Archive | October, 2011

I Have a Problem

I seriously can’t stop eating these. I have a small obsession with tortilla chips. I have forever been on the hunt for the perfect tortilla chip and I have found it. Meet Juanitas. One would think that these chips are made in the heart of Texas, or even better, Mexico. But no, these delectable bits of fried tortilla are made in…wait for it…Bend, Oregon. Seriously.

Do yourself a favor, find your nearest retailer and run to the store and buy a bag, or two or three.

Hasn’t Happened…Yet

As you know, I’m looking for a job here in Portland. It’s a pretty discouraging process, yet there a times when you realize it could be worse. Let me introduce you to Joshua Longbrake. He’s funny. Even better, he’s real. Here’s the money quote from his recent post, but go read the whole thing. How could you not want to know what the rest of the story is about…

Matt and I were talking and I was putting money in the parking meter. Very suddenly, without any forewarning, I pooped my pants. That is the truth.

“Hey Matt, I gotta go. I just pooped my pants.”

I think I remember Matt saying OK.

U2 + The Killers = Ultra Violet Greatness

The Killers have covered U2’s Ultra Violet, from Achtung Baby, for part of Q Magazines Achtung Baby Covered album celebrating the 20th anniversary of the albums release.

Generation X is Sick…

This resonated with me. Read the entire article though, it’s good.

Generation X is tired.

It’s a parent now, and there’s always so damn much to do. Generation X wishes it had better health insurance and a deeper savings account. It wonders where its 30s went. It wonders if it still has time to catch up.

Typewritten

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Tools & Toys

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Bad Rhetoric

I’m growing increasingly tired — and maybe a little frustrated — with bad rhetoric that’s being used in relation to Christian missions. You’ll read it as Finish the Task, Finishing the Task, the Unfinished Task, or Finish the Mission.

Depending on who you ask there are between 6,600-6,800 unreached people groups in the world today. An unreached people group is a grouping of people with a common language and culture that have less than 2% professing Christians. Recently, missions organizations have decided to further break down the world’s population by tracking UUPG’s (Unengaged Unreached People Groups). UUPG’s are those groups that have no present Christian witness. Again, depending on who you ask there are between 1,000 and 3,600 UUPG’s.

Setting aside the argument that this is a terrible way of tracking “lostness”, it tends to give the impression that something can be done about it. Somewhere along the way we thought that God’s reconciliation with His creation was about us, and that if we try hard enough, and travel to the unreached places, we can usher in His return. What silly thinking.

I’d love to live long enough to see each UUPG “reached”. I wonder, the day that happens will the sky split open to see God’s Kingdom return?

Coming Next: A Better Way (in my opinion)