Saturday, December 13, 2008

Instead of a Show

I hate all your show and pretense
the hypocrisy of your praise
the hypocrisy of your festivals
I hate all your show

Away with your noisy worship
Away with your noisy hymns
I stop up my ears when your
singing ‘em
I hate all your show

Instead let there be a flood
of justice
An endless procession of righteous
living, living
Instead let there be a flood
of justice
Instead of a show

your eyes are closed when you’re praying
you sing right along with the band
you shine up your shoes for services
but there’s blood on your hands

you turned your back on the homeless
and the ones that don’t fit in your plans
quit playing religion games
there’s blood on your hands

Ah! let’s argue this out
if your sins are blood red
let’s argue this out
you’ll be white as the clouds
let’s argue this out
quit fooling around

give love to the ones who can’t love at all
give hope to the ones who got no hope at all
stand up for the ones who can’t stand up at all
instead of a show
I hate all your show

Jon Foreman

This is adapted from Isaiah 1:11-17.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

psalm 8

God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name.

Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;

toddlers shout the songs
That drown out enemy talk,

and silence atheist babble.

I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,

your handmade sky-jewelry,

Moon and stars mounted in their settings.

Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,

Why do you bother with us?

Why take a second look our way?

Yet we've so narrowly missed being gods,

Bright with Eden's dawn light.

You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,

repeated to us your Genesis-charge,

Made us lords of sheep and cattle,
even animals out in the wild,
Birds flying and fish swimming,

Whales singing in the ocean deeps.

God, brilliant Lord,
your name echoes around the world.

The Message

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


OK, so I know that I've been a totally lame blogger for the past few months and I've probably lost all my fan base (like I ever had any), but what can I say? Life happens...I have lots to blog about and this is just the start.

I just caught this story on PBS tonight and really enjoyed it. It really sparked some thinking. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

an interesting article...

I thought this article was interesting. It is good to see that young Christians are not blindly following any political party, but breaking apart, wrestling with and analyzing the issues and then making educated decisions based on their faith convictions.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

buy shoes. save lives...

I know I blogged before on Toms, and this is similar, but this is really cool and they are manufactured in Iraq by hand.

Check it out...

Buy Shoes. Save Lives

my wife rocks!

This blog has been pretty quiet lately as things in our house have been pretty crazy. My wife is finishing up her last few weeks of nursing school, 29 days to go to be exact. After having gone through architecture school and having to pull all-nighters every other night and practically living in the studio, I can feel her pain. Although, I did that when I was single with no commitments and could do what I pleased. My daughter and I are trying to support her as best we can and give her the dedicated time she needs to finish.

Each week that she gets closer to her graduation, she has more papers and tests, as if that was possible! She's been pretty much locked in the office for the past few weeks and it will probably be more of the same these final days.

This is simply a shout-out to give some love to student nurses. My wife participated in an academic decathlon of sorts a few weeks ago and received a shirt that proclaims, "student nurses rock!" I can certainly vouch for that. Although, my student nurse rocks the most!

I'll be blogging again soon. I've had some thoughts brewing for a while that I need to get down...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

the God of the living...

Luke 20
36bThey are God's children, since they are children of the resurrection. 37But in the account of the bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord 'the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' 38He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."

Praise God!