it's a thinking man's faith.

a few basics
the Berean Call
Rock for Life
Moody Bible Institute
Wheaton College
other links

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court - 22 | website
laurel - 19 | website
thom - 18 | website
thad - 21 | (no site)
jeannine - 22 | (no site)

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topics discussed in the past include:
lukewarm Christians
"hateful zealots"
partial-birth abortion
the end times
free will
differing views
gender roles
pre-marital sex

dig throught the archives and see what we've had to say!

other christians in blog-land:
Well... I'll be blogged
my brain hurts
Mute Troubadour
Blog Veritas
h.n,b.p? (paulo)
An expected end
Dead yet Living
Saved by Piercing
Simply us
Miracle Rain
Chinaman's hat
Manna cabana
sacra doctrina
My 2 cents
Di's dailies(on hiatus)

stuff to buy
(things we have enjoyed)
C,L -Rock for Life shirts
C -Hinds Feet on High Places
C,L -My utmost for His highest
L -Macarthur Study Bible
C,L -Boy Meets Girl
C,L -Pro-life Answers
C,L -Left Behind
C -the Seduction of Christianity
C -Berean Call books
C -the God Makers
C,L -This Present Darkness
L -Chronicles of Narnia
L -the Great Divorce
C,L -Prophet
C -Don't check your brains
L -Straight Pride wear
more coming soon.
(also: see music below)

good music
Jars of Clay
Jennifer Knapp
the Supertones
Five Iron Frenzy
Audio Adrenaline
Caedmon?s Call
Burlap to Cashmere
Smalltown Poets
the W's
Phil Keaggy
Third Day
the Insyderz
DC Talk
Relient K

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Comments by YACCS

    Tuesday, October 31, 2000

 > > > >  court | 10/31/2000 09:44:25 PM | linky <

  Ahh, excellent. Very, very excellent. Some great questions. I've always wondered.... why IS it that it's always we Christians on the defense? Let the challengers be challenged.


 > > > >  court | 10/31/2000 09:07:01 PM | linky <

  Oh, man... the Jars of Clay concert was AWESOME. I simply can't even begin to describe it. Needless to say, God worked a lot of things out for me (the whole ticket fiasco... a long story...) and let the night end up amazingly! The songs were awesome, the room was completely rockin', and the energy was incredibly high. I loved the new versions of the older songs and the sing-alongs of some of the newer ones. A meeting for youth leaders was held in between Jennifer Knapp and Jars of Clay, and Laurel, Thom and I attended it. Jen Knapp spoke, and after everyone prayed, we turned around to see the Jars standing in the back of the small room! Hey! :D I'm not really the type to get "starstruck," but I really admire these guys, and their faith, and the way they bring it to light through song. We all had passes to the Meet and Greet afterwards (through the fan club), and I'll just let some pictures do the talking...

I look weird because I'm giddy.
L-R: Matt, me, Steve, and Charlie. Dan was sick and didn't make it to the Meet & Greet. :(
I don't normally look like that. I was quite enthused. :>

Thom took this before any of us were ready.
L-R: Laurel, Jennifer Knapp, me. Wee! None of us were quite ready for this shot. Jen Knapp said "I hope I didn't look too much like a dork in that one." :>

I think Steve thought I was taking a picture of him.
Thom talks to Charlie and Steve.

More pics:
The group I went with - Jesse, Laurel, myself, Thom - in front of the theatre.
The Jars onstage. We were actually closer, but the camera makes us look farther away.
Dan onstage. Ditto the above comment.

So it pretty much was the best concert I have ever been to. At the youth leader meeting they passed out free CD singles of a song called "This Road," their benediction of sorts, which they also performed as an encore. I'll end with the lyrics, which are terrific....

"All heavy laden
Acquainted with sorrow
May Christ in our marrow
Carry us home
From alabaster
Come blessings of laughter
A fragrance of passion
Joy from the truth

Grant the unbroken
Tears ever flowing
From hearts of contrition
Only for you
May sin never hold true
That love never broke through
For God's mercy holds us
And we are His own

This road that we travel
May it be the straight and narrow
God give us the peace and grace from you
All the day
Shelter with fire
Our voices we raise still higher
God give us peace and grace from you
All the day through"


    Monday, October 30, 2000

 > > > >  | 10/30/2000 07:48:17 PM | linky <

  Hello all! Hey Court, how did you like the JOC concert? I went to the Spokane version =) last Saturday. I loved it! It was, I think the best concert I have been to. I do wish there were some that have a mini worship service, like one Twila Paris concert my brother went to in Seattle. But the songs were really glorifying to God. I loved the new light they shed on "Worlds apart." I look at that song totally different now.

This semester is over halfway over. I can hardly believe it. God is doing great things in my life, blessing me, challenging me, and breaking me (definitely). I just wanted to share some verses that have recently touched me, and hope they touch you as well. =)

Your wound is as deep as
the sea…who can heal you?
-Lamentations 2:13

Arise, cry out in the night, as
The watches of the night begin;
Pour out your heart like water
In the presence of the Lord.
-Lamentations 2:19

I remember my affliction and my bitterness and the gall. I
Well remember them and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: because
Of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions
Never fail. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, ‘the Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for
Him.’ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one
who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord…
Let Him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him. Let him
Bury his face in the dust-there may yet be hope…for men are not cast
Off by the Lord forever. Though He brings grief, He will show
Compassion, so great is His unfailing love. For He does not willingly
Bring affliction or grief to the children of men.
-Lamentations 3:19-26, 28-29,31-33


    Friday, October 20, 2000

 > > > >  court | 10/20/2000 07:31:22 PM | linky <

  Still busy as ever, for those who are curious. Like the new graphic? I whipped it up today after a test in my Photoshop class. I like simplicity. :D


 > > > >  court | 10/20/2000 07:27:16 PM | linky <

  Going to a Jars of Clay concert next week - that should be great. JOC is one of my favorite bands, Christian or not. If you've never heard them (chances are you've at least heard "Flood") I highly suggest you check them out.

"The Lord is with me, I will not fear; what can man do to me?" Psalm 118:6


    Monday, October 09, 2000

 > > > >  court | 10/9/2000 10:32:51 PM | linky <

  The future is frightening. being unsure of what's happening and where everyone is going and what I'll be doing... it wears on me. Trust. I must trust God, and rely on Him, because I can't handle it - I could never handle it all. I can't see the future. I can't control everything or anything. But He knows what's up. He'll take care of me..

School is busy, life is busy, and I apologise for letting this site slip - it's not what I intend. Thoughts on worship/Christian life, as they come, will be posted more often, I hope.

Great quote from my environmental studies class: "In science, we can never be certain of anything!" Hmm, really? Gee... I somehow get an alternate impression, especially when it comes to, you know, things like... God and stuff. :D

"Vainity, vainity, all is vainity..."

(Oh, and - Jeannine - my birthday is August 25th. You've just got me beat. :D It's kinda funny that way, since in school I ended up a year ahead of you somehow. My parents jumped the gun, or something. :)