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Monday, January 31, 2005

Blogging Myself to Sleep

It was the pizza. I know it was the pizza. It is one minute til 3:00 AM as I begin this post, and that blast pizza just keeps me up.

But then again, it may be my thoughts. When the world orbits me and my wants and desires, when the world exists to please me and make my life comfy, when the purpose of the unviverse is to make sure I am OK, things seem to plug along pretty well.

I don't get too many of those times. And, the fact that I want those times to be frequent is a sure give away that I am narcissistic and have no respect for God and how this universe is meant to run. It's not about me. Yeah, got it. I more so want to "get it" when my challenges arise, when my doubts make everything foggy, when should be's fly away.

I guess faith gets some growing pains in the crucible of doubt. It's a paradox. It gets pretty hot in that crucible. Kind of makes you want to jump out. However, jump out to what? It takes more faith to jump out of the heat than it does to stay in, or it takes more stupidity. The only difference between faith and stupidity is the angle you're looking at it. Even Chrstian faith is this way. There are plenty of angles to look at a Christian faith that obscure God. Honestly, if there is no God, Christians are really silly to do some of the things they do. OK, let's get really honest. Because there is a God, some of the things Christians do are really stupid.

I digress, and I'm really just killing time trying to get tired. I've never blogged myself to sleep, but I figured it was worth a shot.

OK, I watched the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," the other day. It is one of those profound Jim Carey movies. No weird facial contortions and no body function humor. It was a great movie. Very postmodern. In short, technology cannot trump the human spirit. Will blog more on this later as it relates tot he emerging church.

Also more coming attractions to a blogland near you, "The Gospel Accordgint to Ty," and more "Post-Restoration Hope."

To further randomize this post, I just finished reading, "The Gospel According to Tony Soprano," by Chris Seay, who is the pastor of Ekklesia, a funky new kind of church in Houston. It was pretty good. What was interesting was that it took the abject moral poverty of the HBO hit show and sucked out the tension between good and evil from it. There are many quotes from the show in the book and they are loaded with profanity. So, don't read this book if you have an aversion to seeing 4 letter words in type. However, if you are a Sopranos fan, you'd love the book. I have never seen the show myself and, to be honest, the only reason I bought the book is because it put me over the $25 minimum order on Amazon for free shipping. So, I could have paid shipping for my two other books or get this book as well and paid no shipping. There you go. It's a quick read (150 pages) and does provide some spiritual insight. My dad loves the show and could use of dose of gospel. I'll probably send it to him or just buy him a copy of the book.

Crap, I'm still not tired. Blogging myself to sleep is not working. I'm going to do it the old fashioned way and get a book to read.

1 comment:

Reid Bradley said...

I have heard a lot about his book on the Sopranos and the stories behind it... quite the book. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind was a very intriguing movie to say the least. I am very interested in seeing how you connect it ot the post modern World.