Sorry I have not posted recently, and far less about me and my real life.
I have been working on some ideas for my church. I am developing a Coffee House “open mic” event idea.
We do not have a cappuccino machine so I am getting creative drink ideas:
Lots of coffee
Does any one have experience with these types of drinks and could recommend or suggest any particular brands or other ideas?
What else have I been into?
Mario Kart Wii
Started my hermeneutics class
Work with UPS Freight
Going on dates
Playing with my new computer: Dell XPS M1530 (Half a Christmas present to self, half because it was just plain necessary to upgrade!) I had maxed out my Centurion Pentium and my hard drive storage. Now I am running a lot faster and effecient.
I have a lot of theology ideas and posts for this blog. But I am busy and this blog is a low priority compared to other things in my life. So look for at least once a week but do no expect too much.
Ever since I started this blog I have had lots of great ideas for posts that were in my head already, books I’ve been reading, from my friends or just some crazy theological topics that got me thinking!
I’ve reached my 270th post since March when I began this blog. I made it a point to try to blog at least on post a day during week days and randomly on weekends. I have taken off some week days rarely, like yesterday.
But I have reached a point finally where my stash of extra draft ideas are almost all used up. Which is a good thing in some ways. I am actually blogging, what I have set out to do. But now I am running dr on my surplus, so I say all that to speak the obvious….
I will likely be posting less often. Instead of posting every day, I will be posting whenever I have a good topic and can formulate a good post. Although I for sure will likely post 2 or 3 times a week, cause I enjoy posting and writing.
I am totally stealing these awesome pictures from Michael Patton and giving him FULL credit…
This is cool!:
Anyone who has read my blog knows that I read Parchment and Pen theology blog a lot, in fact, my blog would be significantly different (maybe even non-existent) without his blog (and influence of such!) So thanks Michael!
Today I am examining some cool drawings/graphs from post ” Will the Real Emerger Please Stand Up?“
The post is real long and has a lot really good detail and insight. I highly recommend you go to his sight read it and even download the PDF as a resources for future teaching/preaching and or reflecting.
These graphs are only a very small portion of the entire post:
Here is the idea! This is the template. To differentiate between Emerging, Emergent, Evangelical, and Fundamental – Michael charted dotes that represent how each group sees theological issues. It does not have to do with where they land theologically. It has more to do with how much focus each group places on certain issues.
For example, the perspective or angle of a fundamentalist is ” “If it is in the Bible, it is absolutely essential, and we are certain that we are right!”
Very dry cut, black-and-white, and clear.
They spend their time on essential issues, yes…but they also make EVERYTHING (in the Bible) an essential.
And here, we see that Evangelicals have a place for everything. This is more balanced. We spend a lot of time deciding what is essential what is not essential. What is important and fun to talk about but is not essential, etc.
We see here, emerging, begins to drift away completely from the center.
And here you can even begin to see a difference between Emerging and Emergent camps!
Ideas – I love them !
That is what this blog is about!
It is full of thoughts and ideas that are mine as well as from others.
I like it when people share ideas!
MoreThanDodgeball.com– Josh Griffin, Saddleback High School Pastor
Parchment and Pen -Michael Patton ounder and president of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries along with others.
College Ministry Thoughts – Journal of Student Ministries, along with Simply Youth (for College Aged Ministry), along with others with college-ministry experience.
Blogs I check, every once in a while or whenever they FINALLY post:
evangelism coach – Practical Personal and Church Evangelism Training
Today’s random thought/resource is a blog I came across this weekend. I really liked the blog and some the videos on it as well.
The Blog is called MANSPEAK – I am not sure completely what the idea or the start of this blog is because their ABOUT page is not completed but according to the BIOS page, there are 6 young men who contribute to the blog regularly. As I have investigated the blog, the posts are focused on being godly men. They are reformed, believe in evangelism, and offer some great links and resources.
Some of my favorite things about the blog, besides the great posts, are the “Manly men of history” links to other websites ( Charles Spurgeon, Herman Bavinck, John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, Martyn Lloyd-Jones,Thomas Watson)
Edwards, and their comedy page called MAN LAWS.
The Man Laws page is great. These bloggers sit around a table and talk about the most important Manly topics – coffee, tight pants, hugs, leg crossing, diets, and emoticons. I have posted a few videos at the bottom of this post, but go to the MAN LAWS. site to see them all. And subscribe to their blog for manly updates.