I get the occasional email about book reviews, but don't usually take the bait, so to speak. I love reading, but just don't have a lot of time to invest in the kind of reading I feel is important for a solid review. This doesn't mean I'm not tempted and when I was asked to review a book about teens and sex by Josh McDowell ... I just couldn't resist. The official title is The Bare Facts: 39 Questions Your Parents Hope You Never Ask About Sex and it was written with Erin Davis. I didn't know who Erin Davis was before this book came in the mail, but I had read a couple of things by Josh … [Read more...]
Just gave the boy a haircut. He’ll be pretty comfy at camp. Now I’m wishing I had sometime to get mine sheered off. Oh well, at least my hair is long enough to put up for camp. Combined with my new shoes I ought to be plenty cool and comfy.
I added my avatar to status updates on my site. Twenty Eleven does this and I thought it was a really cool feature. I like how it turned out. Planning a couple of posts because it has been too long.
A week or so ago I posted a video from Francis Chan called "Erasing Hell." I said that much of what he said is very challenging to me. Actually I said it really kicked my butt. I'm very excited about the book he is writing. Anyways, this prompted a contact from someone wanting to know more about what I was thinking on the matter so he could read/comment. FYI, if you don't know, clicking on the icons on the left of videos will take you to where you can comment. If you aren't familiar with the background, Chan is essentially responding to a new book from Rob Bell called Love Wins. In … [Read more...]
Honestly, I love me some Francis Chan, but sometimes his stuff really kicks my butt. This is one of those times.
I love the story behind this song. Plus Skillet does amazing concerts.
I love listening to the stories of how God use to work in church. I might chalk it up to nostalgia or some other such thing, but I can remember God moving in services in a powerful way when I was a teen. I remember going to convention and God taking over the service, or Youth camp and being in the altars all night long. I remember a few chapel services in college where God moved and classes were cancelled for the rest of the day. These experiences don't seem to happen like that any more. Yes, God moved powerfully at ATF this year, but honestly it was just a small taste of what I have … [Read more...]