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!