Head First: July 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Would you buy uniforms from this man?

Today, my little brother turns 39 (again). Show him some love.

Turning 40 can be a tricky thing. Actually, any of the "decade" birthdays can play with your head. Thirty was a bit of a crisis for me, because I so thoroughly enjoyed my twenties. By my 40th, I felt like I was hitting my stride (of course, within two years, everything went to hell, so...). Nevertheless, as time marches, it becomes more apparent that the important things in life are love, family and relationships (oh, and fishing). So, in that regard, Senor Jefe wants for nothing (except a cool Jeep like mine).

Happy 40th, Jefe. I love you. I wish we could be there, but Julia and I are going camping (oh, and fishing).

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Uh, what was the question?

All my life, I've heard one preacher or another say, "If you always keep the Main Thing the main thing, then the Main Thing will always be the main thing." Sounds like pastor Yogi Berra, I know, but the idea is that it's important to remember what's...um... important (hmph, must be contagious).

One of the problems with theo-blogs is the ease with which we chase down topical rabbit-holes until it's difficult to remember what we were talking about to begin with. I admit, there have been times when I've come away from conversations with my head spinning. If you'll bear with me, I need to go back and cover the basics.

So, in the light of the many discussions we've had, here and elsewhere, my question is back to this:

Just what is the gospel?

I'm serious. How do you define the Good News?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Birthday, Spam!

The holy grail of canned meat turns 70 this year.

Happy birthday, Spam (oh, and you, too, America).

H/T to National Public Radio. Get the whole story here.