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So what is a wood frog?

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If you…

1. …owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?

I suppose I’d want to serve some of my favorite foods, so the restaurant would probably have to serve both Mexican and Chinese foods. An odd combination, I know, but I’m eclectic like that. Maybe it could be a one-stop international restaurant featuring foods from around the world. If you’re in the mood for Thai, but your date is feeling more Indian, then you could just come to my restaurant and get both. Hmmm… Packaged exotic and individualistic… how American.

2. …owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?

I’d probably sell LotR collectables. And lightsabers. … It would probably have to be an eBay store.

3. …wrote a book, what genre would it be?

I’ll probably end up writing a book about courtship someday… someday far in the future when I actually have it figured out.

4. …ran a school, what would you teach?

Chemistry. Maybe some Physics too. And someday I want my church to put together a computer lab so that we can offer free computer training classes (and host LAN parties for the youth).

5. …recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?

Oh, this is too easy. I’m already in a non-existent experimental rock band called The Mummified Popes. We’re The Saints of Experimental Rock! Our first album is going to be called “I’ll Break Your Buddha”.

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What was…

1. …your first grade teacher’s name?

::blank stare::

2. …your favorite Saturday morning cartoon?

Probably G.I. Joe or He-Man

3. …the name of your very first best friend?

Jeremy

4. …your favorite breakfast cereal?

Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I think. (And still one of my favs!)

5. …your favorite thing to do after school?

Play with my toys, of course.

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This afternoon I was making my normal scan of the internet when I came across a surprising blast from the past:

Does Organized Religion Hold Answers To The Problems Of The 21st Century?

That was a crazy night. At the reception afterward, a bunch of us from IV ended up in a serious discussion with Alan Dershowitz. He was quite surprised that we, as Christians, said that we would reject Christianity if we could be convinced that the claims of Christianity were false. His thesis is that:

Few of us choose religion. Most of us simply follow in the religion in which we were born.

Apparently he didn’t realize that, although most of us were born into Christian homes, there was a time when we had to evaluate the truth claims of Christianity and choose Christ for ourselves.

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Several weeks ago, I had my first phone interview. It was with the pastor of a church in Greenwood, Mississippi that was looking for a “Director of Student Ministries”. Basically, that was a fancy title for Youth Pastor. Although, I’m not very interested in specializing in youth ministry, I pursued the position further because there would be opportunities to do other things, and there were some other positive factors that made it somewhat attractive.

Today, I received an email informing me that I was no longer being considered for the position. They wanted someone for whom it would be less of a culture shock. I guess they want a good ol’ southern boy rather than a Yankee like me, and I can’t say that I blame them. It’s never fun being rejected, but I’m not really bothered by it in this case.

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