This posts accomplishes two things. First, it is part of my effort to clear up my backlog in the blog hopper. Lots of stuff here that I’d never get around to blogging. Second, it should provide some good procrastination for Saturday night sermonators. Without further delay, I present the October 2011 edition of Sundries on 7WD.
Non-churchy sundries first.
- Isao Hashimoto has created multimedia art depicting every nuclear explosion from 1945-1998. It’s staggering to watch. Don’t complain about the slow pace. Instead, think about the enormity of what you’re seeing.
- If QWERTY were a city, this is what it would look like. I dare you to reply to this post without using the letter E.
- Listverse has compiled the Top 10 Misused English Words. I’d like to add compose/comprise to the list. Really, we ought to require a permit to use the word “comprise.” It’s almost always used incorrectly.
- I love maps. If you do too, go download FOR FREE the first two volumes of The History of Cartography from the University of Chicago Press.
- Speaking of maps, here’s a map of US stereotypes. Apparently, I live in Horses, with a view of Fried Chicken.
Now, for those of you who are reading this when you should be finishing up your sermons or getting ready to teach Sunday School, these churchy sundries will get you back in the groove.
- Here’s a church in a tree. That is all.
- Dan Martins asks us to “think parochially” and he means that in a good way. Seriously, let’s take our geographic parishes seriously. (This is an American “issue”, for my British friends who read 7WD.)
- The Sacred Sandwich brings us Top Ten Signs Your Pastor Has Caught You Napping During His Sermon. (Let’s ignore the sexist language and just assume that women homilists do not put people to sleep.)
- I’m sure Homer and Bart are delighted to know that they’ve been declared Catholic by L’Osservatore Romano. Kind of messes with the Vatican’s high-handed sacramental view (e.g., won’t baptize children of divorced parents) to make a cartoon a Catholic, no? I can’t wait to hear what Pastor Lovejoy has to say about this.
- When will the IRD, ACNA, and the rest of the alphabet soup secessionists come up with a new narrative? The sky is falling!
- As I predicted, the alphabet people are moving into England. The shoe is now on the archiepiscopal foot.
- Bryan Owen is singing my song. The presider should not make eye contact during the Eucharistic prayer! You are leading people into a thin place between heaven and earth, not telling a cute story. Look like you mean it.
- Ricky Gervais explains why he’s a good Christian.