Saturday, May 26, 2007

Life on the road

Well, I'm in Charlotte right now. It's day two of roadie life with my buddy Evan. He's opening up for a band named the Damnwells, and for a guy named Ari Hest.

Ari played this great song last night that he originally wrote as a duet to be sung with Norah Jones. It hasn't happened yet, but the song is still really good. Check it out.

Friday, May 18, 2007


Thanks to Tim Challies for pointing out this great video on the man hug.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


I've been wrestling with some things lately. I don't like insincerity in my own life. I believe that Truth about life should grip one's heart. And because of that, we should desire to share with others this Truth. But what happens when you believe something to be true, but lack passion and zeal? Should you still express this Truth to others? Does that make you insincere?

I was encouraged by a brother today to continue in obedience to Truth, even when my heart isn't quite there. I know God is Truth and that His Word is Truth. I'm just not always passionate about it. But I will press on to take hold of Him who has already taken hold of me.

Also this quote from Henry Scougal's The Life of God in the Soul of Man helped me understand this recently.
...nor need we fear the imputation of hypocrisy, though our actions do thus somewhat out-run our affections, seeing they do still proceed from a sense of our duty; and our design is not to appear better than we are, but that we may really become so

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Nightline Debate

Last Friday night, a debate was aired on ABC between two athiests and two Christians. The Christians are Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. The athiests are members of an organization called the Rational Response Squad. The debate is centered upon whether or not God exists.

Part 1 (Kirk and Ray set up the debate)
Part 2 (Ray attempts to prove that God exists)
Part 3 (Ray finishes and Brian responds)
Part 4 (more atheist response)
Part 5 (Kirk speaks)
Part 6 (finishing up)

My roommate Rob poses an interesting thought on his blog about this whole discussion between the two groups.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Vestal in Puerto Rico

As I am writing this, my buddy Matthew is getting on a plane for Puerto Rico. He is going with a organization called ILDP based out of Briarwood Church, in Birmingham. He will be down there for at least a year, helping to start a seminary like training program in San Juan. He will also be ministering on a local univeristy campus, as well as being invovled in a church plant. Pretty exciting stuff. Please pray for him.

Also, he posted a video today of a crazy good yo-yoer. WOW!