Archive for the 'Religion' Category

Questionable Theology in Our Music: “Enemy’s Camp”

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

There are some songs in my church experiences that I will have nothing to do with. Some of these songs you would want to stay away from, too, if you actually stopped to consider the merit of the lyrics compared with Biblical truth. I want to look at one of these songs now and break […]

Deliberate Misleading

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Yesterday morning the topic of the message was that God covered us when he could have killed us. The evangelist started in Genesis, when God covered Adam and Eve in animal skins after their sin to cover their nakedness. He didn’t point out that this was the first animal sacrifice made for the covering of […]

Why CCM?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Here’s something I began writing…well over a year ago. I meant to go further, but never got back to it. It’s complete enough as is. Here’s my reasoning for listening to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM): 1) I like the sound of the music. The music appeals to me. I like band music and some solo […]

Dishwalla – Give

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Since I’ve written the Jeremy Camp review comparing his latest CD to my memories of Dishwalla, I’ve gotten a Dishwalla song stuck in my head. I like the soothing melody of this song, and apparently so do many of their fans. Also, the lyrics fit my beliefs. Let me show you. Dishwalla: “I want to […]

Responsibility

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that we are not so busy following a man’s arbitrary rules X, Y and X that we neglect to follow God’s rules A, B, and C. You?

Love is a Verb

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

But how do you actively portray that you are, at the moment, loving? Here’s my crisis: When I’m at church and the speaker says “let’s just take a moment and love the Lord,” I freeze. I don’t know what to do. How do I actively, in the next moment “love the Lord?” When I look […]

Well Workplace

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

We had a staff meeting at work yesterday. Not an entire Registration meeting, but the just the people that work under me meeting with the Manager (the next level over me). I think these meetings are going to continue to amaze me. It’s awe-inspiring how much my staff likes working where they work and also […]

The Little Things: Protection

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Here’s how much I’ve been slacking. This happened two Thursdays ago…that would be March 2nd. I’m just now getting aorund to typing it up. It seems that God likes to work in little ways in my life. I feel amazed that I actually realize His work sometimes. I guess it’s good that He works in […]

New vs Worldly

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

I just thought a little too deeply on something and now I have a question. Is it just me, or does the church sometimes seem to use the word “worldly” to be synonymous with “new”? If I see a new haircut that I’ve never seen before, decide I like the looks of it, get my […]

Everybody Leaves

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

For the last two weeks Cousin Dave, my friend Mark and I had finally finagled out schedules so that we could hang out together on Monday nights. Last night this all came crashing down rather abruptly. Mark tells us that he finally was accepted into a government job that he applied for two years ago. […]

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

The staff and mascots of The Monkey Exhibit want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the blessings that faith in Jesus brings. Don’t forget the reason for the holiday! May you celebrate the Savior’s birth more sincerely this year than you ever have before! (“Ramon! Get away from those presents! D’oh!”)

Thoughts on Blessings

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Thank God for butter; Thank God for you. There, I said it. Now…moving on… I’ve (obviously) been thinking lately about blessings, be they little or big, that God has given me. Who knew I would think so much about butter until it was a topping of one of the things I can eat after my […]

Rich Young Roger

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

(In which I write a very long post, knowing full well that the likelihood of someone reading all of a post is inversely proportional to its length yet I do so anyway and hope against hope for comments.) I’ve been taught, and I fully believe, that having a relationship with Jesus is one of the […]

It’s My Only Hope

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

I heard something at work a couple of weeks ago that disturbed me a little bit (and, yes, I’m just now writing about it…I’m a slacker). There was friendly banter going back and forth between a coworker of mine and a security guard for the building we work in. Let me preface the remark by […]

Sharing the Well

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

For my sociology class we had to write a 2 page paper about sociological aspects of a song or poem. It had to touch on 2 different themes we had talked about in class. I chose this song as it had to do with class/caste and religion. Today I’ll be playing the song for the […]

God Makes the Bacon

Monday, March 7th, 2005

…only he asks you to hand it out. God created the pig. Out of nothing, even. God raised the pig, gave it a home, fed the pig and kept the pig healthy. God is the one who slaughtered the pig. He diced it up, made it into strips and fried the bacon. God is the […]

Why CCM?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Here’s something I began writing…well over a year ago. I meant to go further, but never got back to it. It’s complete enough as is. Here’s my reasoning for listening to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM): 1) I like the sound of the music. The music appeals to me. I like band music and some solo […]

Hobbit on the Rocks

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

The original lyrics: Toad the Wet Sprocket‘s “Hobbit on the Rocks“. Admittedly, that was the silliest song that Toad ever recorded. Since I like my song to have meaning, I decided to take their song and make my own lyrics. I started out trying to use words that rhymed with their words, but ditched that […]

Dear God,

Monday, October 4th, 2004

How are you? That was probably a stupid question; you are perfect. Anyway, I just wanted to say Hi. There are so many things I could ask of you, not all of them even selfish. Instead, though, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been thinking of you. That makes me happy. Darn, […]

S-l-o-w D-o-w-n…

Thursday, September 16th, 2004

Anybody else like little testimonies? I like little testimonies. I don’t necessarily mean short testimonies, but I mean testimonies about the “little things” that God does for you. I like those. If you are ever questioning if the great God of the universe is a personal God, just think of little testimonies. If you can’t […]