Monday, November 29, 2010

Football Player blames God for dropped pass

Here's a link to the article on the football player.

Pass dropper, Steve Johnson had this to say on twitter:


There's so much that i want to say about this. The short version is this:

God makes many promises, none of which is a guarantee of worldly success. Blessings are not earned nor are they merited, they are graciously given by God in his sovereignty.

This dude needs prayer. You can't deny the fact that he's hurt - but the theology that is informing his anger is wrong and will only lead to disappointment like this. I'm concerned about how he will respond in a much more serious situation.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Just a quick thought:

The truth of what someone is saying has nothing to do with whether or not they believe it or put it into practice. It may call into question whether or not they are the best person to share such a truth, but it does not render their claim worthless.

This thought came to mind as i read an article on the New Jersey pastor that gave the leadership at his church the following options:

1. Close your facebook account
2. Step down from leadership

The pastor's reasoning behind the mandate was that it was a means of protecting marriages, since facebook provides easy access to old flames and such.

It then came out that the pastor invited an assistant at his church to join as a third party to marital relations shared between the pastor and his wife in 2003.

Though i do not agree with how the pastor is going about trying to promote sexual morality, the fact that he was at one time guilty of the sexual immorality that he is trying to prevent does not mean that the leadership in his church shouldn't seek sexual morality at all costs.

Now, with those things said i think it is important to highlight the following:

1. The pastor's mandate was a great idea since we all know that there was no marital infidelity before facebook.

2. On a more serious note: 8 years of secrecy about sin is grounds for this pastor to step down/be immediately removed. Just sayin.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

still single

still single. not really worrying. Praying that my heart would be at rest in the Lord and his provision.

There are times when i wonder if my standards are too high.

I've loosened the reigns on the "must be reformed" and "must be in a good church". But i'm still single.

I don't think my physical standard is too high. I'm not waiting for the proverbial "halle berry" to come along. In my fraternity in college, some dudes actually made fun of me for having a physical attractiveness bar that was set too low (" think SHE'S attractive?!?") that isn't the issue.

From a personality perspective - i'm just looking for chemistry. I think that will come from some degree of mutual understanding. Doesn't have to get all my jokes (i tell bad jokes - lots of them), but should be someone who would appreciate the effort, you know?

to be honest, i've had "chemistry" with girls i've met over the past 1.5yrs in school, but they all hit their heads on the "must be a christian" bar (and not just someone who goes to church twice a year).

Aside: that "hit their heads on the 'must be christian' bar" reversed the "bar" analogy. The "bar" was initially something that people would have to step/climb over, but in this case, the bar is something that would have to be walked under - hope this doesn't cause confusion.

idk, yo.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today I voted

No line at the polling spot. I'm not sure if that was a good thing or not.

also -

I wonder about voting sometimes. The referendum questions were totally written at a 12th grade+ level. The first question was something like "to reduce from three to two the number of terms..."

i'm not too sure that people that have poor reading comprehension would be able to understand such a sentence.

People that have poor reading comprehension make up a much more significant proportion of our population than you think.

is it just that it sucks to be them? is the lesson "take education seriously"? We dumb down lots of things in society, why not voting?

I don't think that anyone wins when people can't understand what they're voting for.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Political Process

currently doing some reading for my brand strategy class and something that struck me is that people generally respond more strongly to the negative than they do the positive. It takes something like 5 positive interactions with someone to undo an initial negative interaction.

The same goes for all this politics. If you lie about your opponent (for example, the libertarian candidate for governor in nys was called a sexual offender - when, in fact, he is not) or construe things that they've done in a very negative light - people are much more likely to let the negative things inform their opinion of the candidate rather than anything positive that is presented in a different ad or from a non-partisan news source.

These kinds of things lead me to a general apathy about the political process. Not apathy in that "i don't care"...because i genuinely do - but apathy in the "i don't want to care" because people are so messed up and any hope for people to do the right thing is a false hope - and i don't need the extra drama.