Cannonball Baptism

October 30, 2006

This kid gives us the best visual argument I’ve ever seen for “sprinkling”. Read the rest of this entry »

Do Good Fences Really Make Good Neighbors?

October 28, 2006

Mexican border WallToday, President Bush signed the bill authorizing the building of 700 miles of a double-fence, fifteen-feet high between Mexico and the US.  I know this will make many Republicans happy and will enflame Mexicans, once again, against our government.  I have mixed feelings about this fence. Read the rest of this entry »

“Hello, Pastor; I Have a Suggestion.”

October 24, 2006

We’ve all been there.  After putting in a 14-hour day of ministry on Sunday, we fall onto the couch exhausted, only to have the phone ring, the answering machine chirp, and a helpful Christian give us a long, whiny critique of the church service.  The Ship of Fools got their hands on just such a message left for a tired pastor.  Listen past the message and enjoy their musical remix as well. Hello, Pastor Audio

SBC Pharisees Go After “Tongues-Talking” Missionaries

October 21, 2006

muppet hecklersDon’t know if you caught this story but it made me wonder. Are you guys having any success against these “spirtual gift quenching” pharisees in the SBC? How can you “ban” someone from a private prayer languge? And what would Daniel do with this edict if he were an SBC missionary? Read the rest of this entry »

Lawnmower Man

October 6, 2006

Lawn MowerToday, for the first time in 19 years, I mowed a yard.  And not just any yard.  My own yard.  This one hour of good-old-fashioned sweat made me feel closer to Dad than I have in a long time. Read the rest of this entry »

US Mexico War Musings and Our Texas Vacation

October 4, 2006

Watched a history channel special on the war with Mexico last night and it made me feel bad.  A very unjust war of conquest, based on the doctrine of “Manifest Destiny”.  It was strange to see how that the US flag flew from the highest mountains of Monterrey, Saltillo, Puebla, Chapultepec and the Palacio on the Zocalo. Read the rest of this entry »