24 February 2012

This 'n' That

Surely you have heard by now that Ed Young, Jr. has started his own fashion website. Yes, PastorFashion.com is every attractional pastor's dream. After all, ever since they did away with those bulky, dominating pulpits, the pastor's ensemble is so visible. And let's face it, no one wants a frumpy pastor. So Ed Young, Jr., in all of his creativity, has launched this new website in order to help remedy this growing problem. In his first video entry, Young shares one of his trade secrets: Spanx for men. No, I'm not joking. Naturally, then, it is easy to see that Young has identified a large and urgent problem in the church today.
Pastors aren’t typically known for their fashion. Most people don’t think of the runway leading up to the pulpit. But why not?! Why can’t the men and women of God set the standard for the rest of the world in fashion as well as faith? That’s why we’re launching PastorFashion.com. We want to set the trends. 
Check back with us regularly, as we’ll be posting things like what not to wear, fashion tips, the latest trends and so much more! 
We’re not trying to be like the world…we just want to be fashionable while we try to change [...] (Online Source).
Well, I hate to be a copy-cat, but I am greatly intrigued by Young's ingenuity. That is why I am pondering the idea of starting a similar website. BloggerFashion.com would offer tips and tricks for all of you fashion-challenged basement-dwelling opinion givers. Let's be honest, it's not easy to truly "rock" a pair of shabby sweatpants and fuzzy bunny slippers, but BloggerFashion.com would show you how. If the idea takes off, we may even expand into offering hygiene tips, such as sharing some of the best ways to remove the Cheetos stains from your fingers. Of course, this is all just a great, wonderful idea in my mind. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment string. (And please, please, do not miss the sarcasm that is dripping from this paragraph)!

But enough about the latest trends. It's Friday and we all know what that means. Pour your coffee and enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • The Telegraph in the UK reports that their government will now be maintaining a database of every phone call and email. Now there's a comforting thought.
  • Speaking of the religion of peace, Youcef Nadarkhani was arrested in 2009 for converting to "Christianity" and has in that time refused to recant and claim Islam. We are now hearing that Iran has finally ordered that he be hanged. And so we pray. But we pray not just for this man's earthly life, but also for his eternal one. It seems that Nadarkhani is actually a pastor of a non-Trinitarian cult. If this is true, then Nadarkhani does not know the true Jesus of the Bible. So as we cry out to the government to spare his life, let us also cry out to God for the salvation of this man.
  • "A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments..." My Way News has more on this disheartening story.
  • A zeal without knowledge:


  1. Your creativity and innovation continue to take my breath away. Even though I am not a blogger, I do read a lot of blogs and that must count for something. I will look forward to your fashion tips in addition to your usual edifying posts.

    Keep up the good work and don't back down to the critics. Truth matters!

  2. Hey Erin, if you want a book similar to John Mac's, read "Future Israel". It is complete. Barry Horner also has a website on John Bunyan that is excellent.

  3. I read as far as "Christ's Future Plans" by MacArthur, my brain went YAYYYYY! And I skittered off to buy it. Now I can read the rest of your log. Thanks for the heads up on this exciting book!

  4. In terms of eschatology I would point to "A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times" on Amazon: http://amzn.to/ylRhJa

  5. Thanks for the additional reading suggestions, Pam and Despeville. It sounds as though this new book will offer insight into the various millennial views, which is important and will be interesting. Of course, I don't actually have the time to read it now, so someone will have to give me the scoop!

    Anonymous @ 9:47 - thanks for the encouragement! And yes, stay tuned for blogger fashion tips and tricks. They will be equally relevant for blog writers and blog readers!

  6. EBenz you should get one of those snuggie blankies. Make sure it has a couple of big pockets. One for your Cheetos and the other for whatnot's.

    Sit down at your computer and if you have a laptop like me, make a console out of it with a cup holder your fan is going keeping it cool, you feel it in the air, the metas are all lined up with posts.
    Get conventional with EBenz all you bloggers, ready, set and Vogue in your very own basement.

  7. Funny response to Ed Young as fashionista on the Steam Tunnel blog


  8. wait so the iranian pastor is not saved?

  9. Kitty,
    Thanks for sharing that link. That satire piece is hilarious.

    If indeed Nadarkhani holds to a heretical Oneness doctrine, then he is not believing in the God of the Bible. As such, we have much to be praying for!

  10. I'd skip the amill books, not gonna find truth in there.

    MacA is one of the few reformers who actually understands the end times correctly.


    PS: I was grieved to hear what you reported about Nadarkhani, may the Lord give the man much mercy!!!

  11. I agree with you carolyn. John MacArthur is one of the top on my list not only for end times but all around getting the truth correct.

    There are many men I love that are so wise when it comes to the sovereignty of God and election etc like R.C Sproul for example. But R.C. way off in left field when it comes to eschatology.. That's something I just don't understand with him. How he can hit the nail on the head in one area and yet be off a mile on another. I still love em....


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