Monthly Archives: December 2006

Pandora.com: A New Place to Create … and Waste Some Time

If you enjoy music and exploring new artists you might like Pandora. I tend to get tired of listening to the same songs over and over, but I do like finding new stuff that has similar qualities to the music I like. Enter the music genome project and Pandora.com. I’ve played with this a litte and found it interesting and fun. You can create and develop music lists on the fly … giving thumbs up or thumbs down to whatever is playing at the time and you will refine your play list. I suppose it is ultimately possible to eliminate everything buy Amy Grant, but the time I’ve spent opened up some new listening options.

I wonder if we could create something like this for preachers and sermons. Set up a radio station with sermons that sound like “Jerry Mitchell” or “Jayson Turner”. I wonder if “John MacArthur” or “Mark Driscoll” would start playing?

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Both Sides

The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him (Proverbs 18:17, ESV)

I came to the this familiar proverb in my Bible reading today. Obviously great words from a wise judge – Solomon. It is always wise to hear both sides of a disagreement whenever possible so that you can make a wise decision or provide good counsel. My “read” about a hurtful situation based on one person’s input might be changed if I talk to another person or just get a few more facts. As a pastor I find myself needing to practice this proverb regularly. I pray I might learn to be better at it. Of course it helps when everyone tells the truth!