Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Great News

I got accepted into Asbury for the Fall!

thats all....

Monday, July 16, 2007

I'm back

Okay sonshine fest was amazing. I saw Flatfoot, which is a celtic punk band, David Crawder band, Toby Mac ( In which I busted a move and even got an aplouse and made new friends) Newsboys (in which God spoke to me in an amazing way) Jeremy Camp (in which I sold two paints that i had done that day), casting crowns (In which I painted inthe dark with a flash light in one had and the brush in the other) KJ-52, a couple different bands in the 3degree club, thousand foot chrutch (which got a little crazy in the moshing) Relient K(In which I was in the mosh and fell then crowd surfed from the front to the back, and finished up with Switch foot.

my favorit had to have been Flatfoot, they were amazing. I mean who wouldn't love Punk with a set of bagpipes and a mandoline.

thou Newsboys were the best i had ever seen them. I will be posting piktures as soon as i get them developed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Hey all!, tomarro i head out for a musicfestivel in Minasota. i am very excited, newsboys is going to be there and so is casting crowns. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Book of Mormon

now no one freek out too quickly. I am not going to write here why the book of mormon is an evil book or why I have rejected the book of mormon.

yesterday i had some time and started to read it. I have been plaining to read this for several years but never really got around to it. yesterday i actually got around to it. and I have some question from the first four chapters of nephi, things that stood out to me.

1. Nephi 1:1 why does Nephi take the time to give a resime? none of the prophets in the oldtestement nor the apostels ever tell people why they should be listened to, rather they just say God told me this or even less. Paul gave his list of recomends once but only to say that it was completely worthless.

2. Nephi 1:10, why does it use firmiment?

3. Nephi 1:4, Nephi menchens phrophets but he does not tell us their names, if his father was a prophet during the reign of Zedikiah his contemperaries would have been Jerimiah and Ezekiel. Jerimiah and Ezekiel make breif reference to eachother. why does Nephi not make reference to them or why don't they make reference to Lehi?

4 Nephi 2:7, why does Lehi make a sacrifice to God? according to the Law only those of the line of Levi could make sacrifices, and the only place that sacrifices could be made was where the ark of the covenent was which was God's presents on earth. which is why the jews do not offer sacrifices today.

5. Nephi 2, this journey that Nephi's family took to the red sea sounds like a weekend trip, the red sea is a long way from jerusalem.

6. Nephi 1-5 why does ever verse start with a conjunction?

I am not trying to bash the book I just wrote down some questions i had as i was reading.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

worship Journel 3

Casting Crowns has a song called stain glass masquerade and in that song there is a line that asks, "am I the only one in church who's traded the alter for a stage?"

my question today is; when does the alter become a stage? could it be when the pulpit and the organ become golden cavles that cannot be moved? could it be when the leaders are set in thier ways that they refuse to let anyone else into thier little click? could it be when the war fo music becomes so strong and issue that it is more importaint what kind of music we play then wiether or not it is helping people come to worship God? could it be when the acts of worship becomes acts and performance?

the answer is all of the above. But...but how do you tell the difference between the alter and the stage?

Just because A small church is still usinging a pipe organ and the pastor still preaches behind a monstrous pulpit and only sings hyms does not mean that it is dead and out of touch with people... it also doesn't mean that the church hasn't moved from holyness to leagalism and tradition.

and Just because a large church who uses drama, and new music, and lights where the pastor preaches sitting on a bar stool does not mean that God is not worshiped... it also doesn't mean they are not curruptable.

the church that has a stage lookes the same as the one iwht an alter. so how do you tell the difference?