Archive for June, 2007

Nothing but the Blood

I’ve always thought it was cool that Paul told the Corinthians that he was determined to know nothing among them but Christ and Him crucified and he told the elders in Ephesus that he was innocent of their blood because he did not shrink from proclaiming to them the whole counsel of God. We must conclude that unless Paul is guilty of the blood of the Corinthians, it is possible to proclaim the whole council of God while knowing nothing but Christ and Him crucified. Think about it. It works out.

Pretty amazing if you think about it. These two passages taken together tell us that every page of the Bible is about Jesus. All good theology, if it is faithful to the message of the Bible is about Jesus. All good preaching comes back to Jesus. In the story of the Bible, in the story of the Church, in the story of our lives, there is Christ and there is the irrelevant.

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One Ring to Bring Them All, And in the Darkness Bind Them?

Stumbled upon a cool quote the other day. Some fellow called Dawson Trotman. Apparently he founded the navigators. Bully. The quote is “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and the fingertips.”

I really liked it because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the relationship between our actions and our beliefs. The fact that our actions are shaped by our beliefs is sort of worn out and tired from its being much repeated, but what about the fact that our thoughts are shaped by our actions. Read the rest of this entry »

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My Most Recent Sermon

Well, the audio software crashed 20 minute into my sermon, so all we have is the first third. I hope y’all enjoy it. I sound much more confident, although I was much more nervous about this sermon than any of my others. Money is always difficult to talk about.

The passage that fell to me was 1 Corinthians 9:1-18. Read the rest of this entry »

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who keeps track of all this anyhow?

Gotta love Wikipedia. Look at the article entitled death growl. You’ll notice that the death growl is frequently employed in a genre of music known as goregrind. What is goregrind you ask? Perhaps you know it by its other moniker, grindgore. If you read its article, you’ll discover that it is a subgenre of grindcore, which in turn is an evolution of crust punk, which itself is an extreme evolution of anarcho-punk, which in turn is a faction of the larger punk subculture. Which leads to the question of the day, Who keeps track of all this anyhow?

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