Good Saturday morning, iMonks! Here’s hoping if you have been in the dark that you have power restored. If not, then how are you reading this? The storms from this last week left a lot of debris in the yard of the iMonastery, so we invite you to grab a rake and help us to clean up what we can only call Saturday Ramblings.
The storms that rampaged across the Midwest might have been welcome in Colorado to help douse the wildfires that destroyed nearly 350 homes in the Colorado Springs area. One thing we don’t need is someone trying to tie some spiritual significance to these natural disasters. This article is, on the whole, well-balanced in this area, especially from Charisma magazine.
Steve Strang, publisher of Charisma, wants your help to make a movie about the community of Sanford, Florida in the wake of the Travor Martin case. I don’t doubt there are some great things happening in that town as this case progresses, but is there really a need to make it into a movie? Your thoughts?
The other big news of the week comes from Switzerland with the believed discovery of the Higgs boson, or “God particle.” Here is a good overview article on the discovery, and another with a little more depth. Oh, and here is Ken Ham’s Answers In Genesis explanation of why this doesn’t matter, and how not to be confused by God’s name being used in this hypothesis. Ah, how did we ever get along without Ken Ham?
Ok, for some the REALLY BIG news this week was the coming out of Anderson Cooper. Craig Gross, pastor of XXX Church, answers the question, “Will there be gays in heaven?” In doing so, he steps on some fat people. Read and reply.
Father and son Catholic priests? Yep, apparently so. In Texas, nonetheless. Ok then.
A pastor’s conference in Alabama open only to “white Christians” has been called unbiblical. In other news, it gets dark at nighttime…
Finally, a woman trying to make ends meet offered to sell her soul on eBay. The bids reached $400 before the auction site took down the listing. Hmmm … couldn’t she have done the same thing with an appearance on TBN?
Happy birthday greetings went out this last week to Buddy Rich; Lena Horne; Stanley Clarke; Mike Tyson; Jamie Farr; Dan Aykroyd; Princess Diana; Carl Lewis; Liv Tyler; Dave Thomas; Jose Canseco; the United States of America; Eva Marie Saint; Neil Simon; Bill Withers; Nancy Reagan; Bill Haley; George W. Bush; Sylvester Stallone; Nanci Griffith; and Doc Severinsen.
The greatest drummer of all time? No contest. It’s Buddy Rich. Everyone else plays for second. Watch the intensity with which he plays here on the Johnny Carson show. Who is Johnny Carson? That’s a topic for another day. Enjoy.