Thursday, February 23, 2006

Chuck Norris


Check out this Website hilarious!
http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/

Heres the top ten list for those of you to lazy to click!


Guns don't kill people. Chuck Norris kills People.

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live.

Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

The chief export of Chuck Norris is Pain.

There is no chin under Chuck Norris' Beard. There is only another fist.

Chuck Norris has two speeds. Walk, and Kill.

The leading causes of death in the United States are: 1. Heart Disease 2. Chuck Norris 3. Cancer

Chuck Norris drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls.

Chuck Norris is my Homeboy.

Chuck Norris doesn't go hunting.... CHUCK NORRIS GOES KILLING





Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Exiled

I was reviewing my notes from Mark Driscoll's book - which is a must read for you guys who are in ministry. He talks about how God used his people in exile to connect them to a culture. He breaks down the story of Daniel who is exiled but has an incredible impact on the world around him. Tonight, I had a flat tire on my car and called triple A to come and change it. My mechanical abilities are about as good as the cowboys who got voted off American Idol tonight. Up to our house pulled a man who epitomizes my home state of Kentucky. I have in the past, for some reason had a rough time connecting to the "y'all" - saying - mullet wearing folks in my town. Tonight, I simply made small talk as he like others in the past (sorry dad) tried to teach me how to change a tire. I didn't have the heart to tell him I knew how to do it but also knew it would take me 3 hours and him 10 minutes. I really liked the guy, he was funny, kind and seemed to have a great spirit about him. I'm sure he is not accepting Christ tonight but I am learning to connect to a culture I don't understand and or appreciate in any way ( you will never here me use the words Dale Jr is gonna win this weekend.) I have taught our 6th graders for the past 2 weeks and talk about an exile, I have no idea what is going on in a 6th grade boys head. I think the only 3 thoughts are get candy, farts are funny and girls make me feel all tingely. Maybe you feel like you have been exiled to a foreign land - spend some time trying to learn the culture around you. Especially the ones you don't understand. It appears that sometimes God uses our "captivity" in a strange culture as his "opportunity" to change lives.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Books I'm reading


Here is what I've read since Christmas - Some good reading for me -

Radical Reformission - Mark Driscoll - Really good stuff -
- Mars Hill Seattle - Marks church - http://www.marshillchurch.org/
-Marks Blog - http://www.theresurgence.com/

10 Faces of Innovation - Tom Kelley - http://www.tenfacesofinnovation.com/
- IDEO - Great resource for creative thinking - http://www.ideo.com

Jesus In the Margins - Rick McKinley - Ricks church - http://www.imagodeicommunity.com/

The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus - Brennan Manning - http://www.brennanmanning.com

Confidence - Rosabeth Moss Kantor

Brand Hijack - Alex Wipperf├╝rth

I have been getting a new product from Soundview executive summaries where they send me summaries of business and leadership books. It helps me to evaluate whether the books are worth reading and is a good product - I get the summaries in Mp3, written and online. Nice deal for the yearly subscription. - http://www.summary.com

Ben

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Carolina vs Dook

Great game tonight - I can't stand Duke - They rate just below Michigan on my list - Unbelievable game tonight. Great effort tonight by an overmatched Carolina team . Roy Williams get the loss but in my mind outcoached Coach K who according to Dick V and the rest of the national media is the Lord of all coaching.

Monday, February 06, 2006

In the Ipod (Jan)


Here is some great stuff to check out in the ipod -

Lifechurchtv - video podcast is really solid great concept for their church

Some youth ministries doing podcasts are - Ginghamsburg (The Avenue) Dayton Ohio - Prestonwood Baptist Texas - Generation Church - Washington - Our podcast is now doing a lot of videos hopefully we can move to video podcast format soon - check it out at liftpodcast -

Some new music I can't get out of my podcast is -

The Fray - How to Save a Life - This is one of the best albums I have purchsed in years!
Jason Upton - I really love this guy - Amazing worship stuff
Youth Group - Skeleton jar - Great UK band not a christian band great sound!

Also if your on itunes you have to download the funniest show on tv the office