Friday, March 14, 2008

Rev. Moss again

The link sends you to a clip of Rev. Moss, the guy I saw preach two nights ago.
Last nights Preach with Power was good, though a little less intense. The pastor, Dr. Alvan N. Johnson, Jr, preached a sermon entitled "The Autobiography of Sin" in which he recounted large parts of the Bible from the perspective of Sin up to the point of his obituary, cause of death being Jesus' death on the cross.
It was quite good. Again the service was about 3 hours.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Draft Social Statement on Human Sexuality is out

I'm off to Preaching With Power tonight (so that'll be 3-4 hours) and then I need to read "Justification by Faith: A Matter of Death and Life" so I won't get to reading the statement today, but just thought I'd mention it is out.

Rev. Otis Moss, III

Last night some of us seminarians went to Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ to hear Rev. Otis Moss, III preach for the “Preaching With Power” series. Now you might know of Rev. Moss, he’s a pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. TUCC is the church of presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Rev. Moss was amazing. It was obvious he knew his stuff in a very deep intellectual level. He was Orthodox as can be, the message was sound. But the medium! Oh my goodness! He preached like Rev. Cleophus James from The Blues Brothers. He was getting so excited he did a little moonwalk while preaching. He drug President Cray (LTSP’s president) up from his chair, he was sweating and getting into it. He preached for 45 minutes non-stop, without notes, no holds barred! He REALLY wanted us to meditate on the Blind man and the pool of Salom!
In addition, since COGIC is out of the Pentecostal tradition (Moss on the other hand is UCC) people were falling out in the spirit, spontaneously laughing, as well as calling and responding to Rev. Moss. It was an intense service.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fallon has fallen

Check out the article that apparently got him fired. He's made out to be a pretty good dude, sort of Westley Clark-ish perhaps? He's all about real-politics and dealing with threats economically/diplomatically in order not to have to deal with them militarily. That said is sounds like no nation would want to face off against him. I think the real problem may have been the way the article portrayed the current administration, something Fallon had no control over.
Who knows.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

child from Hillary ad is an now a young woman and an Obama supporter

I thought this was interesting, the "Red Phone" Hillary ad was shot quite a few years ago, and the sleeping girl is now 17 and an Obama supporter.