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

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

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

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July 24, 2014 • All, Bible, blogging, Books, Church, Writing

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 ›

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 »

IT “AIN’T” WORKING

(3) word-icon

Oh Microsoft, why do you vex me so? My wonderful proof readers have challenged my quirky use of the word “aint” in the text of my new short story.  Because it is slang, and I only use it in dialogue, I made a choice to spell it without the apostrophe, aint.  I thought it might… Read More ›

Movies »

DISNEY WORLD VERSUS DISNEYLAND

(0) Greenbean in line at the Haunted Mansion.

It isn’t exactly Amazon Versus Hachette or Superman Versus Batman.  To some it might not be as important as the Yankees versus the Red Sox.  If you are a family looking for the best and most enjoyable way to spend your family vacation time and money, the Disney World Versus Disneyland debate might be the… 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 »

THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

(3) It Is Called Skytran.  Cool.

What will life be like in 50 years?  Maybe 100? I’ve been thinking a great deal about that for the past week.  My next book will be a science fiction novel, and I’m thinking about avoiding space.  I have a great idea for interstellar narrative that I’ve been nursing for over a decade, but I’m… Read More ›

Culture »

BOB DYLAN IS NOT DEAD YET

(6) Bob Dyan still has a pulse.

This morning I’m in the study working, and listening to Bob Dylan.  Specifically his song “The Levee’s Gonna Break” and the oldest sprout comes in to work on the other computer. Sprout:  “What are you listening to?” Me:  “Bob Dylan.” Sprout:  “When did he die?” Me:  “He is not dead.” Sprout:  “Oh.  Are you sure?”… 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: PERSONAL GROWTH

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I’m cheating again.  I called this ‘personal growth’ because I don’t have a better category.  I suppose I could use the catchall ‘self help’ but I deplore that label because it has come to mean pop psychology dribble from the Oprah circuit.  I also considered ‘professional development’ as that is a common label for these… 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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