Saturday, December 01, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
of course, i'll be moving it all over to my own personal website in about 4 months.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
i know it's just a part of church culture and i am trying more and more to differentiate between what is church culture and what is biblical CHRISTianity, but i love easter sunrise services. tomorrow i'm preaching at one in a local cemetery and i still need to work on the message a little but i felt like wasting enough time to say that i really do enjoy sunrise services.
the above photo is from good friday's outdoor stations of the cross.
Friday, April 06, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
ships & port
Sunday, April 01, 2007
just a reminder
They said, "Rabbi" (which means "Teacher"), "where are you staying?"
He replied, "Come along and see for yourself."
They came, saw where he was living, and ended up staying with him for the day. It was late afternoon when this happened.
i'm just saving this as a reminder to "chew on" this passage and especially these two verses.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
truth in advertising
Thursday, January 25, 2007
once i was proud
Sunday, January 21, 2007
the thing that i have enjoyed the most from pagitt's book has been his focus on an interactive approach to preparing the message. i've tried this a few times and i always enjoy it. the biggest problem for me has been trying to find the time since our church has been without a senior pastor.
Monday, January 15, 2007
- fast food nation by eroc schlosser - it was a great book that is already affecting my view on fast food, agribusiness, and consumerism in general and i am sure it will continue to do so.
- crucifixion by martin hengel - this is a scholarly discussion of the greco-roman view of crucifixion. it is not so much a discussion of the method of crucifixion as it is a discourse of how crucifixion was viewed in the ancient near east. it gives new insight into paul's meaning in 1 corinthians 1:18.
both of these books were top notch reads.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
growing & going
of course, this probably isn't true. these friends probably have grown and developed and they were just so excited about their kids that they forgot to mention it. i'm thankful for their newsletters because they remind me that i want to continue growing and developing throughout my life.
Monday, December 18, 2006
i want this ringtone
Thursday, December 14, 2006
random quote - crucifixion
a crucified messiah, son of GOD or GOD must have seemed a contradiction in terms to anyone, jew, greek, roman, or barbarian, asked to believe such a claim, and it will certainly have been thought offensive and foolish.
--martin hengel, crucifixion, p. 10.
i particularly like it when hengel demonstrates that "madness" or "amentia" may be a better modern translation of "?????" (folly) than the kjv translation "folly."