So Nimm Denn Meine Hande...

Friday, August 25, 2006


Make that 2-3 weeks. AT&T is really stupid down here and won't let me get internet until I have a 'direct pay' on my phone bill, but in order to do that I need a MasterCard/Visa from the bank and that's going to take another week or so. Sheesh! What's a guy to do?


Drive to school and post from the library computers. That's what.

So, in the meantime I'm going to spend a little while playing with my digital camera and learn about setting up some sort of video blog on YouTube or something.

And yes, it's hot down here. Quite hot. I think it's averaged around 30 degrees every day here. And it's humid. Big shock there.

BUT school is great. Masters Seminary is sweet, and attending Grace Community Church is amazing! On the whole, the sacrifices are far worth the rewards. I'm sorry I don't have real internet or anything, and I want to talk to many of you, but that will have to wait for what appears to be a few weeks. Soon and very soon...until next time,

The Armchair Theologian

Friday, August 18, 2006

Safe and Alive!

Yup, like you've possibly read on my other blog, I'm in California. I arrived safe and alive last night (Aug. 18th) and I moved into the crack house that I'm renting. California is crazy-go-nuts and God is very gracious; I made it across the border, didn't crash and actually found my way here without too many problems. Awesome! Now, I've gotta get some new textbooks and whatnot (seeing that my classes have changed) but other than that, things are good.

I already miss Canadian fast food; the stuff that passes for "food" down here is, uh, yeah. Greasy and tasteless (and for some crazy reason, Subway doesn't have any sauces down everything is really dry! SO Gross!). In-and-Out burger is the only thing worth mentioning; not bad. I think that eating health won't be much problem.

Other than that, I've said lots on the Armchair Geek blog; no sense repeating myself. But on a funny note, last night I saw an Asian guy standing on a parked car, dancing to whatever loud rap music was playing. Surprisingly, this place kinda feels like Richmond, BC! HA!

Oh, and I met someone and he figured that he'd greet me with an Irish accent. I said "Good morning" and he said "Top of the mornin' to ya, lad!". (Let's here it for the stereotype that American's really are ignorant about everything except the USA) I almost responded in my best "Ernie Scar" impression (or a good Hutterite voice), but self-control reigned supreme. I figured that if I invited the guy to come out to the Hunt and Hook sports in Brocket, he wouldn't have had a CLUE what I was talking about. One day day. Okay.

Final note. I went into the GCC bookstore. I started weeping. The best Christian bookstore ever; no Brad Jersak or other flake-fest crap. All good books. I might spend my inheritance! Anyway, I've got a TON of running around to do. I already miss Saskatoon and the people there, but I'll only be down here for a few years...time WILL fly! Until Next Time,

The Armchair Theologian

P.S. - regular posting will continue in around a week, once I get my internet hooked up to my house.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Lessons learned from a blog>>>!<<<

It seems that the only way that I know anyone ever reads this dumb blog is if I say something risque, or offensive. Controversy apparently generates hits and posts. So, I was thinking that I needed a new post, since all my serious writing has been in the comments as of late (there's been some good stuff plastering the comment board though!). Something deep and thought provoking. Something controversial. Hmmm...what would also be slightly offensive, but not enough to be offensive to some of my friends? How about this:


Yeah. I'm leaving for California next week, so I'm having an open door party on Saturday. I'll open the doors from around 6 until midnight and I'll have the barbeque running for a while. Bring drinks and whatever food you want, but I'm going to be totally cleaning out all the food I have, so come to goon! I have so many different groups of people wanting to see me that I figured that I'd simply have a party and let everyone come over who wants to! Spread the word!


Oh, and I'm at (content removed by federal witness protection program). You can call me at work if you want, or call me at home (382-XXXX) if you have any questions.

Spread the word!


Until Next Time,

The Armchair Theologian

Monday, August 07, 2006


Well, it's August 7th and I'm not a prophet...this link shows it to be the case. The gay pride parade in Jerusalem was cancelled due to the war. Apparently God didn't like the idea of the homosexuals marching around his favorite city and he didn't like the ideas of all those homosexuals getting global media attention in their efforts to mock he caused a war to stop it. Now, nobody even remembers the stink that was caused only a few weeks ago. In fact, it's the 7th and I even forgot to check up on this story yesterday! Eeveryone is worried about Hizbullah, not the homosexuals. The gay pride folks were hoping that they eyes of the world would be upon them and that everyone would see their bold statement BUT, they got totally owned by the almighty. I cannot help but laugh out loud at the amazing timing of this skirmish with Lebanon.

Nebuchadnezzar was right on the money when he exclaimed:

"His dominion is an eternal dominion;
his kingdom endures from generation to generation.
All the peoples of the earth
are regarded as nothing.
He does as he pleases
with the powers of heaven
and the peoples of the earth.
No one can hold back his hand
or say to him: "What have you done?" - Daniel 4:34-35

The Psalmist was equally right when he said:

"The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the LORD
and against his Anointed One.

"Let us break their chains," they say,
"and throw off their fetters."

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them." - Psalm 2:2-4


"I know that the LORD is great,
that our Lord is greater than all gods.

The LORD does whatever pleases him,
in the heavens and on the earth,
in the seas and all their depths.

He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
he sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
the firstborn of men and animals.

He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his servants.

He struck down many nations
and killed mighty kings-

Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan
and all the kings of Canaan-

and he gave their land as an inheritance,
an inheritance to his people Israel.

Your name, O LORD, endures forever,
your renown, O LORD, through all generations." - Psalm 135:5-13

And Isaiah spoke truth when he proclaimed:

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

He brings princes to naught
and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. - Isaiah 40:21-23

God - 1

Gays - 0

Did they think God would take this sitting down? Not even close. Until Next Time,

The Armchair Theologian