October 2011


 

A young earth creationist, an evangelical megachurch pastor, and a post-evangelical walk into a bar. The YEC says to the bartender, “I believe the earth was created in six literal twenty-four hour days. If you don’t believe that way, I don’t think you can be a Christian.”

The megachurch pastor said, “I believe that if you will give God your best, then God will give you his best in return.”

The bartender looked at the post-evangelical and said, “So? What do you believe?”

The post-evangelical thought for a minute, then another minute, then one minute more before saying, “Well, I believe I’ll have a pint of Guinness.”

 

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My all-time favorite version of “Ave Maria”, sung by Divna Ljubovejic and Melodi…Enjoy!

To be commanded to love God at all, let alone in the wilderness, is like being commanded to be well when we are sick, to sing for joy when we are dying of thirst, to run when our legs are broken.  But this is the first and great commandment nonetheless.  Even in the wilderness – especially in the wilderness – “You shall love Him”.

Frederick Buechner