28 December 2005

Alternative Worship

Andrew Jones writes:
"A postmodern worship service probably is more like a stack of pancakes than a string of pearls. Postmodern minds get bored with a single, progressive medium. The problem is not that their attention span is short but that it is broad. It responds best when challenged with multitasking.Ask the question, 'What other media could we run simultaneously that would enhance the worship experience?' The various combinations of juxtaposed media will speak volumes. Random connections will arise organically and prophetically.

Sort of stumbled across this artice off of Jones' main site it's worth the read... Always love to see (read) what others are doing.... different.

This one again.

So here I am again.

"wow, haven't posted in a long time"

... 'course no one has complained, so I guess no one cares.

back to life.

10 November 2005

Shoot, there goes my plan.

It seems that if you were counting on a tinfoil hat to protect you from little green men or big brother you are in trouble.

"A study at MIT has found that aluminum foil headwear ("Among a fringe community of paranoids..the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals") actually amplifies certain frequency bands allocated to the US government, as well as a mobile phone range, and is largely ineffective through the rest of the radio spectrum. But we can we trust the study, or are They controlling the researchers?"

Oh well, back to the drawing board.

via /.

Oh and please don't start confusing me with this guy

edit: a follow-up sent by my co-worker Dieter:

FYI again:

The invasive radio signals are a secondary concern. More importantly, the AFDB (Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie) can shield against anti-psychotronic carriers.

We should also consider shielding our workspaces; see attached.

5 November 2005

.... umm, yeah

You know you have a good job when you spend time setting up for a picture and mailing to all your sales reps. Have you seen that Monster.ca comercial about a good boss. Mine laughed when he saw this picture.
If you want the whole story you'll have to ask me.... but it was fun.
(That's $4000.00 office chair just in case you're wondering.... and a $3400.00 plant holder

1 November 2005

Because it's a post, post, post....

(don't worry if you don't get that title... had a song in my head at the time)

Anywhoooo. It was one of those days that now my brain is dead... but I need to post something.

Has everyone met my new bass?

Bass, Everyone ...... Everyone, Bass

ok enought of that thinking stuff for now

30 October 2005

Hey wanna try and win some funky head phones

Gizmodo is running a giveaway on some great headphones.... I signed up, feel free to do so likewise if you like.

Shure E3g Earphones Giveaway

If you don't win.... I know a someone that will sell them to you

30.... That was fun

So my friends and family managed to surprise me at The Gig last night. Sharon Williams was able to pull off what I had said the group of friends would not be able to do.
I'll give you the history. We have thrown a few surprise birthday partys for people in the past and well, lets just say it was sloppy. So, I had said they would never be able to throw one for me.
So I had planned that Dad, Mom, Terry and Kris would come down for supper at 5:00. I had a suspision that something was up. Now, I should say that they did get me to The Gig with out me thinking that the party was there.... anyway there were a few things. See Rob is a hugh birthday guy and has rescued me from crappy bithday planns before. He had taken a "well if we can get togther after you parents leave" sort of nonchalant, whatever happens, happens. Not very Rob but not a totally give away.

But it dosen't really matter - the fact is I'm really glad that everyone showed up. And I'm glad that they worked so hard. I would post some pictures - but my camera didn't work. Dad sent me one, maybe I can get a few more

26 October 2005

post 'em if you got 'em

I figured I've taken the pictures I might as well put them up.

this is The Gig leadership team.
(bottom left - clockwise)
Rob Abbott's big head
Martin Chiarot
Sara Chiarot
Trevor Anderson (Anne had to be in Brantford)
Brian Courtney
Sarah Courtney
Bec Abbott

and no I didn't forget you Linc.

Why I love Sales Reps

Thanks to John who makes the office laugh all the time.... glad there are other people that get bored in a day.

There are more if anyone wants to see them

20 October 2005

well.... I knew it hurt, but.....

So there I was sitting in the changing room wearing my pretty blue paper smock waiting for the x-ray technician to tell me I could go.

"Is this the first time you've had you hip x-rayed?" she asks from the other side of the curtain.
"Yep, it is" I replied.
yeah, that's not good I thought to myself.

