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Fellowship in the Woodlands

kbizzanelli Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:46 PM
Many people believe that saying, "Oh my God" is taking His name in vain. Although I am a Christian I do not believe this because it makes no sense. God is a title, not a name. Saying, "Jesus Christ!" "Jesus!" or the like *is* taking His name in vain because it is His name. The same with saying, "Yahweh!" "Yeshua!" would also be violating the commandment. However, I choose not to say "Oh my God!" so as not to offend those who believe it is a violation, or encourage those who do take His actual name in vain. "Good grief!" works for me. No one gets upset that I quote Charlie Brown.

Most of America's problems are cultural. Even our economic problems stem from the cultural rejection of personal responsibility and the acceptance of collective responsibility. And none of our problems would be as bad if the church was still shaping the culture instead of merely responding to it. I was reminded of this during my annual holiday trip home to The Woodlands, Texas.

I've attended Christmas Eve services four out of the last six years at the Woodlands Church (formerly Fellowship of the Woodlands), which is a Southern Baptist mega church that keeps its Baptist affiliation well hidden from the general...