A quote by Keilor, that I would not have expected:
“I’ve heard a lot of sermons in the past 10 years or so that make me want to get up and walk out. They’re secular, psychological, self-help sermons. Friendly, but of no use. They didn’t make you straighten up. They didn’t give you anything hard.
…At some point and in some way, a sermon has to direct people toward the death of Christ and the campaign that God has waged over the centuries to get our attention.”
(Garrison Keillor, Leadership, Vol. 6, no. 3)
Some good music by my friend Tom Hipps — 1/2 of Costello & Hipps
Their genre is — Lounge / Folk Rock / Rockabilly
And on a humorous note — I forgot about posting this long time ago — but watched them Super Bowl night. Brought back so many high school memories…
“And me? I’m a mess. I’m nothing and have nothing: make something of me. You can do it; you’ve got what it takes.” Psalm 40, The Message.
this is a test to see if this works from igoogle.
Michelle & I were watching basketball last night & I saw this commercial & it was freaky, how similar this was to my journey in buying a new laptop this week (I even bought the HP Pavilion, except my name is not Lauren & I am a boy)
An interesting read regarding the fragmentation of the emerging church…
Here is a good clip:
“The history of protestantism is a classic example of movement dynamics. Dissatisfaction creates a ground swell of support against a perceived problem, injustice or enemy. This ground swell coalesces into a movement; at first the movement’s energy and internal dialogue is centered around defining itself against the common enemy. But then as time passes the internal dialogue of the movement begins to shift away from ‘defining against’ to ‘defining itself’. Then the conversation changes and people inside the solidfying movement begin to discover that although they are united in their distaste of their ‘enemy’ there is much that they disagree with each other over. Then tensions and differences arise, fractures are followed by factions, and the new movement breaks up. (For another historical example of this check out the French revolution.)”
I would probably put myself & Kairos as a mix in the Neo-Missiologists & the Blenders groups.