September 25, 2002
"Mostly evangelical in doctrine, megachurches have changed the religious experience for thousands of worshipers who come from miles around for more than sermons and prayers. Usually founded or headed by charismatic pastors, the market-savvy churches target busy baby boomers and their kids, promoting one-stop shopping under their roofs. Take in a sermon, work out marital problems, then work out at the health club. Sip a latte at the coffee shop, browse in the bookstore and make a deposit at the credit union."
"And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves." (Mark 11:15-17)
Is it a sign of brain fatigue when you forget what word you're typing in the middle of typing it? I was complimenting a friend on an artistic endeavour, so I started typing "These are so awesome!" Then I happened to glance at my screen, and saw that what I'd actually said was, "These are so awful!"
Fortunately, I managed to explain myself, but jeez. I can't type for crap just lately either. I mean, for example, I typed 'mittle' above originally instead of 'middle'. I've been griping lately about my body reacting to such a radical shift in how much physical activity I get, I suppose I forgot about the mental activity. And I didn't think I was a mental couch potato before school started, I swear.