Monday, July 28, 2008

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

The great Brian Regan on David Letterman talking about reading on March 18, 2008. (HT Tony Reinke)

Read Brent Thomas' sermon "It's All about Jesus" speaking of the Bible, of course.

Read about the pastor who wrecked his motorcycle ... during the service while attempting to illustrate something about unity.

Read the USA Today article about efforts to reach men in/for church: At nation's churches, guys are few in the pews, by Cathy Lynn Grossman.

Read 11 things about Prince you might not know.

Read about the judge denying the island of Lesbos' suit to deny homosexual women the use of the term "lesbian." I kid you not.

Read the collection of posts by Ray Fowler on the biblical perspective on "living together" prior to marriage.

Read about the men sentenced for setting their drunken buddy's crotch on fire. C'mon! Friends don't let friends drive drunk or light each other on fire.

Read John MacArthur on Pragmatism: Trend or Trap?

Read about the man who played chicken on the freeway with the cars in his underwear ... and lost.

Scope out some video clips and other information regarding the upcoming Desiring God national conference.

Read about the woman who ran a sword through her foot during a Wiccan "good luck" ceremony. I'm guessing it didn't work?

Read 20 Things You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday, for the introspective/reflective types, self-included.

Read about the 8 medical terms your doctor uses to insult you.

Read Mark Driscoll's "Spurgeon is the man" posts.
Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Spurgeon was a Bible Guy
Part 3 - Spurgeon Prayed, Laughed, Cared, and Evangelized
Part 4 - Spurgeon Wrote Books That the Haters Hated

Check out this collection of peculiar and/or poorly chosen real estate photos.

Read J. Ligon Duncan's answer to "What is Covenant Theology?" (HT Jay the Bennett)

Read about Peru wanting to jail a woman who rode naked on a horse, using the national flag as a saddle.

Read Al Mohler's thoughts on the glamorization of teen pregnancy.

Read about the man who blew up his apartment while attempting to spray for bug.

Check out Matthew Bradley's new blog: Shepherd's Crook: Committed to the Cure of Souls. Matt is the guy who introduced me to Pearl Jam, but that's probably not his only claim to fame.

Check out John Frame on issues related to seminary.

Read about the teacher who lasted 20 hours on a carnival ride to win $1,000.

Check out 6 biblical "moving metaphors" from David Reimer.

Read about the Miami guy who was impersonating a bus driver, driving the routes, etc., but never stole any of the fare money. (HT Mental Floss)

Learn 10 things you didn't know about Elvis Presley.

Read about 5 Famous Christmas Songs Written by Jewish Songwriters.

Read 7 conversation topics to avoid if you don't want to risk being a bore.

Read John Piper's thoughts on whether or not God lies.

Read about the 16 year old French girl whose bank robbery days are over for a while, after 7 hold ups.

Check out Kevin Cawley's collection of best sermons on Ephesians. (HT Justin Taylor)

Read Johnny Mac's thoughts on Jesus being Fully Man and Fully God.

Read about the German police officers mistaken for strippers when trying to break up a raucous party.

Read about how to win a FREE copy of the Reformation Study Bible by subscribing to Conservative Reformed Mafia's outstanding blog.

Read about McCain & Obama making a joint appearance at Rick Warren's place (i.e., Saddleback Church) on August 16th at some leadership & compassion whammy. (HT Justin Taylor)

Read about the man who shot his lawnmower for not starting. What's so strange about that?

Read some musings on the explosion of "God wants you to have great sex" emphases among churches and Christian publishers.

Read Thabiti Anyabwile's thoughts on the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Read about the 11 year old boy who pit a pit bull to fend off its attack.

Read Joshua Harris' thoughts on college students and church (commitment, or lack thereof).

Read as one homeschooler argues that Homeschooling Is NOT the Gospel. (HT Tim Challies)

Read about the Indian monkey god idol sent to Obama for good "luck" in November.

Check out John Piper's sermon series on baptism & church membership, a topic revisited at Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis.

Read about the Chicago suburb that outlawed "sagging" pants.

Read about church groups in St. Louis seeking divine assistance regarding gas prices.

Comment of the Week:
"Most HOA's are run by 15 annal retentive people that no one wants to deal with. All you have to do is find 20 reasonable people to out vote them. Just think of your typical small Baptist church. :)" (Timothy)
Listen to yesterday's sermon at Providence Church on Hebrews 10:26-27, "Forsaking the Community, Forsaking the Christ" by George "Horhay" Deines.
"[The television is] an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home."
-David Frost



At 28 July, 2008 22:46, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Gunny! Glad my Ambien has not kicked in yet - so I can get a head start on my weekly reading list! :)

At 29 July, 2008 08:24, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

Check out my site. There is a free concert this Saturday

At 29 July, 2008 08:24, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

Check out my site. There is a free concert this Saturday

At 29 July, 2008 08:51, Blogger GUNNY said...

Are these the guys who sing "We're young & unashamed" and holler "1-1-6" and sing "Who Da King?"!

If so, I'm gonna have to get me some of that.

At 29 July, 2008 08:53, Blogger Timothy said...

I kind of figured after I wrote that response on HOA's, it was going to be really difficult for you to pass it up on "Comment of the Week."

At 29 July, 2008 08:56, Blogger GUNNY said...

Oh yeah, brother. It was the comparison to a small Baptist church's "power structure" that clinched the deal.

Trust me ... That resonated with thousands, consequently millions.


At 29 July, 2008 09:19, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

Yes Sirr! And it is "holla" not "holler". Come on Gunny! LOL!!

At 29 July, 2008 12:55, Blogger samurai said...

Once again some very diverse and interesting material, and more than I possibly have enough time to catch up on all of! LOL

At 29 July, 2008 13:28, Blogger GUNNY said...

Thanks, Sam.

I do try to have a variety of things, but then again I do try to read broadly as well.

At 29 July, 2008 14:59, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Read about the man who shot his lawnmower for not starting. What's so strange about that?"

Gunny, maybe what makes this story never hear any mention of the fact that this guys HOA did not get involved! Wonder what kind of fine they crazy HOA would have slapped on this guy! HA!

At 29 July, 2008 15:28, Blogger GUNNY said...

Good point, but I'm sure that was his motivation for mowing.

If he didn't get the grass under 2.5 feet in height, the HOA was going to smoke him like a cheap cigar.

He was probably thinking, "They'll never buy the "My lawnmower wouldn't start" excuse, so perhaps he was thinking, "Maybe they will cut me some slack if my mower is shot in a drive-by."

At 29 July, 2008 22:09, Anonymous george "short sermon" deines said...

The scary part isn't that matt bradley introduced you to Pearl Jam, but the fact that it just happened within the last year. I'm still not sure which hole you were in since 1993.

At 29 July, 2008 22:41, Blogger Jade said...

Hey Gunny, so are you going to try out that motor bike demonstration of unity at your church too?! Hahaha. Thought that was funny. If anything I think he's demonstrated what "discontinuity" looks like! Hahaha.... :ob

At 31 July, 2008 11:33, Blogger GUNNY said...

I've come close a few times, but never had to lay my Harley down.

How embarrassing for that guy. Talk about a gimmick gone bad!

My worst has been my cajun man impression (saying the 3 phases of salvation: justification, sanctification, and glorification).

That was one I'd like to have back.


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