Thursday, September 04, 2008

I've been tagged... again

Right after I returned from Honduras and before I left for vacation & study leave, I got tagged into this little game called Presbymeme II, begun by the illustrious moderator of our great denomination. Since I'm way behind the times on it, I figure I should probably answer the questions. If you'd like to play along, go ahead.

The Questions // Presbymeme II //

1. What is your favorite faith-based hymn, song or chorus.
That's a toughy right now. But I'm probably going to have to go with what my 2 and a half year old son can't get enough of - I Saw the Light, originally by Hank Williams Sr, but redone by the David Crowder Band. It's so hilarious and awesome to hear Brennan say "praise the Lord - I saw the light!"
2. What was the context, content and/or topic of the last sermon that truly touched, convicted, inspired, challenged, comforted and/or otherwise moved you?
I'll say this: a few months back, when we were talking about raising money to build classrooms for our kids, John said this "All of our dreams for Liberty will always be too small, given the goodness and faithfulness of God." I liked that quote so much, I used it in my sermon the following week.
3. If you could have all Presbyterians read just one of your previous posts, what would it be and why?
Well, I was moved so much by the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight that I wrote a 4 part post on it, that began here. Based on the inspiration behind it, that's probably the best posting I've done in a long time. And I really think that God is out there - if we can just have eyes to see...
4. What are three PC(USA) flavored blogs you read on a regular basis?
Here are 3 "flavored" PC(USA) blogs I read "regularly"
Wes Barry - Assoc Pastor @ First Pres Charlotte
Jeff Lee - Assoc Pastor @ Maple Valley Pres, WA (if he'd only start blogging again...)
Lars Rood - Youth Department Director Highland Park Pres, TX

5. If the PC(USA) were a movie, what would it be and why?
I'm torn here - but I'm going with Momento. Brilliant...we're on a mission, and we think we know what that mission is - but it seems like every day, we wake up having to relearn how to do almost everything. And when we get right down to it, we end up shooting our friends in the foot, even though they were trying to help us. And all along, the train rolls on - if only we could get past our anger, maybe we could be of use to Someone

I'm supposed to tag a few people, but at this point, I have the sense that everyone who thought this was a fun idea has already been tagged. So, I'll just tag the boys above - Lars, Jeff & Wes. You're it...

5 comments:

Reyes-Chow said...

Thanks for playing. Momento. Nice play. A grown-up Groundhog Day.

Don said...

Bruce - glad to. Groundhog Day was awesome - but I'm not sold on the happy ending of the PC(USA) yet - God's kingdom has a happy ending, but this denomination may not live that long.

The Rice's said...

What about the Coleman family blog? Can we see some more pictures of Aidan?

Reyes-Chow said...

Right there with you. At least in terms of the current form of the denomination living that long. Not a bad thing if we can do it well. Just posted this on the topic if you are interested. http://pcusablog.blogspot.com/2008/09/ask-moderator-denominational-future.html

jlee said...

Nice work in connecting with Reyes-Chow. I like the Momento pick.

On another note, I am blogging again in light of Earl Palmer's word to me about imparting wisdom and connecting with others through shared ideas. I have posted a few thoughts on the MVPC blog but those have also been few in frequency.

Thanks for keeping up your blogging. It is an encouragement and challenge to me.