Your Rambler is in a better mood today. Oh, the Synonymous Rambler and I have been going round and round again, and yes, it was all my fault again (I think), but otherwise it has been a better week. Spring is in the air here in Tulsa (along with mold and polen), which means baseball can’t be far behind. And with baseball on the horizon, how can I be in a bad mood? So let’s let bygones be bygones and get to rambling, shall we?
Maine’s own JoanieD pointed out this interesting introduction to Process Theology. Following the rules of our monastery here, you may comment on the article and what the author says. You may not make comments on this author’s denomination. Comprende?
Hey! Good news! Belief in God is increasing! You won’t believe where. Of course, if you plan to fly there, you may not want to take Alaskan Airlines. They are no longer handing out Scripture verses on flights. Peanuts, yes. Scriptures, no.
Our tenth president’s grandson doesn’t care for current politics, but he especially doesn’t like Newt. Did you hear what I said? John Tyler’s grandson. Tyler, who was born in 1790, has two grandsons who are still living. I imagine staying away from politics has something to do with that.
The Synonymous Rambler tipped me off on the Big Top Evangelical Circus story of the week. The Elephant Room was open for business again this week. Hosts James MacDonald and Mark Driscoll led a discussion on the right way to present the Gospel. Then they got into the topic of the Trinity with T.D. Jakes. Ruh-roh. Seems at least one person thinks the hosts went too far. MacDonald took so much flack for inviting Jakes that he resigned from an organization he helped to found. There was a mighty big elephant in the room this year…
After reading those stories, don’t you think those, um, speakers take themselves just a little too seriously? Fr. James Martin wants to help us reclaim Jesus’ sense of humor.
Honorary iMonk Mark Galli will make you both laugh and think with his take on wanting to see God.
This is what we call in the biz a “tease.” On Thursday I will be reviewing some albums, including the brand new release by Leonard Cohen. “Old Ideas” doesn’t come out until Tuesday, but you can preview the entire album here. He is 79, brothers and sisters. And like wine, he gets better with age.
Richard Roberts was arrested on what would have been his father’s 94th birthday for allegedly driving under the influence. Maybe his nephew, Oral Roberts’ grandson, drove him to drink by announcing his “Gay Agenda” nationwide tour. I think Oral picked a good time to die two years ago, don’t you?
Not sure what to make of this story other than it’s interesting that a cat spoke with the Bastrop, Texas police. And it can drive. And trap other cats. (Read the story carefully, iMonks.) Now, I’m not a cat person, and I know things are done differently in Texas, but still …
We said “hippo birdie two ewes” this last week to Telly Savalas; William Wrigley III (grandson of the inventor of Wrigley’s Spearmint); Benny Hill (inventor of British humor); Robert “Wolfman Jack” Smith; Jack Nicklaus; Richie Havens (the star of Woodstock); Leslie “Billy Ocean” Charles; Bill Bixby; Ernest Borgnine; Oral Roberts; Neil Diamond; Warren “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” Zevon (he’s sleeping now…); Ernie Harwell; Alicia Keys; Paul Newman; Bob Uecker; and Ellen Degeneres.
I don’t watch much TV, and rarely andy daytime shows, but I did catch this clip once a few years ago. This is the reason Philo T. Farnsworth invented the boob tube in the first place. Enjoy!