Friday, May 09, 2003

So, I go on my site meter today and find that I’ve been randomly discovered by a Biola student, so I deftly clicked on said student’s website and left a humorous, yet pleasant comment.

And just when you thought you were anonymously surfing the web… …ya gotta love technology—especially when it’s free.

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Mixed bag abortion decision in Connecticut: Judge rules the fetus is part of the mother’s body, but is also its own independent being. The good news is that pro-choice (their word, not mine) folks are concerned that this is a slippery slope eroding Roe V. Wade—all I can say is yippee!! It’s about time someone recognized that the baby (that’s right, baby) has its own DNA! Duh! [Thanks for the link goes to Relevant Magazine]

On another note, I am still reading morph! and am continually convicted. Today in chapter 10 (Experience Encounter) he talked about how much of our Christian practices--like order of service (traditional or contemporary), getting people saved, having the sermon as the center of the worship service--how they do not flow from an understanding of scripture and often fly in the face of scripture. Ouch!

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Alright, so it's not "tomorrow"... oh well. Anyhow, here are some of the big ideas from CMTA:

-preach the word with passion and without apology
-don't be afraid to go deep with students
-show the students how you learned what you know
-show students where you encountered God in the Word
-learn culture--learn it constantly: one resource: Adbusters
-Christianity is about being, not doing (I thought about this for a while and realized how hard this is to think through)
-be community; don't do community
-be who you are; God called you, not some job title!


Sunday, May 04, 2003

My cold had me down for a few days. I'll be back in earnest tomorrow blogging about the CMTA convention. The postmodern track was small, but it was goooood!