ESV – Finally, an American made luxury car available in the English Standard Version. Thank you Cadillac. This is exactly what I need to drive to church.
Okay, that was originally the joke. I was going to ask readers to think about what other versions would look like as automobiles. None of y’all would have replied with anything so I went ahead and made a few more. Comments are welcome.
Even the secular world is aware that Southern Baptists met in Nashville this week for their annual meeting. Before I talk about the convention, which might only interest SBC members, here are some pics I took of other things while staying in Nashville. I didn’t actually do anything else but saw some stuff walking between my hotel and Music City Center each day.
There’s something you don’t see everyday. These hamburger buns missed being bagged but still got a date stamp. If this arrived at a grocery store in this condition they would be thrown away and no customer would ever see them. I volunteer at a food bank and there again, no clients picking up food saw this either. I snapped as a pic as this rack full of bread products was unloaded from the truck. The flats were stacked 10 or 12 high and if this hadn’t been on top I still would not have seen it. I’m impressed by how clearly letters and numbers can be printed onto soft bread. Regardless of the date, since these buns were not bagged at all they were already rock hard.
That is not the same picture I shared last week. The picture you saw last Saturday (link) was taken May 22nd, the day Johannah and I hiked to the Johns Mountain overlook. It was a very bright and sunny day which made it difficult to take a good picture with proper contrast. I had invited my friend Dudley to go with us but he had other plans. A few days later he told me that if I wanted to go back he would join me. What, hike up Keown Falls Trail and all the way to the top of the John’s Mountain Loop two Saturdays in row? That would be crazy! But I did it anyway. This picture was taken on May 29th, a day that was cooler and only partly sunny. It rained the night before and the temperature was 15 degrees or so cooler. Dudley and I actually made a longer hike but I hardly broke a sweat and never felt like I was going to die.
I thought I was missing episode 136 from my collection. But when you start playing #137 he actually says “Welcome to podcast #136.” So if this is in fact 136 then it’s label wrong… and I am in reality missing 137. So enjoy this podcast and look for #138 next week.
This is the view from the Johns Mountain Trail overlook platform high atop Johns Mountain. While it is possible to drive to this location, let the record show that Johannah and I, along with her puppy Luna, hiked up from the bottom. While the entire round trip is only about 5 miles, it’s the elevation gain of 1,130 ft. that gets you. Click here for more pics and stats.
I will be at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville next month. I have been an SBC pastor for 6 1/2 years and attending SBC churches since 2001. I have been to our state convention in Georgia about every other year since 2014. I was at that state meeting in 2017 when Pastor Mike Stone was elected president of the GBC and I will be voting for him in June to serve as president of the SBC. I rarely go to any conference, convention or retreat and I probably should do so more often. Perhaps only another pastor could understand the pleasure of getting to sit down and listen to someone else. There is a lot of business conducted but also multiple worship opportunities that I am not responsible for in any way whatsoever.
Pirate Christian Radio may have played out just recently. I couldn’t find any content on their site newer than February 2021. Lutheran Pastor Chris Rosenbrough was the man behind PCR and he is still very active on Facebook.
Martin Luther quotes: applying the Gospel to fit the situation.