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Random Thursday—Poop, Sin, and Anniversary Edition
      Hello, and welcome again to another edition of Random Thursday, where things get, well, random! On my mind today is poop… (“His posts are like random droppings from his brain”). Hey, I heard that! Not cool! But seriously, what I was wondering is why have I never heard a sermon preached from the pulpit on how sin is like poop. If you think about it, it really is. It’s completely natural, normal, we all do it almost everyday, and well, it stinks! Let that sink in: what naturally comes out of us stinks. Like sin. Paul asked “who shall deliver me from this body of death?” In other words, who’s gonna take this stinky, rotting corpse off my back? That was his metaphor for the natural man—our stinking sin nature that we, even those of us connected to Christ, carry around with us until we step off of this planet and into eternity. Anyway, I’ve never heard that sermon preached yet? Have you? Have you ever thought about how poop is like sin?
      I’ve posted before about my awesome wife; she’s so awesome that, in fact, she’s hitched her wagon to mine for the last twenty years! I can hardly believe it! I mean how did I get so blessed to have her in my life? And where has the time gone? Through ups and downs, through thick and thin, she’s been there. Without her love and support I wouldn’t be who, or where, I am today. She is more beautiful, and I love her more, now than ever. I’m going to break one of the cardinal laws of dudedom and confess that, yes, she completes me. Corny, but true.
Here’s the list part of Random Thursday
  1. Things might get quiet around here tomorrow—I’m attending the Catalyst One Day seminar at CCV in Peoria, AZ. If you’re going, we can hang if you like. I’m kinda quiet around new people (sort of an introvert), but I wouldn’t be blogging if I wasn’t willing to put myself out there. God is stretching me in a ways I never could’ve even imagined a month ago.
  2. Coming on Monday is a new, well, if not random, but irregular interview series featuring bloggers of renown called Textual Harassment. The first victim, er, subject is Bryan Allain. Bryan is a humor blogger living in Intercourse, PA. (Yes, it’s a real city in Lancaster County. I’ve heard that if one flies into Philly, one has to pass through Blue Ball to get to Intercourse. Kinda sounds like marriage, right?) The text-based interview will take place over the course of two, or three, days. Following Bryan, probably sometime next month, will be Mr. Stuff Christians Like himself, Jon Acuff. (No, I’m not fly like a G6, and it’s not true that all I do is win. Trust me—I was kinda douchey towards Bryan, and yet he gave me a second chance anyway. And truly, all I did was ask both Bryan and Jon if they would be willing to be interviewed, and they both assented).
  3. Freedom Friday happens every week around these parts. It’s all about where we need freedom, where Jesus has given us freedom, and how we can help each other on the way to freedom. Even though I get silly, and sometimes sarcastic, around here I mean Freedom Friday to be inviolable: it’s a safe place to be real. And I mean it. It’s my intention to not moderate the comments, and I will stick by that as long as folks don’t insult, or judge, each other. Get rude, and I delete. It’s my sandbox.
That’s all for today. Peace out.


Top 10 Christian Books as Written by Others

I like lists, you like lists. We, as a species, like to label, categorize, define. So with this in mind, I bring you my list of the “Top 10 Christian Books as Written by Others.” (And, yes, I realize that while books can’t technically be “christian,” because they’re not, well, people, just go with it. That’s a topic for another post. Besides, I’m making a list, yo!). So without further ado, and brought to you the magical elves of the What-If Corporation (in no particular order):
    1. Blue Like Jizz by Ron Jeremy (By the way, if you don’t know who he is, don’t click here. Seriously. Don’t say I didn’t warn you).
So that’s my “What If” list of books. (For the actual books upon which this silly post is based, click on the fictitious titles above–those books are actually worth reading). What’s yours? (Here’s a “bonus book” for you: Velveteen Elvis by Margey Williams Bianco).