Monday, November 21, 2005

My Weekend

Could I post this tomorrow? Sure, but let me tell you about my weekend…

Saturday morning. Woke up at 6:45 (not my normal waking time on a weekend). Drove downtown to hear Tony Campolo speak on politics at the Downtown Presbyterian Church. Talked to Tony Campolo and his wife for a brief time about the interior of the church (Egyptian revivalist from the 1920s, I think, even though I said it was the late 1800s on Saturday [couldn’t remember the field trip information from my youth]) Heard Tony Campolo lecture about politics. “If someone asks me if I’m a Democrat or Republican, I say, ‘On what issue?’” Also got to hear him say, "Every day 3500 children die of preventable causes and what's even worse is that most of you don't give a shi.. And what's even worse than that is the more of you are more concerned that I just said 'Shi.' in a church than the fact that 3500 children will die today." He was quoting himeself, but I still heard him say it live. Went down to the Convention Center to get in to the exhibit hall for the National Youthworkers Convention with my buddy, Adam Ellis. Didn’t have a badge. Couldn’t get in. Went back up the Downtown Pres. Actually TALKED with Tony Campolo about Christians in Politics and how he thinks Karl Rove is actually evil and a genius.

Saturday Afternoon: Went home and picked up Kinsey so Sheryl could sleep some. Took Kinsey to Davis-Kidd so she could play and hang out (she didn’t do much of either of those things). Got her a couple of books and me one (Luke for Everyone by N.T. (Tom) Wright). Came home. Turned on the TV. WATCHED VANDERBILT BEAT UT!!!!!!!!!!! Ran out into my yard and screamed and jumped up and down. Called all my Vandy friends that I know to celebrate. Barely avoided calling all my UT supporting friends and being really obnoxious.

Saturday Night: Clean up house and rest…

Sunday Morning: Church. Did the Ministry Moment about the Loughborough trip. Met someone who had gone to the British Bible School with Mark and Paul Hill and had done campaigns in Loughborough. Small world? No, Tiny World. Went to lunch with Sheryl and Kinsey.

Sunday Afternoon and Night: Went downtown to the Ryman. Set up for the Thanksgiving Worship Service sponsored by the Operation Andrew Group and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. Ran the sound mix at the Ryman Auditorium. For a 19 person racially integrated Praise team from Otter Creek and the Temple Church. Plus a 5 man band. Ran the sound mix at the Ryman Auditorium. Btw, this was an amazing night. I’ll never hear Days of Elijah the same way again. Came home. Was asleep by 11 (early for me).

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You didn't call me you jerk. Huge Vandy fan. "Everyday" is two words, not one.

Daren

Phil said...

1) Ok. You're right. I didn't call you, but in my defense, because you're from Searcy, I tend to think of you as an Arkansas fan. Next time Vandy beats UT, you're the first guy I call.

2) Hey, stream of conciousness post! You didn't mention that most of my sentences didn't have subjects.

Anonymous said...

You have two Saturday nights and no Sunday night...strange weekend.

Phil said...

Man, you guys are picky today...

Tony Arnold said...

Hey that is the risk of a former English teacher blogging. Proof reading is so boring and it really limits the entertainment value for the cynical reader.

Daren, didn't know you were a huge Vandy fan. That is awesome! But it explains why you are taking a hard look at your faith. :-) I find the Book of Job very helpful after most Vandy games.

Tony

Amanda said...

I can't believe you heard that sermon from Capolo live! That is legendary, my friend!

Amanda said...

Oops...typo. Left out an 'm.'

That's Campolo......

TCS said...

Campolo said that the Church of Christ is the spiritual equivalent of the flat earth society. I find that funny.

Maybe that is funny because Daren is my brother-in-law. I have it from a reliable source that he cussed alot (yes I know that "alot" is two words) at a church softball game.

The previous paragraph is written to annoy him.

My sister went to Vandy...she can speak and write properly. What can I say about the win, ...glad you won one in my lifetime.

Phil said...

TCS, I read that Campolo said that on Mike Cope's blog, and have made efforts to try and find that talk but no luck at all.

Anonymous said...

Tommy,

Go state! How 'bout them Hawgs!

Daren

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