Now listen, I'm not the type of person that automatically thinks things are bad. But, lets face it. The reason people don't go and see the doctor is that it's one thing to hurt.... It's another to know that there is something wrong. Fine line? Maybe but I think it's true.
Anyway, I could just tell that she saw something. Ofcourse I couldn't say anything because I had read the sign on the way in that said (something like) "technician is legally prohibited from discussing any results, you doctor will be forwarded....bla bla bla." But her tone said enough... something was a bit weird.... weird as in - "HOLY COW WHAT IS GROWING ON YOU LEG" well, maybe not... but sort of

So anyway, fastforward to tonight. About 7:30 the phone rings - it's my doctor. Seems this pain that I've had in my hip is Arthritis.... Severe Arthritis. Infact there is even some in my "good" hip.
Well, that explains why it hurts all the time. duh.

So anyway there you go... not even 30 yet and yet another part of my body falling apart.

Mom, was asking what I wanted for my birthday. I don't know - a wheelchair ;)

For those scoring at home.
Here's the list:
Acute Tachycardia
Enlarged Heart
ventricle Regurge
Losing Hair ;)

19 October 2005

Wow! Only a month behind

Some of you will know that my main computer has been down for almost three weeks. There have been multiple frustrations with that none the less being that I didn't have access to some pictures that I had wanted to post. (more on stupid computers later)

This is me wearing my homemade light hat.... The cool part is we connected it into the house lights and the light guy could control my hat with the house system.

That was JR Pitch. I always have a blast MCing with Soha and this year I think we did one of our best jobs.... I know this because, at lease so far, no one has said we sucked.

10 years of EBC Basketball!

I know, hard to believe.... Not that I've been around EBC that long, but that I am crazy enough to be talked into playing once more. I guess I have some sort of strange addiction. Now for my Mom and the other two people that care about my health :) - yes, my hip is killing me everyday... Yes, my knee throbs in bed at night... but it's basketball.

enough said. Nope.

I'm not sure why I want to play. Maybe I find satisfaction in beating a rookie that is 12 years younger than me. Maybe I find some sense of belonging. Maybe I really, really, really, like basketball and hate to thing that I might have to stop.

So for all to see. I will not play if the Doctor tells me I can't.
That will happen next week after the X-rays come back

by the way I'm not going to ASK if I shouldn't play

15 October 2005

Ding! -today's like minded person alert

I really love people who can put into words what I am thinking.

Relevant churches are rarely even closely relevant. Most Christians don't even like them. They might be better than Mom and Dad's morning service, but they usually are quite irrelevant to the outsider. The church person cannot 'guess' what the seeker wants, undoubtedly getting it wrong. What Christians need to do is create meaningful worship through bringing their very own lives to God. Worship must reflect the culture of the community that is currently part of the church, not replicate current worship CDs, nor 1980s soft rock, nor 18th century hymns. Instead of mimicking other church cultures, the community collectively brings their own idiosyncratic ways of life to God, whatever they may be.

Link to TheBolgBlog (nice name by the way)

Via Jordan Cooper

13 October 2005

Have you missed me?

not likely..... ;)

I have been adding stuff over at Rob's Blog. so check some of that stuff out

4 October 2005

The power of Google

Isn't Google an amazing thing?

First off it has become part of our lanugage. In fact Google is fighting to keep its name out of the dictionary - BBC NEWS - The company dosen't like the fact the its name has become a verb.

But it's amazing what happens when I "google" someone; friends, strangers, myself....

Forgotten events come out of nowhere..... or nothing at all.

In my case "Tim Good" and I recomend adding Kitchener, otherwise you see a lot of:

Was Tim Good Abducted
Tim Good's Autumn Tax Update
Tim Good, Ph.D.

None of these people are me.

But if you are one of the Tim Good's I'd love to hear from you.

15 August 2005

Another Roomate bites the dust!!

On Saturday Trevor and Anne were married. Congratulations to them both - it was great to have a part in their day.....

14 August 2005

What did you do with your week

This is the only picture I have of it right now, but I spent the week putting up a giant line array in Compass Point Bible Church. Didn't have time for much else.

