Friday, June 27, 2003

Todd Hunter asks an excellent question on his blog dated June 27, 2003:

“What does it mean to lead a group of people who are supposed to be following someone else (God)?”
Alright, this is something I really want to discuss. For the past few weeks, there has been a “Christian” group at the Norwalk Greenline station. They sing and hand out tracts—no problem there; in fact, it’s a good idea. Here’s the problem: they are also holding bags for donations. Yes, that’s right--they are evangelizing and asking for money at the same time.

Last night, on the way home from work, it finally got to me and I asked one of them why they were there. The guy immediately answered that they were there to evangelize. When I asked him why they were asking for money, he had a very quick response, quoting verses about being a “cheerful giver…blah, blah, blah.”

Does anyone else have a problem with asking for money while you’re witnessing in an obviously non-church atmosphere?

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

So, Sunday night--6:30 pm--I was sitting on the couch, deciding whether to eat my leftover lunch (pasta with salmon and peas in a garlic cream sauce, courtesy of Gaetano's) for dinner, when I got up, put the styro box in the frig, and went upstairs to bed--at 6:30! I could hardly believe it myself. Slept clear through until 6 the next morning, experiencing that weird sensation of not knowing the day or the time. Given that I slept nearly twelve hours Sunday night, you would have thought I would be awake and cheerful Monday. Wrong! I think I was nearly as tired as Sunday and quite a bit more cranky. I was so cranky that I was annoying myself.

All this got me to thinking about unwarranted crankiness. Is it some quirk of brain chemistry? Ozone imbalance? Hormonal shifts? Demonic attack? I have no idea, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Last night we had our first worship experience of the year--Consuming Fire. We explored Deuteronomy 4:23-24--about God's jealousy for his people, God's consuming fire. It was a small group, but God was in the room, so it's all good. Our next one is July 19 (8 pm at TFB)--Living Bread--encountering God as our source. Hmmm...