Tuesday, January 30, 2007
"You worried about saving your own skin?"
"Yeah, I am. It covers my body."
"Game over, man! Game over!"
"Asps. Very dangerous...you go first."
Raiders of the Lost Ark
"Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
"If I were ever going to buy a desk set...twice, I would probably by this one...both times."
Dead Poets Society
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. "
The Princess Bride
"Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back."
"Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs..."
"It's only an island if you look at it from the water."
"Now, I'm not asking you to believe in him, but he's your son, for God's sake, John. And I am askin' you to help him. If you don't I'll leave you.
I'll find work. I'll do whatever it takes to get away from here.
I'll live in a tree to get away from you. Don't you think I won't."
"Where would you go?"
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
If you are on a trip in your car, you open the glove box and find a map or you may have a GPS system that just tells you where you are and helps guide you to where you want to go.
Years ago, sea captains used the stars and the sun to navigate, later as more of the earth was explored, they used charts created by others. Even later, we erected lighthouses to alert sailors of shallow areas with rocks that could damage or sink their ships.
In these cases, the path you end up taking has been taken by someone else before you. They share their experiences and give you valuable information that helps you to find your way.
Can you imagine the first ones to set out in uncharted land? Christopher Columbus? Louis and Clark? They had no idea what was in front of them because they didn't think anyone else had been where they were going. (it turns out that others had)
How do you get "un-lost"? How do you find your way when you feel alone, afraid and you don't know what's ahead of you? When you look around and the your surroundings look unfamiliar. You seek counsel, but even that counsel can't help you when you are alone.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
On the surface, this bumper sticker seems completely harmless and even a bit good, but the more I thought about it the more it disturbed me.
It was one of those oval stickers that mimics the OBX stickers but gives support for something else other than the Outer Banks. This one, too, was just three letters...
For those of you that may not know, KJV stand for King James Version. It is a version of the Bible. Now I am not a fan of that version for a number of reasons, but I also have no real issues with the version itself. It has brought the gospel message to millions of people over the years.
What bothers me is the attitude that comes from putting "KJV" on the back of your car.
Yes, it's a harmless support for God's word, but if you wanted to share your support for God's word then why not just have these three letters? G, O, D, or only two... J, C, or put one of those fish symbols on your car (you know the one's that the early Christians used to identify each other by drawing them in the dirt...).
By putting KJV on your car you do the following, you confuse those that have no idea what KJV means, you exclaim to the world that the version of YOUR Bible is more important than the message in it and you condemn those that don't use KJV by choosing sides that were not meant to be drawn.
I grew up with King James, I read it in my youth
I read it in my Sunday school, It's how I learned the truth
Learning to decipher Elizabethan voice
Newer versions came along and now I have a choice!
Growin' up with King James
Learning "thees" and "thous"
Learning the unwritten rules that the church allows
Growin' up with King James
Hard to understand what the language means to me
Say who is this man? King James
Back when it was brand new the lingo it was prime
It's safe to say that century was way before my time
When it comes to versions, which is the one for me?
I can honestly declare, It's not the KJV!
No, we are not sayin' The KJV is bad
Countless souls came to the Lord
The only choice they had
If you're tryin' to tell me that's it's the only one
That would mean Jehovah God would be an Englishman
"Growin' Up With King James" - Keith Lancaster
"...Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? You will just be speaking into the air. Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. If then I do not grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and he is a foreigner to me." 1 Corinthians 14:9-11