Posts Tagged ‘end of the world’

Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, collectively known as 2Cellos, have released their take on The Show Must Go On for the 25th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death. They continually amaze me with their passion, deliciously mad creativity, and the new ways they find to use their instruments.

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Years ago, while looking through some personal effects of my great-grandmother’s, I found this New Year’s poem that has a relative’s name at the bottom. I don’t know if he is the actual author; I found this elsewhere on the web attributed to “author unknown.”

This is a beautiful statement of hope for the new year. Given what the world may have in store for humanity in 2012, it is a calming reminder that all of our trials are in our Maker’s hands. Even if the world does come to a so-called end, it’s only the end of an era, and a new beginning for those who put their faith in Him. (more…)

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Great. Another opportunity for Christians to be portrayed as lunatic nut jobs obsessed with the damnation of others.

Today, May 21st, 2011, is said to be the day of the Rapture by Harold Camping, a Christian radio broadcaster. Some people are taking this so seriously that they are packed and ready to go on the up elevator at 6 P.M. Pacific tonight. Skeptics and cynics are partying like it’s the end of the world to mock them.

It’s ugly. I really don’t like how people on both sides are taking this as an opportunity to focus on themselves. The Gospel is about reaching outward, not inward. And people who trumpet their passion for equality, liberty, and fairness are lambasting the Christian faith. (more…)

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