I just came across this on my hard drive. I wrote it years ago when our church seemed to be using toilet paper far more quickly than we would have expected. Toilet Tissue Issues We have had a few problems over recent weeks with the amount of toilet paper being used. Unless we get aContinue reading “Toilet Tissue Issues”
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Nigerian wedding scam?
I just received one of the most creative 419 style spams I think I’ve ever received. Given the nature of my occupation I actually thought it might be real for the first sentence or so. If I were Catholic and lived in England, I may well have fallen for it! Hello, I am Martin Vrzal,Continue reading “Nigerian wedding scam?”
Convert an atheist… and win!
This is bizarre. A Turkish reality TV show will be pitting a Greek Orthodox priest, a rabbi, an imam and a Buddhist monk to see who can convert the most atheists to their respective religions. There’s no word about what will happen if the religious guys lose their faith. Thanks, boingboing!
Repaying a curse
I was at a meeting of various Christians this week and one of the guys made an interesting comment. It turns out, he said, that the main difference between the Vietnam War and the wars that had gone on before it was that American (and presumably Australian) troops were cursed by Buddhist monks when theyContinue reading “Repaying a curse”
How do we deal with adherents of other religions?
Adam Walker-Cleaveland of pomomusings has been running a series of posts called ‘Plurality 2.0.’ Each post has been contrinuted by a guest author. I’ll admit that I haven’t really followed the series, but I was struck by a comment made by the most recent contributor, Brian McLaren: Of course there’s a place and time forContinue reading “How do we deal with adherents of other religions?”
A fuller gospel
Scot McKnight has just started a series of posts on ‘the Kingdom Gospel.’ In the first of the series we read Many readers of the Bible read the whole Bible through the lens of the gospel they believe and this is what that gospel looks like: God loves you and has a wonderful plan forContinue reading “A fuller gospel”
Lest I Forget
Today is ANZAC Day. For those outside of Australia and New Zealand ANZAC Day is the commemoration of the landing by Allied troops at Gallipoli, Turkey in 1915. In straight military terms the day (which lasted for about eight months) was an unmitigated disaster. Yet the ordeal faced by the troops at Gallipoli, and theContinue reading “Lest I Forget”
Without Fear And Trembling
James McGrath of Exploring our Matrix has a few ideas that aren’t generally appreciated by some of the more conservative members of the evangelical church. One of the commenters on his blog recently dobbed him in to his pastor. McGrath doesn’t make much of the condescension implied (“If you don’t stop writing such silly things,Continue reading “Without Fear And Trembling”
A whacky thought
I’ve been following Don Heatley’s blog Creatio ex Nihilo lately. Don’s an American pastor who has captured my imagination lately with some very thought provoking sermons. Here’s a thought from his most recent offering: In Matthew 25, Jesus tells the parable of the sheep and the goats. The story sets the scene of a FinalContinue reading “A whacky thought”
How to make a baby
I don’t remember ever having this talk with my parents… How to make a baby (via boingboing)