Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

I wish I had a pair of these glasses for tonight. I have yet to go to New York City for New Years Rockin' Eve, perhaps I am not cool enough (young, hip etc.) to hang out there anyway. I enjoy getting together with friends though and going out for dinner and a movie.

Anyway, tonight remember that although it is CERTAINLY true that it was "for freedom that Christ set us free" (Gal 5:1) also remember to enjoy your freedom with the goal of demonstrating to others that it is for Christ's sake ALWAYS that you enjoy your freedom. Enjoy your freedom in such a way as to serve the supremecy of Christ and to make others glad in him.

On that note, "Cheers!" and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

And to All a Merry Christmas

Well, that is all for now. I am on my way to Michigan to spend Christmas with my family. I am looking forward to a little R&R (little being the operative word there). There is just too many friends to see, conversations to have and brilliance to be shared (by me of course). No seriously though, I hope that we all remember the grace of Christmas throughout all the "hustle and bustle" of the season. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, purchasing us with perfection and applying his righteousness to our account. God became frail human flesh, glory to his name. "May those who love your salvation say continually, "Great is the LORD" (Psalm 40:16).
Whether you are spending Christmas in peace and quiet or you are travelling into a Christmas gathering that tends to reflect The Griswold's Family Christmas (national lampoons), don't forget to dwell on Christ. He is not a passing thought, but must be a hearts adoration and reflection. He must command our affections and attention this season.

God bless and Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Still More Friends I Have Never Met

As a type of presbyterian revolutionary, Machen fought for the solas against modernist during the early part of the 20th century. He taught New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary until he felt the need to dispute the moderates no longer, moving to Philadelphia he founded Westminster Theological Seminary in 1929. Of notable mention is the fact that Machen referred to B.B. Warfield as the greatest man he had ever met.

Even though Machen separated from the liberals at Princeton he never embraced Fundamentalism, the reason being he did not believe that premillenialism was biblical (the sine qua non of Fundamentalism-even today). Finally, he also felt the need to engage liberals with Reformed Theology, forcing them to reconcile thier views with Scripture, rather than simply walking away.

Machen was a godly man and one of the last true "Princestonians" and I would be very pleased to meet him.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Office - 1 Hour Special

As noted in the subtitle of this blog, The Office has a special place of interest for me. I must say that I have been mostly disappointed with this season, but nonetheless the show continues to be quite funny. Tonight The Office will be on for a 1 hour Christmas special. I have no way of knowing if it will be really funny or not but I would be willing to suggest that it will be. Last years Christmas party was absolutely hilarious.
This is a picture of when Michael received an oven-mit during gift exchange. He hated it and publically complained about how stupid it was and how that anyone who would give this as a gift to someone else is stupid. However, there was something like a 10 dollar gift limit, but of course Michael spent something like $400.00 on a video iPod. I mean, this guy is obnoxious and you will be worse off if you don't take the time to see it yourself tonight at 8:00pm on NBC.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

:) :) :) :) Ha Ha Ha! :)

I thought this might make you chuckle a bit as it did me...

"Fundamentalism involves a mindset as well as a set of beliefs; it includes attitudes as much as beliefs; it is perhaps as much a psychology as a theology. The Fundamentalist tends to see issues in terms of black and white, either absolutely right or completely wrong. The Fundamentalist must be absolutely certain even in areas where human certainty is suspect [obvious from odd stances on eschatology] . The seeking for extreme certainty may in fact mask a deeper level of doubt. This kind of mindset can often tolerate error better than ambiguity; atleast a known evil can be confronted. Fundamentalists also tend to be 100 percenters, a trait commendable at times but with a potential for excessive actions which at times may border on finaticism."


McBeth, Baptist Heritage, 768.