Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Love my TransPod

I haven't had much luck finding a good gadget to allow me to use my iPod in my truck. Until now. Last week I picked up a DLO TransPod. It rocks! Clear sound, and it works on any radio frequency.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Did some brainstorming/sermonizing with some preacher friends today. Shared some good ideas. I have a good jump on my sermon plan for 2008 (through October).

I hope to start blogging more regularly soon.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Breathing Too Hard

I didn't have access to television or internet while I was in Michigan. One of the first things my family wanted me to see was this. Ya gotta love 'em!

Back Home

I had a good time in Michigan, but it's always good to come back home.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Revival Time

I'm heading to Michigan today to preach in a Revival Meeting at the Gilmore Church of Christ. I preached there last year, and they invited me back. It's my wife's home church (we were married there). Her Dad was the preacher there until he retired a few months ago. I'm looking forward to the week. I don't know if I'll have internet access, but I will blog if I do.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Jesus Freaks

Last night I surprised my daughter (who will turn 16 in two weeks) by taking her to a TobyMac concert.

Thousand Foot Krutch opened the show. They are pretty hard, but they were great. Loud enough to make your ears bleed, I was thinking about the people who complain that our music at church is too loud. They have no idea.

Barlow Girl was incredible. Three young women who can crank out the sound and sing!

TobyMac is sometimes a little too hip-hop for me, but I like most of his stuff. And at the end when he went old school, revising Jesus Freak, I was jumping around like a 15 year old.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I Love Satire

Last night I stumbled upon this site.

Fake Pastors are those guys who are

as if they Know

Monday, October 08, 2007

Will I Ever Learn?

I always get my hopes up, and then this is what the Cubs do to me every time.
One of our local sportswriters put it like this: So now you think this, maybe: Lou Piniella’s just Tom Trebelhorn with a personality.
He’s Dusty Baker, who couldn’t win for losing despite his golden pedigree. He’s Leo Durocher. He’s Jim Frey. He’s Whitey Lockman and Lee Elia and Herman Franks. Doomed to failure, in other words. Doomed to raise all the hopes only so they can make a gorier splatter when they hit the pavement, like a home run smacking Waveland Avenue in the midst of all those kids and dads and 20-somethings who sat on the curbs Saturday night, waiting in vain for one of their boys to punch one out.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I'm Easily Amused, I Know

If Biblical Events Were Being Covered By Today's Media

Something to take my mind off the Cubs' loss (from Mikey's Funnies)

If biblical events were being covered by today's media...

On Red Sea crossing:
Enforcement Officials Killed While Pursuing Unruly Mob

On David vs. Goliath:
HATE CRIME KILLS BELOVED CHAMPION OF RELIEF TROOPS Psychologist Questions Significance of Rock Used as Weapon

On the prophet Elijah on Mt. Carmel:

On the birth of Christ:
HOTELS FULL, ANIMALS EJECTED FROM SHELTER Animal Rights Advocates Enraged by Insensitive Couple

On feeding the 5,000:
Disciples Mystified Over Behavior

On healing the 10 lepers:
Authorities Investigating Use of Non-traditional Medical Procedure

On healing of the two demon-possessed men in Gadarenes:
Local Farmer Faces Bankruptcy After Loss of Hogs

On raising Lazarus from the dead:
Will Now Being Contested by Lawyers of Heirs

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Go Cubs!

How Dare You Criticize My Sermon

Insult your preacher at your own risk. Story here.

Looking for a Ministry?

I read the following ad in the Christian Standard. What are churches thinking? This is a church of 50, and they want to hire Superpreacher:

Independent Christian church (Restoration Movement) seeks a preaching minister to plan and coordinate, in conjunction with elders and ministry team leaders (the church board), activities of the church. Ministries—including evangelism, weekly worship services, Bible school, junior church, youth groups, and cell groups—will be handled by the minister in combination with the church membership. The minister will be responsible for planning and presenting sermons and training for Christian life and Christian service in addition to counseling, shepherding, discipleship ministries, hospital and new convert visits, and participation in all church functions and/or programs.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Is All Sin the Same?

I’m sure you have heard people say, “All sin is the same in the eyes of God.” But is it? James 2:10 says, “Whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point has become guilty of all.” However, I think that is different than saying all sin is equal. Somehow I think that child molestation or murder is worse in the eyes of God than driving 56 mph in a 55 mph zone. In 1 Corinthians 5:18, Paul seems to categorize a particular sin (sexual immorality) as a greater sin (or at least one that has greater consequences). In the Old Testament, God says that there are certain sins that He hates or considers an abomination. So what do you think? Is the “God sees all sin as the same” mantra just a bunch of “sounds-good-in-Sunday-School” hooey, or what?