Review of “Crazy Love” – Francis Chan

crazyloveI am not one of Chan’s biggest fans, but I do respect his achievements, leadership and influence immensely. Still, this would not have been enuf for me to read his book bc I know how he thinks and it reminds me way too much of the dogmatic styles of religious thought that that I grew up with. But, when a book has as great a title and cover as this one, it is hard for my cookie grabbing hands to resist. While Chan did not let me down in that he stuck to his normal style that has no personal appeal to me, I still enjoyed the read somewhat. Continue reading “Review of “Crazy Love” – Francis Chan”

Thoughts @ Twilight

Twilight CoverUpon announcing that the youth was invited to come out to the movies and watch Twilight with me, I was intrigued in a new way…

History: I spent a great deal of time reading through the many reviews of this movie. I did this because I enjoy studying anything that reaches the culture of our young people. While growing up, I found that these types of things (i.e. Music, Movies, Books) were automatically viewed as suspect and often discouraged, especially by the church. Adults too often recall their youth as a prodigal time of life that they must keep the next generation from experiencing Continue reading “Thoughts @ Twilight”

Graceful Defeat

I am a very competitive person. It is my nature, my make-up. Childhood memories let me know that it has always been this way:

  • racing to the swings at Warriors Path during my 5 yr old b-day party
  • wrestling with my father on a daily basis knowing there would be a time that I could take him (you see, he committed to buying me a car if ever I could pin him – i never won that car) Continue reading “Graceful Defeat”

Being the Best – good enough?

MLB

Last week, the Philadelphia Phillies (what a creative name) won the World Series. But, the truth is, I do not care. Why is this? I am a big sports fan and have watched quite a bit of baseball this year. Yet, when it was time for the world series, I tuned out. Based on their season and performance during the playoff, the best team probably did come out on top. Why then, did I lose interest when it came time for the greatest showing in all of baseball – the World Series? Continue reading “Being the Best – good enough?”