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     One.  There is a free concert tomorrow put on by Tenth Avenue North, one of the few good christian bands out there in Ocean Grove.  free concert.  To someone with a newly acquired car payment, this is amazing.  how many times will this happen when a good christian band plays for free?  Never really.  This is New Jersey, land of a bar on every corner and a club on every boardwalk.  Why am I not jumping up and down for joy?  Because, several weeks back, I signed a paper for an evangelistic group at church saying that every Tuesday I would be faithful and committed to being there for a couple of hours.  Thus, I get to watch people go to the concert and not go myself.  In all honesty, I’ll get over it.  There are more important things in life and really, I’m sure there might be someone God will put in my path tomorrow that needs to hear the Gospel that would never get to hear it if I was moshing to Tenth Avenue North.

     Two.  I have just finished a book b Josh Harris called Dug Down Deep.  I believe I’ve mentioned it before.  It has been such an encouragement because I have felt that for too long faith in america has been shifting towards an experiential element per say than a truth based one.  “But it feels right”.  Yes.  But one also has to have firm doctrine to back up one’s beliefs.  And Josh does this simply but eloquently, with several experiences to help him along, persuading me that experience is definitly part of life.  Sometimes I’m in my head too much to realize this.

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     I am going to NYC this weekend to see a stage production of C. S. Lewis’ “Screwtape Letters”.  I am pumped.  C. S. Lewis has always been somewhat of a literary hero of mine.  I even read a biography of him (I know, I don’t read a lot of non fiction, nevermind biographies so this was a feat for me).

     I am also in the middle of a pretty good book, Joshua Harris’ “Dug Down Deep”.  What?  Yes, the guy who hates dating.  But this is a book about theology, a shift from his previous work on purity and such.  It’s a good beginner book on doctrine and theology in the Biblical sense.  He hits the major theological points: God’s sovereignty, the Holy Spirit, Veracity of the Bible, as well as other main topics.  It strips away Christianity based on an experiental view and gets into the truth of what scripture teaches.  I would recomend it to new believers who are starting to make thier way into the study of scripture.

     New York City and onward.  Dinner after the play.  Should be fun.

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