Friday, September 25, 2009


Doug Wilson has facial hair so this counts as my Friday post. Go watch this trailer:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

What I learned on Yahoo Today:

  • Oklahoma has the highest rate of people who have been married three times or more.

Then I read the article below in today's Tulsa World. I have to believe these statistics are somehow related.

Tuesday WWE event breaks Tulsa records |

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Book of Jonah - A Prophet Like His People

I wordled my sermon from Sunday:
Wordle: The Book of Jonah

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A collection of kisses - The Big Picture -

The Boston Globe produces an absolute gem of a photoblog. They update every two or three days.

A collection of kisses - The Big Picture -

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

No Other Gospel (Galatians 1:6-9)

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dude Perfect

The coolest thing I saw over the weekend was certainly not the OU game. It was this:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Weekend Update

So I hear there are large numbers of parents upset about our President addressing their school aged children on Tuesday. Something about indoctrination, politicizing our kids, universal health care and Nazi propaganda. I get it. It's kind of a weird move by the administration, and probably poorly timed. How 'bout waiting until your second term, pal.   

Anyway, the battle cry from concerned parents is apparently something like, "don't bring your socialism into our schools!!!" Which is understandable, but have we pondered the absurdity of such a stance? It's akin to getting lathered up about someone dumping water into a lake. It's a government run school, people. Socialism is already there. 

That's the problem with republicans. If we had as much consistency as we do passion we might actually accomplish some things. But we don't. We're all lathered up about a government owned system of doctors taking care of our family, and we haven't even realized that a government owned system of educators has been teaching the hearts and minds of our children for years. 

Friday, September 4, 2009

Theology Thursday, but on a Friday - Ecclesiology

In light of all the church haters these days...and by church haters I mean those who profess to believe in Christ, but have nothing good to say about the church...there is a popular counter to their thinking that says, "you can't love Christ and not like his bride, just as you can't be friends with me, and do nothing but tear down my wife." It's a good parallel. One that needs to be pondered, because believers should have an affection for the church--the Bride of their Savior, Jesus Christ.  

But I believe most people, in theory, love the Bride of Christ. They want to be a part of the Bride of Christ in an eschatological sense. They read the end of the book, and they know how the scene plays out. The problem is they have found an extremely compelling reason (or list of reasons) not to live as if the eschatological truths will become reality. Which is to say they'd rather not involve themselves with fellow sinners in the worship of an infinitely great Savior. They must think, "Nah...there'll be plenty of time for that."


Athansasius - Iconographic Beardedness

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Live Free or Die

So much for New Hampshire living up to their state motto:

Court orders Christian student to attend public school (

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mark 1:1-8

1The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.a

2It is written in Isaiah the prophet:

“I will send my messenger ahead of you,

who will prepare your way”b

3“a voice of one calling in the desert,

‘Prepare the way for the Lord,

make straight paths for him.’”c

4And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 6John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7And this was his message: “After me will come one more powerful than I, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8I baptize you withd water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”