“Owl City,” the one-man synth pop band is officially amazing. His sound is catchy, cool, and clean. His lyrics are full of aquatic puns. He loves Jesus but isn’t preachy. Here is an article on the man, the myth, the legend.
Another reason “Owl City” is amazing? Unrivaled facebook status updates! Some of my favorites include:
Never buy a car you can’t push.
I’m going to be discussing global warming next week. Wear shorts. It’s quite a heated topic.
I was going to jump off my house into a bucket of ice but I got cold feet.
I once directed a high school play about fishing. It had a great cast.
It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.
To me, boxing is like ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers punch each other in the face.
This will be my turn to brag a little about my dad. He is the most talented musician I have ever met. However, I have watched him sacrifice personal acclaim for the service of Jesus. This past Sunday night he taught from Psalm 118 at his church. If you are familiar with SBC churches you might understand how rare it is to find a “Music Minister” who is genuinely qualified and gifted to be a pastor.
When I was in high school I was tired of “church.” I was sick of people who called themselves Christians and demonstrated the opposite in their living. It was only the consistent example of my parents at home and in public that reassured me that Christianity was for more than just “show.” My dad has always modeled a servant’s heart, a scholar’s mind, and genuine commitment to the Lordship of Christ in all things.
The Bible is clear that the home is an essential component in the discipleship of children. I once heard a youth pastor say about the role of the church, “we can’t fix in four hours what you screw up in seven days.” Maybe not the most sensitive statement, but definitely true. Parents provide the framework for Christianity and the way they live and parent will either affirm or deny the legitimacy of the gospel in the life of their children.