Comments on: Shadow Boxin http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/ The Gospel Interrupting the Ordinary Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:35:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Aimee Byrd http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/#comment-2068 Wed, 16 May 2012 11:28:57 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=1130#comment-2068 Yay! I got a good grade from the teacher! Thanks for adding to step 2. Hilarious middle school story, by the way.

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By: Ted Turnau http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/#comment-2066 Wed, 16 May 2012 08:15:26 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=1130#comment-2066 Hey Aimee,

Nailed it. I would’ve liked to hear more on step 2 (dropping the beats and the heavy bass provokes a visceral reaction in the listener that pumps you up, gets you feelin’ aggressive). But I really liked it, especially your step 5: Romans 6 connection is way strong.

One other thing: don’t apologize for your taste in popular culture. Embrace your inner dork! (Or gangsta, as the case may be). I’ve got guilty pop cultural pleasures aplenty (in middle school, I sold magazine subscriptions and won a Bee Gees tee shirt — just as everyone decided that the Bee Gees were no longer cool. I worked for that shirt for months. I wore it to school only once).

But you’ve got one leg up on me: I work out at a fitness center across the street, and I don’t get to choose the music. It’s techno, dance, dub step all the time. I’d LOVE to have LL Cool J break things up!

And Devo, well, Devo’s just awesome. Are we not men?

Peace,

Ted

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By: Dana Tuttle http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/#comment-1974 Tue, 08 May 2012 13:52:46 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=1130#comment-1974 Whip it good! Shape it up! Get straight! Go forward! Move ahead!…

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By: Aimee Byrd http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/#comment-1966 Mon, 07 May 2012 18:03:04 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=1130#comment-1966 Shards of grace :)

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By: Tim http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/#comment-1965 Mon, 07 May 2012 17:42:22 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=1130#comment-1965 Sorry to break it to you Doc, but ELO is dorky. I should know, since I like ‘em.

Tim

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By: Doc B http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/#comment-1963 Mon, 07 May 2012 17:17:39 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=1130#comment-1963 LL Cool J can’t be any worse than my own fascination for Devo. I’ve even found myself trying to teach moral lessons to my kids on occasion by pointing out some obscure Devo lyrics. (The lessons rarely work, and there’s so much junk in the rest of the song I can’t bear to play it for them.)

I guess I should stick to The Cars or ELO. They are so much less ‘dorky’.

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By: Tim http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/#comment-1962 Mon, 07 May 2012 15:44:06 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=1130#comment-1962 “… our so-called best days can be our worst days if they are not in Christ.” That’s what I was thinking too Aimee but you put it better, thanks!

And, for the benfit of all your readers, if anyone ever wants to feel less dorky all they have to do is take a look at me. The dorkiness of others often pales in comparison. I consider it a service I provide to humanity.

Yours in dorkiness,
Tim

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By: Aimee Byrd http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/#comment-1961 Mon, 07 May 2012 15:39:11 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=1130#comment-1961 Thank you for making me feel less dorky by adding your own workout playlist, Tim.

On the theological side, our so-called best days can be our worst days if they are not in Christ. I wonder if self-righteousness is the worst sin of all?

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By: Tim http://www.housewifetheologian.com/shadow-boxin/#comment-1960 Mon, 07 May 2012 15:30:50 +0000 http://www.housewifetheologian.com/?p=1130#comment-1960 “Use your gifts to serve others, not to gain approval.” Great point, Aimee! It reminds me of Galatians 1:10 – “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God?” God already approves of us through Christ, doesn’t he? It’s like I heard yesterday: because of the gracious work of Jesus, even on our worst days we have no less of God’s approval than on days we think we’re doing well; and even on one’s best days, if a person is without Christ then there is no approval at all.

Loved this gem too, Aimee: “All sin can do is shadow box.” What a great way to describe the futility of sin in the Kingdom of God.

Tim

P.S. True confessions about LL Cool J? I watch him every week on NCIS-LA. Once in a while they use one of his songs on the soundtrack. He really is talented.

P.P.S. True confessions about music I work out to: Pat Benatar, Chrissie Hynde, Deborah Harry, The Bangles, Cyndi Lauper, The Go-Gos (but definitely never Madonna!) all get me revved for a workout. College in the late 70s/early 80s was full of awesome young women singers, and I listened to them a lot. These aren’t the only ones I can work out to (I like some more recent stuff too), but they are always effective.

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