Wednesday Gumbo

Laissez les bon temps roulez, cher!  

It’s time for Wednesday’s gumbo.

Some o’dis, and some o’dat!

1.     I had to change the picture to my Wednesday Gumbo because some people didn’t like starting off the day looking at the Swamp People cajuns, Glenn and Mitchell Guist.  In my opinion, the two old bachelors have got it made.  And,   they’re two of the best squirrel shots I’ve seen.  So, I’ll go with the posterized version of Troy yelling for Elizabeth to “Choot it!”

2.     The top 25 worship songs for February 2012.

3.     Paul Simon: ‘God comes up a lot in my songs.  An interview with Simon where he talks about evangelicals and a conversation with John Stott.

“I liked him immensely,” he told me. “I left there feeling that I had a greater understanding of where belief comes from when it doesn’t have an agenda.”

4.    The big league debut of the phenom Bryce Harper.  Good for him, but what’s up with the hair?  One guy calls it a “skullet” – party in the back and front and business on both sides.  And, let’s take it easy on the eye black.

5.     Even though it’s illegal, I’m gonna tell you how to do it.  Mikey Hiter, from right here in Nashville, gives the details.

6.     Reading God’s Story: A Chronological Daily Bible by George H. Guthrie is an excellent resource for daily Bible reading.  From B&H Publishers, this Bible is laid out in a narrative format.

…the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible are thoughtfully arranged so readers can track the story of Scripture, day by day, from beginning to end, understanding the flow of events and how all the different parts fit together to make sense.

7.     According to one site, here are the top ten songs from the 70’s that your mom & dad hated.

  • “Tonight’s the Night” – Rod Stewart
  • “Cocaine” – Eric Clapton
  • “My Ding-a-Ling” – Chuck Berry
  • “Good Girls Don’t” – The Knack
  • “No No Song” – Ringo Starr
  • “Wildwood Weed” – Jim Stafford
  • “I Shot the Sheriff” – Eric Clapton
  • “One Toke Over the Line” – Brewer & Shipley
  • “Theme from Shaft” – Isaac Hayes
  • “Lola” – Kinks

8.     Speaking of music, I blogged yesterday about the relationship between country music and theology, especially bad theology.  Here’s a guy who knows a lot more than I do.  He’s Russell Moore, and he’s the Dean of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  You can subscribe to his podcast, The Cross & the Jukebox, where he talks about songs like “American Pie” by Don McLean, “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynard Skynard, and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones.  There are many more.  Plus, the guy is from Mississippi, so he knows what he’s talking about.

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