Posts Tagged ‘john’

charlie-bit-my-finger-imageI would argue that, if you’re giving out the award for the biggest waste of time over the last five years or so, the award would have to go to the “Charlie Bit My Finger” video.  Charlie is in the running due to its distinction as the most viewed Youtube Video ever (as well as giving further proof that everything is funnier when said with a British accent).  It has been watched over 640 million times, and considering that it is 56 seconds long, that equates to over one thousand years worth of time that’s been spent watching Charlie bite his brother’s finger.

Now granted, I don’t have any stats on the world’s time investment in playing Angry Birds, but I still think it’s a solid nomination.

This week, however, I may have found something that could give Charlie a run for his money. (more…)

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I’m With Him

Posted: January 22, 2010 by Matt Horan in ReEmergent Church
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By Matt Horan

Let’s journey back to the first century for a few moments, to the moment that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.  John has just told the gathering crowd that being a descendant of Abraham is not enough to help them escape the “coming wrath.”  He says, “The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”

That can’t be good. (more…)

By Matt Horan

My first date with my wife did not go entirely according to plan.  We were in college, and I’d invited her over to my fraternity house to cook her dinner on this new deck we’d just finished building.  So I spent all afternoon cleaning my gross fraternity house, and have the place all ready to impress a girl.  Susan shows up, walks out onto the deck, and it started pouring. (more…)

 

Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren

 By Matt Horan

John Wesley

John Wesley

      What a treat!  You’re ringside for a battle for the ages–Modern vs. Postmodern for the heavyweight championship of the church.  As far as the tale of the tape, McLaren has the clear advantage–he’s is a full head taller than Wesley, and is at least 150 years younger.  Sounds like no contest, but can 8 million United Methodists be wrong?  Let’s see them contend for the soul of the church of Jesus Christ.

Wesley:  Dr. McLaren, always a pleasure to make the acquantance of a good Irishman.

McLaren:  Good to meet you too, Rev. Wesley, though I’m from Maryland.

Fan in the crowd wearing an “Emerge This!” t-shirt: “Strangely warm” this guy, Wesley! (more…)