Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feb. 3, 2011

I have no idea what to title this, so there you go. Not much going on in the world of me. Talked to a landlord today. Rent is on the way up. Talked to a salesman today. Might be buying a stalk chopper. Sorted some cattle. Went to the bank. Drank a couple of beers. 

I finished Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller today. I'm going to firmly say I liked a few things contained therein, but mostly didn't like the book. I've heard a lot about it, so I finished it to make sure I wasn't missing anything. I get really tired of the "the church is full of right-wing-liberal-hating-money-grubbing-hypocrites" argument. Yes, he did discuss that he is working on loving all people, but I got tired of the ax grinding. I also get tired of people saying they aren't "comfortable" in a certain church. Yeah, I get it. There are instances that can make a person want to leave a church. My thing? Church really shouldn't be about how I feel. Last I knew, I wasn't in church to give thanks and praise to Ben, or to celebrate what I've done for the people of this earth. It is important to feel like you are part of the church community, but have you ever been in a community where you feel comfortable 100% of the time? I haven't. If you're looking for that church, you'll be at it for a long, long time. It's called sin. We live in a world full of it.

I feel like this isn't making a lot of sense. 

I get frustrated when I read a 250 page book written by a Christian author that doesn't contain a whole lot of scripture. In fact, I don't remember seeing a verse in the book. Is the book really about Christ at that point? I don't know. I didn't feel like it was. It came across as a book about how great of a Christian Donald Miller is. 

I sound really judgmental right now. I'm sorry, Donald Miller. Please forgive me. 


  1. I'll be keeping this in mind because I'll (hopefully) be starting to read this book soon. It's sitting around and waiting patiently for me to get to it. Hearing this after hearing so many raving reviews about it makes me that much more interested, though. I love reading the controversial books.

    Have you read The Shack, by chance?

  2. I don't know if it's controversial. I didn't much care for it, that's all. I had heard many raving reviews as well, so I was disappointed. I dunno. I started The Shack but never got far. Should I give it another go?

  3. I guess by "controversial" I really just meant "books that get mixed reviews". Whoops. :)

    I'll let you know. I've got about 50 pages left, and I still can't decide if it's a good 'un or not. I may do a post about it. We'll see.