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

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October 23, 2014 • Books, Writing

Clarity in writing comes from knowing more about what is going on in the story than you are actually telling.

Bible »

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

(1) 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 ›

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 »

WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONCERNED ABOUT?

(3) Does this picture make you jumpy?

What in the world concerns you most right now? Vote in this unscientific poll.

politics »

UPDATE ON MY DAUGHTER’S FOOLISH SCHOOL

(2) New Technology

Institutions sometimes just do not make any sense at all. To wit, some of you will remember my blog post from two weeks ago as I described the orientation for my daughter’s high school.  You can read the whole thing by clicking here, but for the point of today’s update, all you need to know… 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 »

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 ›

Summer »

SOME FUN MUSIC FOR YOUR SPRING BREAK

(2) STRAIT OUT COOL

Like many families, mine is enjoying spring break.  That means two things.  One, I will probably not post another blog again this week.  Two, I’m listening to some fun music.  Here are my top “fun” songs.  By fun songs, I don’t mean they are the best songs or even my favorite songs.  I simply mean… 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 »

IF WE ACT NOW, WE CAN STILL SAVE CHRISTMAS

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–I am reposting this one from last December, because it is only August and if we act now, we can still save Christmas.  I’m waiting for your call, Hallmark. To follow-up on the previous blog post, here you go Hallmark Channel, here are five free plots that would make far better Christmas movies than the… Read More ›

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