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book review: how would Jesus vote?

Posted by dturn on October 31, 2008

How would Jesus vote? Is an interesting book.
I found it a tad bit difficult to read, but it was full of information.

This book was an interesting take on the Christian view of voting.
It focused, not on the particular candidates, but, on the issues.
Normally we hear about the standard issues of abortion and gay rights.
The authors also spoke about immigration and poverty.
On the immigration point, it is interesting that they talked about this issue but not the racism that continues to exist in our nation.
Still separate but equal?

The book makes it seem like this election is the most important in the history of our country.
Why is that?
What is it that makes all the other elections so non-important?

God has been/will always be concerned about His creation – US not U.S.A.

We should let our personal relationship with Christ reflect our voting habits.
We have a chance for our voices to be heard.

Pray. Consider. Pray. Read. Pray.
Vote.

Author Bio:
Jerry Newcombe is senior producer for Coral Ridge Ministries television and has produced or coproduced more than fifty documentaries. The host of two weekly radio shows, he has also been a guest on numerous television and radio talk shows. He is the author or coauthor of more than fifteen books.

Dr. D. James Kennedy is one of the most trusted and recognized Christian leaders of our time. The senior minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he is the featured preacher on television’s “The Coral Ridge Hour” and radio’s “Truths That Transform”, syndicated on over one thousand stations throughout the U.S. The founder and president of Evangelism Explosion International and chancellor of Knox Theological Seminary, he is the author of more than sixty books, including the bestselling What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?

You can pick up this book here

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funky faith friday

Posted by dturn on October 31, 2008

Here are some of the things that I am crazy enough to believe God for:

1. I have some important meetings this weekend. I’m praying for favor.

2. I am looking for a crew to turn Joliet OUT. Email me!!

3. I am Soooo tired of this election stuff. I want to CHANGE lives for Christ!!

4. Wisdom to spot opportunities and Courage to go after them!!

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porn stats

Posted by dturn on October 30, 2008

Number of pornographic web sites: 4.2 Million.

People who regularly visit Internet porn web sites daily: 40 million.

Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home: 47%.

Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites: 65% male – 35% female.

30% of unsolicited e-mails contain pornographic materials.

Websites offering illegal child pornography: 100,000

Porn revenue is larger than all professional football, baseball and basketball franchise revenues combined.

US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC at $6.2 billion.

Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography: 11 years old

8-16 year olds having viewed porn online 90% (most while doing homework)

Every second$3,075.64 is being spent on pornography

Every second28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography

Every second 372 Internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines

Every 39 minutes – A new pornographic video is being created in the United States

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hip hop saves?

Posted by dturn on October 30, 2008

My girl Danielle over at Lost & found, informed about how the new Lecrae cd saved someones life.

check it out here

To those who say Holy hip-hop is not really holy….

SHUT UP!!!

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soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on October 29, 2008

We will be successful if we make the investment and ignore the hype.

Roy Williams

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soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on October 28, 2008

Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.

Aristotle

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do u believe?

Posted by dturn on October 27, 2008

I got this from Boyd Bettis’ blog.

This is exactly what I am praying that we will hear/see from the school districts in my city.
Too many children are falling through the cracks of mediocracy and failure.
We have come to expect too liitle from our schools and our children.
It’s probably due to us expecting little from ourselves and our God.

Lord, help us to lift UP the standard.

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jumpstart 10/27

Posted by dturn on October 27, 2008

“They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”
Psalm 145:7

Today is a day to celebrate.
It is a brand new occasion to feel good and to expect great things.
In spite of the challenges that you will face today, take some time out to celebrate.

You may celebrate by wearing that favorite outfit that you have in your closet.
You also may celebrate by playing that song that makes you want to dance whenever you hear it.

Whatever you need to do to enjoy this day, you need to do it.

God has created this moment in time for you not to be depressed and blue, but to rejoice at the fact that you were given another day on this earth.
Don’t take for granted this opportunity.
Don’t let situations and circumstances keep you from celebrating.
Don’t let people overwhelm you with their problems.

Choose to celebrate.
Choose to make yourself happy.
Choose to live.

Father, thank you for giving me many reasons to celebrate. Thank You for being able to look in the mirror and see the wonderful person that you have created. Help me to show others that they also have a reason to celebrate. As I go forward into my day, help me to remember that this and every day, should be celebrated. I rejoice in Your love and kindness toward me. Amen.

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updates

Posted by dturn on October 23, 2008

Hopefully I’ll have an announcement to make early next week. Keep your eyes and ears open.

Also, I’ll be starting a series of posts on how to be a REAL man.

Remember to help the Sphere of Hip Hop, here

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who wants change?

Posted by dturn on October 22, 2008

With all this election-talk brewing like crazy, it has really made me think about change.

Sure, a new president promises a lot and sometimes does a lot, but I’m thinking about REAL change.

The girl who has little or no self-esteem. She thinks that her body is what makes her valuable.
The guy who wants to be/look/act like a thug. The tougher he appears the more MANLY he is.
The family that buys more than they can afford in order to LOOK successful.

People are desperate for change.
Not presidential change but LIFE-change.

Change that only God can deliver.

I am sick of the status-quo in the Christian community.
We are the ones that have been given the power to trample on snakes and serpents.
We are the ones who have been given the keys to the Kingdom.
We are here to make a difference.

Us.
Here.
Now.

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