Sunday, May 31, 2009

Eclectic Echoes -- May 31st

Sorry for the late post, but it has been a crazy busy week! Not to mention there has been a lot of news.

An appropriate model for making a disciple

Facebook Survival Guide for Awkward Adults
Why I took a Facebook Break

Last Survivor of the Titanic Dies

First Person Writing

Barna on Casual Christians and the Future of America I agree that casual Christianity is a concern, but I disagree with his defintion of "casual" which assumes committed Christians share his particular theology.

Labrynth Musings

Getting your current members to invite

Evangelisn't and Evangelisn't Part II

Throwing the "b" card (I've done and will do it again!)
Christmas,Easter and Pentecost Christians

The Paradoxes of Poverty

In UM News:
Did We Get a Quantity Discount on Constitutional Amendments
Don't forget the 40 days of prayer from the young clergy!
What's Your Spirit
Lynn's new blog--Musings by One of God's Scardy Cats
Rock Solid
Keeping it all in the family

The Designing Women Game. Here is my Julia Rant:
I would rather spend two hours sharing fried mushrooms with Bonnie Barros than watch a woman who apparently purchased her intellect at Target for quarter chase twenty-five men with biceps made of tin and heads packed with Raisin Bran.
Because when future generations look upon what we have left for them, which may by then be little more than global warming and millions of non-biodegradable iPods, I fear they will conclude that they would have welcomed bread and circuses if only they had realized the alternative was potato chips and Survivor.
[sits down and crosses arms, but then immediately stands back up]
And let me tell you a little something about romance: Handing out roses like you are a mascot throwing Hot Tamales to the assembled hooligans at an Auburn football game is not my idea of romance. Romance is a man who knows the difference between John Wesley and John Wayne and who is capable of putting on a dress without scratching his head as if he is connecting a speaker without the instruction manual.
So do not ask yourself why I do not particularly enjoy a television show where the assembled male candidates represent romantic prospects inferior to the workers on the night shift at the TGI Fridays in Huntsville. Ask yourself whether, after a lifetime playing with a cultural slinky and dancing on the grave of Scarlet O’Hara you will ever...recover...your dignity.

Congregational Subtext

In family news, here are two articles about my brother's vow renewal service
Dream Wedding
Wedding Celebrates Ancestral Roots

Not so much a laugh as a smile for the week:

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