Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm a Self-Knowing Self-Improving Health Nut

I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz
and found out I'm a
Self-Knowing Self-Improving Health Nut

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Where Are You In Your Spiritual Walk?

Ever notice that a lot of what we read in the Christian media is really about Christian subculture. We do need to know about the rift in the Episcopal church and how churches are using technology. On the other hand, these sorts of topics have replaced real thinking on how we apply the principles taught in the Scripture with dialog about religious trends. Have you noticed that some in the church are really talking about using software marketing style communication. While we should not be against things based on the style, it is often more about style and less about substance. We can be assured there are many blessed exceptions to this rule, but we should be wary of those who seek to tickle our ears for either to benefit their ego or their pocket book. Of course, anything truth discussed with actual substance should transcend style. Use any style of communication that does not alter the message or distract from the message. Where are all our blogs discussing the application of Romans 8:28? We would rather discuss the latest trend in the Christian ghetto.

When we talk about our walk with the Lord, we are touching upon the eternal touching the here and now. If we talk about the latest song on the CCM charts, we may be discussing on the mundane.

By the way, I am rethinking my life.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jealousy as a Good Thing? What Will They Think of Next?

Most of us has been jealous at one time or another. If you are reading this blog, that means you have been here on this sod long enough to experience it. A new insight for me from Romans 10:19,

"But I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says,

'I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation;
with a foolish nation I will make you angry'.” (ESV)

While jealousy is not a positive attitude, in fact it can be one of the most negative ones, God says he is using it to shape those who are his people. While the Christian must be careful not to sanctify his sin, here is an intriguing concept, God can use my most negative attitudes to draw me to godliness. I can see the godliness and success of others, let that make me jealous, and then I pursue God according to his program of grace and faith and leave my own system of merit on the floor.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Star Wars Told Through an A Cappella Medley of John Williams Tunes

So here is a whole set of movies summarized in on four minutes of song. As I say humor is stating the obvious in surprise form. Here they tell you some really funny things such as Luke Skywalker is a whiner. Han Solo is sort of a loner. (Get it?) My favorite part is the Theme from Jurassic Park because I did not really get that sort of majestic sound from a cappella music. What is your favorite John Williams song from the medley?

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Keith L. Cooper - My new pick of fun music

Keith L. Cooper is a new musician I just discovered. Check out this fun video.