Yesterday saw the passing of two major celebrities and the world is a buzz in discussion.
A few of the Twitter posts to ponder:
This just in: Almost 4,000 unborn babies will die today, torn apart and washed down a sink. Stay tuned for more breaking news.
Farrah Fawcett (62), Michael Jackson (50) and 150,000 others: “A flower of the field; the wind passes, and it is gone.”
pondering the deaths of Jackson and Fawcett…I’m a day closer myself…you too
RT @Rick_Holland: The death of unbelievers makes me so aware of my need to be a more faithful evangelist.
is saddened by the fact that, as is now obvious, so many Americans try to find ultimate meaning in the lives of celebrities-living and dead.
This madness of crowds is evident before our eyes. We must pray that some will find the Savior after the emptiness of mere celebrity worship
RT @batterista: Congress took a moment of silence for Michael Jackson. Which is one moment longer than they took to read the stimulus bill.
A number of blogs have thoughtful posts on the death of Jackson:
- the Mockingbird blog republished a piece from 2008 with a look at Michael Jackson’s work in the 90s Michael Jackson
- Michael Jackson (1958-2009) a post from Justin Taylor that has sparked a bit of interest.
- A Tortured Existence from Tim Challies
- And finally a really good post, Reflections on Jackson, Death, and the Celebrity Culture, from Justin Taylor (includes the Challies post)
- The wounded soul of Michael (HT: @hereiblog)
What a week this has been with the Iran, the Gosselins, Sanford, ObamaCare, Farrah, and Michael. But what does any of it mean? Will any of these headlines mean anything for eternity? I do not believe they will. Borrowing from Tim Challies, they are but evidence of the “vanities” of Ecclesiastes.
Only a life built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ will survive the fires of judgement to come. Jesus came and died in our place while we were busy chasing the vanities our own lives. He is offering forgiveness and His righteousness to you. Repent and believe my friend!
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