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  • mashbaugh 8:56 pm on August 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Unreal, from 101 Hymn Stories by Osbeck:

    This is another of the more than 8,000 gospel hymns written by the blind American poetess, Fanny Crosby.

    Oh, what happy soul am I!
    Although I cannot see,
    I am resolved that in this world
    Contented I will be.

    How many blessings I enjoy
    That other people don’t;
    To weep and sigh because I’m blind,
    I cannot, and I won’t

    Once a well-intentioned Scotch minister remarked to her, “I think it is a great pity that the Master, when He showered so many gifts upon you, did not give you sight.”
    Her rebuke came quickly, “Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition to my Creator, it would have been that I should be born blind?”
    “Why?” asked the surprised clergyman.
    “Because, when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior.”

    Also, if you guys come across “Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor” – the life of Don Carson’s dad. Check it out. It is a good and easy read for those in ministry.

  • mashbaugh 2:07 am on August 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Small Hands! 

    check out second 45…

    and then hear the commentators…

  • willardscott 4:41 pm on August 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    • mashbaugh 2:07 am on August 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      well played scott…

  • iplawrence 6:39 pm on August 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Pretty insteresting article here for those of you involved in youth ministry. Any thoughts? Any additional insights that you would add to his question?

    • mashbaugh 1:42 am on August 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      as one who literally just started working at a church with high school and middle school kids this is a great short article. I look at my kids, pretty all of whom i thoroughly enjoy, but wonder where I’m supposed to start. I’m used to YL kids, non-churched kids, but i don’t want these kids to be those stats…i want them to not even question what they’ll do in college, but assume going and serving at a church in college is exactly what they want to do because they know the lord and have a genuine relationship with him….

    • Marty 1:50 am on August 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I think the larger question is what is the ministry to that age group teaching. Unfortunately for a vast majority of churches it is just therapeutic moralistic deism. The question can be further elaborated as to why that group leaves to usually only return when they have children of their own. It is usually because what was taught to them was some form of therapeutic moralistic deism. The difference for the ones that stay is that it was more than that.

      The question he is asking has been bettered asked by Kenda Creasy Dean a professor at Princeton Seminary. Im not usually impressed by a lot of the work that comes out of Princeton, but while I may differ greatly with her on certain theological points her book on this very topic, “Almost Christian,” is amazing. It is worth a read if you have time.

      • iplawrence 12:02 pm on August 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve heard good things about that book. Is it only focused on youth?

        • Marty 1:05 pm on August 17, 2011 Permalink

          It is focused on youth. It is a response a national survey that was done. I would highly recommend it even for those not in youth ministry. I would say its a must read for youth ministry folks.

  • mashbaugh 12:34 am on July 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Those with Daughters…

  • willardscott 2:47 pm on July 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


  • mashbaugh 6:14 pm on May 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    This video is pretty incredible vimeo http vimeo… 

    This video is pretty incredible…

  • Hunter D 2:55 pm on May 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    This is what I do in school now… 

    This is what I do in school now: (I think this link works but it’s blocked at school so I have no idea)

    • mashbaugh 6:19 pm on May 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      multiple comments:
      1) well done
      2) what’s with the white suits?
      3) there were voices in there as bad as mine

  • mashbaugh 1:46 am on May 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Where the 12 Apostles Died 

    For those of you who like maps and the Apostles…

  • mashbaugh 2:25 am on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Tim Challies is sweet and this peaked my attention, partly because leechblock was made by my professor and he’sawesome. I haven’t started this yet but I thought it was a good idea.

    Scott, I have a playoff beard, but it’s more a final’s week beard, not sure if that counts…it’s coming in nice and red…

    • Scott 2:54 pm on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Mark. I’m proud of you. Also, please show Josh Nicoletti a good time in Charlotte.

      • Marty 1:03 pm on May 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Mark please show Josh a terrible time in Charlotte so maybe he will visit St. Louis and a certain seminary out here.

    • Hunter D 7:17 pm on May 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I was just thinking yesterday about how I wanted to not look at the internet in the morning, because I waste all of my time between getting ready for work and actually leaving doing so. Same thing at other points in the day. Could be a good idea, but I hate firefox…

      • mashbaugh 1:41 am on May 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hate firefox? What is there possibly to hate about it? Except that its not safari?

        Scott, finals are over, beards gone, sorry…..

        • Hunter D 10:53 pm on May 22, 2011 Permalink

          chrome, enough said

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