Friday, November 21, 2003

The Lord of the Rings

My nice roommate bought the Two Towers extended DVD last night!! Now all I need to do is find four hours in which to watch it. I'm thinking I can squeeze it in somewhere... after all, who need sleep!
ETS voted. Pinnock and Sanders remain in the fold. I'm a bit shocked that Sanders survived the vote--and a bit dismayed, speaking as a student (read "non-voting") member of ETS. Thanks to Brad Boydston (NO ETS EXPULSIONS) for the link to the Christianity Today article.


I took the train today. I am happy. Tonight I shall take the train home. I will walk happily to Starbucks and purchase a refreshing cup of hot tea. Then I will walk to Trader Joes and purchase foodstuffs. Life is good.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - Transit Services and Information for Los Angeles County

Pesky Greenline. Still not working. Urgh!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

America's Second Harvest: Give Time: Volunteer Match

Well, I just signed up to help as a CARE Packer for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank

"Details: JOIN THE FIGHT AGAIST HUNGER ! Play a role in your community and have fun doing it by feeding the hungry of Los Angeles County.

"Skills: Job Duties: Prepare, sort, and pack food for Seniors, Women and Children **Minimum age requirement is 16**"

Anyone care to join me on December 20?

Monday, November 17, 2003


As I walked to the Greenline shuttle this morning, I was pondering what we would do next in College Sunday School. Christmas is coming up, so I've been thinking about the incarnation--seems appropriate--and John 17:3 came to mind:

'This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.'

As I began thinking about how to communicate this deep profundity to the students, God dropped a thought in my head, "What does this passage teach me?" My initial thought was the standard the Christian-life-is-all-about-Jesus response. Then God slammed me with another verse: John 5:39-40.

'You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.'

We all have distractions. One of my worst is the intellectualization. It is all too easy to think that careful study equals feasting on the Word, when it's really snacking. It is all to easy to think that exegesis equals understanding, that the pursuit of understanding is same as the pursuit of Jesus. It really is all about Jesus, but much too often (possibly most often), I have no idea what that really means. So here I am, sitting in the woodshed once again.