Brian McLaren is right. The "emergent church" movement is growing. Not as a collective group, but as a savvy, scattered chain ever-present in the fiber of the Church.
The backstory of the emergent church started in the late 1990s and early 2000s when a group of postmodern Christians found popularity emphasizing leftist political agendas over traditional Christian teaching and absolute truths.
As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years. After getting shellacked in the midterms, Obama has not compromised with Republicans, he moved further to the political left.
It was an audacious announcement that was both unconstitutional and confrontational. It circumvented Congress, and their vital role in this issue, and was, thus, radically different from the last time amnesty was given to illegal immigrants. In 1986, President Reagan did not issue an executive order on illegal immigration; he signed a bill passed by Congress.
Sadly, this President does not care what Congress thinks or does. He has no interest in meeting or working with them. Whether he is acting like a tyrant or an emperor, it is clear that he is not acting in conjunction with Congress. more >>
The New York Times is ever the voice of hopeful liberalism. The famed "Gray Lady" recently reported on the status of nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran. Those talks in Vienna are headed "down to the wire" as the November 24th deadline nears.
Consider this paragraph from a story filed earlier this month by the Times's knowledgeable David Sanger:
Iran has lived up to all of the provisions of a temporary agreement with the West it signed a year ago. But a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] on Friday confirmed that it has thwarted inspectors seeking information about suspected experiments and designs that would point to a military use of its nuclear program. more >>
The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has for American voters, our constitution, and our two-party system.
It might be possible to justify this action if it was addressing a national emergency of utmost urgency or clearly reflected the priorities and wishes of the American people. But neither is the case.
Republicans just won a decisive election, giving them control of both houses of congress, interpreted uniformly as a repudiation of the president and his agenda. more >>
A recently obtained U.S. Air Force document revealed that taxpayers dished out over $1.5 million in transportation flight costs for President Barack Obama's Labor Day weekend personal and fundraising commitments.
The government watchdog website, Judicial Watch, announced this week that it obtained, through a Freedom of Information Act request, a copy of an Air Force One expense record for this past Labor Day weekend, which shows that over $1,539,402 in taxpayer funds were spent on flight costs alone for Obama's various non-official trips that weekend.
To start his Labor Day weekend, the president flew from Washington, D.C. to Westchester, N.Y. on Friday Aug. 29 to take part in a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. In Westchester, Obama attended a fundraising BBQ hosted by former UBS Bank CEO Robert Wolf. more >>
Ever wonder what other people say they are thankful for? Well, for instance, this guy is currently thankful for his tiny little hamster friends. He even cooks them a delicious Thanksgiving dinner!
When you see what this man is doing it will definitely make you a happy person. It's a hamster thanksgiving, and this man is sharing it for the world to see. It is hard to top the cuteness in this video, but when you see what these little fur balls do to food it will make you SMILE. Be sure to SHARE this with all your animal lover friends on for the holidays!
Check out this adorable hamster thanksgiving below: more >>