Friday, September 17, 2004

Oy vey! A month has gone by...

Thanks for the nudge, Osray. Yep, a month has whizzed by. Where does the time go? I have just been swamped with personal stuff, professional stuff... blah blah blah. I know, I know, you gotta make time for the important stuff. There has to be time for God in there... Sometimes the little fires in front of me seem more urgent... but urgent does not equal "important."

So I'm back.

Hopefully making this part of my daily routine again. I haven't anything worthy of posting at this very moment, but I've got a few things percolating.

Here's something that had me thinking this morning... I heard a report on National Public Radio about a court case involving a Christian student group at Washburn U. that has prohibited a Mormon student from assuming a leadership position. If I got the facts straight, the issue is whether the university should use student funds for organizations that discriminate based on religious beliefs. I'm familiar with similar cases that involve Christian organizations that discriminate based on sexuality (excluding gays and lesbians). In some cases, it isn't just leadership positions, it is actual membership. In the Washburn case, the Mormon student had volunteered to lead a group activity at the next meeting-- but that was taken away from him when the group leaders found out he was Mormon.

Why wouldn't Christian folks want "others" to be part of their fold? What are they afraid of? In fact, why not go out and deliberately approach those folks? Engage these folks in dialogue. His Truth is not fragile, it is robust and alive. Share with everyone. Share it *especially* with those who seem to need it most, not just with those who already endorse every creed you do. I dunno, maybe I'm missing something...

Have a great day.