Fire at will

Posted by david | 9:13 AM | 0 comments »

I got tagged. Decided to play.
"Your iPod says alot about you..."
1. Put your iPod (or media player) on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN, NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag 10 friends who might enjoy this quiz as well as the person you got the note from.

IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OK?" YOU SAY?
Polar Bears and Shark Fins
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Drive In Saturday
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Dead and Gone
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Better than Wine
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
This, Here and Now, With You
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Breathe
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
People C’mon
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Always
WHAT IS 2+2?
Loaded Gun
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Burn Out Bright
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Close Your Eyes
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
We Won’t Be Quite
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Aqua Boogie (A Pyschoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Redneck Rampage
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
The Eyes of My Heart
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Everything You Are
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Bang the Doldrums
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Everybody Wants the Same Thing
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Something So Strong
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Good World Gone Bad
HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Here
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Shot Down in Flames
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Just Like Me
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Entertaining Thoughts
WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Tears of the Saints
WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Star Me Kitten
DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Family (I really dislike this Todd Agnew song, but I’m so glad it’s in iTunes for this very reason!)
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Runaway Train
WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Wait and See
WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Fire at Will

The Jesus You Never Knew

Posted by david | 8:46 AM | | 2 comments »

I get that Jesus looked nothing like our modern-framed-hanging-on-the-wall-white-church-Jesus depictions. I'm good with that. But if Jesus returns in a spaceship, dressed in some funky sequined jumpsuit/bib; I've got a problem.


REVIEW: Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century by Ken Hanegraaff

A reworking of the book released 20 years ago, Author Ken Hanegraaff makes it clear his view that the “Word of Faith” movement is a dangerous departure from solid Biblical tenets and cancer growing within Christianity. Hanegraaff, an Evangelical Christian, lays out his argument by painting the “Word of Faith” movement with a broad brush, developing caricatures of the increasing popular leaders of movement and ultimately using these to support his claim that movement and its leaders are not charismatic, they are cultic.

Hanegraaff takes great care to not label everyone involved in the movement. He admits that there are good, committed Christians involved with “Word of Faith” churches. However, he writes them off as new or misinformed Christians.

Principle to his arguments are the three steps: Ask, Believe and Receive. Stating that whatever one states, positive or negative, is spoken into one’s lives. Hanegraaff believes these ideas deify man and Satan and demote God and Jesus. The author also deals with issues of the atonement, wealth and sickness.

Hanegraaff does offer five chapters that lay out a course of action to steer a reader to a balanced view of the Christian faith. He focuses on the primary issues in which Christians should find common ground and leaves the secondary issues that often divide to be debated beyond the book.

While Hanegraaff’s work is full of scholarship and Biblical reference his arguments early on appear to be strawmen. The author returns time and time again to a Biblical model of faith and repeating his belief that the up and coming almost “rock stars” of the Faith movement are a danger to Christianity centered in Christ.

My analysis is “Christianity in Crisis” will be well received by evangelicals, spurned by those active in Word of Faith churches and a launching pad for discussion for those main stream Christians wishing to bridge idealistic chasms and dialogue about our stories and the richness of faith.

Sunday night

Posted by david | 12:41 PM | , , | 0 comments »

I love (there's that word) this idea. This week has been filled with gross capitalization of "love". This is the most divisive holiday on the books (maybe not, Texas has Conferate Heroes Day that coincides with MLK Jr. Day). So were putting it in context.

Let me share some of the ideas I've already heard tossed around as potential gifts at the exchange:
- Pig's heart
- Positive pregnancy test
- Free guest membership to a gym
-Weight loss pills

Care to add to the list?

the eyes have it

Posted by david | 3:39 PM | 0 comments »


Cadbury Eyebrows from Nils-Petter Lovgren on Vimeo.

HT: Rick Smith