the foundation, with $4.6 million of that then going to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where Romney is a member. The second-highest recipient of the Romneys’ gifts is the Mormon-affiliated Brigham Young University, where all five of their sons attended, underscoring the family’s commitment to their Mormon religion.”
(Sidenote Contrast – “Since 2000, [Rick] Perry and his wife Anita have donated to churches $12,668–or 0.47 percent of their income–according to their personal tax returns. They have not donated personal income to any other Christian nonprofits. . . . In 2007, when he reported income of over $1 million, he gave $90 to his church.”)
– World, August 27, 2011