Flotsam and jetsam (6/29)

A keyboard for pirates (via 22 Words)

It’s difficult to stand in defense of the church when the church is so messed up. It’s a heckuva a way to run a railroad, but apparently the Father thinks it’s worth the risks. We were designed for community, but also something beyond mere community, we were designed for the church.

Upstairs, hidden in a closet, I have a 2.3 gallon blue plastic penguin with a head that swivels and a beak that blows cold steam….I have argued with that penguin for hours, and while I still can’t pin it down to a particular point of view, the time spent was helpful preparation for a book like this one.
Only about three years ago did I realize that in celebrating Independence Day I’m also glorifying the pagan roots on which this nation was founded: an unjust war.

Pastor Mark Driscoll’s megachurch recently announced plans to expand into Portland, Oregon, and Orange County, California, using multi-site campuses that feature live bands and a sermon piped in from the main campus in Seattle.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on June 29, 2011, in Flotsam and jetsam. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Kurt Willems is my idol. 🙂

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