Monday, August 04, 2008

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

They do "love the Lordy." Now I know the true reason my church has not been growing as fast as some others: We're not spinning anything, which we should be if Jesus spins us right round, baby, right round, like a record, baby. We need a "Holy Ghost Ho-Down" apparently to start a "love train." Incidentally, when did waving one's hands in the air become the international sign of apathy? (HT Vitamin Z)


Read the update on Tom Ascol's condition after having been stuck by lightning. He is the executive director of Founders Ministries and an Aggie, class of '79. He's a good ambassador for the Reformed Baptist position and your prayers would be greatly appreciated by his family.

Read Tom Ascol's personal account of being struck by lightning, if you haven't already.

Read Jay the Bennett's Philosophy of Youth Ministry.

Read about the national Ligonier conference in March on the Holiness of God. Speakers include RC Sproul, Al Mohler, D.A. Carson, Alistair Begg, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Sinclair Ferguson.

Read about the dirty cop who would extort free drinks from Starbucks.

Read J.I. Packer's thoughts on the theological issues we should study to prepare us for the next 50 years of theological fidelity.

Check out the most recent installment of "Stuff White People Like" ... Facebook.

Read an interview with Tom Schreiner of SBTS about his book New Testament Theology and related topics.

Read about the Chick-fil-A founder's prescribed punishment for the girls who vandalized his home to the tune of $30,000. (HT Timothy)

Read about the man who lost his prosthetic leg while skydiving.

Read about new legislation that defines pregnancy in such a way that birth control pills and IUDs could be regarded as abortion. (HT Brent Thomas)

Read Denny Burk's thoughts on why "conscientious Christians" should oppose Obama's candidacy.

Read that loud music increases the rate of drinking in a bar.

Read Why College Men Aren't Ready to Marry by Steve Watters.

Read Why College Women Aren't Ready to Marry by Bethany Torode.

Read about the Feminization of the American Male from Top to Toe by Randy Stinson on the Council for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood's blog. (HT Tim Challies)

Read about the woman in Canada who gave birth to baby #18.

Read about Fernando Tatis coming out of baseball retirement so he could make money to help his church buy land and build. (HT Ray Fowler) Also, when Tatis was with the Cardinals he hit 2 grand slams in a game ... in the same inning!

Read about the man who got 2 holes in one in the same round at age 66.

Read John Smulo's 5 reasons he hates telling people he's a Christian.

Read Jon Nelson's 6 reasons he loves telling people he's a Christian.

Read the Most Important Thing I Learned in Seminary by Dr. Peter Beck. (HT Jay the Bennett)

Read about the golden retriever that adopted tiger cubs at a Kansas zoo.

Read about the US House of Representatives apologizing for slavery and Jim Crow laws. (HT Reformed Blacks of America)

Read the Top 25 Tips to Help Prepare Your Home for Sale in a Slow Market.

Read "Homeschooling is NOT the Gospel" by Brian Sandifer, a homeschooler.

Read about the doorman who hit the $5 million lottery, but said he'd keep his job. That was until he got fired.

Read about the Together for Adoption Conference (T4A).

Check out some good gas prices cartoons assembled by Zach Nielsen.

Buy Brian Regan's new comedy DVD, especially if you enjoyed his video clip last Monday. (HT Lance Ward)

Read Joe Thorn's 8 topics that can naturally connect to the Christian faith to transition to evangelistic discussion.

Read How to Read the Bible Aloud to Children by Tony Kummer.

Read about a Greyhound bus incident whereby a man stabbed and decapitated another man and "waved the severed head at horrified witnesses standing outside." (HT Anthony Bradley)

Read about the fight where one man hit the other with a shovel and got his nose bitten off as retribution. Yes, they had been been drinking heavily.

Read 13 Marks of Manhood according to Dr. Al Mohler.

Read about the 10 Richest People of All Time and How They Made Their Fortunes.

Read about the difference between Socialism and Communism.

Ponder how much to bequeath each child: Which of Your Kids Should Get More?

Read about the boy who turned in his counterfeiting mom.

Read Ed Stetzer's analysis of the ranking of "SBC blogs."

Read 40 Positive Effects of a TV Free Week.

Check out the varying phases of the Walmart logo, now sans hyphen.

Read the 10 best quotes from Batman: The Dark Knight.

Read about the US Military's Sleep Reduction Program.

Read Steve Camp's Top 10 signs you are visiting a Submerging Church.

Comment of the Week:
"Flair is usually the first 'FB addiction'! :)" (Kelly)
Listen to yesterday's sermon at Providence Church on Philippians 3:17--4:1, "Mimicking the Model Christian."
"Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning."
-General George S. Patton

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8 Comments:

At 04 August, 2008 09:13, Blogger Reepicheep said...

oh my. I just threw up in my mouth watching that video.

 
At 04 August, 2008 09:55, Blogger GUNNY said...

Whoop! I don't think that was the intended effect, but I imagine you're not alone.

 
At 04 August, 2008 10:36, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

Gunny you make it out to the concert?

 
At 04 August, 2008 12:40, Blogger samurai said...

Some more bites to chew on... thank you for sharing. :)

 
At 04 August, 2008 13:38, Anonymous lionel woods said...

Hey Gunny and reepicheep,

You guys don't think this is what Isaiah heard in Chapter 6? I think this is heavens theme music! LOL!!!

Round, Round, Round, like a record, round, round! LOL!!!!

 
At 05 August, 2008 20:39, Blogger Kyle said...

you know.. as theologically inept as this song is, it gets stuck in my head everytime I hear it..
No joke, I looked for the real version of the song & he actually sounds better than the real version.

& I really don't like the Holy Ghost ho-down part.

 
At 05 August, 2008 22:13, Blogger GUNNY said...

Lionel, regrettably, I couldn't make it to the concert. Bad bull for me.

Oh, not only do I not think this is what Isaiah heard, I also doubt Moses was spinning his sandals as he jumped up and down in front of the burning bush.


Samurai, you're quite welcome, brother. Who loves ya, baby?


Kyle, that is some catchy slooge, isn't it? I think I watched the video about 93 times for the comic relief, but then I couldn't get the tune out of my head either!

I had never seen the original until Rev posted it in response to this one. I'm even more disturbed this was picked for a cover sung to Jesus than I was beforehand.

 
At 06 August, 2008 18:53, Blogger Jim said...

Gunny...be assured that because of your spreading of that video there are people all across the blogosphere raising their fists in the air yelling, "GUUUUUUNNNYYYY!!! I'll get you for this!"

 

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