Our People

May 26, 2010

i have finally watched Our People: The Remarkable Story of William and Catherine Booth and The Salvation Army. it was produced by The Salvation Army Eastern Australia Territory in 2008. the documentary is 74 minutes long and takes us from William and Catehrine’s birth through the beginning of The Christian Mission and The Salvation Army to the deaths of the Army’s founders.

Our People is great. it’s informing and interesting. it’s clear and enjoyable to watch. it’s not too long; wonderful for small group settings. it’s the perfect introduction to the history of The Salvation Army.


We’ve got a bleeder!

May 14, 2010

Should I stay or should I go?

May 14, 2010

Cavalier Attitude?

May 14, 2010

to the departure?

missional/ministry thinking remix volume 6

May 12, 2010

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Three Stooges

May 12, 2010

watching the Canucks/Blackhawks game last night, i was reminded again how much i do not like NHL Comissioner Gary Bettman. he was on “After 40 Minutes” with Scott Oake during the second intermission. this is not a very Christlike post, but he’s a bum. he’s a clown. he’s a jerk. in fact, he made me think about all four major North American sports commissioners. there are three stooges and one gentleman who seems to know what he’s doing and he’s not a weasel about it.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

how do you know Garry Bettman is lying or spinning the truth? his lips are moving.

i don’t like him. i dont’t trust him.

does anyone else think he has an axe to grind against Canada?

five out of five on the weasel scale.

NBA Commissioner David Stern

cut from the same cloth as Bettman, but not as bad. in fact, Bettman got his start in sports with the NBA under Stern. Stern just seems like a guy who takes himself too seriously.

i wouldn’t call Stern a weasel but he’s got to get the referees under control. also, can we do something about the TV timeouts during playoff games? and we need to do something about the dunk contest at all-star weekend.

three out of five on the weasel scale.

MLB Commissioner “Bud” Selig

bud. weis. er. bud. weis. er. bud. weis. er.

i have to be honest: i do not watch a lot of regular season baseball. wake me up for the playoffs. however, i know enough to know a game should never end in a tie. i don’t care if it’s a pre-season, regular season, post-season, or all-star game. “you play to win the game.” “you don’t play to just play.” you don’t play to tie.

two and a half out of five on the weasel scale.

NFL Commissiner Roger Goodell

i have nothing bad to say about Goodell.

he gets stuff done.

he doesn’t take stuff.

his league is the stuff.

now, this might have something to do with the fact that American football is my number one sport (is that unCanadian?) and the NFL is my favourite league to follow. however, no one can deny the way Goodell handles himself with media and the ups and downs that come with this high profile job.

zero out of five on the weasel scale.

note to Bettman, Stern, and Selig: watch and listen to Goodell; take notes.

Iron Man 2

May 7, 2010

i went to the midnight showing of Iron Man 2 late last night. or is it early this morning? not important. here’s what’s important: Iron Man 2 is a rockin’, action-packed summer movie. grab some popcorn, buckle up, and keep your arms and legs inside the seat. this one’s a thrill-ride.

Robert Downey, Jr. is perfect in this role. the ladies are great and great to watch. Rourke and Rockwell are excellent.

all the elements are working for Iron Man 2.

see it.