Thursday, October 28, 2010
On another serious note, here is this wonderful clip.
On a happier note, David gets back from Japan today! He just texted that he landed. This is what he was filming there.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
My answers to that thing going round on Facebook.
Name fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and who will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.
1. Roald Dahl
2. CS Lewis
3. Beverly Cleary
4. Ann M. Martin
5. Flannery O'Connor
6. Dave Eggers
7. David Dark
8. M. Scott Peck
9. John Kennedy O'Toole
10. David Sedaris
11. Lorrie Moore
12. Marva Dawn
13. Aimee Bender
14. Walker Percy
15. Eugene Peterson
Token poet: e. e. cummings
Friday, October 22, 2010
Jona: "STOP THAT RIGHT NOW!
Simone: "AHHHHHHH! Who can be sad after they saw a kitten in a sweater? I keep telling Gregg that I feel like Marnie needs clothes. She's too much of a lady to be walking around nekkid."
Carrie (who has no link because she deleted her blog to the detriment of society): "IT HURTS SO GOOD! This reminds me of my cat I used to stuff into my 'Hot Looks' doll clothes. They were supermodel dolls and their clothes fit cats PURRFECTLY, even the socks and sunglasses. That cat was so pliable!"
Simone: "We use to put our cat in Cabbage Patch clothes. Their fat arm holes were perfect for a cat, though Tootsie shouldn't have been wearing dresses because he was male."
Jona: said "We used to put our cat in the mailbox. Not to be mean to the cat, to be mean to the mailman."
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
2. I am going to watch this today if I can get the kids to stay quietly in another room, it's a 1973 movie John and Yoko funded and it was banned for 30 years, just got rereleased in 2007. My friend Nathan said it was at the peak of the psychadelia movement, before everyone started slouching towards Bethlehem.
3. I can't wait for this to come to Seattle! It contains my beloved Neil Hamburger.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Well, three weeks ago he was fired. The reason we were given is that the leadership "wants to reach a broader demographic" and they have written a new job description for what the next music worship leader should be like. Our church has about 300 members and we're all absolutely heartbroken. The congregation wasn't told about this beforehand or consulted so it's all a surprise. The lead pastors consulted the elders, which are 4 men whom we all have known pretty well for years, and we're told the elders weren't happy about it but they finally relented.
We've talked to two elders and one pastor and they say they feel God is leading them in this direction. I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to grow a church but when you cause harm to people already in your community, that's a sign to me that you're going about it the wrong way. The leadership just have a seemingly-empathic head nod for me and their minds are set.
I can't describe the grief David and I are feeling. I'm frightened because this church has been my community for 12 years and I see it unraveling. I don't know what to do with how sad I am. I've been crying hard daily since I've heard the news.I can't believe this is happening. That's all I can say.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Well, at least we have this wonderful, incredibly thoughtful review of Brett McCracken's Poser Christianity, I mean, Hipster Christianity.