Of Jason ‘Molotov’ Mitchell’s candidacy, David Scott writes: “This gentleman has it all and wants to share his worldview with our poor state which already has one foot on a banana peel. He’s questioned President Obama’s citizenship and voiced his support for the anti-gay Ugandan law.”
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Paul. Peter. David. “These men lived out of the ordinary lives because they partnered with the Divine.” Find out more about the meaning behind the Greek word for full or perissos in the scriptures.
After attending a recent lecture at UNC Chapel Hill on “How Jesus Became God” writer David Scott came away with more questions.
“I’ve struggled with my own calling of God to preach and teach the word. I’ve researched, heart-searched, and cried out to Jesus for answers concerning women in ministry. Can only men be pastors and preachers?”
“Dreamers make the rest of us feel somehow uneasy, presenting possibilities that force us to reevaluate our values and traditions. These thinkers have unleashed their imaginations allowing them to ask “Why not?”
Why did I begin first looking askance at evolution and doubting its social value? I guess you might call it a slow-motion epiphany: I have two blind sisters.
“Hold your daughter’s character and personality in thought and then as you pray think about the answers to these questions: Will her school work suffer if she gets a job? Will she grow spiritually or be morally depleted? Will working give her a better sense of responsibility or will she become overburdened?”
Jenny Morris advises this questioner to pray for answers but to take measures to be safe if she can no longer stay in her situation – “Our homes should be a place of safety rather than of fear as promised in Psalms 4:8, “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”
“Philip Seymour Hoffman is Amy Winehouse; who is the 20-year-old kid who died in the bathroom of a fast food joint with a needle in his arm; who is the elderly gentleman in the nursing home, stealing pills from a roommate; who is the wealthy businessman drinking in the wee hours of the morning to get going; who is a soccer mom who cannot stop at three glasses of chardonnay….who is me.”
David Scott recommends an article in Newsweek this week about organizations that embrace and offer guidance and fellowship to ex-Mormons.