Wednesday, February 28, 2007

American Idol Predictions:Men

Okay. So the guys sang last night and stepped it up a little bit from last week. I still think they are miles away from the top women. However, a few guys turned in some pretty nice performances.

Here are my predictions for which 2 guys will be going home on Thursday.

Sanjaya Malakar & Jared Cotter

Sanjaya should be kicked off for his outfit alone.

Quote Of The Week

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

-Thomas Edison

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

More On The Claims Of James Cameron

It appears that Cameron's claims are having holes poked in them. Who would have thought?

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Will Ferrell at the Oscars

For those of you that didn't see the Oscars, you did not miss much. However, here is one of the few highlights.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

8 Highly Important Words

1. I
2. AM
4. TO
5. BE
6. A
7. DAD

Friday, February 23, 2007

Senior Pastor: You Are Out Of Here!

Zach posts:

Writing for the Out of Ur blog, David Fitch writes about why we should abandon the "Senior Pastor" model in our churches. His reasons are:
1. Because it doesn't make sense to build a church around a personality.
2. Because there are no supermen(or women).
3. Because isolated pastors can get tunnel vision.

I tend to agree with what he has written here. In most churches, it's an impossible job description and really makes no sense Biblically. (Read this book if you don't agree with that statement)Read his whole post here.

(HT: Z Love)

Film Claims That Jesus' Burial Site Found

New film documents discovery of Jerusalem cave containing ten caskets believed to hold remains of Jesus, Mary, Mary Magdalene and others.


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Thursday, February 22, 2007

American Idol

Once again it is time for me to start making my predictions for who goes home from American Idol. It appears this year that the crop is not that great. There are a few stand outs who are on a whole different level vocally.

The girls dominated the boys. As far as I can see, I am guessing that the final 3 will be girls. At least they should be. We shall see. However, tonight is the time to chop 2 girls and 2 guys. Here are my predictions for who is going home.

Rudy & Sanjaya

Leslie & Antonella
Rudy was 100% on the cheese factor and Sanjaya destroyed his song. He actually made a Stevie Wonder song sound boring.
Leslie I think does not have what it takes to get votes, and poor Antonella let the nerves get the best of her. Her attempt at a Aerosmith song failed. Pretty girl, but see you later. Not to mention I don't think the voters will like her since her friend and her vocalized that they can get any guy they want during Hollywood week.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Are You Serious?

Uhhhh. That is pretty cool.

(HT: Perry)

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Tommy Morrison Comeback

Tommy Morrison is making a comeback!

I remember when Rocky V came out and Tommy Morrison was in the movie. I used to think that he was going to be the guy to beat Mike Tyson. He was fast, he was quick, he was tough! He was going to be the Heavyweight Champion.

I would envision myself with traps and a neck like Morrison as I was lifting weights. This dude was a bad man. When one day we were hit by the news that Tommy Morrison was HIV positive. His boxing career was over.

Now he is coming back. He claims the test was wrong. We will see what happens. He has been out of the ring for a long time. The whole thing seems a little too risky.

By the way, has anyone seen Rocky VI?

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Questions About Martin Luther

I have always heard different things about Martin Luther. I think his thoughts on grace were right on. However, recently while reading "Jerusalem Countdown" by John Hagee I came across some information that disturbed me greatly. I have worked at a couple "Lutheran" churches and I have never heard an inkling of this. Here is what I read.

Martin Luther
(A.D. 1483-1546)

It was Martin Luther whose anit-Semitism was deeply appreciated by Adolf Hitler. "The worst, evil genius of Germany," wrote Dean Inge, "is not Hitler, or Bismarck, or Frederick the Great, but Martin Luther."
When Martin Luther introduced the Reformation. he was convinced that the Jewish people would be delighted in his new version of Christianity and would join him in an assault on the Roman Catholic Church. He was wrong! In the beginning, Luther made complimentary remarks about the Jewish contribution to Christianity. When the Jews did not follow him, he turned on them with a vulgarity and a vengeance that greatly appealed to the German people.
His doctrine provided many suitable texts for Hitler's program of extermination. The most vicious, Jew-hating statements Luther ever made were to be found in his tract entitled "Concerning the Jews and Their Lives." In it he stated:

Let me give you my honest advice.

First, their synagogues or churches should be set on fire. And whatever does not burn up should be covered or spread over with dirt so that no one may ever be able to see a cinder or stone of it. And this ought to be done for the honor of God and of Christianity in order that God may see that we are Christians...

Secondly, their homes should be broken down and destroyed. Thirdly, they should be deprived of their prayer books and the Talmud in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blaspheme are taught. Fourthly, their rabbis must be forbidden under the threat of death to teach anymore...

Fifthly, passport and traveling privileges should be absolutely forbidden to Jews. Let them stay at home. Sixthly, they ought to be stopped for usury. For this reason, as said before, everything they possess they stole and robbed us through their usury, for they have no other means of support. Seventhly, let the young and strong Jews and Jewesses be given the flail, the axe, the hoe, the spade, the distaff, and spindle, and let them earn their bread by the sweat of their noses as is enjoined upon Adam's children. We ought to drive the lazy bones out of our system.

