Saturday, October 29, 2005

Godscrum: Episode 2 is Live!

Yes, Episode 2 is live! No interview tonight, just a family update, some Bass Ale, and a riff on how the spirit of the Pharisee is alive and well in our church today. No, strike that--it is alive and well in us. All of us. In me. The spirit of the Pharisee is alive in me, and I need to fight it anew every day. I've been the Pharisee. No one is immune, so when you listen to the podcast please keep in mind that I am not pointing the finger at any particular person. I may say one thing and do another, but I'm not a hypocrite.

Well, yeah I am. And I thank God there's a heaven for hypocrites like me. Take it away, Eli!


At 3:30 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Thank you for this second podcast. I feel incredibly sad for what you and Mrs. Zeke are enduring right now. I wish it weren't so. You seem to have more than your "fair share" (whatever that is). I have a small taste of this from watching dear friends struggle with the challenges of MS and the level of personal care involved for someone that can't dress, toilet or feed themselves. All that to say, you are all in my thoughts.

At 11:17 PM, Blogger ninjanun said...

Zeke-Wow. It's amazing to think what you and the Mrs. have endured with your parents. You guys are in my prayers (what meager offerings they are).

I also enjoyed this 2nd podcast, although, oddly enough, it wasn't directly linked on this blog post. I had to go back to your blog post about episode one for the link. Anyway, thanks for the shout-out about me and my blog. *grins*

It was also weird to hear you cuss. Not because it offends me, but it sounded like it was awkward for you. Did you read all that off of a carefully-prepared speech? 'Cause that's a little bit how it sounded. :p

Anyway, thanks for this podcast; it was a great lesson to be reminded that we all have a tendency to be pharisees. So often, I wish the church at large would stop harping on judgement and sin, and start getting onto the real business of loving and serving. And then I look at my own life, and know I should be applying those words to myself first and foremost.

At 5:06 AM, Blogger Zeke said...

Nun, it's the "meager" stuff that Jesus can work with, right?

About the cussing, yes it was a prepared text and yeah, it was awkward. Like I said, I drop the occasional f-bomb and the like, but I've been working on 'cleaning up' my language and it definitely felt forced to cuss like that. Don't think I'll be doing that again now that the point has been made.

With regard to the spirit of the Pharisee, it's the Christian that doesn't think he or she is vulnerable to it that is probably captured by it.


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