Thursday, May 14, 2009

what do you think?

(Let me preface with this: I try not to dog people. Especially our president. I'm not one of "those" kind of peeps... at least I hope not. I don't hate anyone... I might just be ticked about what someone does. So, I don't post this in order to hate on the president.)

I've honestly gone back and forth for a few months now on whether or not to post this. Obviously now I'm posting it. I wanted to see what some other peeps think.

I don't really like to talk politics, but I don't consider this so much to be "politics". I will lay this statement out there for all to see (that some may consider to be a political statement) = I strive to be consistently pro life... just like I believe Jesus was/is.

OK, here's this video with a clip from Piper's sermon back in January. (You can see my thoughts on Piper HERE.)

What were your thoughts?

***Please read this very transparent email conversation between 2 friends of mine = Ryan & Scott. You can read their thoughts in conversation on this video HERE. I would love to hear you interact with their thoughts on this. Here is the fuller video of this portion of Piper's talk below. Maybe the ending of this video will stir up different emotions in you?

Ok. I'm not going to say much. Obviously, I wholeheartedly AGREE with what Piper is saying. But I seem to go back and forth on whether or not I agree with how he declares it... & MOST importantly, what should we (I) as believers be DOING ABOUT ABORTION???
I want to know what YOU think!!!


Lopo said...

I am glad Piper came out and said this. I get so fed up with Christians being to afraid to step into the political arena and proclaim their convictions about an issue, especially about an issue like abortion. I think we as Christians should definitely pray for the hearts of our leaders who condone this horrible action, but along with that we need to vote the right people into office, politicians who will take measures to overturn laws on abortion, to stop and outlaw this practice.

It has to start with people making a change in their heart and that will not happen until they embrace Christ, so the most important thing we can do is proclaim the gospel and share the love of Christ with others and hope they change their hearts.

patrick mitchell said...

good thoughts lopo. for sure.
thanks for sharing.