I really don’t have time to write this blog that I am writing now. I just finished a wonderful three hour meeting with my accountability partners. They are two of the finest men I have ever known. In a couple of of hours I have a cookout to celebrate the birthday of another wonderful man who has spent 80 years upon this planet. The problem is right now it is raining cats and dogs outside. We might need to turn it into a cook-in. Tomorrow of course is Sunday, then on Monday we leave for Kids Camp. When I return from Kids Camp on Saturday I must immediately prepare to depart for a long journey. So, I really don’t have time to write this blog I’m writing.
But I am. Here are three things I’ve found interesting this week.
Thing One: The Southern Baptist Convention met in New Orleans this week
and elected an black person as President of the convention for the very first time. Fred Luter, congratulations! I think this is great. It does not mean we have eliminated racism or prejudice in all of our circles, but it does mean that we have crossed a threshold that means we will no longer tolerate as acceptable racists views of the world.
Thing Two: I saw Snow White and the Huntsmanwith my girls yesterday. It was a little drawn out, and the character of the Huntsman was terribly forced. The plot was actually
okay, but the dialogue was choppy and irregular and the acting was wooden. Couldn’t they find someone who was actually an actress to play the role of Snow White? Okay, enough bashing–what I found interesting was that early in the film Snow White prays the “Lord’s Prayer” in her jail cell. When she prays–she prays the shorter version without the added doxology in the Textus Receptus of the King James Version and which is used in most congregational settings today. Whoever wrote that bit knew a thing or two about textual criticism–or at least knew someone who knew someone who knew someone who did.
Thing Three: Thursday night our church fed the community at the South Kitsap Family Kitchen. I love serving in that ministry for many reasons, but two of them come to mind. The first is that I believe making sure hungry people get to eat is an important thing. The second is that at that particular ministry I am not the leader. I am just a worker. One of our talented women named Charlotte is the ministry team leader and she gets to make all the decisions. That is a great feeling sometimes.
Okay, I didn’t have time to write this blog, but I did. It looks like the rain outside has let up. Maybe the cookout will not be a completely drenched washout.
3 responses to “A BLACK PRESIDENT, SNOW WHITE, AND THE KITCHEN”
I enjoyed reading this…even though you didn’t have time to write it. Ha! Ha! It’s great to see that life is treating you well in your corner of the country. I like our new SBC President. He seems to be a good man, and I too think this was a good step in the right direction for our convention. As for Snow White, I quite enjoyed it. Not the best film of the year, by far. But, for me, it was a different twist that held my attention. And I also noticed that about the Lord’s Prayer. That was cool. Since we’re on the movie kick, I loved “Spiderman” and I can’t wait for “Batman.” Well, take care, my friend. I look forward to reading more of your stuff in the future. Peace to you and yours. Your Beeson Buddy
I so agree with you about Luter.
We are on vacation, but I did see Spidey. It was good. I liked the plotline, but I am still partial to Tobey McGuire. batman does look ferocious. Can’t wait.
We need to catch up sometime in the real world!
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