Despite Job’s mistakes in word and attitude while he suffered, he is now commended and the counselors are rebuked. Why? Because even in his rage, even when he challenged God, he was determined to speak honestly before Him. The counselors, on the other hand, mouthed many correct and often beautiful creedal statements, but without living knowledge of the God they claimed to honor. Job spoke to God; they only spoke about God. Even worse, their spiritual arrogance caused them to claim knowledge they did not possess. They presumed to know why Job was suffering.

NASB Study Bible, p. 734 (via risingofthesun)

hecklerandkoch:

reversed infomercial gifs are the only form of true art in this godforsaken world

I’m pretty sure that first one is a music video.

So, I am hearing things about that video I uploaded not working, but only from two people who have trouble with technology in general, so I have no idea how valid of a concern it is.  Did it work?  Did anyone watch it? Is it worth it to post my final assignment (a sermonette on Titus 2:11-14) for feedback, as well?

In case you were wondering where that last post came from.

In case you were wondering where that last post came from.

(Source: sheldoncomics.com)

juicepirate:

When we went snorkeling with the manatees the water was really murky so they would just sneak up on you. I was just floating along and one would just bump into me. They are like 3,600 pound ninjas.

juicepirate:

When we went snorkeling with the manatees the water was really murky so they would just sneak up on you. I was just floating along and one would just bump into me. They are like 3,600 pound ninjas.

(Source: youknowyoureafloridianwhen)

Okay!  A few notes.

  1. This video is about 35 minutes.  The actual presentation is around half of that - the rest is the class discussion done afterward.
  2. I rock a lot when I sit.
  3. I laugh really loud and some of the other people in the room are very quiet.  I apologize for the havoc this may cause.

Oh for crying out loud vimeo why do you have to spend an hour converting a video that I’d already converted so that you would accept it?

You may recall that I was doing an assignment for class about open vs. closed communion, and that I would have to give a presentation on Easter Monday, and that I would share it with you guys when it was done.

Vimeo has the video on queue to convert right now.  I’ll share it here when it’s available.  In the meantime, you can skim over the handout I made with it and the additional resources I included in the handout and mention briefly in the presentation but did not include as major sources.

protestant-superman:

One time, I didn’t like a guy my friend was dating, so I purposefully kept playing Better Man for her while she was in the car with me.

This reminded me of a different story involving that same song.

I had a friend who was dating one guy, but claimed to be interested in another guy (named Hood), while harboring a long-standing and obvious interest in a different guy (whose last name was Wareham).  So we took Betterman and made a new version based around the line, “She lies and says she’s in love with Hood, can’t find a Ware-ham.”  So my one other friend, who was quite high at the time, recorded himself badly singing that line, saved it into the music folder of his computer under the name “Hood”, and forgot about it.

Now, this was during the days of Napster and AudioGalaxy and such, and 50 Cent had apparently just released a song called Hood.  So the way we all learned that the file existed was that people started downloading it and then complaining that it was nothing at all like what they were looking for.  Sometimes I just try to imagine the look on their faces and crack up.

gloryfromdust:

"Be holy as I am holy." Not: "Be holy in a culturally acceptable way." Not: "Be holy as you define ‘holy.’" Not: "Be as holy as you can be."

"Be holy as I am holy."

We do not have the prerogative to play fast and loose with what holiness is and what holiness does. God’s own immutable nature gives us the only definition of holiness that matters. Anything else is counterfeit.

"Be holy as I am holy."

Radio: And Christ was crucified, and Satan thought he'd won.

Me: You know, we really don't get any indication in scripture that Satan thought he'd won when Christ died.

Carol: I've been wondering about that...

But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied. But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:13-20 (NASB)

He is risen!

Avengers TFLN blogs? :D
I do follow one of those, actually!  But it hasn’t posted anything new since February.  Which I understand, sometimes it gets hard to keep up with.  But it’s textfromtheavengers.  But it’s great because some of them only update once a day and a few haven’t updated in a while, so it’s just like I’m scrolling through all these great wonderful Christian blogs and a few that share other interests with myself and then suddenly, BAM, there’s a hilarious tfln post halfway through page 4.  Why not, the others I follow are textsfromthetardis, textsfromlasttopgear, textsfromthearchercrew, textsfromtos, disneyladiesfromlastnight, disneygentsfromlastnight, dispatchesfromcongress, textsfromtng, swanqueentfln, justiceleaguetextsfromlastnight, and howlersfromlastnight.  Unless I’m forgetting some.  The ones Carol and I run are textsfromthedas and textsfromthenormandy.