Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I have a new fitness goal...

It is to be able to do this to a frying pan.

HT: ysmarko


As the Deer... So I Long

Great post by nakedpastor over at his blog today, which I have also (officially) added to my blogroll. I've been reading his blog ever since his dustup with Slice, but never put it in the sidebar. Anyway, go read.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Big Mac's Birthday and Self Control

Great post by Matt B over at CRN.Info, one that is definitely worth reading. There is a lot of talk about self control in the church today, but most of it focuses on sex and alcohol. Self control can be applied to so much more, which is what Matt explores in this article.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Blogroll Bloat

OK, it's not really bloat, but is borrowed from one of the bloggers in my area that I read regularly. Anyway, please welcome iggy at ~ emerging thought in Montana to the While Rome Burns blogroll. More additions coming soon (I know, I keep saying that...) But for now, I have to get back to work. I'm working on a big project right now that is chewing up my brain and spitting it back out. Not fun at all.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Addicted to Blogging?

Friday, August 10, 2007

On Cars and CRN

Apparently, what a pastor chooses to drive is fair game for blog fodder over at CRN, especially if they can use it to get a jab in at Erwin McManus. Seriously, how is Erwin stating that pastors should drive whatever they want a point of contention worthy of a post? Apparently pastors (and the rest of us) should run our car choices past the ever elusive "Editor" at CRN before purchasing.

So Erwin likes fast and fun cars. Most guys do. Heck, a lot of women enjoy sports cars. What business is it of theirs (or anyone else) what Erwin McManus (or any other pastor, or anyone for that matter) what kind of car is in his driveway? How is this related to salvation, grace, theology, God's call, etc.? The simple answer is: it isn't. And I think it means that CRN is getting desperate for anything they can use against those they disagree with.

Of course, someone from CRN will say that it's about the deeper issue of Erwin using the phrase "whatever we want," and that that somehow indicates a heart condition out of line with Scripture. To which I respond, if you look for what you want to find, you'll find it sooner or later, even if it's not there.

So, "Editor," I'm thinking about buying a 1995 Ford Taurus wagon. Does that meet with your approval? I'll send you pictures of the cars I'm considering if it helps.

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Squirrels Like Chocolate?

Well, this one in Finland apparently does.


From the "Lack of Foresight" Department...

...comes this gem from Mark Oestreicher at ysmarko.

Did anyone on the church board let their mind wander just a little bit before they went ahead with this name?

Wrong on several levels, but still funny.

Side note: this is my 50th post at While Rome Burns. So do something celebratory!

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