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Thursday, May, 6, 2010

After Moses Died

Filed under: bible, my stuff — mete23 @ 10:09 am

These are the words of God after Moses died and Joshua was left to lead the Israelites:

“No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1. 5-9

Strength and courage needed.

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Wednesday, February, 10, 2010

High Tide Ultimate Tournament

Filed under: bible, school, sports, what the freak — mete23 @ 11:12 pm

The Ultimate team I play for at school, Vicious Circles, is heading to St. Simons, Georgia (Unfortunately, it’s about an hour and half away from Savannah) this spring break to play in the High Tide Ultimate tournament. We will be playing in Session II with twenty-three other women’s teams.

I decided to visit the site today to figure out A) how far away St. Simons is from Savannah (because I really miss Savannah) B) what other teams will be down there and C) when we will be playing (because we will be there for a whole week and we are not playing every single day).

First, I noticed that the website was “www.disc-iple.com.” Haha..and then I stumbled upon the logo for High Tide:

And I thought, man they must be totally mocking this whole Jesus thing…why the freak is there a cross on the disc. Except, they are really not joking. This was on their “About” page (bold added):

At Disc-iple our goal is to likewise challenge one another to know the rules of life as presented in the bible and to apply them with grace to one another. The perfect example  of this life was demonstrated best by the life of Jesus. Our hopes are that you will take up this challenge and test the words of this year’s scripture verse:

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Proverbs 25:2

And then there was this freakish picture of Jesus with a disc:

I don’t know if my team knows that they registered to a Jesus tournament but I think it’s really funny that they did. Then again, this is like the biggest Ultimate thing going down on the east coast during spring break. If they are giving out discs and shirts with “disc-iple” and that logo on it , I don’t think I will ever wear it. I don’t think anyone on my team will ever wear it. This is going to be very interesting because they might feel awkward making fun of this Jesus/ultimate tournament in front of me.

Thursday, February, 4, 2010

Gays in the Military

Filed under: bible, politics, video — mete23 @ 5:04 pm

Just read this from Sojourners. Thought I should share it:

One evening, Jesus went on the Chris Matthews show and a large audience was viewing.

As he sat down for the interview, Chris introduced a group of religious right leaders. They brought with them a man caught violating the don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy in the military.

They made him stand before the camera and said to Jesus, “This man was caught admitting that he was gay. The Law of Moses commanded us to stone such men, and military law demands that he be court-martialed. We don’t want to kill this man: all we are interested in doing is passing a law that would criminalize such behavior in the military and in all of society. What do you say? Do you support our pro-family agenda?”

Jesus leaned over and wrote on the desk with his finger.

The Family Research Council representative pressed harder, “Don’t you agree that we should outlaw gay behavior? Don’t you agree that the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas which overturned the sodomy laws in this country was wrongly decided? Would you dare to deny that there is a place for criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior?” Jesus kept writing on the desk and didn’t respond.

Finally, Chris Matthews said, “Well, Sir, what do you say? They’ve asked you a question. How do you respond?”

Jesus sat up straight, looked directly into the camera, and said, “Just one thing. Let the one among you who is without sin cast the first vote against this man.”

The reference was from a debate between Aubrey Sarvis, a former gay military sharpshooter and Peter Sprigg, representative of the Family Research Council. The dialogue below:

Matthews:  I’m just asking you:  Should we outlaw gay behavior?

Sprigg:  I think that the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas which overturned the sodomy laws in this country was wrongly decided.  I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior.

Matthews:  So we should outlaw gay behavior.

Sprigg:  Yes.

Thanks Brian McLaren for rewriting parable. The real parable is from John 8.1-11. People may feel uncomfortable because the parable implies that “homosexuality” is a sin and I can feel the squeamishness from people who don’t believe that being gay is a…shudder “sin.” Anyway, I’m going to stop writing.

Wednesday, March, 25, 2009

The Prodigal Son

Filed under: bible — mete23 @ 9:34 pm

Rembrandt’s painting: The Prodigal Son.

The distance between the older son and the father is farther than the younger son and the father.

The passage found here.

I am currently swamped with every imaginable thing so posts will be infrequent. But all is good. All is good.

Saturday, October, 13, 2007

Looking at a mirror

Filed under: bible, my stuff, TV — mete23 @ 3:25 pm

i think i will begin this post this way. i am going to write so many words. prison break is over with. i can not watch it anymore. it is redundant. how many times can michael scofield break out of prison anyways? but lo and behold i found another show. and it is on NBC! the only show i do not watch on nbc is the amazing race which is on cbs. and the show is (drum roll please….durrrrrdurr) 30 ROCK! tina fey is my new found hero. (sorry mother teresa and jane austen) i watched the last few episodes of the first season and at first, it was not that funny. i did not catch the humor. but after awhile, the characters grew on me. they have out of this world personalities. not entirely believable but after awhile, their dumbness sticks, like phoebe, the nutty soon to be wife to jack donaghy. she can not shake hands because she has this fragile bone disease, much less have sex with her soon to be husband. liz lemon is an awesome name! and tracey’s character is just terrible but in a funny way.

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so to real things. i was reading the book of judges, specifically about samson’s life. i have never actually read samson’s story before; i have only heard of it during sunday school. i read the part where he kills a lion with his bare hands by ripping apart the lion in half. then he goes back to retrieve honey from the lion’s stomach because bees infested the carcass. it was hard to believe that a bible character would have supernatural strength. samson reminds me of the hulk or ew superman. i guess it is true that the bible has many supernatural incidents (miracles) but for a human to have super strength himself is unusual. i also found out “delilah” is a biblical name because she was a philistine woman bribed by the philistine government to seduce samson into revealing his weakness. samson’s weakness was that if he shaved his hair and beard, his power would be lost. so devious delilah wanted her silver and shaved off samson’s hair while he was sleeping on her lap. ta-da! samson became weak and the philistines captured him. they wanted to enjoy watching his death so they put him in a gladiator type ring to humiliate him. his last plead to god was to have his powers back one last time to avenge himself. god granted him that prayer and he basically broke the coliseum by pushing the two central pillars in opposite directions. the coliseum came crumbling down.

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UGLY! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THAT? every olympic’s logo is hideous…they look like thunderbolts that do not know where to go. emily and i are so going to london. if not next summer 2012 summer 🙂

i bought my mum a pair of brown crocs for her birthday. she’s the coolest mum ever!

and happy birthday dad!

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