Friday, December 26, 2008

Charlie Brown Kwanzaa

I thought in honor of one the oldest, most revered, and well respected holidays of all time, I would post one of my favorite Kwanzaa videos: Charlie Brown Kwanzaa

WARNING: this video will offend you, or it should anyway :P



Now go tell a black person how much you appreciate them.

-Ryan

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Redneck Christmas tree

In the ghetto we make our own trees.







All joking aside, Who wouldn't love this tree in there window.

Merry Christmas from Ryan and Megan.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Brooklyn Loves The World

This weeks sermon is a continuation of what we have already been discussing with a little bit of biblical reference involved. Below is an email I recieved from my man Cub after I had discussed the topic of people hating Christians for being such terrible people. It is unedited and I thank cub for sharing his heart and thoughts.

(Note: Brooklyn is what we call out Quad, which is sort of like a bible study)


After Brooklyn i was reading the next two chapters of Matthew i was up to and i happened to be at Matthew Chapter 23. The first section of the chapter is on "The Seven Woes." Which is the EXACT thing we are were talking about on on Thursday and discussing what's wrong with "Christianity" and why many people in the world have negative feelings about church and Christianity. And i think these seven woe's the Christ spelled out are EXACTLY what is wrong.

1.Shutting the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. (Mat. 23:13-14)

2.Making converts twice as much a son of hell as the converters themselves are. (Mat. 23:15)

3.Claiming that swearing by the temple is nothing, but claiming that swearing by the temple's gold is everything. (Mat. 23:16-22)

4.Obeying the minutiae of the law but neglecting the important facets (Mat. 23:23-24)

5.Being shallow (Mat. 23:25-26)

6.Hypocrisy (Mat. 23:23-27)

7.Claiming that they would have behaved better than their forefathers - even though they build and respect the tombs of those who murdered the prophets. (Mat. 23:29-36)

These are exactly what was wrong in the time of Jesus and the CONTINUE to be wrong today. Every single one of those is a problem with 'christians' and the church in today's time. As we talked about how was someone rebuke his brother when he's doing the same thing. We could look at any one of these and see them all over the place. The more i think about it the more i see hypocrisy in the 'christian' community.

How does this change? What needs to be done? How can people who stereotype christians by the bad experiences they've had or heard about change their heart?


Just some thoughts...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Little Christmas Spirit

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL !!!


Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.


See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.


It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a 'Holiday'.*
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!


CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.


As Targets were hanging their trees up side down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Diversity
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton , Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!


At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace


The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS , not Happy Holiday!


Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet MERRY CHRISTMAS
Christ is The Reason for the Christmas Season!

Friday, December 19, 2008

TGIF Jam: Du Hast and

Rammstein - Du Hast (you have/hate)

If any has questions about the subtitles on this let me know and I'll explain them.

Rammstein - Feuer frei! (fire at will)

yes that is Vin Diesel, this song was on the XXX soundtrack

Rammstein - Zerstoren (destroy)

This video is unofficial, but it really fit the theme of the song and that opening is one of the best things in music today.


Next week: one wrong move and you're dead

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Street Soccer

I love how we need Wii's and Xbox's when these kids have so much less and yet so much more.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Win A Free Book From A Former Writer On Arrested Development

Show my man over at arrested development blog some love and enter into his contest. the contest goes until the 19th and when you enter the contest, tell'em I sent ya.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Why People Hate Christians

These are two of the many examples of why everyday people hate Christians. Because we are a narrow minded, ignorant, better than thou group of people who know what's best for you and so you should listen to us you dumb bunch of sinners before you all go to hell.

Our first example comes from Alice Shannon of Soldotna Alaska, who writes:


here are a few responses from the people we need to be having the most sincere discussion with about some of our louder "representatives"

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you, Ms. Shannon!
It’s morons like you that help us “evil” folks illustrate how angry and hateful some so-called “Christians” can be.
If Jesus does exist, I believe he wouldn’t even cross the street to spit on dim-witted hate mongers like yourself.
Have a nice day!!!


and

What? That's like saying "I don't care if they have never started a fire, but kittens are the reason arson is rampant." One has nothing to do with the other.


the best response to this though would have to come from a man named Neal Coleman, who shares my exact response to this woman, and since he can say it better then I can I'll just leave it to him.

With Protestant Christianity our cultural religion, many Americans are raised, and indeed spend their whole lives, without meeting or getting to know even one atheist. Lack of experiential knowledge breeds fear, which in turn gives rise to resent and hatred. This is the source of Ms. Shannon’s sentiment, and that of those like her.

...In the end, it is ignorance of atheism and atheists that lies at the source of Ms. Shannon’s beliefs. I hope she meets an atheist at some time in her life and realizes just how wrong she is: that it is quite possible to befriend, and indeed love, as Christ would have it, someone whose beliefs are different from her own.


My second example comes from "The Honorable James David Manning, PhD" and he is the head pastor of the Atlah world ministries and he had this to say about President-Elect Obama



I would provide responses to this, but there weren't any that were articulate enough to be worth our time.

I don't care where you are with God, or if you've ever even had a conversation with him, I would love to start a Dialogue with anyone wants to share thoughts and opinions.
On behalf of every Christian you've ever met, I would like to personally apologize for there actions. We are all a broken, sinful group of people are less then you, not better.

Friday, December 12, 2008

TGIFJams: All Soulja boy, all the Time

Here are three video's of the same song, each slightly different enough to warranting a view. enjoy and watch your skin get darker.

