Post Delayed Til Tomorrow

We have been experiencing some rough weather here in North Carolina (tornado watch til 2 a.m.).

Due to this evening’s thunderstorms, I have had some issues with the internet. It’s now back up, and I will finish the post tomorrow.

I am putting together some interesting information about the financials of Mark Driscoll Ministries. Thanks for your patience.  🙂


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Post Delayed Til Tomorrow — 20 Comments

  1. OP:

    I am putting together some interesting information about the financials of Mark Driscoll Ministries. Thanks for your patience.

    Did Driscoll ever get the six figure or more amount he wanted to buy mid-century furniture for his church and a retro fire truck to park out front of it warning sinners that Hell is filled with fire?

    Read more about that here (I am not making this stuff up!):
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2016/04/29/mark-driscolls-vision-for-the-trinity-church-is-big-big-big/

  2. I hope you have a good ‘fraidy hole to hunker down in if your watch becomes a warning. I admit that on “watch” nights, I keep my shoes and my purse (cellphone stuffed inside) next to my bedside, ready to grab and dash. Since I’m too old to clutch a teddy bear, you know.

  3. Well, it’s obvious to me that the trouble with all of you is that you’re looking for the perfect church.

    What I would say is, if you ever find the perfect church, don’t join it – you’ll spoil it.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Arnold Smartarse

  4. <satire>

    I can’t help wondering whether the thunderstorms were actually a result of God being angry about something. Probably because some gay people did something gay.

    </satire>

  5. Daisy wrote:

    Did Driscoll ever get the six figure or more amount he wanted to buy mid-century furniture for his church and a retro fire truck to park out front of it warning sinners that Hell is filled with fire?

    I wonder if I start a church if I can get people to fund a beautiful cottage filled with handmade furniture for me? With a retro Saab outside to warn sinners I am hella cool?

  6. Daisy wrote:

    Did Driscoll ever get the six figure or more amount he wanted to buy mid-century furniture for his church and a retro fire truck to park out front of it warning sinners that Hell is filled with fire?

    He did, but he signed it over to ResultSource to juice his book onto the Best-Seller List…

  7. We only had some rain and wind here east of Raleigh. I was surprised to look at WRAL this morning and learn that as many as 9 tornadoes touched down in the western part of the state.

  8. We have a major heat wave (triple-digit Farenheit, 35+ Celsius) going on right now in SoCal. Santa Ana wind conditions/Red Flag fire warnings. (Santa Ana/”Santana” winds are hot dry winds off the inland desert, running up to 30 knots/50kph. At least the air is crystal clear all the way to the horizon.) Temps are running 20F/10C higher than usual for mid- to late October.

    This time around, Our Betters in Government & Media have NOT been doing their usual prissy lectures (with wagging fingers) about GLOBAL WARMING! GLOBAL WARMING! GLOBAL WARMING!
    (When Global Warming/Climate Change first hit the news years ago, its own Activists ended up SERIOUSLY Discrediting their own Cause by their “End Times Fundamentalist” behavior.)

  9. Headless Unicorn Guy wrote:

    Santa Ana/”Santana” winds are hot dry winds off the inland desert

    hey that’s real? Saw an episode of crazy ex gf where they did an episode/song about it:https://youtu.be/xpaF_OroQqo

    It’s finally getting cold here thank goodness, but now that you mention it, it is also pretty windy today.

    Hope you’re not in danger from the fire!

  10. Headless Unicorn Guy wrote:

    Red Flag fire warnings.

    I couldn’t believe how dry Ventura, Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties were when we went through there earlier this month. San Diego county was not quite as bad, very noticeable difference going from Temecula to Escondido.

  11. Lea wrote:

    Headless Unicorn Guy wrote:
    Santa Ana/”Santana” winds are hot dry winds off the inland desert
    hey that’s real? Saw an episode of crazy ex gf where they did an episode/song about it:https://youtu.be/xpaF_OroQqo

    Oh, they’re real.
    High-pressure area over Nevada pushes hot desert air through the mountain passes in the Coastal Ranges into the city proper. In my area they normally blow HARD from east to west and usually hike the temperature by 20F/10C. MAJOR fire hazard, plus some tree blowdowns when they’re really gusting (like 30+ knots/50+ kph).

    Hope you’re not in danger from the fire!

    The most recent major fire to me was the Canyon Fire 2, which hit in the Anaheim Hills well east of me. The reason it burned so much was it started during a Santana Wind condition — wildfire, recently built-up hills, heavy bone-dry winds, guess what happens?

    (The BIG runaway fires in NorthCal were due to similar wind/humidity conditions; they only died down when they got rains up there.)

    Out here we have only two seasons: Rainy Season (what you call “Winter”) and Fire Season (the rest of the year). Wildfires normally hit the hills or mountains around the built-up areas proper; however, land development has put more and more houses into those hills. High-priced houses, too; here in SoCal the highest prices are in the hills or along the beaches. Newly built-up Upscale Yuppievilles without knowledge or experience in fire precautions such as brush-clearing and firebreaks. (At least they don’t use SHAKE roofs any more…)

    I’m in an older built-up area well away from the hills. Any fire would have to burn through many miles/klicks of city to get anywhere near me. What we get here is the fallout — ashfalls, brownish smoke plumes overhead that cut the sun by a full spectral class or two, and the smell of burning brush. Normally I close up and go A/C 24 hours a day to keep the interior air filtered clean.

  12. @ Muff Potter:
    There is no such thing as climate change. It’s all a plot hatched by liberals so that they can usher in a one-world government.

  13. Headless Unicorn Guy wrote:

    Newly built-up

    I have a general distrust of new neighborhoods. They tend to be where all the bad natural disaster stuff goes.

    Glad you’re out of the danger zone. Have been reading reports and they sound awful. I know Cali has fires a lot, but these seem to be especially bad.

  14. FW Rez wrote:

    Headless Unicorn Guy wrote:

    Red Flag fire warnings.

    I couldn’t believe how dry Ventura, Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties were when we went through there earlier this month. San Diego county was not quite as bad, very noticeable difference going from Temecula to Escondido.

    Last rainy season was a really wet one; this caused a surge of growth in the brush that all dried out for fire season. The hills are now covered with kindling and it’s going off.

  15. Muff Potter wrote:

    @ Muff Potter:
    There is no such thing as climate change. It’s all a plot hatched by liberals so that they can usher in a one-world government.

    Muff, these days that line usually goes hand-in-hand with “Trump is LORD” or Bircher-style kook rhetoric. It’s like living in a continuous South Park episode where everyone’s a cartoon of themselves. Conspiracy within Conspiracy within Conspiracy within Conspiracy.

    Things are getting really lively over at Wondering Eagle. Today’s post was on Rapture theology and this one regular troll on his site is “going bonkers”.

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