Tag Archives: Mark Stevens

If Biblioblogs Had Movie Titles… An Observation

If biblioblogs had movie titles… the titles of the blogs authored by the people below would be-

Joel Watts: The Expendables.
Mark Goodacre: The Godfather.
Near Emmaus: 12 Angry Men.
James McGrath: Fight Club.
Chris Tilling: Forest Gump.
Aren Maier: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Rod Thomas: Psycho.
Mark Stevens: The Shining.
Jim West: The Pianist.
Antonio Lombatti: The Great Escape.
James Crossley: The Untouchables.
Michael Barber: Up.
Robert Cargill: Driving Miss Daisy.

Why Mark Stevens Terrifies Me…

He holds up this card each day when he gets into his car… to motivate himself…

And then off he goes to make his pastoral calls and hospital visits before he hits the books for study and sermon prep.

That’s Taking ‘Toughen up Princess’ to a Whole New Level

When I complain about something my little Aussie friend Mark Stevens tells me, invariably, ‘toughen up princess’.  But teachers in Illinois have taken that sentiment to the extreme, ignoring a little kid injured in a fall when he complained of being hurt and telling him to get back to class.  The problem is, he had a broken leg and a concussion- so he had to crawl 300 feet…

Teachers in a suburban Chicago school may deserve a failing grade after they allegedly forced a kindergartner to crawl to his classroom across an icy playground — with a broken leg and a concussion, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.  Rahul Chandani‘s parents filed a lawsuit in Cook County District Court claiming their son didn’t receive any medical care after he fell and hit his head on an icy playground at Devonshire Elementary School in Skokie, Ill.  “His teacher told him, ‘You’re a big boy — I can’t carry you,'” the boy’s mother, Priya Chandani, told the newspaper. “She told him to walk back, but his leg was broken so he fell again and then had to crawl at least 200 to 300 feet back to the school building.”

Way to be heartless there teacher.  I sure hope the kid’s parents win their suit.

Mark Stevens is a Snarky Little Man… But He’s Right when he Writes

Zwingli was the best.

Who with half a brain or more could argue with that?  Check out Mark’s blog.  He does good work.  And he’s a good kid (though a bit too snarky sometimes but I can forgive him.  70 x 7 (but not one time more- and I don’t have to because that’s the upper limit Jesus gave us).

It’s Not A ‘Thinking Man’s Sport’:The Life and Times of Joel Watts and Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens and his special friend

Standing in a pool full of 2-foot-long alligators, Jay Young Joel Watts starts teaching a class on gator wrestling.  “He who hesitates gets bit. Don’t think about it,” says Young Stevens (Watts’ co-worker), and owner of Colorado Gators. “Alligator wrestling is not a thinking man’s sport.”  It takes a certain kind of crazy to want to pay $100 to handle animals sensible people run away from. People do sign up, however, ready to try their hands at this most extreme of sports.

Read the rest of Joel and Mark’s insane story here.

The Continuing Paganization of the Land Down Under

As Joel ‘the vacationing’ Watts informs us (quoting some Aussie paper or other)

Australia is to remove the birth of Jesus as a reference point for dates in school history books.  Under the new politically correct curriculum, the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) will be replaced with BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era).  The Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, yesterday condemned the move as an ‘intellectually absurd attempt to write Christ out of human history’.

Personally I think BCE and CE make perfect sense and so do BC and AD and I switch back and forth between them like a thirsty sailor goes from pub to pub.  Getting so worked up about such designations is a bit childish.  Anyway, Joel ‘the hideous swim suit wearing’ Watts cruelly observes

First, Australia was founded as a penal colony, hence Mark Stevens. Second, if you track the history of it, BC and AD were created in the 6th century and made it into English in 1708. So, hardly the stuff of foundations.

Mark isn’t an Aussie, he’s from New Zealand (I think)(or maybe Canada)(it’s all the same, isn’t it?).

If Joel’s not nicer he’s going to be eaten by a shark….

Thank You, Mark Stevens

Mark has been awfully kind and sent along an Amazon Gift-card which I’ve used to purchase this from my wishlist:

Thanks, Mark!