Random Thoughts for the Weekend

1. I’m not sure what it is about the James Bond movies that pastors would find appealing. Maybe it’s the wanton violence. The sexy chicks? Vengeance? Probably just special effects good enough to not be bothered by all the other stuff.

2. As Christians we are called to love our enemies without qualification. Not easy. But when it comes to politics. We don’t even seem to be trying.

3. I don’t remember what it was like for rain to not be falling.

4. My wife doesn’t agree with me when I say she is universally thought of as beautiful. It’s not just me.

5. Bob Dylan’s “Time Out Of Mind” is a perfect rainy day soundtrack. Actually just a perfect soundtrack.

6. Maybe Christians are not taken seriously on many social issues because when we are threatened we cling to a weapon and not the cross alone.

7. I always hope my boss is at work. This is very different than before.

8. I’ve been reading the Gospels lately. Thinking about them a lot. You cannot escape the fact that Jesus went easy on prostitutes compared to his treatment of religious leaders who continually added rules to control their followers.

9. It’s been over a week since I’ve had pizza. This is quite a feat for me.

10. Evangelicals are hard on prosperity preachers but our pastors are very prosperous. None take the steps Rich Mullins took. They are monied. Maybe that’s okay. I don’t know anymore. 

7 thoughts on “Random Thoughts for the Weekend

  1. ClintCollins920 November 7, 2015 / 7:29 am

    Been a while. Where do you work now?

    • mattbredmond November 7, 2015 / 7:47 am

      Back office still for the bank though

  2. Dee November 7, 2015 / 8:37 am

    I met your wife and I concur. She is beautiful: inside and out!

  3. dswoager November 7, 2015 / 9:21 am

    I’m starting to think that one of the lifelong goals of a husband is to convince his wife that he is not crazy for thinking she is beautiful.

  4. brian November 7, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    This is a good article and it asks some very good questions.

  5. whejoe November 8, 2015 / 9:12 am

    You hit the nail on the head with #10.

  6. Dan from Georgia November 9, 2015 / 6:36 am

    Good thoughts Matt. A few comments….

    Number 3: Lots of rain here in Georgia…almost 9 inches in last 8 days in southwest Atlanta suburb! My front yard is a wet sponge right now.

    Number 2: I have said it before and I will say it again, but most Christians seem to put politics above the cross.

    Number 10: I really miss Rich Mullins. Not just his music, but his way of putting things in the church to the fire.

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