Sunday, June 25, 2006

evangelistic flora

"When outsiders who have never heard of God's law follow it more or less by instinct, they confirm its truth by obedience. They show that God's law is not something alien, imposed on us from without, but woven into the very fabric of our creation. There is something deep within them that echoes God's yes and no, right and wrong. Their response to God's yes and no will become public knowledge on the day God makes his final decision about every man and woman. The Message from God that I proclaim through Jesus Christ takes into account all these differences." Paul to the Roman church Chapter 2 verses 14-16, Eugene Peterson's The Message

"Gratitude, not understanding, is the secret to joy and equanimity. I prayed for the willingness to have very mild spiritual well-being. I didn't need to understand the hypostatic unity of the Trinity; I just needed to turn my life over to whoever came up with redwood trees." Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Sunday, June 18, 2006


here is a podcast (first of four) from two of my favorite people. AMANDA thank you again for turning me on to anne!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

plastic piety

this is an interesting blog post on christian music. i know many don't see any harm in christian music such as it is, but i very much relate to what rob bell says, in his book "velvet elvis," about the difference in "christian" as a noun and "christian" as an adjective. and what if what wears "christian" is really crap and what wears "secular" is really truthful, beautiful and encouraging?


in an effort to fine-tune this team-blog i have removed family and fluff related posts to my other blog. hopefully, as they get time kara and christy will be able to participate more.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


this is a good article. and this is an interesting blog.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

what the hell?!

why do people look for significance in a date, such as today's, for some showing of supernatural evil when daily it looks like this, or the killing of the innocent wether children or africans in darfur and elsewhere, or the trafficing of women and children, or...