Friday, December 28, 2007

June 5th Debate: Mike Huckabee on Moral Issues

This is a great soundbite from Huckabee on the value of human life at all stages. I know some you may be getting tired of the political posts and I can understand that. To be honest, I really didn't have any interesting ideas today but I found this and thought he presented a solid view on this issue. It is interesting to see how so many people, conservatives and liberals, are starting to go after Huckabee now. Obviously, liberals are scared that he is moderate enough on issues like immigration and poverty to steal some votes away while at the same time having a pretty solid lock on the ever important evangelical vote. Some conservatives are scared that he might win the nomination and they do not think he can beat Hillary or Obama. I would much rather have Huckabee win the primary and lose the general than have Gulianni win both because I believe Gulianni winning the presidency is worse for the pro-life cause than having Hillary or Barak. I think this way because electing Rudy sets a dangerous precedent that the Republican Party no longer needs to put up pro-lifers to win, thus deeply weaking the pro-life movement's voice on the national scene.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy SlapsGiving! From How I Met Your Mother

This is dedicated to my brother-in-law. You got one coming buddy!

Mike Huckabee Christmas TV Ad

I thought this was a great ad by Huckabee and I think overall it will help him. However, the media is going crazy because some are saying that the bookshelf in the background is an attempt to send a subliminal message because it looks like a cross.

That is just stupid! It's a bookshelf. Also, why is it that Hillary and Obama can go preach and campaign in churches and it is pushed by the media as a good thing, but any republican that says anything remotely religious gets hammered by them. I appreciate Huckabee's honesty about his belief in Christ. Wouldn't it be refreshing if some of the other candidates were as up front about their religous views instead of pandering to whichever audience they were in front of.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Keeping Things Educational

From urbandictionary.com:


mental constipation

An inability to articulate one's thoughts or ideas, resulting in significant psychological distress and frustration.Typically, this form of cognitive impaction is self-resolving. However, in cases where productive interchange with the afflicted is urgently needed, a deadline may be administered; indeed, this has proven to be one of the most effective treatments for stubborn cases of mental constipation.

Man, I get this all the time. Do you think prune juice helps with this?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Done with Classes!!!!

As of 3:10 today, I officially have no more classes at TEDS! Now I just need to finish my capstone and I am D-U-N, dun. I know this may sound a little sick, but I will miss TEDS; I really enjoyed my experience there and would absolutely tell anyone thinking of seminary that TEDS is the place to go.

Of course, I am so thankful for all of Elizabeth's love, support, and patience through the last 2 years. Her great editing skills helped me to look a lot smarter than I actually am. I am also looking forward to being able to spend more time with her and Ethan. She is such a great wife; I am beyond blessed to be able to lead her and love her.

Now, I can actually do my ministry to full capacity and not have to have a cloud of guilt constantly over my head because I know I could/should be doing a better job. At the same time though, I have no excuses.

My top 3 favorite profs were:
Marty Schoenleber - Church Planting
Robert W. Yarbrough - Intro to the NT (Buy anything this guy has published!!!)
John Feinberg - Systematic Theology - Holy Spirit, Church, and Last Things

Finally, a HUGE thanks to the Elders and people of Harvest Bible Chapel - Dekalb for their love and support and for giving an inexperienced wannabe a chance to engage in ministry while being in seminary which is very rare. I especially need to thank Steve Best for encouraging me, helping me process what I was learning, and for being my personal library.