WEEKLY WRAP-UP FOR 2016-6-4

June 5, 2016


HERE IS THE REASON THERE WAS NO WEEKLY WRAP-UP LAST WEEK.

There was a seven-day Social Media Protest with which I was involved. The protest was to be peaceful and the goal was to get information from the politicians in Norway about their thoughts on the child care system (the Barnevernet) there. Hundreds of voices worldwide joined the questioning. Most of it was done in a truthful manner. There are always going to be a few who get carried away.

The intention was to get answers for the Norwegian people. Of the political parties in Norway, the leaders of the protest choose 12. As I was only commenting on 4 or 5 of the party websites, I don’t know for sure. But it was my impression that not one political party was willing to make a statement about the Child Care System in Norway over social media. If you looked at the link above, we got one good response. It was from the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg. After she commented, a large number of protesters went to her site to make valid complaints, ask questions, and a few went to cause trouble. The result was that the Prime Minister’s site was shut down for a bit and the entire conversation was removed.

I wish that hadn’t happened. So many people voiced valid concerns about the welfare of the children in Norway. If you would like to know my blogging friend Chris Prunean’s take on the events, click on the link above.

https://chrisreimersblog.com/2016/05/31/ken-joar-olsen-my-good-friend-speaks-in-trondheim/ is the first of many opportunities for Ken to do what he wants to do: help others and by doing so help to get his precious Aria back. She was taken from him for no good reason.

During this week’s protest, someone posted this:

Because the post got erased, I can’t tell you who posted it. I can tell you that this video explains a problem that C.S. Lewis saw in his life and that has increased greatly in our time.

It was necessary to write a Letter to Ms. Solveig Horne, Norwegian Minister of Children and Equality this week as my response to the reunification of the Bodnariu family in Norway. This is a start but the story is far from over. It is a joyful event that a family will get to live together again.

You should really read Deborah Ann’s “Worth My Pursuing ~” What is a week without at least one poem from Deborah Ann?

Here is a story you don’t want to miss. It is sad but one you should know about. It is the truth of what is happening in many places in Europe: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and the U.K. besides Norway.

To see my post with the same video, go here:
Legal Kidnapping in Norway – American Mother Victim

Last but certainly not least is Dan’s Other Men’s Brains. It’s an interesting short article about the treatment of scripture.

I wish you all a blessed week in the Lord.

Chris Reimers


The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment by C.S. Lewis Doodle

June 2, 2016

There was one of those moments the other day. You know…one of those moments when you see something that you consider so brilliant that you know that you will have to see it again and again. This is the way we should feel about our Bibles. It is God’s Word after all.

However, every once in a while God becomes evident through a man or woman. Someone has so much talent, even if it is for a brief moment, that one has to look at the talent in awe. I’m sure you have all had this experience based on your interests. I’m sure you have all had this experience of yourself. You do something and you can’t believe you did it. Maybe you have never had this experience. It doesn’t make you a less talented person only perhaps very humble.

I had an experience like this when I first read a sermon by Charles Spurgeon. Where does man get such ability to twingle words together and give you a picture of heaven? This is not the sterile heaven portrayed in so much of our media.

In the middle of an online protest, someone unknown posted this effort by C.S. Lewis. It looked interesting. By the end of the 19 or so minutes it had happened. It was one of those times. It was brilliant. I didn’t get the man who posted this work of art because our online protest was successful. It was so successful, that the Prime Minister of Norway removed a post by hundreds of us who had opinions about a very important issue. I have since wondered if what happened was a successful thing.

Most visual persons would be even more impressed because of the artwork done with Mr. Lewis’s thoughts. The drawings capture the ideas that Mr. Lewis is stating very nicely.

Ever heard of a discernment site? That is a website designed to help people discern the truth from lies. The Narrowing Path by Sherryn, located in my blogroll is an example of an excellent Christian discernment site. Always the curious one, I was reading what one of these discernment sites said about C.S. Lewis. It gave a couple of his quotes and called him a
“heretic.” I did some checking and it seems that Lewis did hold some questionable views, but was he a heretic?

How could a heretic write a book like “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?” I have read “The Screwtape Letters” by Mr. Lewis. It didn’t take long to see that this discernment site may have been a bit screwy. I guess God will make the determination in the end. Until that time, I will enjoy the C.S. Lewis doodles.

It isn’t obvious to me what it is about those who will never be interested in such a video. Are they more left-brained or is it that they are more right-brained? A good possibility is that they are only not ready. The brain thing I am still trying to figure out.

Watch, learn, and wonder.

CR


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