-Chad Smith vs. Will Ferrell Drum-Off:
-Egalitarian/Complementarian: The one argument I've never heard brought up in regarding gender roles in church leadership: wouldn't the one pastoral leadership role that everyone can agree a female would be unwise to inhabit is "pastor of men's ministry," just as a man shouldn't be the "pastor of women's ministry?" I recognize this doesn't apply to many churches (mostly larger evangelical churches with gender-specific programs), but it's still something worth considering.
-Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, and Noah Baumbach. All were born in 1969. All are indie auteur filmmakers who make quirky and affecting films. All look strikingly similar (see below):
My hypothesis: they're triplets separated at birth. Or clones. At least cousins.
-Music From 2014 I Really Like So Far (in no particular order):
- Warpaint - Warpaint
- John Mark McMillan - Borderland
- William Fitzsimmons - Lions
- Switchfoot - Fading West
- Katie Herzig - Walk Through Walls
- Audrey Assad - Death Be Not Proud EP
- Tycho - Awake
Mood Indigo (dir. Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater, Before Midnight)
Life Itself (dir. Steve James, Hoop Dreams)
Intersteller (dir. Christopher Nolan, Inception)
-Harry Potter. After years of resistance, and having never seen any of the films, I've finally begun reading the beloved Harry Potter series. I didn't avoid them due to the witch/wizard themes; I just didn't want to jump on a time-consuming bandwagon to read all the books. I'm currently in the middle of book two, and while they're good books, they aren't as captivating or well-written as I had imagined. (I recently re-read Lowry's The Giver, a far more interesting and thoughtful children's book).
-Back to School. I'm taking another summer theology course at Regent College: "Heaven, Hell, and Everything in Between" with John Stackhouse. I keep getting more questions about heaven and hell from teens and young adults, and I've been eager to take a Stackhouse class, so this will be an interesting week of theological growth.
Any random interesting stuff going on in your life? Share in a comment.