Link: Jethro Tull â€“ Locomotive Breath â€“ Listen free at Last.fm
I heard this song on the radio on the way home from the hospital today. I’d have loved to be in the room when a producer sold to the concept of this song to a record label. Here’s how I imagine it going:
“We are going to start the song with a great instrumental-classical piano riff. Then, at the apex of the song, we will throw in an aggressive rock flute solo, that will really bring it home. I think has the potential to be the biggest song recorded by Jethro Tull, with the potential of being played for decades to come on the gritty classic rock stations…”
Just how I see it going down. Perhaps I need a nap.
Link: How We Can Clean Up A Lot of the Economic Problems
Thanks Dave Ramsey for not participating in the circus that is the news reporting of the economy.
Link: the politics of Jesus:
Found this today through Joe’s blog. Great thoughts on this particular post (I haven’t read the rest of them, and thus can’t comment).
Link: Bible Reading Program for Slackers and Shirkers
Today as I was meeting with some students I recommended this resource that has served me well in the past. The article I’ve linked to is a great one written by Margie Haack. The actual plan is linked to at the bottom of the article.
If you have ever struggled to get through a Bible reading plan, this resource is for you. It took me nearly 4 years to get through the Bible this way, but the important thing is that I got through the Bible!
Link: Swedish Left Party: ‘force pastors to perform gay weddings’
Check out this article by my favorite English language Swedish news source. (ahem… the only English language Swedish news source) It’s a frightening look at where a false view of “tolerance” will eventually lead. Forcing pastors to go against what they believe is “neither safe nor right” according to another European from a few centuries ago.
I find it remarkable that the irreligious (and anti-religious) left in Sweden here attempts to do the same thing the church did back in the day, to institutionalize their doctrine, and force others to act accordingly.
It’s my prayer that Christians will respond with grace and truth. It’s the only thing that will diffuse an otherwise volatile situation.