Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stuff Christians like

Over at Stuff Christians Like there are a fantastic amount of posts that are written with creativity and humor about everyday look at churches in the west. I have really enjoyed some of the posts and found my self laughing out loud at the post entitled: "Understanding how metrosexual your worship leader is." Now I don't think this really connects with our church, primarily because our worship leaders rotate and are not really like this, but this stuff certainly does connect with some of the churches I have seen, and maybe youth pastors (cough). I don't think his intent here is to hurt anyone or make fun of church or worship or even the people that do this, but there are some cultural truths in this post and I had a good laugh, if you like to see it go here. Some of my favorites:

1. Has a faux hawk hair style = +1

2. Has more product in his hair than your wife = +1

3. Has Rob Bell, black rimmed glasses = +1

4. They are not prescription, but just for effect = +2

12. Wears one of those Castro revolution looking hats = +2

13. Drinks coffee on stage = +1

14. Drinks some kind of coffee you did not know existed = +2

15. Brings a French Press on stage and makes his own coffee during service = +5

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Recently I have had some good soccer discussions and of course that brought memories of growing up in Kiev watching Dynamo, who dominated the Soviet league at the time and had fortune of winning the UEFA cup twice one of them was a very memorable victory in which they beat Atletico Madrid, and had some fun doing it, Dynamo was so good that the Soviet national team was build primarily of this club team, dressing dynamo players in National colors, in fact the school was so good at producing young talent the Soviet Union began to financially support them making them one of the first professional teams in USSR. The team had its own songs written about them through out the USSR two of them are played in this cool clip of their victory:

And Dynamo is in the final 8 of this years UEFA cup GO DYNAMO!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


"You know that in this world kings are tyrants, and officials lord it over the people beneath them. But among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many." Jesus of Nazareth, (NLT)

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Jr. Youth redberry Retreat!!

Our annual Redberry Jr. Youth Retreat was a smash again, and by smash I mean lack of sleep great discussions, lots of smelliness, and of course lack of sleep, what a blast! Here are some visual evidence:

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


"Religion exists not because God loves too little, but because we need love so much.  In the end all religions misrepresent God.  they either dictate requirements for love or simply become a requiem for love.  I think many of us have rightly given up on God on this basis alone.  We've been told that God is a reluctant lover and that his standards must be met before there can be any talk of love.  This is lunacy.  Love exists because God is love.  Our souls will never find satisfaction until our hearts have found this love that we so desperately yearn for." 

- Erwin McManus