Archive for June, 2008

dobson on obama

June 25, 2008

i won’t even go there. there are posts and comments to read elsewhere on the matter. tonight after work i plan on listening to both sides for myself… but something tells me my mind’s already made up as to who is distorting what.

Jesus Creed/Scot McKnight
Finding Rhythm/Zach Lind

christian humanism

June 24, 2008
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The test of one’s religion is whether it humanizes, whether it anchors us into this world instead of releasing us from this world.
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from Scot McKnight, summarizing de Gruchy’s thoughts on Christian Humanism…

i personally like the sound of this. so many people who claim Christianity seem afraid to me. But the irony is, the people who want you to live separate from culture are the same ones who protest when you start to care for the earth, when you decide to adopt a baby that has a different ethnicity than yourself. when you are okay with sharing your money with other people. when you speak of peace and love instead of war and torture. when you opt out of sunday morning activities in favor of friday nights over drinks with friends who know your journey in ways no “community group” could… when you actually do try to live differently from the world by trying your hardest to love the world because you believe that’s what God had in mind.

this is what being anchored to the world looks like to me. this is a version of Christianity that makes sense to me.

presidential debate fun

June 22, 2008
Belmont University is hosting one of the presidential debates this year and I decided to check out their calender of events leading up to the debate. i was stoked to see this:
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The American Empire and the Kingdom of God

Dr. Stanley Hauerwas

September 17, 2008 – 10:00am

Dr. Stanley Hauerwas was named “America’s Best Theologian” by TIME magazine in 2001. Hauerwas will look at how a proper understanding of peace leads away from using violence

to advance God’s work in the world. His work cuts across disciplinary lines, linking theology, ethics and political theory. His book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Hauwerwas’ most recent book is The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God.

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June 19, 2008

sorry for the lack of updates.

not that there isn’t much to update on. [there is] there just has not been much time i’ve felt like devoting to such a thing. [that sounds bad] tonight i find myself alone at my apartment. [for the first time in many days] too tired to cook [there are no groceries] so i ordered a vegan pizza from mellow mushroom that i am about to go pick up. too tired to clean [all my clothes are on the floor] so i will save that for the weekend.

too tired. but i wouldn’t change any of it.


June 12, 2008

i have 5 bug bites on my right arm that are swollen and a little painful/itchy and absolutely annoying. i have no idea what bit me or why i have had such a reaction but its driving me nuts. i also am having a rare experience of feeling the effects of caffeine. being jittery and anxious coupled with wanting to rip my arm off is making it quite difficult to sit at my desk today.

and, to top it off, somehow i sliced my toe open last night and i am supposed to run a 5k on saturday. today its wrapped in lots of guaze and i am crossing my fingers it will heal.

thats all. i hope. 🙂


June 12, 2008

50 best and worst-ranked cities to weather an oil crisis

Top 10 Cities

1. San Francisco
2. New York
3. Chicago
4. Washington, D.C.
5. Seattle
6. Portland, Ore.
7. Boston
8. Philadelphia
9. Oakland, Calif.
10. Denver

Bottom 10 Cities

41. Virginia Beach, Va.
42. Fort Worth, Texas
43. Nashville, Tenn.
44. Arlington, Texas
45. Jacksonville, Fla.
46. Indianapolis, Ind.
47. Memphis, Tenn.
48. Louisville, Ky.
49. Tulsa, Okla.
50. Oklahoma City, Okla.

wouldn’t want to change a thing

June 6, 2008

coldplay’s viva la vida is a-mazing. honest. its streaming for free at the moment. can’t wait to buy it.


June 6, 2008

i’ve started my new job. i don’t want to get into it, but let’s say that i’ve begun with mixed emotions. however, i think its all going to be okay.

highlights of the first official day:

friday’s are extremely lax. i am okay with this.
i was 15 minutes late and no one cared.
i don’t really have to dress up.
i can actually enjoy a cup of coffee.
today’s objective: a baby shower we are hosting for a program

i am sure soon i will have lots to do, but its nice to begin slowly. i think this type of job structure is perfect for me and i am excited to prove to them i was worth hiring. okay. more to come.