Saturday, August 29, 2009

Weekend Update

First the banks, then GM, soon it will be healthcare, and eventually the innerwebs:

"That's the news and I am outta here..."

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Left and Right Have the Same Problem

"From the Left, the church tyrannizes the sheep by neglecting the revealed word for their own misguided sense of social justice.  From the Right, the church tyrannizes the sheep by going beyond what Scripture says to uphold their own social conventions.  One side subtracts from the word and the other adds to it, but both are guilty of exercising authority beyond that with which they have been entrusted."

-Eric Landry of the White Horse Inn

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Here's a list of books I'll be digesting this fall: 

Yes, I'm a Keller groupie. No, I don't think there will be anything new from Keller in this volume, and yes I will enjoy the heck out of it.

What's So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D'Souza: I have had this book for a couple of years, and loaned it out twice because I was reading something else. I'm fired up to read D'Souza. 

DEEP CHURCH by Jim Belcher: When a book is praised by Driscoll, Keller, McLaren, Rob Bell, Alan Hirsch, Scot McKnight, Ed Stetzer, Colin Hansen, Tony Jones and Richard Mouw it has to be interesting.

The End of Secularism by Hunter Baker: GREAT title, and given our current politcal climate it should be a timely read. It's getting a great deal of positive publicity.

Money, Greed and God by Jay Richards: Should be good fodder for the Republican in me. According to Edwards what we call capitalism does the most good for the largest number of people. This book explains how and why.

Finally Alive by John Piper: According to Tim Challies this is Piper's best book. That is a monstrous claim, but I hope he is right.

I'll be studying the book of Mark with a large degree of regularity so various commentaries on that gospel as well.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Psalm 32:1

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven
whose sin is covered.

Illustrated here: 

Friday, August 21, 2009


Andy Reid's 'stache is going to play a key role in the rehabilitation of Michael doubt:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An Irony

It is clear that the Obama administration is a pro choice administration. There is no new news to confirm this. It is a fairly established position. Fundamentally, our President would tell you, women have the right to control their own bodies. Now, whether a new life in the womb is a part of her body or just living in her body is another debate entirely. In a twisted appeal to freedom the abortion movement strives to protect a woman's uteran liberty to make that distinction. My trajectory in this comment is to point out that a nationalized health care system runs in opposition to pro-choice rhetoric. A nationalized system gives our bodies, albeit our sick bodies, over to the system. Thus, we actually lose control. National healthcare disables choice. In effect, our bodies belong to the government. 

So the administration that has championed the freedom to choose actually hates choice. They prefer tyranny. And in a tyrannical system people are not valuable, whether unborn or not.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

1 John 4:9-12

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love,not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us andhis love is perfected in us.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Not Exactly Facial Hair...

But certainly a fine mustache:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Titus 2:11-14

11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Wilford, I say Diabetes, you say DIE-UH-BEAT-US. Let's call the whole thing off.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Collision of Slovenia and Africa

This video is fantastic. It's a Slovenian Jazz Choir singing Africa by the eighties band Toto. I remember watching the video for Africa back in the eighties when MTV was actually Music Television. I have also been to Slovenia on mission trips and find the people and the country fascinating. It appears Slovenia and Africa have collided.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For Asher

Psalm 42

 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

 10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.