Tuesday, January 31, 2006

save darfur

al mohler has an interview with nicholas kristof of the new york times regarding the genocide occuring in the darfur region of sudan. you can listen to it here (download or stream).
i thought it was quite good, especially when mohler took some calls from listeners. one of the callers said that he thought it was great that something of this magnitude was being addressed instead of everyone crying about tv shows like 'the book of daniel' or movies like 'brokeback mountain'. i was surprised and delighted to hear mohler's enthusiastic agreement to that. mohler said that those things should be addressed but that genocide far outweighs controversy over television programming. there is also a chilling indictment of the network and cable news channels that kristof referred to as "breathless blondes talking about missing blondes".

in an age when a homosexual man playing a christian missionary in a movie causes more stir than the government sponsored raping and mutilation of women, i pray that my heart will be in the right place. may the Holy Spirit of God change me into a person who doesn't live by the headlines but a person who looks in the alleyways for the people He might redeem.

Monday, January 30, 2006


sometimes i am afraid that a tragedy in my life would send me into a pit of despair. i see others around me who have dealt with hardships and suffering that i have never experienced in my own life and i don't i could handle it. i feel too weak, too faithless, too spoiled.

Friday, January 27, 2006

i am shameless

in order to (possibly) receive free books i am linking you to eric schumachers blog:

happy one year!

good guy, especially because of the fact that he is giving good books away. he has a neat project called "songs for suffering saints".

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

not much to say

it's a quiet night in rio dell. the moon is out, the stars are twinkling and inside our little house, the fire is crackling. we got home late, because i led our small group in a discussion about fighting sin and loving Jesus. it went well, except that about 3/4 of the way through my throat decided to seize up and start sounding like a frog. i hope this cold/cough thing goes away soon, i'm a bit sick of it.

dallass is upstairs feeding adelaide whilst watching an episode of alias, season 4. i can hear all the spy language, the suspenseful music, occasional wise cracks by marshall, and the slithery voice of arvin sloan. i followed the show reasonably well through the first 3 seasons, but i have completely given up now.

i have been listening to the beach boys "pet sounds" alot. it is marvelous.

i heard about this film today called "god grew tired of us". it is described as:
"Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety."

apparently it is about these boys who leave sudan and journey throughout africa to escape death and then come to the u.s. because i have followed the darfur crisis kind of closely, this film intrigues me.

my throat is tired and i can barely whisper. i think i shall go to bed. may Jesus be glorified and may peace come to all this night.

Monday, January 16, 2006

back at it

Well, strange as it may seem, I still think about posting on here every now and then and tonight I decided to actually do it.

So this is the New Year and I do feel different. It may sound hopelessly corny, but the prospect of this year ahead excites me greatly. I usually shy away from resolutions because I so often fail at them, but this year I went the other way and came up with so many that I know there is no way that I can possibly attain them.

I am still teaching a small group on the book "The Christian Life". We are nearly done and it has been a great experience, both in learning about the truth of the Gospel and growing in community. My next "church project" will be working on helping put together our membership class and forming a vision/mission statement. One of our core values wil not be beer, although wine and cigars may find their way in there somewhere.

I love my wife and daughter.

I also love my brother's band Somewhere North. Go listen to some songs over here and enjoy it. Their first full length cd will be coming out in about 2 weeks.

May Christ reign in my body and my heart and may I love Him with all that I have.