Monday, July 21, 2008

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

Here's something you don't see everyday, a switch-pitcher. (HT Oilcan) See what happens when he meets a switch-hitter.

Check out Lance Ward's 6 criteria for song selection in worship.

Read Time Magazine's 10 Things You Might Like about $4 gasoline. (HT Tim Challies)

Read about the 11 year old boy who shoots his radar gun at speeders.

Read about the woman's house demolished because pranksters moved the demolition sign one house over . (HT Ray Fowler)

Read Tim Challies' review of What Is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile.

Check out Ray Fowler's video clip of Josh Hamilton's 28 homers in the 1st round of the derby in addition to some great thoughts on that young man's outlook on his past, present, and future.

Check out these dolls that are just a little too life-like for my liking.

Read ESPN's Peter Gammons' thoughts on Josh Hamilton as an inspiration in so many ways.

Read as Anthony Carter talks about the growing trend of young men having vasectomies to enjoy sexuality without any concerns regarding procreation.

Read the report that 2/3 of Egyptian men sexually harass women, the majority of which also blame the activity on the women themselves.

Read Sean Crowe's call for more hatred, a "lost art."

Read about the 4 things in your house dirtier than your toilet.

Read an interview with Timothy George regarding Reformed Theology, the terminology and practical implications.

Read about the girl's dad who tried to rob the pizza joint where she was working. (HT Lance)

Read Why Join a Church? by Don Whitney.

Read about the Greatest Question Ever Asked by the Devil.

Check out 10 Tools Every Man Should Have.

Read about the NFL hiring experts to look for gang signs players might be flashing.

Read as Tyler Kenney of Desiring God's blog argues that having the Bible is better than having been there.

Read about the church teen giveaway (a gun) that had to be canceled ... er, postponed. (HT Lance)

Read about South Korea's new high-tech product: Cloned dogs.

Read Tom Ascol's advice on how to fire your pastor.

Read about the snake handling pastor arrested for possession of poisonous snakes, which is illegal in Kentucky, along with the handling. (HT Ray Fowler)

Read about a non-unique case of child marriage, rape & divorce in Yemen. (HT Jade)

Read about hundreds of manhole covers and grates being stolen in Flint, Michigan.

Read about Mark Driscoll's interaction/interview with J.I. Packer, particularly their discussion of homosexuality in Christianity.

Read 9 things you (probably) didn't know about Benjamin Franklin.

Comment of the Week:
"Haters can say what they will about Aikman and Irvin, but I always appreciated that their careers ended on the field by going down in battle. That is a fitting end for a champion." (Oilcan)
Listen to yesterday's sermon at Providence Church on Matthew 6:33, "A Radical Call, a Radical Obedience" by Ragan Ewing.
"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon."
-Susan Ertz



At 21 July, 2008 10:38, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

Church discipline makes no sense as it relates to membership today Gunny. Why? Because I will just go to the church around the corner and they don't talk to each other anyway so I can still consume Jesus. What we have done makes membership a joke. Not only that I can go to a church in the same denomination and join and serve and the church within a 3 mile radius would never know.

You know what a healthy a church member looks like? One who understands the radical nature of the "church" which we are all apart of. But as long as we divide on doctrinal lines (some more important than others) membership will mean nothing. New disciples come in, they find out that their denomination or church is superior to the church around the corner because of XYZ thus one thing is guranteed. They will also see themselves apart from the group of believers who meet in the XYZ church and will do very little to see them as a brother or sister in Christ.

I believe Church membership only makes sense in the light that we realize that we are the church. And that all of the imperatives given in scripture, especially the epistles, are imperatives to fulfill with every Christian you come in contact with and not your "local" church. Until then joining a church means nothing because we can just get our ordered filled at one of the thousands of buildings within a 10 mile radius. They all offer a Jesus catered to a specific liking and as my taste change from the Vegetarian Christianity to the Low Carb Christianity so will the place I "worship".

Okay off of my soapbox. Much love bro.

At 21 July, 2008 12:37, Blogger Sean Crowe said...

Youth group and guns??? I was tempted to reply: "Only in America." But, one of my favorite events at my last church (in Canada) was aptly titled Fun with Guns and Burgers on Buns (It may have had something to do with the fact that my co-pastor was from Kansas, and was president of the gun club in our town). Yeah, our gun-laws in Canada may be whack, but there are still some of us who appreciate firing off a few rounds just for kicks.

By the way Gunny, I love your weekly "Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays" feature. I was honored to make this week's list.

At 21 July, 2008 22:46, Blogger Jade said...

Go Yankees! Even if it's only the Staten Island Yankees! :o)

At 01 August, 2008 14:49, Blogger GUNNY said...

Sean, you wound up having some good dialogue in the comments section as well. That made for some good elaboration and delineation of the topic of Christian hatred, as in what and how to hate.

Lionel wrote: "Church discipline makes no sense as it relates to membership today Gunny. Why? Because I will just go to the church around the corner and they don't talk to each other anyway so I can still consume Jesus."

Indeed, I would say that really winds up making discipline much more effective for the congregation than it does for the one intended to be restored to that congregation.


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