Doing Math With Mark Driscoll

I saw this on Facebook this morning. Read it slowly. After reading through the 122 comments, it's clear that most people did not read the whole statement and just wanted to attack the messenger. In this case, forget the messenger and focus on the message.

This statement isn't so much about our obedience to God, but about our motivation. We still obey, we still submit, we still honor, but when we do it to "get something from God" it's a form of religion. When we know the love of God, it motivates us to obey. That's the gospel. That's Christianity.

I got this backwards for many years and worse than that taught my kids some crappy math along the way. We never measured up (much like Dolores Umbridge) and entered a vicious cycle of trying harder to achieve. 

Don't believe me? Do you think your acceptance is about obedience to God? Do you really believe He will love you more if you obey Him better? Let me encourage you to stop trying so hard to be a better behavior and become a better believer.

Quetly making noise,

Social Media Feeding Frenzy

I love when someone really gets the Gospel and begins to live under a banner that reads "It is Finished!" I love when they declare that publicly in the arena of social media. I love to watch how this juicy morsel tempts others to swoop in and warn everyone of the danger of taking the Gospel too far. It's like watching a bucket of bloody chum on shark week. 


Quietly making noise,

Collision of Technology


What if the technology of Pandora was introduced to the social networks? It would make filtering your follower and friend list a lot easier. 
Quietly making noise,

Repost - "Love Thy Neighbor

Today on facebook,

Kendra's brother Jeff

linked to a great post about a very bold and practical application of loving thy neighbor.

(Click on the image to link to and read the post).

The person in this article did not shy away from her neighbors. She confidently entered their world, attempted to see things from their perspective and then boldly explained that she was there to love her neighbors. You can assume from my link to this article, that I liked what I read. Most of you know that this is something I would probably do myself...if only I lived in a more urban environment. ;)

Let me ask the readers of theMT, did this woman engage the culture? Was this an appropriate step in reaching out to her neighbors and beginning to share the love of Christ with them? Let me know what your overall impressions were of this story.

Quietly making noise,