I never expected it but on Sunday my pastor took a few moments to preach against The Da Vinci Code. I was a bit annoyed at first, but he clarified his point to talk about the danger when people read the book as nonfiction, and I agree with that as I've known some people personally that have done this. It's fiction, people!!! Not a true story!!! On top of that, it isn't even Dan Brown's best book. Angels and Demons is way better. So anyway, the only thing that did end up annoying me was that Palm Sunday was not mentioned once. I know that I can't expect a Southern Baptist church to follow the liturgical calendar, but it is one of the disappointing things about my denomination. We don't get palms, we don't do anything for Maundy Thursday or Good Friday, and we don't get to ring bells at Easter Vigil.
Link of the day:
Wheaton College Gospel Choir, audio and video clips, alumni registration, schedule, etc.
Also, I didn't go looking for this, but stumbled across it while reading comments at Lauren Winner's blog. I'm sensing a theme, and it is a bit frustrating. I don't know any girls my age, Christian or not, that are turning down perfectly good marriage proposals for the sake of their careers or for the chance at a few more years of independence and fun.
http://www.boundless.org/2005/articles/a0001135.cfm and http://www.radiantmag.com/article.php?id=41
This has been a rather negative post which I'm going to blame on my headache. I'm off to fill in on my friend's bowling league. Yes, I know, not the best activity while sporting a migraine, but I'm a trooper.
Sars, thanks for the pictures...and text message.