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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Running Shoes

This appeared in yesterday afternoon's university email:

Southern Man understands the need to respond to an atrocity like this even if in an entirely symbolic manner so he is wearing running shoes today.

Asics, of course.

But for a born-again Bible-thumping evangelical, that's not enough. In James Chapter 2:14-16 we read that
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
So for those of us who must have works to prove our faith, here is a list of charities that are supporting the families of those affected in Boston. Of the activities and charities they list, Southern Man recommends these two:

Southern Man gave life to his faith through works. Why don't you?


At Thursday, April 18, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds very Catholic! Which, of course, meets with my approval.

At Saturday, April 20, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so are you a born-again, evangelical Bible thumping person?

At Sunday, April 21, 2013, Blogger Southern Man said...

I'm actually pretty good at Bible thumping.

At Sunday, April 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly is "Bible Thumping"? Many people read the book but do not understand its meaning...head knowledge without heart/spiritual discernment. Is "thumping" explaining?

At Monday, April 22, 2013, Blogger Southern Man said...

"Bible Thumping" is a pejorative term used to describe persons who use the literal text of the Bible (often out of context) to zealously assert and defend fundamentalist viewpoints. They often preach and teach from a viewpoint of condemnation rather than love. We Nazarenes sometimes call ourselves Bible-Thumpers as something of an in-joke and as a reminder to be careful how we interact with others. As I said, I'm pretty good at it, on both offense and defense.


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