about me

Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA


Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995


Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)

Children:
Jacob
Hope

quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:


blogs i read

marty duren
joe kennedy
art rogers
stuart delony
wade burleson
kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
cb scott
ben cole
tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
john stickley
bowden mcelroy
c w
jamie wootten
nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
villa rica
phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
Southern Baptist Blog Aggregator

favorite links

dmbc
my parents ministry
starbucks
starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
biblical studies foundation

subscribe here

Enter your email address below to subscribe to Student Guru!


powered by Bloglet

listening [to]


building 429: rise


chris tomlin: live from austin music hall


various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia


fusebox: once again


passion: How Great Is Our God


storyside:b : everything and more


delirious?: the mission bell


hillsong united: look to you



 

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

How will we ever make a difference?

The wacko's from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS were at it again yesterday. On a day when most of the nation was remembering our heros for their sacrifice in protecting our country, the people of Westboro were protesting at Arlington Cemetary. Read about it here and here. I don't know what Bible they are reading from but I can't see Jesus protesting a funeral. I don't see Jesus condemning people during their grieving. Jesus reached out to sinners like me. He told the woman caught in adultery to go and "sin no more." He wept at the tomb of Lazarus. How will those who have no relationship with Christ take us serious when we have hate-filled people likt this. God help us all!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/30/2006 09:07:00 AM

10 Comments:

Blogger Neil Elmore said...

Oh if only I could have anice "sit down chat" with one of those people. I'd drop kick em in the face.

5/30/2006 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger Kiki Cherry said...

This stuff makes my skin crawl. They also protest at the memorials and funerals of fallen war heroes. That is SO WRONG.

And people wonder why using the name "Baptist" can have a negative connotation in regions like ours? Just go look at this "Baptist" church's website. It is www.godhatesfags.com.

WARNING: It will make you made enough to spit.

5/30/2006 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger John Stickley said...

I keep wondering when God's gonna get tired of these folks and their false witness and put an end to it himself...

5/30/2006 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Bryan Riley said...

I have the same sentiments but then i realize that Jesus calls us to love them, too. Perhaps we should send missionaries there..

5/30/2006 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Wootten said...

I may be wrong, but I think these people from Westboro are so far fetched that even most lost people would not take them seriously or to be an accurate representation of the Christian faith.

5/30/2006 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

Who wants to road trip to Kansas and pull a "sidewalk preacher" in front of their church? We can yell too, because it's in their culture to respond to yelling.

5/30/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Joe,

You may be on to something.

Jamie,

Unfortunately, people do listen to them. They are on TV. Hannity and Combs had them on recently.

5/30/2006 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

Jamie, I have a gay friend who is absolutely appalled. The hurt he feels from them protesting the funeral of one of his friends who was murdered here in Alabama is something most of us don't understand. It's not only a hinderance, it's full out Satanic opposition. And plenty of people pay attention.

It's people like that who need a reminder that it's God who dishes out justice and wrath, not us.

It wouldn't hurt to see the SBC come out and condemn Westboro though. Good luck getting that through.

5/30/2006 05:03:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Wootten said...

Kevin, Joe,

While I know a little about the Westboro group, I had never heard anything about them from a major news outlet. That's why I have not taken them very seriously.

I agree that Richard Land or someone should come out and speak against these guys. Why don't we shoot some emails his way -especially anyone who has personally seen the effects of this group- and see what happens???

5/30/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

Jamie, Congress recently passed a bill to stop protesting at federal funerals because of Westboro. They're making an impact, for sure. And the media has definitely picked up on it, they're just not big enough right now to go after. Think of it this way- Anderson Cooper is too busy hunting down polygamists to deal with Phelps... but I'm sure once that Jeffs guy is in jail, they'll switch to the other crazy religious kooks. To be honest, I think they should. And then I think we should speak out LOUDLY against Westboro.

And if I'd have thought about it earlier, I'd have pushed for a resolution at the SBC denouncing the Westboro group. If we can boycott Disney, we can dang well speak up and out against hate-speech.

5/30/2006 06:18:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

 

get to know me

article in local paper
i am recovering pharisee
origin of k-dawg


Reading Now

The Cure for the Common Life
by Max Lucado



Recent Reads

The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
by Ed Young Jr.


Your Spritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
by C. Peter Wagner



Why Men Hate Going to Church
by David Murrow


Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
by Aubrey Malphurs



must reads


The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
by Andy Stanley


Choosing to Cheat : Who Wins When Family and Work Collide?
by Andy Stanley


The Best Question Ever
by Andy Stanley


Radical Reformission, The: Reaching Out without Selling Out
by Mark Driscoll


A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
by Brian McLaren


The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren


Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be With God
by Bill Hybels


A Passionate Church
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad


A Passionate Life
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad



Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
by Donald Miller


Searching for God Knows What
by Donald Miller



Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God's Agenda
by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby


previous posts

Church Discipline?
From Samaria back to Jerusalem
Arrived home safely
New Orleans Mission Trip- Final Day
New Orleans Mission Trip- Day 3
New Orleans Mission Trip- Day 2
New Orleans Mission Trip- Day 1
Overwhelmed....
Headed to the Big Easy.........
I don't get it...

creative commons
Subscribe with Bloglines Blogarama - The Blogs Directory Add to My Yahoo! Southern Baptist Blog
Aggregator Image Hosted by ImageShack.us


My blog is worth $18,065.28.
How much is your blog worth?

Find me on MySpace and be my friend!
&