Archive for the ‘stuff to think about’ Category

Bono on religion

I’ve seen this in several places on the web, being talked about by several people. But in the unlikely event you haven’t seen it already, I present it here for your edification. This excerpt and all the ones I’ve seen online are from the book Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas. I assume that talk [...]

August 1, 2013  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: culture, stuff to think about, theology  No Comments

Your worship is not entertaining enough

So says Carl Trueman. If you haven’t read any of Trueman’s writings, you should. He’s a great writer, has a sharp British wit, and from time to time says some pretty provocative stuff. In the best sense of the word. And using the term “entertainment” in relation to worship is certainly an example of that [...]

May 16, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, stuff to think about, worship and the church  No Comments

A lament for art in the church

The other day one of my friends (I’m going to call him Ira Sankey) started a conversation on Facebook about leading worship that transitioned (the way Facebook conversations do) into a discussion of how many churches don’t appreciate art. In other words, he didn’t feel that most churches wanted the kind of music he would [...]

May 3, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, music, stuff to think about, worship and the church  One Comment

Tim Tebow, Jason Collins and Chris Broussard…and courage.

Normally the news that Tim Tebow was released…well, any news about Tim Tebow, really, would be the talk of sports talk radio. But not yesterday. Yesterday (and today, and probably for the rest of the week) the talk – and not just on sports talk, but all over the radio dial – was about another [...]

April 30, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, If you're not outraged..., Sports, stuff to think about  No Comments

The White House is pro-life

Well…that might be a logical jump. And “logic” probably is not a word that carries much meaning at the White House (no matter who the occupant is). It came to light today that unborn babies are to be counted separately as visitors to the White House. In other words, White House security considers unborn babies [...]

May 8, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: stuff to think about, what are you drunk?  No Comments

Get creative: be bored

I’m pretty sure if I were the writing the article, I wouldn’t have used such a provocative title and I wouldn’t have continued to use the word “bored” throughout the article. I know it sounds strange, but I welcome boredom. It forces me to ponder. But to make sure we’re on the same page, when [...]

April 7, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: culture, stuff to think about  No Comments

Stuff smart people argue about

I like to read stuff smart people write. I like to pretend that I have a clue what they are talking about. If I could find a conversation about these subjects, I would interject some quote from one of the articles to make myself look smart too. But I don’t know anyone personally who talks [...]

March 22, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, language, stuff to think about, theology  No Comments

On Creativity and Excellence (and patience)

Allow me to encourage you creative types to check out Creativity, Excellence…and Patience at Justin Taylor’s blog: If you want to become really good at your vocation and profession—and if you’re a Christian, you should—then I would encourage you to watch this clip below from Ira Glass (“This American Life”), then to read the excerpt [...]

March 20, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: music, photography, stuff to think about  No Comments

The Most Disturbing Thing You’ll Read This Year

Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva published an article in the peer reviewed Journal Of Medical Ethics with this abstract: Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and  newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, [...]

March 6, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: If you're not outraged..., stuff to think about, what are you drunk?  One Comment

Word of the day: Gallimaufry

Some people spend hours clicking links on wikipedia. I’ve managed to avoid that malady. But I realized tonight that I have to be careful or I will fall under the same sort of infirmity in relation to thesaurus.com. Dangerous site, that. The Jewish Basketball Team and the Sabbath Day playoffs – This is the end [...]

March 1, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: geeky stuff, language, stuff to think about, what are you drunk?  2 Comments