January 5 , 2004 Catch me Later this week I will be all caught up with Holiday Happenings...
Have you ever wondered why research consistently
shows that most born again Christians are indistinguishable from non-Christians
in their attitudes and behavior? Have you been concerned that the Church
is not having the influence it ought to have on our society? Based on
years of research and testing, George Barna addresses these important
issues in his compelling new book, Think
Like Jesus. The premise is simple: you cannot act like Jesus until
you think like Jesus.
I've started reading it- rather Earnie and I are discussing it after our devotions so check here for reviews of it soon...
Speaking of Eargate and Eyegate- here is a link to Bunyan's The Holy War
Books for Christmas- yay!
I received a hardback version of The Holy Bible : King James Version, illustrated by America's foremost woodcut artist, Barry Moser. It is a work of art that graphically communicates the authentic verities of the word of God. Here is a CrossCurrents article by Catherine Madsen about the work that I commend to you.
STORYTELLERS: THE BOOK By Len Wilson & Jason Moore
Earnie got me several Dave Barry Volumes for arcane chuckles and yuks.
Got a copy of Soldier of the Cross concert on DVD by Ricky Skaggs- glad my friends know my eclectic tastes!
Spent some Christmas money on Paul Baloche's new CD Offering of Worship- Wish I had realized it was out on DVD though...
Got the first two IWorship DVD's for Earnie and I must say we were a bit disappointed with the quality of the video effects and imagery- I think I can do better and be more in tune with the images the words elicit. Lots of what looked like stock footage of skies and clouds with boring after Effects type work that do not really elicit a sense of the awesomeness of the Most High and Holy God, IMHO. So rather than carping I may just go for it.
Things I didn't get for Christmas...
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." Douglas Adams
Then again this is also from Douglas:
"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't."
Brian Maclaren on how to become and extinct church or avoid extinction.
From the personal weblog of Anthony Foster @http://anthonyfoster.com/blog/