Saturday, August 23, 2008


Recently my "shuffle" playlist on my Ipod has featured:

"Paper Planes" by M.I.A.
"Murder in the City" by The Avett Brothers
"Inside a Boy" by My Brightest Diamond
"Someone Great" by LCD Soundsystem
"Cape Canaveral" by Conor Oberst
"Lovers in Japan" by Coldplay
"I'm Not Going to Teach Him How to Dance With You" by Black Kids

However, the tracks that are getting by far the most plays are my Greek vocabulary words, read aloud by William Mounce. Tuesday's quiz will see whether the neglecting of my preferred indie/folk playlist has been worth it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Louisville Alleycat

My friend Jess Britt has asked to ride on the R.T.A. (Red Tie Affair) team for this year's Mondo Crazy Alleycat Race. If I can manage to get off work it should be a good time.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Thus the origin of art does not lie in the perception of something which is present, but in an impulse to go beyond that which already exists. Art is always the child of the longing for something else."

-Emil Brunner

Friday, August 08, 2008

New Dean at Boyce College.

My college has a new dean, Dr. Denny Burk. Burk, who holds a Ph.D. from SBTS and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, returns to the Southern Seminary community after teaching New Testament at Criswell. I had the opportunity to meet Dean Burk at the student leadership retreat last week. He gave a short message about the centrality of the gospel in theological education that was very encouraging. I am eagerly anticipating what happens in the future of Boyce College.

Monday, August 04, 2008


Today was the long planned and much anticipated Baylor Community Group road trip to Cincinnati. It was my first time actually hanging out in the town, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

The first stop after hopping on I-71 N was IKEA, the much-hyped Swedish furniture mega store that features the rare combination of super stylish yet affordable home furnishings. I succeeded in locating an inexpensive bookcase, which I was finally able to purchase after braving massive lines of furniture-crazed middle class Buckeyes. The whole crew ate lunch in the IKEA cafeteria, which like the rest of the store was ridiculously large and crowded.

Our next visit was here. No. Although it was an early Sunday afternoon, we did not stop at this old renovated church building to attend a worship gathering. Instead it was to check out Urban Outfitters, the textile Mecca for today's more affluent hipster. The store's wide selection of retro-meets-mod fashions was well complimented by a soundtrack of indie music that would have been equally apt for an underground dance party (you can download all of the songs they play here). When several less interested members of the group opted to walk down the street I jumped at the chance, that is before I bought a cardigan or hoodie I couldn't afford.

We proceeded a few blocks down the road to the American Apparel store, which was situated in the middle of a street on par with Louisville's Highlands. The following picture I believe illustrates the astronomical levels of hip-ness that was occurring.

Here the American Apparel store is shown adjacent to a bicycle shop (with a window display of track bikes) which is flanked by an independent coffee shop. This must be very convenient for area scenesters, who can patronize multiple levels of local business without stooping to even walk past a non-Bohemian business.

After trying on some amazingly short corduroy shorts (which I would have purchased, had they been cheaper) and attempting to avoid looking at the semi-pornographic decor, I ditched the L.A.-made threads for Baba Budan's Bearcat Cafe. Dirty Chai proved to be the cure for shopper's fatigue and before hopping in Josh's mini-van for the 502 I was able to make a contact about the possibility of booking a show.

Good times.

Friday, August 01, 2008


5 - the number of times I was yelled at by people driving cars while riding my bicycle today.

3- the number of inches my "little" brother David is taller while wearing his new cowboy boots.

9 - on a scale from 1 to 10, how badly I want Turkish food right now.

30 - the absolute maximum amount of dollars I can spend in Cincinnati this weekend.