Monthly Archives: September 2009

new sign for Kairos ?

…got an email today & I can buy this sign for Kairos for only about $10,000 :

2009-09 church sign

I think we will put our money into other things…


a quote from Augustine

I shared the following quote on Sunday at Kairos, but I don’t feel like I did it justice at all.
It is such a provocative quote — it really has stuck with me over the past couple of days:

“Hope has two beautiful daughters.
Their names are Anger and Courage.
Anger at the way things are,
and the Courage to see they do not remain as they are.” -St. Augustine

2009-09 Augustine

I have never, ever looked at hope that way before. That two daughters of hope are anger & courage.
…that there is a place for anger. Anger at the way things are. That, as N.T. Wright would say — the world needs to be ‘put to rights’, and we can & should get angry at how off this world is at times.

I read this today, about the senseless, brutal, stupid beating death of a Chicago teenager & my heart ached for his family.

Anger at the way things are,
and the Courage to see they do not remain as they are.

Amen to that.


Music Monday

Growing up, my best friend Gary who lived directly across the street was a HUGE Beatles fan. He knew all of their songs, lyrics, albums, everything about them. He was a Beatles fanatic.

2009-09 beatles

I vicariously became a Beatles fan through him.

Well if you like the Beatles, now all of their albums have been remastered.

Watch a clip of the Beatles performing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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thinking outside the box

sadly funny because it can be true so much of the time…

2009-09 box

HT: JR Briggs


Friday links

some interesting links…

A Tale of two atheists

Growing in love with my father

Gospel definitions


don’t become too enamored w/ preachers…

Spurgeon warns us against becoming too enamored with preachers. Good advice for today when we have access to the best:

A certain lady had gone to the communion in a Scotch church, and had greatly enjoyed the service. When she reached her home, she enquired who the preacher was, and she was informed that it was Mr. Ebenezer Erskine. The lady said that she would go again, the next Sabbath, to hear him. She went, but she was not profited in the least; the sermon did not seem to have any unction or power about it. She went to Mr. Erskine, and told him of her experience at the two services. “Ah! madam,” said he, “the first Sabbath you came to meet the Lord Jesus Christ, and you had a blessing; but the second Sabbath you came to hear Ebenezer Erskine, and you had no blessing, and you had no right to expect any.” (Lectures To My Students)

from DashHouse


Conan – on the changes to the NIV

News of planned revisions to the NIV made the monologue in last night’s Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien:

“This is a weird story: The top-selling Bible in North America is being revised for the first time in 25 years to reflect changes in English usage. The language is changing so they’re revising the Bible. For instance, the Book of Genesis now includes the line, “On the Seventh Day the Lord chillaxed.”

Here is the link (not sure why it would not embed into my blog here…)

It’s 6:11 into the video.