1. I think the power of the gospel lies in its power to change us in ways we can only see in hindsight. Superficial change can often be seen in a moment but true lasting change is a long work of the Holy Spirit as we continually walk through this world in faith.
2. I’ll be eating meat cooked over fire repeatedly this weekend. So I’ll be feeling kinda like you do when you go to Disney World.
3. We went from Austen and Dickens to Dirty Dancing in less than 200 years. I don’t think our politicians are the problem.
4. Have I mentioned how good the new Chris Stapleton record is?
5. (Riding in a car)
Parent: You should really look up from your phone and look at the world through your window.
Child: (looks up and and strains to read bumper sticker) I…love…my…ta-tas
Parent: Look at your phone.
6. I know those memes and gifs of politicians, et al. are funny. But as believers, are we thinking deeply enough about the dignity of those made in the image of God? My incredulousness over Christians endorsing a man like our President stems from the same. A man who once owned strip clubs and sees women primarily as sexual objects is who so many Christians have endorsed and applauded. But making fun of him with clever insults drowns the depth of thought required to help others see how politics naturally degrades and defines others only as functional means to a powerful end.
7. The Cardinals are playing uninspired baseball. Hard to watch, really.
8. The perpetual incessant outrage on my Twitter timeline makes the insipid memes on Facebook seem life-giving.
9. My spiritual gift may be breakfast.
10. Finally that time of year when I get to see Bethany in a bathing suit on a regular basis.
Yep, to #1, #3, #6…seriously. Try saying this out loud to friends–“but…” and clunk!
Thanks for writing what others are thinking 🤔
RE: #8 – the “Mute” option on Twitter has been a essential to the preservation of my sanity.
I enjoy reading your blog. And I’m so happy that you love and enjoy your wife and her beauty. But can you not see the irony in writing #6 and #10? I tend to think complimentarians objectify women by virtue of their theology. And this kind of post doesn’t do much for elevating the dignity of women, created in the image of God.
I was actually waiting for this response. It was of course meant to be humorous because being my wife I see her daily in far less.
Matt, couldn’t agree more with your number 6 and 8. Also, regarding those meme’s about politicians, don’t some believers who post these meme’s consider that they may be bearing false witness? For example, all the meme’s about the Clinton’s killing their opponents?