Wednesday, January 27, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Shaun White

I generally dislike snowboarding(ers)...but this is pretty cool:

EXCLUSIVE: Shaun White's private pipe - Red Bull Project X

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Al Mohler's Study

I consider this porn for theology geeks:

HT: Asher Griffin

Friday, January 22, 2010


So Jack and his mom were at TJ Maxx yesterday shopping. Directly in front of them in the checkout line there was a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf. According to Mandi there was a point where the light bulb came on in Jack's mind, his face lit up, and exclaimed with great wonder and joy, "Mary!" "Look Mommy, Mary!" And the proceeded to continually point out Mary to anyone who would listen.

Would it be offensive for a Muslim woman to be confused for the mother of Jesus? Probably.

Is it safe to say Jack would have made a better Catholic than Protestant? Probably. 

Did the Christmas store register this year? Definitely.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


David Brooks responds to Gail Collins in Op-ed piece:

"Let me give you a hypothetical. Let’s say we had a year-long debate in the run-up to the Iraq war. Let’s say at the end of that debate, 33 percent of Americans thought it was a good idea to invade Iraq, 46 percent thought it was a bad idea and the rest weren’t sure. Then let’s say that there were a bunch of elections in places like New Jersey and Virginia in the middle of this debate and George Bush’s party lost them all badly. Let’s say at the end of this debate there was a senate race in Wyoming in which a Democratic candidate made preventing the war a central plank in his campaign. Let’s say Bush went out to Wyoming and told voters they had to support the Republican to save the Iraq invasion. And let’s say the Democrat still went on to win that Wyoming Senate seat by more than 5 percentage points.

Obama can’t come out swinging. He needs to tell Massachusetts voters that he hears them.Would you have advised George Bush under these circumstances to go ahead and invade Iraq? Would you have advised him to call a special lame duck session of Congress to push through a war resolution before the new senator could be seated? Would you have advised him to invent some legislative trick so he could still have his invasion? Or would you have said, George, I know you really want to invade Iraq. I know you think an invasion will do a lot of good for the world. But the American people are pretty clear about this issue. Maybe you should show a little doubt. Maybe you ought to listen and give this whole thing a second look."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Here's a talk given by Jean Dorlus last July at Faith Bible Church. His insights give even greater weight to the images we've been digesting for the last week.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lamentations 3:21-26

Wordled my sermon:

Wordle: Lamentations 3:21-26

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

God Be Praised

“Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.  Let your garments always be white.  Let no oil be lacking on your head.  Enjoy life with the wife whom you love.”  Ecclesiastes 9:7-9a

I refuse to be completely serious.  I refuse to be so rigorous that I become a pain to the people closest to me.  That cannot be the will of God.  If I am not under law but under grace, as the Bible says, then I can relax and enjoy life without a single thought that somehow that will jeopardize my standing with God.  It is God himself who gave me this life and who explicitly authorizes me to receive it from his hand as a good gift — not an ultimate gift but a good gift — and who settles the question of my acceptability to himself through Christ my Substitute who was perfect for me.  Especially with Jani, God’s greatest earthly gift to me, I want so to trust God that I set a tone of enjoyment in our life together.  Like today.  Like right now.  I think I’ll call her and just tell her I love her.  I think God would smile on that.  So would she.  So would I.

God be praised.

HT: Ray Ortlund Jr.