02 December 2011

This 'n' That

I tried in vain this morning to formulate a few witty sentences to introduce this week's post. Let's face it, sometimes you just run out of wit. I'm hoping mine is just playing a game of hide and seek and forgot to tell me. Or maybe it's hibernating. It is winter after all. Of course, there is a small part of me that fears that I've lost "the favor." I plan to test this later today with a trip to the mall. If I find a close parking space, I'll know I'm still in the good graces of Joel Osteen's toothy-smiled false and abominable god. If not, well, I'll have no choice but to remove the curse with a good, hearty tithe. So while I lament the loss of my favor and wit, I hope you'll enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Speaking of mega-churches, it's really kind of pathetic that we now have "trailers" for our sermon series. Don't argue against the accusation that you're only seeking to entertain goats when your approach to Sunday morning is the same as Hollywood's approach to the latest "blockbuster" film. Case in point: the newest trailer for Elevation Church's Christmas sermon series.
  • Oh, goody! T.D. Jakes has been confirmed for Steven Furtick's Code Orange Revival! Why do I feel like a new club is being formed...and it has an elephant for a mascot? Stay tuned, I'm sure there will be more to say on this in the weeks to come.
  • The Ugliness of Christmas:


  1. I was compelled to write a blog post about Joel Osteen getting his own reality show. I am troubled by how he will be viewed as an example of the church therefore influencing even more people into deception.

  2. John MacArthur is the best. period. How I wish I could visit his church and be a part of the worship there.

  3. Hey Erin, wit, you've still got it!! Refilled my coffee and clicked on... I will never be able to listen to Handel's Messiah again without a smile on my face. Gee, they must have been on a budget. Not enough for a full robe.
    And the burger thing....I wonder why they were called HAMburgers to begin with.
    Oh, and the mega-church thing. Over at Ed Stetzer's blog, he has a discussion on that and the church he preached at recently. I'm still trying to figure out what the huge pirate ship on the stage/pulpit was all about.
    Who knew you could find your wit at the mall??? I know I've lost mine there before!
    Thanks, Erin. Always look forward to This and That. Sometimes you just have to laugh. They do say it is good for the soul!


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