The day is here. Turkey, football, relaxation, and of course pie. One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is one of the only days in America throughout the year that people do not expect anyone to do anything. Cars are at relatives, food is being eaten, football is on, and the best example today is that I have been playing all morning with my girls with my pajamas on. What a Sabbath.
One thing on the mind today that I have a desire to promote/analyze is what is called "The Manhattan Decarlaration." On Tuesday, Bishop Harry Jackson described this document that promotes amoung Christians to be bold on Biblical issues (life, marriage, and religious liberty). Their goal is to have over 1,000,000 people sign this document.
Something that is interesting about this declaration is that it doesn't promote us trying to force Gap, Wal-Mart, or Target to say, "Merry Christmas" or picketing a courthouse that takes out the 10 commandments. This declaration, started by Chuck Colson, points everyone to the important Biblical truths that every Christian should take seriously. It is a timely document as many of these truths are not agreed upon within Mainline Protestantism. Once again showing why it is important to confess our dogma in a world that confesses a lot of nothing.
Check out the website and also the show on Issues Etc-http://issuesetc.org/?p=1480