Thursday, August 28, 2008

It didn't rain

Just want to point out that skies were clear in Denver.

You know, no matter where you are politically, as a person who studies public speaking recreationally... I must say that was one amazing speech.

Monday, August 25, 2008


You have GOT to be kidding.

No really.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Bank account a bit low.

I noticed that Central's bank account seemed a bit low this month. BTW, has anyone seen my new iphone? :)

I've had days like this...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The one

I find this a very interesting ad on multiple levels. Anyone want to guess why?


"Honesty" is a series of short films that take place in a world where everyone says exactly what they think.

I've done a lot of funerals in my day and this never happens:

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mindset list for 2008

This list always makes me feel really old. Incoming students this year were born in 1990. Wow. You will appreciate the power of that "wow" when you hit 40.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saddleback Civil Forums - "Warren Debates"

So I just finished watching the Warren interviews with McCain and Obama. Because of my role as a pastor of a diverse congregation --Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Green, whatever -- I will probably never come out and tell people who I'm voting for... so please don't ask. I believe this is a position somewhat unique to me as a pastor, and not to most people. So therefore, I'm going to ask you questions that I am unwilling to answer. It may not seem fair, but well, life's not fair. :)

I'm curious, those of you who watched the program, what did you think? How do you think the candidates did? How do you think Warren did as a moderator (and as a Christian leader)? I will say, I'm honestly surprised that I felt Warren was biased (You can tell me which way YOU think he was biased). This is especially surprising to me given what I understood Warren's political stance to be. Maybe I was wrong. So tell me your thoughts.

Finally (if you are willing) if the election was tomorrow, who would you vote for and why?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

And by the way...

An update on the end times.

There will be an upcoming sermon by end times prophet RW to explain why his prophesied end times event hasn't happened yet.


Well it's about time!

Here is an interesting new product that is bound to be a hit among a certain crowd: a baby shampoo guaranteed to make the baby cry. This way, that a child will learn early on about the hopeless, hellish existence that is the human experience.

From the um... er...Press Release of the product.

"After rigorous product testing at the company's research headquarters in New Jersey, the new 'Nothing But Tears' shampoo was found to give newborns up to three times greater resilience than the leading competitor, as well as a stronger grasp on the crushing disappointment that is life. In addition, when combined with Johnson & Johnson's new line of bleach-based conditioners, the shampoo resulted in noticeably thicker skin after only six uses.

In recent years, a growing number of parents have begun looking for ways to raise more adequately jaded toddlers, and Johnson & Johnson is not the first company to respond to the rising demand. In 2003, Fisher-Price unveiled a new adventure play set containing 85 easy-to-choke-on pieces, and in 2006, the Walt Disney Company introduced an interactive DVD entitled 'Baby's First Brush With A Cruel And Unforgiving World.'"

Thursday, August 14, 2008


As a leader who uses this image of the big picture... flying at 10,000 feet... I really like this.

[New Link] Pray for...

Okay, no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, I'm curious to know what you think of this:

Do you think this honors God?

Do you really think that God is on the side of one political candidate because of a single issue?

Now, I'm not sure you can talk about Jesus and not be "political," but as a pastor, I strive to be non-partisan -- in that I'm an equal-opportunity offender.

But as a blogger, I just going to say this: This sickens me beyond belief.

Now, feel free to disagree. We can still be friends. Really.

But I think this is arrogant, manipulative... I could go on but I'm going to show restraint. To be clear, I'm pro life. I think abortion is a big issue... and Christians need to wrestle with it. (Of course, we also need to wrestle with the place of law in changing the human heart, and why most pro-life people are only pro-life for unborn babies, but that is a different post.) Okay, I'm not going to rant.

I WILL say that some friends of mine (and fellow Centralites) just gave me one of the great moments in blogging history. Surf on over and check out their response to this clip.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Money well spent?

Number of people in China: 1.3 billion
Number of Chinese estimated to be below poverty level: 100 - 300 million
Annual income at poverty level: $94
Amount spent on 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremy: $300 million
Amount spent on 2004 Summer Olympics Opening: $40 million