Friday, September 29, 2006

Three Problems With the Emerging Church

I like Brent Barnett's take on the Emrging Church syndrome. I am very hesitant about this phenamena. I agree with his view of deception. Read on at his site, Relevant Bible Teaching.

The emerging church is a contradiction and an ethereal entity. It is always unsure of itself, keeping up a continual “conversation” (one of their favorite words) but never coming to any real conclusions. This is something to really be wary of because the deceptions are more subtle in practice than it might at first seem.

Three Games Left

Still alive with 3 games left in Pittsburgh. Harang and Arroyo are pitching. Cardinals may be forced to play a makeup game on Monday in San Francisco.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

There is Still a Pulse

Just when I counted the Reds out, they started showing some life (not to mention the Cards going on a nosedive). With 5 games left they are 2 1/2 games out. I am not buying my playoff tickets, but there is still hope. It has been a long time since there were only 5 games left and the Reds were still in it.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Reds Are Out

Ok, 16 games left and 4 1/2 out. The Reds are done. They had a 3 game series at home against the Padres, who have the wild card lead, and had a chance to get within 1/2 a game. After only scoring 2 runs in the last two games (10-0 in game 2 of the series), they are now unofficially out. Yes, they are mathmatically in the race, but when you go 4-16, you don't deserve to go to the playoffs. They do have a good nucleus to work with and next year could be a great year in Cincy. This year, the Queen City will just have to accept "would'aves" and "should'aves".

Monday, September 11, 2006

Arroyo Keeps winning

Bronson Arroyo won for the 3rd straight time with another impressive 8-inning outing. Too bad he disappeared during the middle of the season. The Reds need a serious winning streak. Not just a 6 or 7 gamer, but a 10-11 gamer.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Happy Birthday Lona

Today is my lovely wife's birthday. She is...well I won't tell you how old she is, but she doesn't look or act her age, but 10 years younger. I am a lucky man! She loves muder mysteries, especially those produced by A&E, so I got her season 2 of Foyle's War, which is based in England during WWII. Happy Birthday!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Arroyo's First Shut-out

Bronson Arroyo pitched his first career shutout last night as the Reds beat the Giants 3-0. The Reds shot themselves in the foot over the last two weeks by having a 2-8 road trip and losing their first game at home. 11 games ago they beat the Giants on the first game of the road trip and was tied for first with the Cardinals. Since then thay have dropped to 6 games behind the Cards and 3 games out of the wild card slot. Still plenty of games to go, but more wins are preferable to more losses. Now we find out the Jr Griffey dislocated his big toe two nights ago trying to catch a Barry Bonds homerun.