Posts Tagged ‘money’

By Matt Horanrabbit_foot

A professor was giving a big test one day to his students. He handed out all of the tests and went back to his desk to wait. Once the test was over the students all handed the tests back in. The professor noticed that one of the students had attached a $100 bill to his test with a note saying “A dollar per point.” The next class the professor handed the graded tests back out. This student got back his test, his test grade, and $64 change.

It seems that, if we have enough money, we can solve any problem.  Being sued?  Get a great lawyer.  Kids not learning enough?  Send them to private school.  Health problems?  See a great doctor and get some medicine prescribed.  Don’t like how you look?  Join a gym, get some cosmetic surgery, or buy the South Beach Diet book.

I’ll confess that I’m not always a big fan of generosity.  I’d much rather have a lot of money and buy myself something nice.   (more…)

By Matt HoranChurch and State

          How can we know when we’ve got enough government?  You can’t walk by a newspaper stand or channel surf at all these days without cruising past the debate about health care reform.  On one side, people argue that getting the government more involved will allow more people to have more access to adequate health care.  On the other side, people argue that getting the government more involved will not allow more people to have more access to adequate health care.  What’s the average newspaper reader or channel surfer to think?  How can we know whose facts to believe?  How do we know when we need more government?  How do we know when we’ve got enough?  How can we know when we need a little less? (more…)

Jesus Saves

Posted: June 29, 2009 by Matt Horan in ReEmergent Church
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By Matt Horangold-dollar-sign

            There’s a story you may have heard about the devil challenging Jesus to a contest of skill.  He challenged him over and over and over again, and finally, Jesus agrees.  He says, “We’ll let God decide what the contest should be.”
            So Jesus and the devil ask God to choose, and suddenly two computers appear before them.  God says, “The one who can type the most words in 24 hours will be the winner.”
            The devil springs forward, sits at the computer, and starts typing furiously.  Jesus calmly sits, and begins typing as well.  They went on like that for 11 hours, typing with miraculous speed, neither one really taking an upper hand. 
            All of a sudden, the power goes out.  Both computers shut down, and the devil screams with fury and anguish.  (more…)