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

Holy Ground

A TOUCHDOWN FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION

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September 30, 2014 • Church, Culture, politics

Religious liberty is a precious American value.

Bible »

A THEOLOGY OF ZOMBIES (YOU READ IT RIGHT, ZOMBIES)

(0) Dr. Zombie?

Zombies are everywhere. Seriously, they are everywhere. I just read today that Dr. Who alumnus Matt Smith has signed on for a movie adaption of the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Yeah, that’s a real thing. A couple of days ago I finally watched Brad Pitt fight zombies in World War Z, also an… Read More ›

Books »

“IF I STAY” (MOVIE) FEATURING THE NASTY BRUISES

(2) The Sequel Should be Titled 'Portland, My Heart Will Go on'

What would you name your rock band?  It is something I’ve given a lot of thought to, and it came up again this weekend. Last week I had the joy of watching yet another teen flick.  Okay, I was taken kicking and screaming and but that is beside the point.  My youngest sprout had read… Read More ›

Food »

OPINION POLL–MEATLESS MONDAYS

(2) Eat Mor Brokley

First, let me admit my bias and prejudice.  I love meat.  I love steak.  I love chicken.  I love pork.  I love seafood and fish.  Lamb, duck, goose, turkey, alligator, and so much more.  If it walks or flies or swims, chances are good I’d like to taste it, or maybe smother it in chili,… 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 ›

politics »

DEATH, SOLAR FLARES, AND UKRAINE

(6) 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 ›

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 »

TWO THINGS I HEARD YESTERDAY

(2) Michael Corleone

Since I no longer work on Sundays, I find that I am a little more reflective.  When I pastored a local church, Sunday was a grueling marathon that required skill, determination, and preparation just to survive.  Now, though, I can hear more and listen better.  Here are two things that I heard yesterday that stuck… 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 »

GREENBEANS TOP THREE BOOKS–THE COMPLETE LIST

(1) I love books

Just a quick review here with the top three books from each category, and helpful links to the original blog posts.  Just click the category to read the Top Three. 1.  Influential Books 2.  Classic Fiction 3.  Contemporary Fiction 4.  Science Fiction 5.  Fantasy 6.  Biography 7.  History 8.  Personal Growth 9.  Books I Should Have… Read More ›

Writing »

I COULDN’T RESIST–THIS BLOG IS ABOUT SHARKNADO

(7) 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 ›

All »

HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRESHMEN ORIENTATION

(5) From the actual handbook.

Tonight I went to the two-hour freshman orientation for my daughter.  It was, maybe, the last orientation I’ll ever attend as she is my youngest and parents don’t usually go to college orientation.  I suppose my next orientation gig will be when they show me around the nursing home my kids pick for me.  Oh… Read More ›

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