Monday, March 17, 2008

Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays.

Recently, Matt Bradley addressed the issue of medium & message (Form vs. Substance) using Scary Mary (Poppins). Along those lines, here's a tune familiar to many of us, but with a bit of a different flair to it. (HT Truck '93)

Check out the new IMB sponsored website entitled, “Commission Stories.” (HT Rev)
The purpose of the site is to communicate the work God is doing across the globe through missionaries. The IMB is encouraging people to use the pictures, video, text and presentations to inform and inspire others about how “God is moving today among every nation, tribe, people and language.”

Read as Christianity Today attempts to ask & answer, "What Makes a Church Missional?"

Vote for your Legendary March (Madness) Moments. A humble suggestion ...
March 24, 1979: Magic Johnson, Michigan State, NCAA Final Four vs Penn
Johnson pushed the Spartans into the title game againt Indiana State with a near-perfect performance in a 101-67 rout of Penn. He was 9-for-10 from the field and 11-for-12 from the foul line for 29 points, and he made it a triple double with 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Watch a 3-minute video clip about the book, Instructing a Child’s Heart, the sequel to Shepherding a Child's Heart. Read the table of contents and the preface. (HT Justin Taylor)

Read A Call Girl’s View of the Spitzer Affair.

Check out this site with a list of the greatest athletes to wear each jersey number (1-99, Ozzie Smith through Wayne Gretsky) and the greatest NFL players to wear each number.

View this Procrastination Flow Chart ... if you ever get around to it.

Read about the research that suggests, "Most Americans believe in sin, but differ widely on just what it is."

Read about the firefighter who used CPR to save a dog's life.

Read Discipleship Journal's 38 Ways to Wake Up Your Sunday School Class.

Read about shorter people being more prone to jealousy.

Read about the Florida Senate's measures to ban "sagging" or "droopy" pants in public schools.

Read as Lionel Woods asks, "Is it ever okay to terminate the life of the unborn?????"

Read quotes from Calvin, Warfield, and Erroll Hulse on John 3:16 and God's love for "the world."

Read about how Most Physicians Sleep Fewer Hours Than Needed For Peak Performance. What other occupations might fall into that category, I wonder.

Read about the church in Waterford Township, Michigan, suing government officials after repeated raids over praise & worship deemed disturbing to the peace.
"Uniformed police officers entering a church during religious services and young church members being threatened with prosecution is something that happens in communist China, not in America," said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, the Ann Arbor-based national public interest law firm that filed the church's lawsuit.

Read about how the Treasury Secretary would like to get rid of the penny.

Read about how Obama's church could be in legal trouble after the controversial endorsement of Obama for president. Read about the church bowing up in response to criticism.

Read 6 Interview Mistakes when looking for a job.

Check out Tim Challies on Loving the Sinner More than the Sinner Loves His Sin.

Comment of the Week:
"I figure getting mentioned in, "A Case of the Monday's," is sort of the Christian blogger's equivalent of getting his picture on the Cover of Rolling Stone." (Chris Brauns)
"Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done."
- Aaron Burr



At 17 March, 2008 11:00, Blogger etoc said...

What a surprise to see the blurp about Faith Baptist! How did you hear about that down in Texas? Since the church is less than a half mile down the road from our church, and two police officers from WPD are friends, allow me to comment. Faith is one of those personality-driven churches with a large number of the pastor's family members involved on staff. It is known for it's Harley Ministry to really HOGS (i.e. people who don't take-off tasseled loafers to act bad on a bike on Saturdays). It is also known for (unfortunately) continually being at the heart of conflict for the wrong reasons--building without permits, not controlling their parking in the neighborhood, strong-arming homeowners to sell their property to the church, and profanity-laden participation in church softball leagues (including the Senior Pastor). Having had extensive interaction with the police department, this strikes me as Faith creating a battle to hide their bad behavior--again. A press release regarding this is available on the police website:

At 17 March, 2008 11:02, Blogger Lance said...

On March Madness, give me Laettner and Duke over Kentucky in 1992.

An unforgettable shot and and incredible game.

At 17 March, 2008 12:18, Blogger Jade said...

Kind of disturbing to read that Call girl's view of the Spitzer debacle. It's sad to hear that more than 90% of her clients are married men! I don't get that.
Gunny here's something that puzzles me ... you actually brought up this prostitution topic a week before the Spitzer debacle broke out ... do you have some special gift that we don't know about? :ob Or do you have inside connections with the FBI or something? :ob

At 17 March, 2008 14:42, Blogger Matthew Bradley said...

Woah! What did I do to deserve the honor of a mention on a Monday?! Wow. Now I'm veklempt.

I'd like to thank my parents, without whom this honor would not have been possible. And send a shout out to my homey...I miss you man! I'm pourin' one out for you tonight! True. And to my publicist..umm...I know you're there when I call, so you might as well pick up the phone.

I'd also like to thank the current commentors for not repeating the vile and baseless accusation against short people which was pointed to in the above post. Gunny...I thought we'd gotten past this?!

At 17 March, 2008 20:43, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really starting to love your Monday posts - okay, maybe "addicted" is a better word! Thanks for all the informative links!

At 18 March, 2008 01:15, Blogger GUNNY said...


I can't remember where I saw that slooge on your cross-town rivals. I remember thinking, it was an interesting story and then thought, "I wonder if that's the same Waterford, Michigan."

I appreciate the insider knowledge. Isn't that wild, a church suing the government because they feel oppressed over their contemporary music?

Talk about "worship wars."


Oooh ... Yeah, that was a shot for the ages. I didn't see it live, but in highlights and was highly impressed and still am.

With 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime, Duke trailed 103-102. Grant Hill threw a pass the length of the court to Christian Laettner, who dribbled once, turned, and hit a jumper as time expired for the 104-103 win.


Yeah, that 90% is most disturbing, even to a guy who preached on "Depravity" on Sunday.

Did you see the new Gov turn around and disclose the extra-marital slooge of he and his wife just after getting sworn in?!

I didn't see THAT one coming. I guess I'm slipping.


The cream rises to the top, brother, and that Scary Mary was some slooge worthy of "Mondays" recognition.

What nut had the audacity to say, "Short people got no reason to live"?!


Thanks so much! I'll keep 'em coming. Although I appreciate Al Gore's creation, the miracle of the Internet doesn't always do a good job of weeding through the silt to find a few nuggets.

These posts are actually among the few that I "tag," which helps be able to call up all the "Mondays" posts for massive amounts of intellectual stimulation.


Stay classy, Kelly, and thanks for stopping by.


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