Archive for January 28, 2009

“Let’s talk about sex” was a song, but Ed Young of Fellowship Church has made what could be a fireside chat into a movement for men with bad complexions everywhere.

Take for instance our initial conversation with this – the match that lit it all. Ed Young figured a way to edify his people by having all the couples in his church… er, just the married ones… to get their groove on for seven days in a row. This national love-a-thon has sparked more than just men bringing home flowers.

Now, Pastor Ed Young is on “The Colbert Report,” and clearly packing a man crush. If I giggled like that every time I flipped to “The Re-pore”, My Fair Lady would trash the remote and burn my laptop. And then there goes my seven-day binge.

So, cue the bow-chica-wow-wow music and enjoy this hilarious interview:

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Aw, shucks!

superior-scribbler-awardYours truly was just honored, touched, humbled with a blogospherical award – my first, actually.

In a fitting twist of irony, this cyber graffiti artist was given the “Superior Scribbler” Award, by none other than the beneficent Lopez, who is the bibliographer of “Another Brick in the Wall,” Beauty of the Bible.

Now, although he didn’t invite me to see a timeshare just to behold the splendor of this gem on my mantle, there is the ubiquitous catch, fresh from Lopez’s pen:

  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass the award on to 5 deserving bloggy friends. [See below]
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received the award. [Check]
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display the award on his/her blog, and link to this post, which explains the award. [Check]
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor! [Check]
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog. [Duly noted]

And so, there you have it. Now, by the sounds of the timpani drum remonstrance in the background, I proudly present my Fab Five, at least for the fabulous bricks on the Wall that haven’t been sent this acclamation:

  • Wickle for his work at “A True Believer’s Blog” (thanks for the free tickets to the Christian Carnival)
  • LaVrai for the candor, truth and a certain e-mail. Much love.
  • Kwesi on Scream. Brother, I got love for you but what’s with the hair?! 🙂
  • My man, Tony at Ima Blogger. PWND this.
  • And lastly, I’m Speaking Truth, the first-ever other “Brick in the Wall”… and that is for good reason!

If I can bend the rules, I would honestly give this award to every brick on the Wall – even the ones who don’t link back. It’s about a mission field, and together, we can all make the difference we need for the harvest.

Peace.

In an alarming story that had me wisping through my history books, we see something that seems it is right off the dome of Michael Bay or that jacked-up dude creating the “Saw” trilogy.

I’ll just offer up the CNN headline: “Woman suspected of witchcraft burned alive.” Yeah, you can’t make this stuff up… any more. What’s worse, this is a trend!

prayer1Her death adds to a growing list of men and women who have been accused of sorcery and then tortured or killed in the South Pacific island nation [Papua, New Guinea], where traditional beliefs hold sway in many regions. The victims are often scapegoats for someone else’s unexplained death, and bands of tribesmen collude to mete out justice to them for their supposed magical powers, police said.

“We have had difficulties in a number of previous incidents convincing people to come forward with information,” said Simon Kauba, assistant commissioner of police and commander of the Highlands region, where the killing occurred. “We are trying to persuade them to help. Somebody lost their mother or daughter or sister Tuesday morning.”

Nice. This is more than 50 people who have been killed for “allegedly practicing sorcery.” And you liberal Wall Watchers out there want to think the U.S. has issues on capital punishment. Hrmph!

Here’s the part of the story that makes you think folk need Jesus. In a dire need of faith, people look to things that are tangible. Take villagers of New Guinea:

In recent years, as AIDS has taken a toll in the nation of 6.7 million people, villagers have blamed suspected witches — and not the virus — for the deaths.

For those of you who either are missionaries, or have a passion to help those who are, pray. Namely you, Aussies. These are your neighbors. Innocent people are being murdered because of things unseen. May Jesus make himself real, save the wrongfully persecuted and being medicine to the Dani and the rest of the denizens of New Guinea.

No humor here, Wall Watchers. There’s just nothing to laugh at, if you read the rest of the story.