Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Macho Christianity

Here is a very interesting article by a former mixed martial arts fighter responding to the practice of churches using cage fighting events to boost their popularity among young men.

Matt Morin goes into depth in delineating his thoughts. While most comments on these kind of things are eminently ignorable, it is worth reading the first comment by Nick, and Matt's response to that response.

After that, it is too tricky to say "response to that response to that response..." so I won't push it.

(I especially am intrigued by Matt's reasoning in his response as to why he isn't participating in a debate.)

It is a lengthy article, and quite theologicky, so those of you used to my referrals to cats who quote Shakespeare or twitter length deep philosophies may wish to save this link for another time.

As to my thoughts on the whole issue of what Pastor Mark is putting forth as the ideal churched man?

Not fully formed.

But I will say that I've found the kingdom of G-d to be less homogeneous on the surface than one might think and some might desire.

And I imagine that the qualities G-d looks for are less superficial than outward appearances.

I find it ironic in this context that G-d himself said so specifically when talking about what would make David worthy of being anointed. (1 Samuel 16:7)

And I'm always suspicious when any church takes their definition of what it means to be a man of G-d or a woman of G-d wholesale from the world around them.

I'd like to think we have better sources.

Just my thoughts,


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shakespeare by the Stars

How many actors does it take to do a monologue?

Dunno. I lost count.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cosmonkey Business

Roger Cosmonkey is at it again, as the second twitterseries is about to be unleased.

Check it out.