What do you do after Easter? Jesus has risen from the dead. Now what?
I gave this sermon at St Luke’s Liverpool the week after Easter. Matthew 28 is often used to tell people to go out and evangelise. Which is good and true. But there’s so much more going on in this passage.
Apparently you can put a price on a soul. Or two.
I struggle with the fact that 1) the woman thought that she had captured souls and 2) that someone paid her money for them.
It’s a good thing that she can’t take my soul. It’s owned by someone else.
I love youth ministry. I’ve devoted a huge part of my life to teaching the Bible to teenagers. People who minister to youth tend to be a different breed than other ministers. And of course there are certain stereotypes. While I’m a big fan of going against type and encouraging older, more mature Christians to work in youth ministry, sometimes the stereotypes are just plain fun.
Stuff Christians Like is a site I link to a fair bit. That’s because it makes me laugh. Here’s something that makes me laugh greatly – The Youth Minister Scorecard. As I go through the list, I know these people. I’ve either experienced these things or know someone who has.
I scored a 90.
What about you, fellow youth ministers? What did you score?
When I was in Europe a few months ago, I kept my eye out for comic books. Not that I could read any because none of them were in English. I did manage to pick up a copy of a Tin Tin book in French though. You know, just because. As I browsed through the bookstore shelves in a number of different countries, I kept seeing the same book over and over again. It was pretty hard to miss with it’s bright yellow cover.
The Book of Genesis by Robert Crumb. All 50 chapters of the first book of the Bible, illustrated and with nothing left out.
I had bought my copy just before leaving Sydney, but I wasn’t going to lug around an oversized hardcover comic book whilst being an overseas tourist. Seeing all those copies all over the continent showed me that this was a book that was going to be worth talking about.
When you base a series of games around hunting down and killing gods of legend, you’re bound to end up here.
The new atheists might be up for such a game but I really don’t see the main player lasting long.
Penny Arcade is one of the big boys of webcomics. If you want to know what’s going on with video games, Penny Arcade is the site to check out. Just keep an eye out for the swearing and violence. They go there a lot.
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella is a wonderfully bizarre webcomic. The title character is a super hero who really couldn’t care less about saving people and is more interested in what’s happening on TV that night. The strip starts off in one place and by the time you reach the end of the page, you’re somewhere completely different.
Over Easter, Wonderella took on the Easter bunny. Her sidekick, Rita, asks what’s the point of Easter. Wonderella replies “Nobody knows.”
Fervr have published my very first ebook!
The Fervr Fashion Guide is now available at the Fervr site.
Please head on over there and get your self a copy. All proceeds go towards supporting the great ministry of Fervr. I don’t see a cent.
I’ve now gone from blogger to ebook author. One step closer to my goal of having a print book I’ve written available for sale at Moore Books.
George A Romero’s 1978 movie Dawn of the Dead is considered a horror classic. The dead have dug their way out of their graves and are slowly lurching around as horrific zombies. They’re not quite dead. And not quite alive. When done right, zombies are very, very scary.
What kind of loser thinks that it would be a good idea to put on a costume and fight crime? Meet Dave. He’s the main character of Kick-Ass and he’s a loser. He’s not a top student, he’s not on any sport teams, and girls think he is below their notice. Here’s a guy looking for something to give his life meaning. So inspired by his comic book heroes, he orders a wetsuit and mask off the internet and begins his career as a costumed crime fighter.
This is a very bad idea.