25 January 2008

Time in a Bottle

by Phil Johnson



See you February 4 or thereabouts.


Phil's signature

48 comments:

Mike Riccardi said...

Say it ain't so, Phil! Say it ain't so!


:o)


Happy Anniversary! And thanks to all three of you guys for your "labor of love" among us here. May God grant another two years!

We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father, knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you.

centuri0n said...

Just to spell out Q1 of 2008 for everyone, Phil has this little vacation, um, retreat at Higgins' snow camp, then he has about 4 weeks to sew up the details of the 2008 Pastors' conference, then he's speaking in Italy (again), and them we're going to T4G.

And he works for a living, too, and preaches most Sundays.

I have no idea why he's so rotund. I'm fat because I'm a lazy blogger. Phil burns more calories sleeping than I do on an given week.

The Doulos said...

Cool, you three amigos are going to be at T4G. Hopefully I can meet you guys there, a bunch of us pastors/elders/leaders from my church (y'know, the one with the lame mission statement?) will be there too. I just mainly want to see if Frank's eyebrow really twitches like that.

dac said...

Dear the Doulos:

re: your mission statement


Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.

y'know?

And Frank eyebrow twitchs in direct correlation to the number of clowns he awards at his blog. I am noticing a large increase in twitching.

David

Cindy Swanson said...

OK, thanks...the Jim Croce song will be going through my head all day:

http://bongeets.imeem.com/music/cz0mJ5lj/jim_croce_time_in_a_bottle/

Oh well, I guess there are worse songs.

Have a good hiatus...

Travis said...

I hope these two pieces of rough cut lumber will be as entertaining as last year's blackboard!

pastorbrianculver said...

enjoy your time off!

God bless
Brian

Jonathan Moorhead said...

Phil, I'm looking forward to your talk on election at the SC.

Stefan said...

(begin shameless plug)

I may have the humbling honour of (co-)liveblogging our reFocus Canada conference for biblical preaching, the same week that Phil, Frank, and Dan are at T4G. I don't know how we'll be able to compete. Carson, Ware, and Hughes will be speaking, among others.

(end shameless plug)

Libbie said...

I don't come here much anymore anyway. Else I'd be compelled to start waffling about schmerodactyls.

Kim said...

Cindy:

OK, thanks...the Jim Croce song will be going through my head all day

Me, too!

Timotheos said...

Enjoy the time off.

Time off?

What is that?

S.J. Walker said...

It's leaving the inmates in charge of the asylum if you ask me.

GrammaMack said...

Some advice to my brothers and sisters as we endure this (involuntary) Pyro fast:
"When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."

Gilbert said...

Extraordinary, breathtaking incompetence about to be displayed: Warning! Warning! Run away now! Here it is:

What's a "T4G"?

But I'm not alone here. Look what Cent says:

"then he's speaking in Italy (again)..."

"I have no idea why he's so rotund."

You think Italians make small portions and lousy food? We had some on our block who would make so much food for dinner that steel tables would crumple like accordions when they laid it out.

And we like it like that! (Even if I'm German, I enjoy their spiritual gifts of cooking---and eating).

Gilbert said...

And of course...congrats, Phil! Enjoy your "time off".

DJP said...

Gilbert

T4G

The Shepherd's Desk said...

Where is Phil speaking in Dallas?

John Kuvakas said...

T4G is the 'Together for the Gospel' conference in Loiusville in April. It's hosted by Al Mohler, CJ Mahaney, Mark Dever and Ligon Duncan. This year's guest speakers are John MacArthur, John Piper, RC Sproul and Thabiti Anyabwile. You can see the details at http://www.t4g.org/conference.html

pastorbrianculver said...

I would love to be able to go to the T4G, but unfortunately my bike won't be able to make it that far!!

DJP said...

Your bike?

(c;

bassicallymike said...

I think I'm gonna use this time for contemplating my navel! ROFLOL

BugBlaster said...

There is no such thing as too much snow.

Benjamin Nitu said...

Happy Anniversary!

Chesterton once said that "men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back".

My desire is that your passion and ideals you had when you started this blog would increase daily.

Day by Day ....

