Thursday, August 28, 2008

Vote: Would Jesus Vote?

I know, the title is ironic.

The question is: would Jesus vote? Would He participate in the democratic process? It's a fairly yes or no answer, and I intended it that way. No third party option to skew any results. You can leave your comments here, but also take a second to click the poll on the sidebar in order to track these results. You only get one vote, so don't ruin it for everyone by trying to vote more than once. I know I'm asking for big trouble here, so I'm not even going to bother saying what I think, since many of you who read this blog probably already know how I feel. This will run up until election day, so there's plenty of time to think about it. After that, the poll (as well as this post, depending on how nice everyone is) will probably go bye bye. Don't forget to vote in the sidebar poll.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

4 Years of Blogging

I have been writing on this thing for four years now. I have seen other blogging friends come and go but hopefully I have not been, and will not be, someone who gives it up completely. I have started other niche blogs, but this one will always be a blog about Tim as long as it exists. Here are my attempts to give others a glimpse into the chaos in my brain. So much has happened since I first began this blog, and here are some things that have changed since then:

So now that all of these things have changed, I think it is safe to assume many more things can take place in the next four years. Already, my sister will soon be following me to Salem, my interests in new things are taking shape, Cascade Hills continues to grow and has launched a daughter church, and my wife and I continue to make new plans for our life together. I hope you continue to tune in here for happenings in my life and my perspectives on God, life, politics, media, and many other things in the world.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Horrible Books

I'm currently reading what is turning out to be a horribly written piece of fiction. It is full of grammar problems, incomplete sentences, characters that I don't care about, and a world full of plot holes filled with pretension. When you're faced with this situation, do you keep reading or do you plod through it in order to use it as an example of bad writing? Do you consider this a waste of time? I recently forced myself to finish what I consider another awful book only to gain more appreciation for those better books (see Rich's list, excepting that first Lewis guy). It makes me feel a little better about myself, but it also causes me to think about what I write and the challenge there is in even getting a book published. Why are there so many bad books? So what do you do, keep reading or toss it aside?