Monthly Archives: October 2009

Reality is stronger than fiction

Along the lines of IDK, this was a real phone conversation yesterday:

Hello! Thank you for calling The Green Pharmacy. May I help you?

Is this The Green Pharmacy?

Yes it is, may I help you?

Silence

Is this The Green Pharmacy?

Yes it is, may I help you?

Indignant,

I want to know if this is THE Green Pharmacy!

Hesitating,

Actually, it is. We often disguise ourselves as The Green Pharmacy just to fool people.

Questioningly,

So, I’m talking to The Green Pharmacy.

I’m beginning to wonder.

Huh?

Folks, don’t try this at home…

Tweets for Jesus

I’ve been asked by more than my fair share of folks, including my wife, why would I waste my time ot the social interaction tool called “Twitter.”

Seems that many a folk has been asked the same question.

Preaching and witnessing were the original means of spreading the gospel. Later, the printed word, radio and television became key media for sharing the good news. Many Christians have now embraced a new tool: Twitter. (Champion Newspaper)

Removing the “interesting” etiquette, can 140-characters really do anything for Jesus? That is all you’re allowed in a “Tweet,” or posting, 140 characters.

For those who don’t know about Twitter, it’s a free online social networking service that allows users to send and read messages called tweets. Text is limited to 140 characters and appears on the author’s profile page. Those who subscribe to someone’s Twitter profile—known as a follower—could receive the tweets. Celebrities typically have hundreds, sometimes thousands, of online followers.

Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has grown to more than 32 million users, including prominent pastors.

It can make a difference. I’ve used in across two continents to further Kingdom activity.

Tech-savvy Christians have wasted no time in using this new medium. At the Frankfurt Book Fair, attended by the largest publishing houses around the world, they debuted the so-called Twitter Bible. It summarizes the Bible’s more than 31,000 verses into almost 4,000 short tweets. The Bible is officially titled And God Decided to Chill.

WWJT… (What Would Jesus Tweet)

…by most accounts, it has been an effective tool, especially for reaching a generation of young people who may never open or even own a traditional Bible.

Doesn’t that make it worthwhile?

Upset at “Pissing on Jesus?”

Just so I don’t get taken out with preemptive nukes… this isn’t my title but that of Aceshowbiz.com and HBO.

Whew!

Check out the writeup here.

Last Sunday on ““, Larry David’s new pill has increased his flow so much it is causing him to splatter, which leads to a misunderstanding about a miraculously weeping Jesus in Maureen and her mother’s bathroom. Immediately after the air time, Catholic groups came out with disapproving statements.

We tend to be johnny-come-latelies to the party. The Enemy has methodically and effectively taken territory while we’ve been fiddling around. This is a reversal of the “fiddling while Rome burns” syndrome; we gave up the helm to take an extended coffee break and are surprised when, thirty to forty years later, we come back on deck and discover a trendy Satan cruising along with the approval of the passengers.

Why are we surprised when the world acts like the world and we refuse to act like believers.

IDK

So yesterday my friend texts me and asked, “What does IDK mean?”

So I answered, “I don’t know.”

My friend texts me back: “OMG nobody knows!”

Tweet-le-dee

A younger friend of mine yesterday posted a tweet yesterday that described me to a tee. My response to him cajoled a chuckle.

I was serious.twitter

First, a “tweet” is what you do in “Twitter.” Twitter is an online service where you have 140 characters to describe what you’re doing, thinking, etc. You can access it on your computer or on your phone. I’ve found it to be an amazing tool and quite entertaining.

That brings me to second: thanks @wes_rose! (That’s the way of addressing folks who’ve “tweeted” on “Twitter;” funny, huh?!

Now back to the tweet:

Is it bad that as a 23-year-old I still feel like a boy ready to take over the world?

My response:

Is it bad that a 50-something still feels like a boy ready to take over the world?

Does life really begin when your age equals the speed limit?

Hot wired

Ezekiel continues to be an intriguing read.

I’m forcing myself to go slowly. I’m amazed at the divine communication; are we missing something today?

The Unseen was Glorious

I came across a band about a year ago that has flown back and forth to Brazil with me in the middle of the night five times in the last 16 months.

Well, the band didn’t, but their music did.

Funny how things affect you ar 40,000 feet at 3:00 a.m. The Glorious Unseen profoundly touched me; when wrapped around trips to the interior of Brazil’s northeast, the melodies and lyrics became the vehicle that often parted the curtain of the heavenly realms and allowed me to encounter the divine.

Image my pleasure at getting to hear them live this weekend, not just once, but several times. I even picked up their new CD! Woohoo!

What an honor to get to pray with their lead vocalist Ben Crist.

I’d strongly suggest that you check ‘em out…