October 31, 2007

Reformation Day

In honor of Reformation Day I'll go ahead and re-post this picture from here.

While you are celebrating...

October 30, 2007



Goliath Before



Bob Brush is making some important point to Byron at Men's Breakfast.

October 29, 2007

Emergent - Missional - ChurchPlanting - Wesley

Recently, I've been following/reading after the blogs of a lot (seriously like 50 of them) of emergent church planting types largely out of curiosity about what they are trying and how it is working.

I do see a lot to admire and some to annoy. Among the things to admire is the outward focus on reaching the unchurched as well as the expectation that if you a professing Christian in a particular local body you are expected be involved in the ministry/work of the church. Among the things to annoy (speaking for myself) are the apparently required references to & meetings at Starbucks as well the the apparently required "Ryan Seacrest" hair for pastors & ministry staff. Shallow annoyances, I know. I don't want to generalize about doctrinal problems since these churches cross a wide spectrum.

Anyway, I was interested in this table collated by Keith Drury: What Would Wesley Say About The Emerging Church.


I've thinking a lot recently about worship and "worship music" recently and how the two relate. I ran across this blog entry which was really disturbing in a "truth hurts" sort of way.

Bold truth about worship (and truth hurts)

Read the original article John Laeger quotes...

October 28, 2007

Blowing Rock, NC downtown playground. (btw, it was not peak weekend for the leaves)

A brisk Sunday afternoon ride on the back of his Harley in Blowing Rock, NC.

October 26, 2007

October 25, 2007

Apparently the paint strainer won't work for the bank robbery.

October 24, 2007


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October 18, 2007

John Piper on Divorce

Tragically Widening the Grounds of Legitimate Divorce ----> Click Here

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October 17, 2007

Quote of the day...

God’s Word doesn’t need our “dog and pony show” to be relevant today. We should just feel blessed that He still uses jackasses to talk! - Chris Elrod

October 16, 2007

October 7, 2007

He is fighting for you.

I think I'm the last guy in the blogging world to post this....

Pastor Randy will kill me if he sees this but I had just had this funny conversation with Chandler on the way to church about the offering.... (something like this)

Chandler: what is the difference between the pastors at our church and the volunteers who help like you and Mr. Mike?

Me: Well, the pastors work all day at the church for their job and the volunteers just help and have other jobs to make a living. That's why we give tithes and offerings to the church, so that the pastors can earn a living for their family and for the church to have money for other things.

Chandler: (with great indignation) I thought we were giving that money to the Lord!

Chandler: (with additional indignation) What does Pastor Randy do all day?

You can imagine how funny it struck me to walk into the church office two minutes later to find Pastor Randy sitting at the pencil sharpener. He was covering for the (yet to be installed) new youth pastor and was sharpening a package of pencils for a youth activity and was kind enough to flash the charming smile that won his wife's heart.

October 5, 2007

Ways to serve your wife...

Ladies, it's ok if you want to print this out for your man.

October 3, 2007

What a Blessing

I'm glad my friend Tim is not the only person who may win the lottery without buying a ticket...

From Moris Dennis
P/S mail:morisdennis200@yahoo.com
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I am Moris Dennis the only child of late Mr and Mrs Fredrick Dennis. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outing to discus on a business deal.
When my mother died my father took me special because i was his only child and motherless. Before the death of my father in a private hospital here in Abidjan.He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of $8.500.000 left in a suspense account in a prime Bank here in Abidjan, that he used my name as his only child as the next of kin in deposit of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth and some huge amount of money his business associates supposed to balance him from the business they had that he was poisoned by his business associates, that I should seek for a God fearing foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose, (such as real estate management).
I honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways.
(1).To serve as the guardian of this fund since I did not have any idea of any bussiness.
(2.)To assist me provide a Bank account where this money would be transferred to.
(3.)To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to continue my education
since my late father has adviced me to leave the country.
I am willing to offer you 15% of the sum a compensation for effort input after the successful transfer of this fund to your designate account overseas. Anticipating to hear from you soon.
P/S mail:morisdennis200@yahoo.com
Thanks and God Bless.
Best regards.
Moris dennis

October 2, 2007

Back to the Airport

Goodbye Grammy!

Grammy flew in from Texas for Sis. Cockerill's funeral. The kids (and adults) were excited to see her.