Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Pride: An Introspective Examination

Sunday night at Sojourn Community Church Pastor Daniel preached on Peter's denial of Christ in Matthew 26.

He said two things that really convicted me when I examined my own life in light of this passage:

(1) Peter denied Christ because he thought he was right and (2) he thought he was strong enough.

However, the reason that Peter was eventually restored, even after he had abandoned his faith in Christ (John 21, Acts 1-2), was because of Christ's prayer for Peter (Luke 22:31-32, John 17).

Wow. There's a whole lot more of Peter's pre-denial mindset in my own life then I would like to admit...

Praise God that he is faithful even when my faith is misplaced on myself.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The new Eisley CD, Combinations, is fantastic. A very well crafted, mature sophomore release.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Substituting coffee and Red Bull for sleep only works for so long....

Hopefully it will work for one more night.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Song of the Week

"You Picked Me" by A Fine Frenzy recently was the free download of the week on iTunes.

I'm not sure if the song is about Calvism, but I like to think it is.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Our indoor soccer club, the Boyce Bulldogs, opened up the season with a 9-4 loss.

It's very dissapointing to lose our first game, but there were a few bright spots that show a lot of promise for the rest of season.

Particularily was the Brandon to Grant/ Grant to Brandon combinations that were developing towards the end of the game. Those two were responsible for all of our goals.

Another highlight was the incredible amount of effort from the new kids, especially from Derek Jones, who was all over the place in a very last season Jason Davis fashion.

Hopefully next week will be better.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Carver 319

For those of you who do not have the pleasure of living on campus at Boyce College in Carver Hall, you may be unfamiliar with Carver 319, a modest corner dorm room next to the elevator on the third floor. If you ask Housing, they'll tell you that Brady Martin and Alex Loginow live there, but it is unlikely that you'll ever find just them in there. Instead, you'll find students from almost every hall hanging out, often in double digits. Many nights I have found myself in Carver 319, up way too late, engaged in a passionate (and often opinionated) theological discussion, or simply enjoying the companionship of my Christian brothers.

Anyway, for those of you who don't live in Carver, or for all of you who do but do not have enough thought-provoking, biblically-based discussion in your life, there is now the Carver 319 blog.

One thing is for sure, it's bound to be culturally engaging, controversial, and straight up entertaining.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Coffee: The Week in Review.

Starbucks: Friday night I stopped by and ordered what used to be my favorite drink, the Dulce de Leche Latte. It was the first time I've ordered it in several months and after a summer of drinking half-pump white mochas and caramel lattes it was just too sweet. Being especially thirsty, I also purchased an iced green tea, which was delicious- though next time I think I will get it unsweet.

Java: I was there 2 times last week. I must say I enjoy being there when it is empty much more than when there isn't an empty table.

Sunergos: Visited last night with Toto and played a rousing and slightly frustrating game of Scrabble. In addition to great espresso based drinks Sunergos has the only drip coffee I enjoy black.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Long Distance

I went running tonight with my buddies Evan and Riddle. We're training for the 5K that the GCC is putting on.

I think I may have had a heart attack-- multiple times , especially when we finished by sprinting up the HUGE hill on the brick-paved street.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Well, I was wrong. Dr. Mohler was, in fact, in class to go over the syllabus with us and give an opening lecture, which covered a diverse amount of topics, including the Hoover Institute and the punk band Bad Religion.

Theology and Culture

Today is the my first class session in Contemporary Issues in Theology and Culture.

It's rather unlikely that Dr. Mohler is actually going to be there just to go over the syllabus with us, but still, I'm excited about this class.

Saturday, August 04, 2007