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It sounds better when HE says it

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Phil Johnson says it so well. And he’s right. Here’s his opening sentence:

Nothing in the past half century has done more damage to the evangelical cause than the notion that the best way for Christians to influence society is by wielding our collective political clout


Wisdom from Challies, PG-13, and guilty

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Tim Challies has some humbling, thought-provoking, and potentially life-changing words today, if I am willing to act on them.

Hmmm, not sure I understand this one:

Tonight we all took a walk out behind the house where the county is doing some major digging and working as they put in an improved wetlands area. There are huge piles of dirt and a lot of big trucks, so it is a perfect place for kids to climb and get themselves muddy.

While we were there investigating the work that is being done, I kept my eye on four boys in their early teens. They were just looking around like we were, except that they were also trying to find some cans of disgarded marking spray paint that still had paint in them. I heard them talking about a can as they passed us on their bikes a short while later.

We started back to the house, passing a storage container, ATV, and “Honey Pot” that had been set up by the workers. The four boys I had been watching were poking around to see what they could find. We walked on by, and I saw them gather in a corner near the porta-potty, and decided to head back when I heard the paint can shaking.

By the time I made it around to them, the were jumping and yanking on the ATV, and I was ready. I shouted “hey, guys!” in a friendly manner, and as they all turned, I snapped a picture. “I just want to be sure the police have a good picture in case anything ends up missing or painted.”

“We didn’t paint anything,” one of them said. I looked to the side and saw fresh orange marking paint where they had just been. “I’m sure you didn’t, but you know, just in case. Hey,” I asked, “what’s with this fresh orange paint on the side of the outhouse?”

“Outhouse? What’s that?” one asked.

“Right here,” I said, pointing. They all came toward me to see what I was pointing at. I snapped another picture and bid them goodbye.

And the part that just cracks me up is thinking about all four of those boys, who “didn’t paint anything,” lying awake tonight wondering what that crazy man with the camera is going to do with those pictures. And how they can get out of any trouble they may end up in the middle of.

Our police officer neighbor suggested I bring a couple of prints to the site boss tomorrow. I do not know that they can do anything about it, since I did not actually catch them in the act, but it sure was obvious to me.

Five points of Reformed Baptist churches: How does your church measure up?

Human pixel show: I can’t even imagine the planning, practice, and effort that it would take to do something like this.

Extinguish your fire: Not much else can be said.

What a concept: Sounds kind of like “The Game.”

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Utilikilts — “We Sell Freedom”

If this is real, it sure is fast.

Amazing images and video of the sun. What an awesome Creator we have!


Flute beatbox and human skateboarding

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Things found on the web

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Sometimes I find things that just make me spew my coffee in laughter. Here are a few:

Net Finney (great site in general, and likely to be added to the blogroll soon!)

The Good Humor Man

When Fans Go Too Far

We need more of these