Athenia

Rich Man from Corinth

1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
2 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
3 Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases.
4   Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
5 They have mouths, but do not speak;
eyes, but do not see.
6 They have ears, but do not hear;
noses, but do not smell.
7 They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8 Those who make them become like them;
so do all who trust in them (Psa 115)

This verse should bring new significance to those of us who live in a culture where our idols are not molded like these statues and erected in the middle of our cities. Numerous stories had to made up about them. Why? Because they didn’t exist. They never broke in space and time to reveal themselves. The gods that were refuted in Acts 17 were licentious, impotent statues. They were more like our present-day soap opera stars. Drama and no fiber.

No our gods – money, success, etc – are served everyday when people commit suicide in their cars. They turn on the radio, zombie into their cubicle, sit down, and drone…Life isn’t supposed to be like this. Life consists of more than what we have. May we not become like our idols, but be alive.

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Friday Foto



THE Auburn Fan, originally uploaded by Matthew Wireman.

THE Auburn Fan



Oxford Fence, originally uploaded by Matthew Wireman.

My contribution to Friday Foto is not as artistic as it is unbelievable. Whenever I go to football games (which is not a lot, mind you) I am astounded by the gung-ho fan who dresses up like an idiot, or paints himself to show his support. Maybe it is a disregard to people around them. Perhaps it is a genuine act of worship equivalent to self-flagellation. This fellow was extremely nice and has his own taxidermy & massage business. Pretty wild. This was taken from the Ole Miss v. Auburn game my wife and I went to a few weeks ago with some friends.

Nice Shorts!

The second foto is of downtown Oxford, MS. Beautiful and a fun pasttime after the ball game.

Welcome…

For all those who followed my link from the old blog…welcome. I hope you enjoy this site better. To the left, you will find different categories I have written on. To the right, helpful links and a running tab on who comments (to facilitate discussion). The tabs above will take you to info “About” me and “Resources” I think will be helpful. Both links are kind of living documents. I will be adding and taking away as life changes.

For now, I hope you enjoy a couple of fotos I took this summer. If you would like to see more, you can visit my flickr site.
Bamboo Fountain

Fisherman on the Rocks

Friday Foto


This is a monument in the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. The museum has just opened and I would highly recommend going if you have about 6-8 hours. Make a day out of it. I was extremely sobered by the history and film footage.

My Flickr Page

More sweet Friday Fotos.