After further contemplating the contemplation post, Ben has decided to grace theMoses & I with his presence at the Abbey in April. Good times. Thanks for playing along Ben... we'll be growing. Even the Bean is looking forward to me going. (Is there a theme here that I should be paying attention to?)
When it rains, it pours - the last 10 days have been gnarly in the news they've brought - & not Gnarly like the snowboarders throw it around, but gnarly like when I was a kid waaaaayyy back in the 80s... a recurring theme: friends & the burning out & falling apart, brought about by the Machine's chewing up & spitting out...
Dancing? True - the Pasty Gangster went to the JA Dance last Saturday. With a real girl. And danced. We had to go to the place they ate dinner because ALL the parents were going to be overbearing micromanagers of their offspring's attempts to hang with friends & real dates, (did I just say that out loud?) Errrr... What I meant is that all the parents went so that they could commemorate the stellar event through pictures. Very nice. Pasty cleans up well. The girl he took has a dad that snapped all the 'formal' pictures. He took 250 pictures in 20 minutes. That is truly awe-inspiring.
I wrote an article that ended up in our denominations quarterly publication... HERE. After seeing the finished (& edited) product for the first time since I sent it off to the editor, I initially had a difficult time determining if I'd really written it, as the word-processor of the editor seems to have been very active, sharp as a two-edged sword, dividing between... you get the idea. I'm not complaining - just really surprised at how different it looks :0
NEWSFLASH: Jesus was Jewish. And in the 1st century, lived in a Jewish culture, among Jewish people. And Jesus' ministry, outlook, & actions are full of Jewish history, references, & information that can't be separated from that Jewish context. (It's true.)
Youtube means that anyone can be a Live Action Preacher Hero on the Internet TeeVee. Like this guy.