Sunday, January 13, 2008

Here is a video clip of the opening song in a recent "church service" at Buckhead Church in Georgia.

Now, if you're not familiar with the song, it's called Ladies and Gentleman, by the group Saliva. The band isn't Christian. They're not even remotely spiritual. The song doesn't have any lyrics that talk about seeking truth, or offer anything of value to think about. The actual video for the song itself consists of two bikini-clad women in a boxing match who do drugs between rounds. So, what does this have to do with church? Well, I'm sure there is some high theological bridge here that I'm missing, some obvious link to a culture soaked in nihilism that would make our church fathers proud. I've sat here for some time thinking about it, but it's not coming to me. Maybe you can help?

I'm becoming more and more alarmed at what is happening in America in the name of Jesus and under the auspices of His church. What is the price we pay to make the gospel "relevant?" A couple web sites counting that cost is A Little Leaven and CampOnThis.

Tim Tebow's testimony

As a rule, I hate all college teams from Florida - University of Miami, Florida State, and University of Florida. They have all struck me as arrogant and too full of themselves. So I watched with glee as Michigan laid down some smack on Florida in the Capital One bowl on January 1.

It is a good thing I didn't know the following about Tim Tebow (Quarterback for Florida) before I watched the game. I would have had a harder time rooting against him. The following clip is long, but you don't have to watch all of it to see what I'm talking about. What a class guy.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Cool Zip Code Map

I know all my fans have been wondering where I have been the last two months. But I assure both of you, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I have some very interesting news items that I plan to pontificate on in the near future. But in the meantime, I came across this really cool zip code map. "A cool zip code map?" you say. Yes, 'tis so.

Go to: Zipdecode

Click on the map and start typing a zip code. You can hit the backspace key to undo digits. Cool, heh? Sure, the fun lasts only slightly longer than a stick of Juicy Fruit, but I thought it was cool enough to pass along.