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Terry Jones’ Quran Burning in Gainesville

Can it get more ironic than this quote from Terry Jones, who burned a Quran Saturday night,

“For some of them,” he said, “it could be an awakening.”

Looks like he was right…In the protests that followed overseas one has died and 16 injured. You can be sure there will be more to follow. Apparently he put the book “on trial” and dressed up in judicial robes and had a mock hearing to declare the book guilty.

“It’s like people forgot about us,” Jones said Saturday. “But we kept doing what we do.”

What does that imply this whole thing is really about anyway?

1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. – James 3:1-12

St. Pete State of Mind Music Video

Here is what our youth minister and summer interns did last week to round out the summer. In case you haven’t seen the original video that this parodies, Empire State of Mind, you can view that below too. Empire State of Mind with Jay-A and Alicia Keys

Jonah At the Beach

Jonah 10 months old at Saint Pete Beach…

Gators and Disc Golf Don’t Mix

I was out playing disc golf this morning at a local course. One of the interesting things in Florida is it is not unusal to see alligators in any given body lake or pond. I heard some city workers yell something about a gator in the water. The only problem was, I was chest deepContinue Reading

Back from the Beach

Funny to drive 4 hours to get to the beach when you live 1 mile from it. We went to the East coast of Florida to spend a few days with Missy’s folks. A great time was had by all. Jonah now has a tooth and also loves to “swim.”

Tim Tebow Talks About Finishing Strong – This is a Great Read

Shortly after posting the previous silly video about Tim Tebow I got this email in my inbox from my friend Donny who was at this dinner. He passed this message on through email today and I asked him if it was okay to share. This is a great story… Finishing Strong! Submitted by Amanda D:Continue Reading

Sunset over Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida

We had dinner by the beach last night and the sunset was beautiful. The seagulls and pelicans were in rare form as the sun disappeared into the water (for those of you who are still pre-Capernican).

Spiritual Growth 2008 in the Books

What a great experience in Orlando! I got to meet so many great people and hear some really powerful lessons and classes. I was able to meet Tim Archer, Jeanne M, Jason Goldtrap, Jim Miller, Flavil Yeakley, and a plethora of other folks. I was able to reconnect with Bob Bliss, Bill Williams, Eddie Randolf,Continue Reading

Spiritual Growth Workshop 2008

Well it is finally time for the Spiritual Growth Workshop in Orlando this weekend! If you live anywhere near central Florida you really want to come and be a part of this awesome event. Here is the website complete with a list of speakers. Speakers include Randy Harris, Wayne Kilpatrick, Ed Gray, David Young, JimContinue Reading

Thanks to the Highlands Church of Christ in Lakeland

Thanks to Randal Myers and the elders at the Highlands Church of Christ in Lakeland, Florida for letting me come and ramble to them for 40 minutes last night about the kingdom of God in Mark 4. I seem to have some kind of inverse curse from the days of Elijah – both Wednesday nightsContinue Reading