7 August 2005

Ok, in my last post I admitted that I've been lazy in posting - I hope to remedy that now.

This summer I've taken some time to visit various different churches. So far only in K-W, but more are on the sched. Today I was over to Comunity Fellowship Church to visit. It's a little Willow Creek in my mind, but they do that style well. I did apreciate the teaching of Ken Taylor for sure. He is working through a summer series on the fruit of the spirit - nothing life changing, but certainly a good look at each. This week was Kindness - will a neat little detour to the parable of the "Good Samaritan"

The facility in really nice. They cheaped out on elements of the sound system. It's in my nature to notice those things first... shoot, we should all be suprised that wasn't my first comment. Things could sound a bit better. I think the band was solid, but because of poor sound/mixing - it's hard to tell. (Church FOH mixers of the world.... vocals in church are important - they should be in the front of the mix - not.... saxophone????!)

The church does the Willow Creek model well, but it just seems very glossed over for me. But a good teacher helps. just my $.02

24 July 2005


Do you ever get behind in something - So far that you almost think it would be easier to give up altogether? Well that's this blog for me. I got busy with life - good thing, not bad. And now I haven't done much with it at all. So... Fresh start. Eveyone can go back to not paying attention ;)

12 May 2005

Emergent thoughts?

The more I read about this "emergent" idea... it's amaizing to see the variety of ideas out there.

Christdot :: Christ. Period.: "grrrendel writes 'Instead of creating fresh new ways to bring the Gospel into the culture, Mr. McLaren and associates are trying to bring the culture into the Gospel—if they retain the Gospel at all. What could have been an awesome reawakening of historic Christianity will, if left in these unfaithful hands, be a Trojan horse for liberalism in the evangelical community.'"

9 May 2005


Just good old fun

What's on Jesus' iPod?

I love this sort of thing. It's even better than the WWJD.... some where I heard a guy that wrote a book about what kind of car Jesus would drive........ I digress.

"You know he has one. You know it's the big 60GB model, loaded, flawless and gleaming and radiating a strange liquid ethereal glow and couched in a beautiful custom rainbow-colored biodegradable case made of clouds and eagle feathers and wine.

What's on it is, after all, a pertinent query. It is the modern-day personality test. Your iPod's contents are now considered more revealing than your porn collection or your prescription drug addiction. Jesus is a monster music fan. You just know it. After all, Jesus was an agitator. Jesus protested. Jesus battled the demons of the status quo and he defied the sad dictatorial norms of his day and as such the Holy iPod is surely home to a huge number of songs of protest and resistance and hope, rebellion and triumph and joy. Just for starters." Christdot

What's in a name

There have been many thoughts on what this new church falls under... you know "emergent", "post modern" etc. But more and more it's interesting to see how some churches in general are changing their actual names to avoid being grouped with others.

"A certain type of subculture is associated with Baptists. We could spend all our time explaining, 'No, we're not that type of Baptist.' Or, we could change our name."
The Argus


When God lines things up..... wow!

So my cousin Greg got married on the weekend, and during the usual wait between ceremony and reception Sharon and I were invited to my sister-in-law's house to kill the time. Also invited was a common friend Sarah. She was on her own because both her husband and my brother were in the wedding party.

Any how, we had a great time sitting around and talking about life, and as usual I ended talking about the "Gig". I spent some time talking about how I see that things will happen, how we will get involved with the community and ideas on the venue side of things. (Wow, do I ever like to steal Rob's language at times) I mentioned that the one person that we really need to find is a venue guy...someone that can run things there, which is a creative promo guy and can book events. Sarah's eyes were really big. She went on to explain that Marty, her husband, and she have really felt called to Kitchener. They didn't know why... no family, I am the only friend they have there, but God had really been talking to them each time they are there or drove past.

the short story on Marty is that he is this genius of a promotions guy and back in the day we put on some fun concerts and air bands. We both went into radio at the same time and he still is working there as the promotions director of the Fan 590 but he's tired of that. I want him to meet Rob and talk about it in depth.... but he seemed excited just about the idea.

