Friday, February 20, 2009

Helping the Homeless

I came upon this web site today, It was from a story in the Houston Chronicle. I'm very interested in seeing how it all works out. Take a look. Best of luck to Tim.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MS 150: Houston to Austin, Please Give.

The Houston to Austin MS 150 bike ride is the best ride. I'm signed up to ride again this year. I'm hoping that you might join in my fund raising efforts and "support" me. Here's a link to Byron's MS 150 page.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Be Like Jesus

The following is copied (with permission) from SmuloSpace. I love the way John sees Jesus. Not as our churchified Jesus, but a wild, radical, revolutionary.

1. Get baptized by the craziest guy in town.

2. Say and do things that are guaranteed to make religious people want to kill you. Repeat again, and again, and again, and again, and again and don't stop unless forced.

3. Do amazing things for people and ask them to not tell anyone.

4. Hang out with the most despised, marginalized, looked down upon, and shunned people you can find.

5. When possible, forgive and restore people, even if they betrayed you.

6. Live in a way that provokes gossip.

7. Win the most grace competition.

8. Keep the party going.

9. Serve people (note: nose plugs may be required).

10. If you're sad cry.

11. Empower people to do the extraordinary.

12. Act like a rock star in a hotel temple.

13. Radically simplify theology.

14.Break human-made religious laws. Repeat consistently.

15.Prioritize the most important over the important.

16. Let women with questionable backgrounds pay your bills.