If however, we are afraid that they might harm us personally, or our wives, children, servants, cattle, et cetera...then let us apply the same cleverness (expulsion) as the other nations, such as France, Spain, Bohemia, et cetera...and settle with them for that which they have extorted from us, and after having it divided up fairly, let us drive them out of the country for all time.

To sum up, dear princes and notables who have Jews in your domains, if this advice of mine does not suit you, then find a better one so that you and we may all be free from this inseparable Jewish burden...the Jews.

Two days after writing this tract, Martin Luther died!

Now this is the first that I have ever heard of anything like this about Martin Luther. If this information is correct, and Luther did in fact write these things I am ashamed to have worked for a couple Lutheran churches.

Please tell me when Luther said these things. What response was there from others? What does the Lutheran church have to say about these writings and comments? Please let me know. I was amazed to read this. For those of you that attend a Lutheran church or a Lutheran seminary, how does this make you feel? Please respond.

Thank you.

Pastor Claims To Be Divine

Here is a scary story about some pastor claiming to be God.

Oops She Did It Again!

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Top 20 Singers

sing·er1 /ˈsɪŋər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sing-er] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. a person who sings, esp. a trained or professional vocalist.
2. a poet.
3. a singing bird.


in·stru·ment /ˈɪnstrəmənt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[in-struh-muhnt] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. a mechanical tool or implement, esp. one used for delicate or precision work: surgical instruments.
2. a contrivance or apparatus for producing musical sounds: a stringed instrument.
3. a means by which something is effected or done; agency: an instrument of government.
4. a device for measuring the present value of a quantity under observation.
5. a mechanical or electronic measuring device, esp. one used in navigation: landing a plane by instruments.
6. a formal legal document, as a draft or bond: negotiable instruments.
7. a person used by another merely as a means to some private end; tool or dupe.
–verb (used with object) 8. to equip with instruments, as a machine or manufacturing process: to instrument a space vehicle.
9. to arrange a composition for musical instruments; orchestrate.

Singing is an art, and to alot of people it is just the cherry on top of a good song. This is essentially true. Without the song, we have no basis for anything memorable. However, occasionally there comes along a singer that can bring the Song to another level, and a Singer who can make a Story come true. They make it come alive in you. You can feel the song as they sing it.

This list is who I consider to be my Top 20 favorite singers of all time. They to me use their voices as "true" instruments. Here it is in no particular order. Feel free to tell me who you feel should not be on the list or added to it.

1. Frank Sinatra
2. Elvis Presley
3. Stevie Wonder
4. Nat King Cole
5. Kevin Max
6. Brian McKnight
7. Steve Perry
8. Seal
9. Anderea Bocelli
10a.Ray Charles
10b.Freddy Mercury

1. Barbara Streisand
2. Christina Aguilera
3. Celine Dion
4. Nina Simone
5. Sade
6. Aretha Franklin
7. Karen Carpenter
8. Whitney Houston
9. Billie Holiday
10. Carole King

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Where There Is Love

"Where there is love there is life."

-Mahatma Gandhi

I find this to be interesting. So would have Gandhi agreed that if God is love, than in Him there is life?


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

No Way! Who Saw This Coming?

Anna Nicole Smith dead at 39.

Here is a life that was destroyed by fame, money, and drugs.

Didn't we all see this coming? A very sad story.

Mike Tyson Is Going To Rehab

Mike Tyson is going to rehab for "various addictions". No way! This couldn't be.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

This Is What It Is All About

This is what Tony Dungy had to say after winning the Super Bowl.

"I'm proud to be the first African-American coach to win this," said Dungy during the trophy ceremony Sunday night, according to the Associated Press. "But again, more than anything, Lovie Smith and I are not only African-American but also Christian coaches, showing you can do it the Lord's way. We're more proud of that."

See more here.

St. Louis Stepping It Up

My home town is really starting to change the downtown.
Check it out at the link below.

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Super Bowl Snacks

The Super Bowl has come and gone, and I am still suffering from eating way too much. Our Super Bowl party had great snacks such as buffalo wings, meatball sandwiches, bbq little smokies, carrots, celery, nuts, cookies, cupcakes, chips, dip, and more.

What are the traditional Super Bowl snacks. Some people have interesting choices. One guy told me that he always has peanut butter sandwiches. I had never heard of that one. So holla out. What did your Super Bowl party have for snacks? What are your favs? What do you consider the traditional Super Bowl snack?
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Friday, February 02, 2007

Greetings from Punxsutawney!

Greetings from Punxsutawney!

Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!

Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob:

El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.

Global warming has caused a great debate.This mild winter makes it seem just great.

On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.Will we have winter or will we have spring?

On Gobbler's Knob I see no shadow today.I predict that early spring is on the way.

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Thursday, February 01, 2007


I was given an iPod for Christmas. Let me tell you one thing. I love it. I am giddy with it.

I used to sit back in the Green Room at our church and watch all of the band members play eachother songs off of their iPods and feel like I was so behind the times, not having one. Then for Christmas I was given a video iPod by my Mom. I am pumped.

I am looking for some cool songs to put on my iPod, so if you have any ideas please let me know. Send me your ideas. Songs, video, what not.