25 May 2012

This 'n' That

Well, I hate to deliver bad news, but I really hate delivering it on a Friday. Nevertheless, this sobering report must be shared before too many people are hurt. Just a warning that this may affect you, your family, your youth pastor and even your pastor: Skinny Jeans May Cause Health Problems.
Experts said skinny jeans with too tight of a pant leg can pinch a sensitive nerve in your upper thigh. 
One study said skinny jeans have been linked to digestive problems, even blood clots in the legs from all the restriction. 
I realize that this may be shocking. This information may even cause a disturbance in the well-planned Sunday morning (or Saturday night) wardrobe of your seeker-driven pastor. But none of us want to see these men harmed by a pinched thigh nerve or an upset tummy, so I think this is important information to share. If this strikes a particularly cutting blow to your own heart, you may want to consider partnering with me in my new charitable organization: Christians Against Unnecessarily Skinny Pants. CAUSP will be holding its first charity event, a fashion show, later this summer.

Now, before you start fumbling through your closet in a hurried effort to rid yourself of your own unnecessarily skinny pants, please enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • 3D Leadership: John MacArthur once again shares some thoughts on flat screen pastors. How can you shepherd your people if you're only a face on a screen?
  • Looks like Ligonier's $5 Friday has some good stuff.
  • Oh dear! Will the discovery of "The Gospel of Barnabas" dismantle Christianity? Call me crazy, but I think it will take more than one document not even written until the 5th or 6th century (allegedly) to destroy the Truth.
  • It will be interesting to watch how Biola responds to this.
  • A Bridge Too Far:


  1. I always look forward to the Friday "This 'n That" and you never disappoint. I am giving you extra kudos on this week's post, however, as I have been stressing over how I would ever fit into a pair of skinny jeans. Have been feeling very left out at my mega church. Thank you for relieving the anxiety.

    PS - the other articles are great, too. Keep up the good work and stand firm. You are much appreciated.

  2. Anonymous, I appreciate the extra kudos, thank you! I'm so thankful that you have been alleviated of your bout with Skinny Jean Anxiety. That makes it all worthwhile. :-)

  3. Without skinny jeans, hip Christianity will never be the same again.

    Joel Rosenberg has a good essay on the "Gospel of Barnabas" issue. I agree with your succinct statement that it'll take much more than a fake gospel to impact Christianity. And we all know Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against His church, so that's that.

    The Gay Christianity refutation is 5 hours long! Fortunately I'm not working so I have plenty of time to listen!! Thanks!

    Another substantial and satisfying This N that :) Great work.


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