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Fall TV line-up

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It's premiere week for the alphabet networks, and so far I'm not sure what to think.

I discovered Heroes at the end of last year, and the season premiere last night, while action-less, promised an interesting season to come. I was very disappointed to not get some hint of what happened after the Petrelli brothers went shooting off into the air to blow up, but I guess I was asking for too much. The addition of David Anders to the cast, while maybe only for a short time, made me quite happy. I've also heard rumors of Kristen Bell joining the cast as well. That also will ensure I keep watching. The show is not without it's flaws - the end of last season felt very repetitive, so I hope that won't happen again. We'll see.



Tonight I turned to House, another late discovery for me, and loved every second of what I watched. (I did miss a little, since I'm trying to pack for a short work trip I'm leaving for tomorrow). With all the cottages gone, it was interesti…

Dry Land

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I spend a lot of time during my day thinking about God.

In fact, most of the time that's all I do. Think. And I think I've managed to substitute thinking about God for communicating with God.

I read books about God, blog posts about God, sometimes I even write about God. I pray for my friends overseas, I work in ministry, I talk about God with people. But lately I've had no intimate connection with him, no conversation back and forth. I feel like I know a lot about God, but I don't know God. The green pastures I once relished and relaxed in have become desert lands, dry and hot on my bare feet and weary on my soul. It's as though I've walked past the watering hole numerous times but ignored it in favor of the mirage up ahead.

So I've trudged along, missing the watering hole of intimacy only to find that shiny promise in the distance disappear.

Years ago while in a similar place in my relationship with Christ, a good friend said to me "You know what to do.…

Oh, Ernie

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Elsewhere

Tony Myles over at don't call me veronica has a great post today.

He set aside the last 8 days in order to deepen his connection with God. And he had some surprising results.

It's rare for me to single out an individual blog post, especially from blogs I list on my sidebar, simply because almost all of them are great. But this one? Outstanding.

Go read it.

Reviewing Sabbath

Hee. Hee. I Knew It.

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Which theologian am I most like?

You scored as Karl Barth, The daddy of 20th Century theology. You perceive liberal theology to be a disaster and so you insist that the revelation of Christ, not human experience, should be the starting point for all theology.

Karl Barth73%Paul Tillich67%John Calvin67%Martin Luther67%Charles Finney33%Augustine33%Friedrich Schleiermacher33%J├╝rgen Moltmann33%Anselm33%Jonathan Edwards13%
Which theologian are you?
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My Enemies are People Like Me

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In the words of Derek Webb, "Peace by way of war is like purity by way of fornication. It's like telling someone murder is wrong and then showing them by way of execution".

Today I am in a state of both righteous anger and devastating sadness.

In the News: 40-Day Fast

Liberal religious leaders will begin a 40-day fast this week (Sept. 6) to advocate for legislation that would cancel the debts of the world's 67 poorest countries.
Church Groups Push for Debt Relief

Good for them. Notice the religious leaders taking part in this project aren't labeled as conservative. Somehow social activist = liberal Christian nowadays. I'm working on a post about this subject that I will post at a later date, so I won't elaborate just yet.

Something to Laugh About?

Hardly.






Here is their apology:



Note their lack of eye contact with the camera, the flippant attitude and the all-around dismissal of their behavior. It makes me sad.