Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Deliberate Church

I have finished Confessions of a Reformission Rev, so until Driscoll's new book comes out, I'll be picking up on a new book called The Deliberate Church. Mark Dever, well known for his thoughts on the Nine Marks of a healthy church has co-authored this book along with Paul Alexander, apparently one of his students. I'm excited about the read. I'm also getting to see one of my best friends tomorrow because we're playing in Louisville, so I get to hang out with him for the day. Fun times...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Why is it so?

Ed Stetzer has blown my freaking mind again. If you haven't done so yet, go download the Convergent Conference from the podcast of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Amazing. Driscoll's message is great as well. But Stetzer made a great point that I can't get out of my head...

By the way, the talks are about emerging and emergent churches.
But here it is what is blowing my mind right now.

When you live like a missionary, you look similar to the world (the culture you're in), but you live differently.
Here's the deep irony.
We, in America, live identical to the culture and just look differently. That's sad.

This is nothing new or deep. But it reminds me our church culture is in desperate need for change.

Oh. And yeah, song lyrics keep coming to me. I'm excited about that. Peace.

Monday, October 15, 2007

New Albums Excite Me

I've been anticipating the new Jimmy Eat World album for some time now. It comes out in about thirty minutes. Unfortunately, I have lost all hope to get it at midnight. I miss Auburn, well at least Hasting's Entertainment, where I got their last two albums the minute it hit the shelves. I guess Wal Mart will see me sometime in the early morning. That's pretty much my day today, and for that, I'm happy. Well, this is really my day...

I slept in until almost ten.
I showered. That's good.
Had lunch, mexican, with my best friend Adam.
Looked for a jacket, no find so far.
Went to a football game with Mal for cheerleading, fun times.
Stopped by Wal Mart for food and hopes to get Jimmy Eat World two hours early, failed.

Tomorrow will be a good day, Lord willing.
I actually usually get annoyed when people say "Lord willing."
I'm such a hypocrite. At least I sing about it, I guess.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Church and technology

This video is pretty rad. Check out Mark Driscroll's thoughts on church and tech stuff.

Friday, October 12, 2007

So it's been too long

I've realized how easy it is to ignore things when you don't think about them.
How often do I do that to God?
I mean, to not post a blog on here for months is petty, but when I don't pray for a few days because God is just, there... that's dangerous to do.
My line of work deals with talking with a lot of people about this Jesus who has saved me.
But I found myself last night begging for God to forgive me for not truly praying for like three days.
That sucked to do. But I knew that I had to.

I hope I can get better at this blogging thing, but I really hope I get better at praying.
Grace and peace.