It is so cool to see God as the architect on this whole thing

4 May 2005

Free Steak Anyone?

Ok, I don't know how cheap you are? If you want two free steaks you can call 1-800-783-8295 and get a coupon for M&M Meats. It's the fine print on the latest Bud Light and M&M's promotion, but thanks to Ontario Law -- NO Purchase Nessisary --

M&M Meat Shops - Free Offer

mmmm steak ;)

Timothy Good - UFO Authority

It's nothing new to spend time YaGoohoo!gling one's own name (well, I assume that everyone has tried this at least once)

I just always worry about what comes up

Timothy Good - UFO Authority

I also know there is a guy in the Listowel area that is mad at me for those days I was on the radio... something about stealing his name or not liking that people always thought he was me.

wow that was off topic

3 May 2005



My new search site!!!

Stupid Site of the day

What I like to call "Watch it Shred.com"

and all Trevor can say is "where do you find this stuff?"

hmmm where do I find this stuff?

I think I just found a new book to read....

The Dying Church: "Is the task of a mission community to maintain itself? Organizational constraints quickly eclipse the theological assumption that particular communities exist for their mission. The community owns property, has staff, makes commitments, and must therefore ensure that the budget is raised and the program continued. Maintenance replaces mission as the guiding principle of the community's life. The challenge confronting the church in North America is a radical one. It is that neither maintenance nor survival is an adequate purpose for any particular community or ecclesial structure. The organizational structures that guarantee maintenance and survival are often missiologically questionable. These structures may be transformable, but they are not justifiable as they are...

Business as usual will not work if our local congregations are to become missional. We must be willing to question our value systems, particularly with regard to property, wealth, and endowments.

We must scrutinize the criteria of success that we transfer to the church from our society... (Missional Church, pp.240-241)"

Sing with me... If I had 35 Million Dollars..

In his letter to the Kitchener Record editor (sorry they don't have letters to the editor online) Andrew Teichroeb writes:

In the April 5 Record, I read the article, Plows May Get $35M Home; Kitchener Councillors Back New Storage Maintenance Buildings, about how the City of Kitchener is planning on spending $35 million for a new "home" for their snow plows. As a volunteer worker with the homeless and an advocate for social justice, I could not pass up the opportunity to address the irony of this idea. Do we as a society truly believe that a new "home" for machines is a higher priority than providing homes for the many homeless people on our streets (our neighbours)? Isn't providing life-giving help to even a few, more important than protecting giant hunks of metal that need no protection? The purpose of this letter is not to attack the City of Kitchener. Rather, it is to question the ideology of an affluent society that lets the disadvantaged and the marginalized fall by the way-side, while looking to its own selfish interests. We all must re-examine where our priorities lie. We can and must do better.

Not a bad point.... Thanks to Alan W. for pointing it out to me... see I do read all those forwards

30 April 2005

Why I Don't Fit With Emergant

"Even though there are some ways that I feel I really fit with those in the emergent discussion, there are also a bunch of ways that I don’t. I could make a really exhaustive list, but it would probably be way to much for you to read and for me to write, so I’ve pared it down to three things" one mo blog

To hear why someone think he dosen't fit, helps to see why I might fit.

28 April 2005

Number Portability is finally coming to Canada

This is what I have been waiting for!

"Canada's 15-million mobile-phone subscribers will soon no longer face a major obstacle to abandoning a cellphone company: They'll be able to have the same telephone number with a different provider. The country's mobile operators have agreed to allow customers to retain numbers when changing networks within the same local calling area. The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association announced the agreement on number portability, which will also allow customers to keep the same phone number when transferring landline service to wireless or vice versa." from the The Calgary Sun: Cellphone numbers gaining mobility

Imperial death post

Hey Look, Darth Vader is Blogging! Crap now nobody will be reading my blogThe Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster

The Quest - Option 1

Ok, my bass was stolen.
I'm not happy but I have to move on.

Now what to replace it with. Today I'm leaning towards a '75 Fender Jazz

Rock standard. Cool looking.

15 April 2005

And so it begins....

the weird thing is that Robby beat me to something tech...

I'm having such a Good influence on him