Jamie Greening–theological savant, baker of biscuits and writer of many interesting things

I wonder how much they paid them for this?

I COULDN’T RESIST–THIS BLOG IS ABOUT SHARKNADO

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July 31, 2014 • All, Culture, Movies, Writing

Last night I watched Sharkado 2 The Second One. I’m not proud of it.  Rest assured, I feel the appropriate level of shame and cultural degradation that one should rightly feel when watching such trash.  By trash, I mean absolutely terrible.  The acting was awful.  The plot was, well, I’m not certain if there was… Read More ›

Bible »

GREENBEAN’S REVIEW OF THE BOOK ‘YAWNING AT TIGERS’

(0) You can tell I like this guy, because he has a beard.

There are several words that come readily to mind that describe Drew Dyck’s new book, Yawning at Tigers:  You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying. Theological is the first.  Dyck has essentially written a theology book on the nature or attributes of God.  Accessible is the second.  Just because it is theology doesn’t mean it… Read More ›

Books »

TURTLE HULL AND OTHER MISADVENTURES OF EDITING

(0) The Classic Police Car.  This 1967 model, at 11 years old, would have been about right for Deep Cove

Yes indeed, that is the phrase I used.  Turtle hull. It is from my childhood.  Turtle hull is what we called the ‘trunk’ of a car. I uploaded my new science fiction short story, The Deep Cove Investigation last night after working at editing the 12k word tale all week.  It is the fourth installment… Read More ›

Movies »

I COULDN’T RESIST–THIS BLOG IS ABOUT SHARKNADO

(6) I wonder how much they paid them for this?

Last night I watched Sharkado 2 The Second One. I’m not proud of it.  Rest assured, I feel the appropriate level of shame and cultural degradation that one should rightly feel when watching such trash.  By trash, I mean absolutely terrible.  The acting was awful.  The plot was, well, I’m not certain if there was… Read More ›

Food »

TOP 10 GREATEST THINGS EVER

(0) A Very Important Thing

A couple of days ago one of the sprouts was talking with me about the greatest inventions or discoveries ever.  You know, it is the kind of conversation you have when you’re just enjoying a lazy summer kind of day.  Invariably it is followed by an equally silly conversation like “substitute sausage in a movie… Read More ›

Travel »

SELFIES AND GENOCIDE

(4) This girl has received death threats because of this selfie.  That makes no sense.

This is another one of those blog posts that may very well get me in trouble or lose some followers on Twitter or something. You’ve been warned.  If you’re easily offended, you may want to stop reading now.   At issue is the recent public scathing of a teenage girl from Alabama who took a… Read More ›

Culture »

DEATH, SOLAR FLARES, AND UKRAINE

(4) Fortunately, the sun was not aiming for us

This is just one of those blog posts that can’t stay focused.   1.  Botched Execution.  Apparently Arizona had a very “Oklahoma-like” moment this past week when it tried to execute a man guilty of murdering his girlfriend and her father.  Click here for the WSJ’s report.  It took almost 2 hours for him to… Read More ›

politics »

THE FUTURE–A QUESTION OF HOW MANY

(4) A Little Crowded?

There are over 7 billion people on the planet.  How many will be on the planet in the year 2214? I’m still riffing on the future (for the sci-fi novel I’m about to start working on) as I try to think about what the world will be like in a couple of hundred years.  Last… Read More ›

Preaching »

TOP THREE BOOKS: PREACHING

(5) Lowry's Loop

If there is anything the world needs it is . . . safe, clean drinking water. But if there is allowance for two things the world needs, then the second one would be . . . freedom from war and violence. Okay, those are both true, but somewhere in the top ten needs of the… Read More ›

Church »

TOP THREE BOOKS: THEOLOGY

(7) Christian Theology, Millard Erickson

Where to start?  Half my library could be shelved as theology, for crying out loud. How about I start with disclaimers.  First, I am only dealing here with Christian theology books, although I’d like to give a shout out to The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran.  That book is . . . how can… Read More ›

Summer »

LIVE BLOGGING VBS

(1) DRUID VBS?

Back in the day I used t0 always be up to my eyeballs in Vacation Bible School.  I even taught clinics on how to do it well. That was then.  This is now.  Now, I just walk around eating cookies, drinking coffee, playing with the children while wreaking havoc on teacher routines.  It’s a good… Read More ›

blogging »

TOP THREE BOOKS: CONTEMPORARY FICTION

(14) The Kite Runner

If I have a weakest books category (I’m not admitting that, by the way, I’m just saying that if I had one) it would be contemporary fiction.  The reasons for this are manifold.  First, I prefer other genres of literature than the basic American contemporary novel.  Second, I spent too much time reading older books. … Read More ›

Writing »

LABYRINTHINE FLASH FICTION

(0) VIntage Coin Purse

A blogging friend of mind (check him out at Writing and Other Forms of Suffering) posted a flash fiction challenge he took from the profane but incredibly gifted Chuck Wendig.  It was a randomly generated thing, where two columns of nouns were combined to create the title that you had to write a 1000 word… Read More ›

All »

FRIDAY THE 13th STORIES: FREE PLOTS

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Originally posted on Pastor Greenbean Blog:
As you probably know, Greenbean is not a superstitious person.  I trust in the Lord, and he is not whimsical. However, I enjoy a good spooky story.  Not gory, but spooky.  One of my favorite things about pastoring was every year at children’s camp I would tell a spooky…

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