If there has been a phrase in the Bible that has been recently tortured until it confesses a lie, it is the phrase, “Touch not the Lord’s anointed.” I hear it a lot in Christian conversation today. Usually, the phrase is meant to caution anyone who is criticising the questionable teaching or way of life of a famous preacher or church leader. That is meant to be a no-go area.
Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical heartlands” in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of worshippers, according to a new report.
“Who’s on first?”
Fun update of a classic skit:
For those who feel the acute pressure of thinking you have to change your spouse if you’re going to be happy, that you have to be on top of everything if you’re going to make it, that you have to do everything right with your kids if they’re going to turn out OK, that you have to control what others think about you if you’re going to feel important, that you have to be the best if your life is going to count, that you have to be successful if you’re ever going to satisfy the deep desire for parental approval, and so on and so forth…Christmas is for you.