14 October 2006

From the Departure Lounge at Tampa International. . .

by Phil Johnson

'm headed back home from Tampa this morning. Tomorrow is the fiftieth anniversary celebration at Grace Community Church, so this is a busy end to a busy week, and this will be an abbreviated BlogSpotting post. But here are a few things I've seen in the blogosphere lately that tie back to PyroManiacs:


There may be more to BlogSpot, and if time permits this afternoon, I'll add to this post and fix whatever typos I might have committed in my haste. But at the moment, I need to get ready to board my flight from Tampa to Los Angeles.

See you there.

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26 comments:

Kim said...

A category for my dear hubby's blog would have to be "random."

BugBlaster said...

Well, the most appropriate *category* would be "sycophantic", but the most appropriate *response* would be to continue not blogrolling me.

Have a happy day!

Caleb Kolstad said...

Phil,

Let us know how the celebration at GCC goes. God is truly faithful!

DJP said...

Your ideas?

Entomological?

candyinsierras said...

Chez Kneel category: Convivial, but not! a hen!Pyro homeboy but not! a homeboy!. How about...blog with an annoying clock category?

Kim said...

Buggy:

Methinks you doth protest too much

Dan:

Definitely entomological.

Sharon said...

Caleb:
There will be a DVD released next month of the whole celebration--video history of GCC and footage of tomorrow's services and festivities.

I haven't heard if there will be any "outtakes" or bonus material included. :-)

Steve said...

Sharon: Becky and I would love to get a copy of that video...and if you have the "connections" to get outtakes, we'll pay extra!

Even So... said...

For Buggy, and ahem, me...

matchstick holder

I was going to say waterboys, but I didn't want to douse the flames...

BTW, just got back from Brandon, and will have the rest of the conference sessions posted over and in the next couple of days...important stuff, and well done Phil!

Gummby said...

Your ideas?

I'm trying to get to the one-word version, but "Canadian--otherwise unspecified" is my working title.

As an alternative, some sycophantic alternatives: adulatory, bootlicking, crawling, deferential, fawning, flattering, ingratiating, kowtowing*, mealy-mouthed*, obsequious, parasitic, servile, slavish, toadying*.

Jeff Voegtlin said...

What does it take to be blogspotted? Do you have to link to the PyroManiacs yourself? or just be saying something interesting about the current topics?

And who qualifies for the blogroll? Some of those that are interesting, don't get updated very often. Maybe they used to be interesting.

Of course, I'm shamelessly hoping someone will click on my name and look at our blog. Of course I'd also hope they think what we're saying is interesting.

Taliesin said...

For Buggy, and ahem, me...

matchstick holder


I think "Sparks" is better.

Or maybe "Wisps".

Sharon said...

Steve (and any others):

Please contact me via the email in my Blogger link, and I will let you know when the DVD is available.

Can't promise anything for the "blooper reel" though! :-)

Tim Nussbaumer said...

It's time to suck it up and realize that there is a "Mark Driscoll" strain of the emerging church that is God-centered and reaching the culture. He is no longer an exception as there are counteless churches that have adopted a high view of Scripture and reformation theology while attaining some desirable qualities of the emerging church. This may be hard for those to swallow that love to use harsh rhetoric towards a movement as broad as the so-called emerging church. I understand that some will say that Mark's church is so radically different than others that it could hardly be called emerging. But then again, I guess that's the whole point I'm trying to make.

Even So... said...

Taliesin, oooh, good, also perhaps firebug, get it? (Ht:Libbie's blog)

Taliesin said...

Firebug would work as well.

My personal favorite would be Deaf Leopards (yes, I know that's not how they spell it; that's part of the attraction), but that would probably draw more wrath on Phil than Goth girl.

Kim said...

Or maybe "Wisps".

Hmmm....sounds kinda feminine.

Kymanika said...

Hey all.

The Navy has moved me to Chillicothe OH. Any chance someone knows a solid biblical Church in the area?

We begin our search this Sun.

Thanks in advance.

-Josh

rick said...

Jeff Voegtlin - one thing for sure, you do not need to be clever. I got blogspotted twice. The first was when I made what I thought was a clever remark (but wasn't). Then I complained because I got caught and promised to be more clever in the future. But I failed to deliver on that and got blogspotted for that.

One thing for sure, if you blog to get traffic on your site and thereby get some reward in heaven, getting blogspotted is a "shot in the arm".

Even So... said...

Okay, last shot, I think...

patronizing

Tim said...

Getting blogspotted really is ridculously easy.

For some reason this amuses me greatly.

SolaMeanie said...

Chez Kneel?

Mercy me, Phil. I've heard of "The Last Days of Chez Nous," but for the life of me, I can't imagine a
Chez Kneel. It's almost an oxymoron.

Let's play some photo-association for blogspotting. Shall I assume that Rick was blogspotted because of that nice, fat stogie in his photograph? And shall we deduce further that, since Charles Spurgeon was known for his love of a good Havana, that part of the qualifications for being blogspotted on TeamPyro is to be surrounded by a halo of cigar smoke?

I think I will stick to the good old British pipe popularized by Tolkien and Lewis. No, I don't smoke one, so all you legalists out there, don't fire any incendiary shells my way. I just like the smell and the veneer of class that a pipe provides.

A word of caution, though. Don't mention the word "pipe" in our day and age, because there is a strong possibility that an Emergent church type will begin hankering for a bong water cocktail.

That could cause all sorts of problems.

Daniel said...

Do you not have a "Blithesome" category into which you could put Neil's blog?

candyinsierras said...

I think you should have a "You're a Canadian, eh? No wonder" category on your blogroll.

Taliesin said...

I suggested: Or maybe "Wisps".

Kim replied: Hmmm....sounds kinda feminine.

Okay, then "Sparks" for the men and "Wisps" for the women.

Or maybe "smoking flax" though with the loss of Biblical literacy that might get misinterpreted by some people.

Or IOPTHTGTTLMA

(aka - I only put these here to get them to leave me alone)

Lance Roberts said...

They can't be Christ-centered churches if they're culturally liberal. That would make them world-centered churches.