All posts tagged Jason Upton

  • Beautiful People

    Jason Upton-Beautiful

    For the fourth installment of Finding God On Your iPod I selected Beautiful People by my friend Jason Upton. Here’s the video our media department produced for it plus Jason telling the story behind the song. Read more

  • Crassus and the Appian Way

    (A slightly reworked rerun. I was digging around in my archieves and decided to bump it up.)

    Marcus Licinius Crassus

    I promise you a new Rome.
    I promise you a new Empire.
    -Marcus Licinius Crassus

    Went down the road to Damascus,
    The road to Mandalay
    Met the ghost of Caesar
    On the Appian Way
    He said, It’s hard to stop this binging
    Once you get a taste
    But the road to empire
    Is a bloody, stupid waste
    And it’s a long road out of Eden
    -The Eagles

    And I discovered that my castles stand
    Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand…
    Just a puppet on a lonely string
    Oh who would ever want to be king?

    It shall not be so among you.

    The Appian Way.
    The Great Road to Rome.
    The Road of the Roman Triumphs.
    “All roads lead to Rome.”
    I hope not.
    I believe there is another way.
    A better way than the Appian Way.
    The King’s Highway.
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  • You Can Have It All?

    Because I was speaking to a gathering of pastors yesterday my Thinking Day is making an unusual Tuesday appearance. Perhaps I can think a little bit online.

    Saturday morning I saw some Christian television (I was on my way to ESPN College Game Day and came across it. Strange how I feel the need to qualify why I was watching Christian television). Anyway, the star of the show was promoting a new sermon series, “You Can Have It All.” Included in the package was a book entitled, How To Be A Millionaire God’s Way. Whatever.

    A little bit later I remarked to Peri, “Did you know you can have it all?”

    She replied, “What, my empire of dirt?”
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  • Time

    This is an addendum to the previous blog on rhythm. If you haven’t yet read it, I suggest you read it first.

    Rhythm is a phenomenon of time.

    Rhythm is an emphasis in time.

    Holy rhythm requires sacred time.
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