Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ordination Service

For the friends and family who read this blog, my ordination service has been set for 5pm on Sunday, June 12th at Bayshore Baptist Church. There will be a reception following the service.

Leave a comment if you need some more information.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Prayer Request

Gay and I sent out her first batch of resumes to churches in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area today. We would certainly appreciate your prayers that she will find a great job that she finds both enjoyable and fullfilling.

The posts will continue to be light for the next few weeks. Gay and I are frantically working trying to get the house ready to go on the market, and that is taking up all of our free time.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Wake Forest Fall 2005 Class Schedule is online

This is more of a post for family who are interested in this sort of thing, but the Fall 2005 schedule of classes for the Wake Forest Divinity School is now online. You can find it by clicking here.

I would ask for your prayers for Gay and me. We are a little overwhelmed with getting the house ready to go on the market, simultanously packing for the move, etc.

Friday, April 08, 2005

On "Activist Judges"

Well, my laptop is still down. Primarily because I found out the hard drive is "sealed" in the laptop, and can only be removed by a tech, so I have changed backup strategies.

This will be the first political statement I have made in quite a while. But, this is something that needs to be said, so I will say it.

There has been a lot of talk recently about decisions made by "Activist Judges" who are "not accountable to the people" making decisions that are not what the electorate wants. This talk, of course, has primarily been coming from the religious right and conservative republicans in congress.

These people fail to understand that just because something is popular doesn't make it right. Just because 51% of the people are in favor of something, does not make it moral. These are the very reasons the founding fathers designed a government with separation of powers. The higher levels of the judicial branch are not directly elected by the people. This gives them the "freedom" to make the right decisions, without fear of political repercussions. This is how it should be. There are enough checks and balances in our system to make sure that the correct legal decision is made most of the time, and this system needs to remain in place. Is the system perfect? Of course not! I believe that, as a whole, the system works and is not in need of massive changes.

The Republicans, however, are only in control of 2 of the 3 branches of government. And they won't be happy until they make it a perfect 3/3.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Laptop still down

My laptop is still down. Come to find out, my laptop's drive is sealed in the case and can't be removed for backup purposes. So, I am going to have to transfer the data to another computer, which I hope to do this week.