Dear Leader Kim Jong “Russell” Un

December 20, 2011

When I saw the fresh, new dictator of North Korea, I knew he reminded me of somebody!Image

Sing That Funky Music, White Boys

April 8, 2008

BYU Men's ChorusI was channel-surfing the other day and stumbled across a concert by the BYU Men’s Chorus class of 2000.  I like choir music, and, in many ways, their concert was enjoyable and exceptionally impressive.  They sang classics in Latin, sang opera in Italian, sang sacred music and fun music, and their harmonies were spot on. 

Then they tried to sing a soulful Andrae Crouch song. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday, Sam

November 14, 2007

Sam JimToday would have been my brother’s 45th birthday, and boy, did he enjoy big birthday parties.  Nothing made Sam happier than huge mobs of people playing games and laughing together. 

In honor of his special day, I have put together some videos, a letter I wrote to Sam on his 30th birthday, and some photos of a tribute given in Sam’s name at Judson College.  I hope he eats some “angel food cake” for me in Heaven.

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Car Phone Salesman Sings Opera

June 19, 2007

Paul PottsWOW!  A dumpy Brit with bad teeth showed up on “Britain’s Got Talent“, sang like an angel, and now will be performing for the Queen.  Simon Cowell was speechless.  There are so many lessons here, I don’t even know which one to choose, but perhaps you should watch this amazing video first before reading on.  Read the rest of this entry »

What is Your Theological Worldview?

February 24, 2007

WesleyTo know me is to know that I hate labeling, so it wasn’t long before somebody sent me to this quiz that promised to definitively nail down my theological worldview.  By answering a series of theologically probing questions on a sliding scale from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree”, the maker of this quiz will give you exactly which percentage you are of each theological worldview.  See what happened when I took the quiz, then take it yourself and report back to us. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Sam Ost Funeral Audio & Slide Show Tribute Uploaded

September 29, 2006

Sam ProfileTo hear mp3 audio of the funeral and see Sam’s slideshow tribute, go to our church website here: If you have not written a tribute to Sam, please click the post below “Sam Ost is Running Again” and add your thoughts.

Tired of Talking to Machines?

April 20, 2006

I don't know about you, but I am sick and tired of being led through a myriad of stupid touch-tone menus for 15 minutes before being told by a recording that I must dial an addtional number.  If you feel like I do, then consult this website for the codes you need to get through to a human being at the company of your choice.  Enjoy…

Get a Human

Stress and Blessing in South Texas

February 11, 2006

I felt stressed and tired today.  This week has been hard on all of us with Dad’s continuing chemo treatments and church life driving full-steam ahead.  This afternoon as I sat at my desk, I began singing that old chorus, “It gives strength to me” and my burden began to lift. Read the rest of this entry »

Who’s Afraid of the Holy Spirit?

February 6, 2006

How Fear of the Supernatural Can Lead to Sloppy Exegesis

I was a cynical, 14-year-old skeptic as I sat in the back of yet another youth camp church service in Concan, Texas.  Growing up a preacher’s kid I had seen it all before:  the emotional preaching, the quiet crooning of the keyboard player, the altar area quickly filling up with teenagers looking for another emotional fix.  Read the rest of this entry »