20 February 2015

This 'n' That

photo: Blueberries
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Well, I originally thought I might use a little Lent-themed sarcasm for this post. It always amuses me how the fast food chains capitalize on this time of year with their fish sandwich promotions.  But, I didn't have enough witty comments on that subject, so that idea fell by the wayside.

Then I thought about sharing with you the tale of the man in the office kitchen who was carefully counting his blueberries one morning this week. But...that's really all there is to that story.

So here is something that may interest you. I visited a different church last Sunday. Not in lieu of my regular service (perish the thought!) but in addition to and in partial fulfillment of a homework assignment. One of the most interesting aspects of that service was the choice of music that was played during communion. Are you ready? It was a rendition of this:

Yes. I am serious. And, curiously, this was a mainline denomination that followed a strict liturgy throughout the service. The fact that a church would think this is okay kind of makes you want to weep, doesn't it? Well, that's the effect it had on me. Anyway, that's all I have for today. Time to sit back and enjoy your somewhat skinny week in review (kind of):

  • Here's a momentous occasion: I actually agree with Rob Bell. Well, kind of. I would add one word to his statement and say, 'we're moments away from the visible church embracing gay marriage.' Big difference.
  • Sometimes gray is really just black and white.
  • Just the thought of meditating makes me antsy. I don't understand the allure.
  • I was going to ask for this for my birthday, but since it won't be available till July, I guess I'll just have to wait and get my own.
  • What do you look for in faithful preaching?
  • I don't know if we can call this adorable, but it is pretty funny. Thanks, Rick!
  • This is your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Okay, I want this. Coolest toy ever.
  • "Stop looking inside for a sincere enough faith. Look outside yourself to Christ who bids you to come."
  • Tim Challies on sin and our relationship to sin as those who have been redeemed by Christ.
  • Here's a must-read article at the GTY blog by my friend, Cameron Buettel, on evangelical syncretism and submitting to feminism.
  • Creation, theology, and the end of the universe:

1 comment:

  1. I'm reading God's Battle Plan for the Mind by David Saxton. It is on Biblical meditation of the puritans. He quotes someone as saying that kind of meditation is prayer packaged in a secular form. I guess prayer, but without God. Thanks for the links!


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