Friday, November 28, 2008

BlueTeeth













Saw this one on Indexed today. And this always makes me wonder....does having a phone attached to your ear mean you are very important or that you are...not?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Change


I'm contemplating some serious life change.  Significant.  It's scary.  But I've always thought I looked better as a woman.  I'm kidding, of course.  Or am I?  Okay, this is getting weird.

The truth is, I simply must stop what I am currently doing.  But why does that feel like an impossible wall to scale?  Did you read Rachel's blog from Saturday?  Go read it.  She speaks to this exact issue.

She even stole my verse (haha), 2 Timothy 1:7 - it's been my life verse for years since I victoriously came through a crippling battle with panic attacks.  "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind."

My mind is one of power.  I can create change for selfish reasons, or I can do it for the glory of God.  I like the latter.  It frees me up to simply stop.  

If you're a regular reader of this blog, the time will soon come when I ask you to take part in this decision of change.  Yes.  You.  Really.  Why?  Well, because I need your help.

The scriptures say God doesn't change (Malachi 3:6), but I know that I must constantly evolve.  I know that I've never quite "got it."  And if I stop evolving, stop learning.  If I stop seeking, discovering and asking hard questions of myself and others; seeking truths that may not exist in this lifetime, well...then I just missed it all.  

Change is coming...

Monday, November 17, 2008

John Evans is my Homeboy


Hey guys! Do me a favor and go check out my newest blog link - John Evans at 3 Degrees Ministries. He's one cool cat. John speaks the message of Christ to students all around the country. I've had the opportunity to minister with him a few times and he really speaks to the heart of young people. And he throws down a mean "kid 'n play" on the dance floor.

Thanks for checking out his new blog.

Okay, go.......

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

...and Other Nuggets of Truth




















"Mike, you can't speed up the process of learning life lessons.  But you can sure slow it down."  

-a guy that cares

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Theology of Culture




















Alex McManus posted this one today.  Alex is a dreamer, gospel planter, visionary, coach, mentor, teacher kind of guy in Orlando.  Culture Pubs are a product of their ministry.  They can exist anywhere and were envisioned "as a way of developing community among local independent artists, bohemians, thinkers and activists."  Love......no law against it.  Enjoy.

Churches tend to talk about “how God is working in our church.” Culture Pubs think about “how God is working in the world.”

This difference is rooted in a differing perspective about God.

Where is God?

The traditional answer is “everywhere.” God is omnipresent. But the way many of us talk it seems we think that God is in the church but not in the world.

The Bible tells us that God set aside a people for Himself. That would be “us.” But we think that because He chose us and set us aside for Him that He also set Himself apart from those who are not “us.” He sets Himself apart from “them.” So, we are set apart because He is set apart — from “them.”

We are the “clean.” They are the “unclean.” God cannot tolerate sin, he cannot be in the presence of evil. That’s why He hangs out with us. He likes us.

But I think that when God sets anybody apart, he sets them apart for others…not against others. He is for and with the ones we call “them.”

He likes them. That’s why he hangs out with them. He gives them words to speak that are truthful and prophetic words. He gives them a sense of the value of life and a sense of morality, honor, duty, forgiveness, redemption and grace. If you don’t think this is true just go to the “secular” movies or listen to “secular” music or read “secular” literature. If you do, you will see, hear and feel these themes running through everything human.

These themes — that are made acute in the Bible -  didn’t get out there by accident. They are “out there” because God is “out there.”

“For God so loved the world…”

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Build a Beard for Kiva















These guys will give a buck in your name.  All it takes is a fake beard.  Go!