The Original



The Funny



The Dope Remix



I'm off to buy some Bathin Apes,
-Ryan

Next week: I'm in the mood for Sauerkraut, stay tuned.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Can't Hold Kinetik Down

My Man KinetiK just dropped his new hit "Questions" all over youtube. Give this a listen and tell me Hip Hops dead son. I DON'T THINK SO.

SNL is very hit or miss, but this is total hit

I thought this was hysterical. You probably won't.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Klondike Bar



I prefer Ice cream Samiches

Jesus was a Cookie Crisp man

I was thinking that from now on I would post an article, or link, or discussion about faith I may be having on Sundays, in keeping with the Sabbath and all. So let me know what you think. this first article comes from the church where me new sister Emily RADCLIFFE attended. It's by By Kevin Feldotto


A taste for granola I live in Colorado Springs, home of God. There are more Christian ministries in this town than you can shake a Harry Potter book at. Apparently, this makes us some sort of Christian Mecca. I'm not buying it.

The ugly truth is that we are a town divided by hate. It's the granola-eating, pacifist, pro-homosexual tree-huggers versus the holier-than-thou, flag-waving, pro-life, Bible-thumpers, and we have been divided for a decade. We don't have time to stand in the park and yell at each other, so we wage war with our bumper stickers. "FOCUS ON YOUR OWN DAMN FAMILY" is a popular bumper sticker that reveals more about our community than about any organization.

Being a Christian conservative, I am keenly aware of this battle. Recently I saw a bumper sticker that made me spew my latte. It read, "DOING MY PART TO PISS OFF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT." While that would make some wish they had a shoulder-mounted grenade launcher, it made me laugh out loud. Personally, I love controversy not for the sake of confrontation, but because it makes people think.

I wanted to kidnap the owners of the bumper sticker (with my grenade launcher) and buy them a beer. I would ask them how they feel about the religious; how they feel about the right. Then I would ask them how they feel about Christians. I would then do something so radical, it would completely freak them out. I would listen; no arguing, no defending, just listening. In fact, I might just be nodding my head in agreement.

You see, I am one of the religious right, and I don't like us. Our ranks are filled with arrogant know-it-alls who wear the label "evangelical" like some kind of medal; people who think "right" refers not to their political stance but to their level of correctness. If you are not a member of the club, you probably know what I mean. As soon as they figure out your label, you get the distinct impression that you have dog doo on your shoes.

I was still laughing about the "religious right" sticker when it hit me: If Jesus had a car, he might have had that bumper sticker on it, right next to the one that said "WHAT WOULD I DO?"

Hear me out on this. Whenever Jesus went on the attack, who did he launch against? It wasn't the liberals; it was the religious right, the conservatives. It was the religious leaders who knew the Scriptures like they were written on their underwear. The pious people who were convinced that they had the corner on being right.

Instead of giving them a good ol' boy slap on the back, he got in their faces at every opportunity. Time and again, Jesus said, "Have you not read?" He knew darn well they had not only read it, they had memorized it. When he repeatedly remarked, "You have heard it said this, but I say to you that," he purposefully challenged their authority. When Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath, he was not ignorant of rabbinical law. He did it to force the issue.

I find it very interesting that he never seemed to hang with the religious right. He ended up at parties with the wild crowd, while the conservatives hovered outside and talked about what he was doing wrong. He intentionally spent time with those whom the conservatives looked down on.

What does this say about us as evangelicals? Perhaps we don't have the corner on being right. (Be still my heart.) Possibly, we have been unwilling to see our weaknesses because of our own arrogance. Could it be that the bumper sticker, "THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT IS NEITHER" is more than just wordplay? We need to be willing to honestly ask ourselves if we have been wrong. No, I take that back. The question should not be "Am I wrong?" but "Where am I wrong?"

Now that I have voiced these heresies, I may get thrown out of the club. That may be OK. If you're a pro-homosexual, tree-hugging pacifist, let's talk. I actually like granola.


The main idea of this article is something that some of the boys in my Quad have been talking about lately, basically the fact that "I am a follower of Christ" and not a "Christian."
I would love to hear from anyone with you're thoughts on this. If you love christans or hate them, please let me know. I PROMISE you won't be judged, or try to be converted, or told why you're being a sinner. If you don't want to leave a comment, email me lilking783@gmail.com. This is not a discussion that is ending soon, I have more articles and thoughts on this subject.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Motivational Posters

I know that most of these posters people have seen before, and these things are a little '05, but I like them. so here are some of my favorites.






I know that most of these posters people have seen before, and these things are a little '05, but I like them. so here are some of my favorites.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

TGIF Jam: DVNO and Stress

This week we're presenting two videos. for one because they're from the same artist but completely different, and two, because I feel like it. So enjoy.

Justice - DVNO


Justice - Stress

The band if french, that's why you're not understanding anything. and because i'm feeling generous.

Justice - Master of Puppets
(About 1:20 in it gets real DOPE!!)


And just so you know i'm not just shamelessly plugging these guys, I have there album and listen to it nonstop, ask Megan, she's sick of it.

Next week, it'll be time to "Crank that"

Monday, December 1, 2008

These Colrs du not Run

Fact of the Week: A New Hope

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a comment if you guys are enjoying these. I like them but if you guys don't I'll reduce the amount I put out.

In the U.S., rural students perform below average on standardized test; suburban children are in the middle of the curve, while urban children score higher then average. It may be that cities attract a more educated workforce and, therefore, parents with smarter kids.
That’s why in the small-ass town I live in the schools mascot is called a hill climber, WTF is a hill climber?