Friday, November 28, 2008

Photo Friday

A couple weeks ago, Chris and I went on a walk. It was a nice day, so Chris drove down to my place and we walked up to Smoke Daddy's for lunch, then down Milwaukee to Michigan Ave. A brief visit at the Apple Store, then down to Grand and back to my place. These guys were doing some road work on Grand Ave, right near the Red Line stop. They were moving big metal plates to cover the big holes in the road. Every time they dropped the plates, a loud boom rang between the buildings, and dust billowed up everywhere. It made for some great shots.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Table of Thanks

I preached last night at Berwyn for their Thanksgiving [eve] service. Have a listen.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Best. Friend. Ever.

"Is that what you guys do?"
"Leave funny voicemails for each other."

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tips for Thanksgiving

I'm preparing a sermon for Thanksgiving and have been plundering the depths of the internet's knowledge on Thanksgiving, which is really just "googling" Thankgiving. The most ironic thing about Thanksgiving has to be's post on how not to overeat on this last Thursday in November.

  • Drink Water
  • Eat the Fresh Salad
  • Have a small meal before the Turkey
  • Eat the Turkey
  • Savor the Fresh Cranberries
  • Don't forget to excercise
Somehow this all seems to go directly in the face of what Thanksgiving is really all about.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Photo Friday

About a month and a half now Chris and I went up to Wisconsin on a Monday because we can and we heard they had apples. Apples they did have and then we had and then we ate the apples and now we have no more. But I still have about 250 photos that I haven't gone through from that day that I need to. I figured two would be a good start.

Yes, I realize there are no apples in these photos.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Facebook Ads

I'm trying to figure out how Facebook is marketing to me.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Reversal

One does not begin with the idea that we have in the New Testament verbal statements that are obscure into what we must introduce the light of understanding; rather, one listens to the Word hopeful that it will shed light on our own situation which is obscure. The Word of God is not interpreted; it interprets.
Fred B Craddock, As One Without Authority, quoted in Eugene Lowry's The Homiletical Plot, p. 71.

Listening to...

I'm really enjoying me some Greg Laswell right now. A [swallow] friend pointed me to him. I'm a big fan of David Grey and he has a similar sound to him. He was recently featured on Grey's Anatomy with his song What a Day.

I'm really digging Comes and Goes:

And How the Day Sounds:

And my [swallow] friend really likes his version of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun:

I'm looking forward to seeing him at Schuba's tonight with my [swallow] friend.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Obama + Economics = ?

There has been a lot of talk about Obama and a new economic plan that would come with his presidency. Now that he has been elected, you can be sure there will be. So, as my most political blog entry to date, I thought of these today in the car and decided I'd coin them now. So when you hear them in a few months, just remember, you heard them here first.

Obama + Economics = Obamanomics


Barack + Economics = Baraconomics

Either are useful. But which is your favorite?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Laura's Engagement Photos

My sister got engaged about a month ago and engagement pics were taken and put up.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Photo

A couple of photos I took around Bethel. The first is an old speaker in the nursury that would broadcast the sermons downstairs. Neither of which are being used now. The second is of old hymn booklets that are from the 1950s. They have quite a few of them. They're not used either.

Bethel's been an interesting place to photograph. One that's been stilled in time for some years now. It's getting to the end of its time though. This Sunday we're holding a Celebration Service for Bethel Reformed Church to commemorate the 100+ years it has been around. Then we're dissolving the entity of Bethel to be reborn a month-ish later to be CrossRoads Community Church. Hopefully God will bless the work that is being done and transform the community here.