Thursday, January 29, 2009


So I was driving downtown today on my way to jury duty, when a parked car caught my eye. It stood out because it had the word "PSYCHIC" painted on the side in giant letters. 

I started to think about the irony of trusting the predictions of some stranger who claimed to know your future, while ignoring a Creator who really does know everything about you- and loves you anyway. 

Then I started getting irked at the audacity of the psychic/scammer who takes people's cash and feeds them hooey.  

Then I noticed that the car also had a giant dent in it.

At that point, all I could think was, "I guess you didn't see that one coming." 

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Questions, Part Three

I fancy myself to be a creative kind of guy. I enjoy the process of making something new. But I also believe that you don't need to re-invent the wheel; sometimes a thing is so good in it's original form that the best thing we can do is just point to it. 

That's the way I felt about the first "question" I posted, and that's the way I feel about what I've got for you today. But first, give me a minute for a somewhat connected tangent.

I just finished reading a book called Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. I would HIGHLY recommend that you pick this book up and read it. (Come on, you know that sometimes you get books and they just sit on your shelf- with good intentions. Don't let this be one of them.) 
Anyway, the quote you're about to read isn't from him. It's from John Piper. BUT, I read this quote in Francis Chan's book, and in all fairness I think you should know how I found it.  

So this quote is originally from John Piper's book God Is the Gospel. This is my last question for this series of posts. I'm not sure you'll want to answer out loud, but if you do want to comment, I'd really like to hear from you on this one. Here it is:

"The critical question for our generation--and for every generation--is this:  If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ was not there?

In Him We Live,


[John Piper, God Is the Gospel (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2005), 15]