God bless!~

Stefan said...

Bugblaster: Yes, there is.

Sharon said...

So how many Post-Its can we fit on the Pyro bulletin board (and not cover up the lovebirds)??
A Musician by Grace

LeeC said...

Ahem.









Schmerydactyls














Slackers

mark pierson said...

Happy Anniversary!

Now, where's Marc (schmerodactyls)
Heinrich when you need him?

Let's take it to a thousand comments.

pastorbrianculver said...

to all of the pyro people here, can you please keep a little 9 yr old girl in your prayers? she is in my hometown. I wrote about it on my blog today. I worry about her safety.

thanks
God bless
Brian
http://time2changechurches.blogspot.com/2008/01/very-serious-post-today.html

marc said...

Pteradactyls on the ark? You betcha!

NoLongerBlind said...

errrrrr, make that

"Punxsutawney Phil" !!!

centuri0n said...

Wow. We have lost something. Not even 100 comments on the "out of office" post?

pheh.

mark pierson said...

Where'd everybody go?????

S.J. Walker said...

We better look busy by the time Phil gets back or we'll be in trouble.

S.J. Walker said...

We had Bi0dr0ne over the other day at the Lion's Den

Good times.

mark pierson said...

I'm tempted to cut and paste some of Marc Heinrich's schmerodactyls
comments from that October, '05 thread. Now, people, don't make me resort to that. Where's the action?!

The Doulos said...

Hey, all we need is for somebody to post a church mission statement and ask for feedback. That'll get the meta crankin', babeee!

Sharon said...

Well, I'll throw in my comment for those of you who will be voting this Tuesday. Ponder this . . .

A wise man's heart leads him toward the right. But the foolish man's heart leads him toward the left.
Ecclesiastes 10:2

A Musician by Grace

Nate and Andrea said...

I'll throw my penny into that fountain. How about Todd's twisted scripture reference to Judges 4:8-9. It says it all right there. Clinton will be the next president.

"And Barak said to her, "If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go!"
"So she said, "I will surely go with you; nevertheless there will be no glory for you in the journey you are taking, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman."

Got to be the best proof text of this election year.

Nate and Andrea said...

I tried to find the mission statement for my wife's old church. They've swung way over to the seeker sensitive model (they want to "make Jesus accessible" to people. And that's a quote from the new pastor). Problem is, in creating their new fancy website, they have neglected to post their mission statement (but they do have directions to the church and information about the espresso bar in the "I'm New" page). I tried to go to the "About Us" link, but it appears that their mission statement is still "Coming Soon".

S.J. Walker said...

Sharon,

haha, I love it.

dac said...

From our old Church in Madison

"Building a loving community that follows Christ in order to reach a community that is lost without Him."

The Doulos said...

Hey, it's Feb 4th (or thereabouts). Phil: brother, where art thou?

Mike Riccardi said...

Can you read that telegram, Doulos? Phil's taking another week off.

The Doulos said...

I never was good at fine print...

Stefan said...

That's too subtle by half!

The Doulos said...

OK, so I guess we have another week before PJ gets back to run the comment count into the three-digits, eh? So let's get at it, boys and girls...

Gilbert said...

DJP,

Thanks. Sorry I didn't get back sooner...crazy week near Chicago, and as a weather forecasterdudeguy, I'm impressed with all the (thunder)snow we've had, and we're gonna get buried tomorrow night. Makes for a very long week, but it's cool to see God go crazy with the atmosphere!

Wow, that conference sounds good. You know, sometimes I wonder...how come big Chicago doesn't have more Christian conferences? Sure, we have Moody and Willow here, but I'd also like the Pyros to speak in Chicagoland. And Dr. Macarthur, Al Mohler, etc. Hey, we had Joel Osteen and Benny Hinn here this past year and nobody fell into Lake Michigan when he pushed half the audience down, nor were killed by carbon dioxide when the Osteens came out through a smoke machine
(At least try to resist the temptation to insert humor there!).

Now, as for the second anniversary, let's see if the Pyros will entertain this topic:

Over the next year, Lord willing, what would you like to see improved, tackled, or changed on the blog as suggestions to make it even better?