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The Grey

On Sunday Ryan and I went and saw The Grey. I was pretty excited for it. Liam Neeson is awesome, especially when he’s shooting guns or punching people. And the thought of Liam Neeson fighting killer wolves, that’s pretty cool. The film isn’t really about wolves. The film is about a group of men who are in a plane crash somewhere in deserted Alaska. They have to try and trek to safety while avoiding being killed by wolves. Seeing as Liam is a trained wolf killer, he leads the men on a walk to safety. Though there isn’t really...

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Tick Tock

Here’s my day, so you can tell your friends: 5:50am – Wake up to alarm 5:50am – Fall back to sleep 5:56am – Get up 6:50am – Leave for School 1 8:15am – Arrive at School 1 8:30am – Speak in School 1 Chapel – Years 7-9: 1 Cor 15:50-58 9:00am – Leave School 1 for School 2 9:20am – Arrive at School 2 9:50am – Speak in School 2 Chapel – Years 5-12: Sex 11:00am – Speak in School 2 Chapel – Years T-2: Luke 5:1-11 11:40am – Speak in School 2 Chapel – Years 3-4: Luke 5:1-11 12:20pm – Speak at School 2 Lunchtime group – Years 7-12: Luke 23:32-43 1:10pm – Leave School 2 1:20pm – Subway Lunch 1:44pm – Leave for Office 2:57pm – Arrive at Office 3:00pm – Staff Meeting 4:33pm – Leave Office 5:12pm – Arrive Home prepare Bible Study on Acts 19 6:13pm – Have Nap 6:40pm – Wake Up – Tidy house 6:50pm – People start arriving for Church Planting meeting 7:30pm – Church Planting Meeting/Dinner (including Bible Study) 10:50pm – Meeting and Pack-Up Finish 10:55pm – Check Facebook and Stuff 11:07pm – Start blogging 11:24pm – Publish blog Bed...

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Sex-free Sex Talk

Tomorrow I’m going to a school to do a chapel talk. I was asked to talk about sex. But then I was told I needed to be careful what I said because there were going to be year 5 kids in the room. That’s difficult. There are going to be kids from year 5 all the way up to year 12. You don’t need to be an expert in adolescent development to know that what a year 5 kid is thinking about sex is very different to what a year 12 kid is thinking. So I’m trying to work out how I’m going to do this. One option is to use more double entendres so that the kids that don’t get them are obviously too young for them. The other option is to just water it down, but then I probably won’t say anything at all. The last option is just to go for it and assume that kids know more than we want them to anyway. That tends to work for the majority of the time, but then will have one or two glaring exceptions, like the year seven kid in my youth group who went home and asked his Dad what masturbation was. Oops. Not that I’d be talking about masturbation tomorrow, but being the visiting speaker you don’t want to be the guy who says way...

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Photo Awesomes

Late last night I decided it’d be fun to have a photo scavenger hunt. One that lasted a month and could be done by anyone, anywhere. And so I made one up. I think you should play. Go click the link above which says March Photo Scavenger Hunt and you’ll get all the details. I told some of the people at brunch about it today, and they thought it was pretty exciting. I got so excited last night that it’s all I could think about. And then I couldn’t sleep. And then I did sleep but I woke up, and then I couldn’t sleep again. Yep, this photo scavenger hunt is gonna be awesome fun! Join...

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