Archive for January, 2011

Liturgical Trivia

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2011 by Country Preacher

So, I know, most readers here are wondering whether there can in fact even be a trivial liturgical point.   (Insert You-Can-Negotiate-With-A-Terrorist joke here.)

But, for those who are wondering what might be liturgical, and still trivial, how about the following fun fact:

This is the first year with all the Sunday’s after Epiphany since 2000, and it will be the last time it happens until 2038.  So, this is the last time I will preach on the Wheat and Tares until I am old enough for Medicare.

I guess it better be a pretty good sermon.


The Winner Is…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2011 by Country Preacher

I generally view the Darwin awards with disdain. Celebrating people dying seems unwholesome, and certainly goes against the spirit (and for that matter the letter) of the fifth commandment.
However, I think the 2011 winner of the Darwin award is already pretty much a lock, and was since a few minutes after midnight on January 1.
A suicide bomber had the explosives strapped on and was ready to go. An accomplice would detonate them remotely with a cell phone when she got into position surrounded by innocent bystanders.
And then her cell phone company sent a text message wishing her a happy new year…
Read here if you enjoy that sort of thing.

It does not mean…. Part infinity

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2011 by Country Preacher

Headline of the day:

World’s supply of sustainable cocoa could run out by 2014


USA : Wyoming Style

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2011 by Country Preacher

Well, since I have pretty much kept my promise to avoid synod politics in my blogging, I haven’t managed to offend anyone for almost a month.

I thought you might enjoy (or not) a little map I made up of the US, as seen from Wyoming.

You have to click a couple of times to see it full size, and read the tiny print in Wyoming itself.


Cheaper than Walmart?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2011 by Country Preacher

And more eco-conscious as well.


More fun with Caskets

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2011 by Country Preacher

Anyone brave enough to ask about prices from these guys.

I love Engrish.  I love cheap caskets.  Engrish and Cheap caskets all on the same website?  It must be my birthday.

Only a Matter of Time

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2011 by Country Preacher


Save Money.

Live Better.

Die Better.

You just know when I go, I’m going in one of those babies.