Nothing big to post this week, but next week.. big news. So let’s get on with the random thoughts…
Consumer vs Producer.
I finally have the words for a concept that has been floating around for a while when it comes to my vision for youth ministry. We have created a generation of church consumers who rate their church experience on how well their needs are met. More and more I’m getting excited about people who are looking at the needs they can meet as part of a church family. More on this later.
Have you ever driven somewhere and only had to make left turns? I was heading to a friend’s house the other day and with the exception of exiting the freeway (doesn’t count) every move i made was a left turn. Kind of freaked me out.
Speaking of driving, one of the simple joys in life that mi hermana pointed out, is when the song ends right as you are turning off the car. Does anyone have a term for this? If there isn’t one out there, I’d like to suggest ‘closure’. My closure record is 16 in a row over the course of a couple of magical days back in 07.
Fridays have become our office music days. so far we’ve had:
Otis redding/soul day
Ladysmith Black Mambazo day
Bob Marley day
Caedmon’s Call day
Jack Johnson day
and i think our secretary is planning on having Yanni day.
Is it just me, or is t-pain and his robot-voice on every song on the radio?
This has been a word dominating my culture conversations lately. Here’s my list of things that are overhyped:
watchmen (overhyped and disturbing)
bruce springsteen (i just don’t get it… sorry union members)
AIG (there are plenty of other corrupt companies that need some tough love as well)
NCAA basketball (i skipped bracketology this year and haven’t missed it at all)
twitter (i joined because i’m hoping someday it will be useful)
hating the new facebook layout
Best new show on tv. It’s a modern day version of the story of David, which means it will probably be the raciest show in primetime. Go to hulu.com to catch up.
Still trying to figure out if/what to say to chica #2. I don’t really want to use facebook to ask her out, but options are limited. I’ll keep you updated on what I decide/consequences.
The on-ramp is for accelerating to safe freeway speeds. Please do not stop at the end of the on ramp. Also, if your car is not capable of maintaing reasonable freeway speeds, please do not travel via freeway. Thank you.
The restrooms at our office complex are down the hall, and a require a key to gain entry. I have discovered that the time it takes for the key to work is in direct proportion to my need to get in.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it a lot more, I love my friends in youth ministry out here in SoCal. I’ve got a long list of blessings in my life, and the people that I serve with are right near the top.
Switchfoot: Nothing is Sound
Rancid: Out Come the Wolves
Pearl Jam : Ten
Hum: You’d Prefer An Astronaut
Purpose Driven Life
Band of Brothers
Something Under the Bed Is Drooling.
Young adults retreat
One love, one heart.