the über-private blog of Joel

the über-private blog of Joel "L" Watts

Nope, I don’t want to go to sleep… I am… Worried.

Sophia loves me

Sophia loves me

#bff

#bff

Of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” and Matthew 6

Of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” and Matthew 6

icebucketbreeBy now everyone knows and many have participated in the so called “Ice Bucket Challenge” with the intent to help charity.

It is absolutely wonderful that someone helps charities and, often, the motivations and ulterior motives for one doing so, are ignored on behalf of the end result of an act of charity, regardless as to whether such act is sincere or just a stunt.

One of the greatest marketing…

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I’m …

Afraid to go to sleep without anyone here…

For you #UMC-ers, Thomas Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible (6 vols.) - @Logos Bible Software

For you #UMC-ers, Thomas Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible (6 vols.) – @Logos Bible Software

Journey from Genesis to Revelation with the “father of Methodist missions” as a guide. Thomas Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible provides an in depth look at both the Old and New Testaments. Coke—cofounder of the Methodist Church in America and the first Methodist bishop—was an influential figure in eighteenth-century Christianity and his commentary offers valuable insight into the development…

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does the 2nd Person of the Trinity tell us about the sacred worth of others?

does the 2nd Person of the Trinity tell us about the sacred worth of others?

Tertullian

Tertullian (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My interesting in the concept of personhood is multifarious because I believe it will help in building a proper theology for various elements in our society and Church. In reading Vincent, I happened upon this chapter from his Commonitory (ch14). Unlike Tertullian’s less defined, or unrefined, personain describing the Father, Son, and Spirit, Vincent (a proper…

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The Real Connectional Table

The Real Connectional Table

http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/about-connectional-table

Above is a link to the Connectional Table of the UMC in case anyone who might read this is unfamiliar with it and it’s stated goals and mission. They have a new proposal that they are trying to put forward that is, in my not terribly humble opinion, crap. That is not what this is about, but it is the inspiration for this so it should be…

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the bible and country music, “Revelation” and Merle Haggard’s “Big City”

the bible and country music, “Revelation” and Merle Haggard’s “Big City”

Do you know how difficult it is to find a country song about the acid trip that is Revelation?

I kid… slightly.

Because of the difficulty, I may post more than one.

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OMNTW

one of my assistants is sick… so help me… I’ve going on vacation next week and if I get sick because of her… Ugh.