Number 1: ShallowValley Church To Begin New Series Based on the Songs of Queen – While you may think well-known bi-sexual front man Freddie Mercury would be an unlikely topic for a church sermon series, according to senior pastor, Bill Warren, Queen and Mercury present a great opportunity to present truth in a context people will understand. 

Is it too much of a stretch to use “Queen” as the basis of a message series?  “Not at all,” Warren says, many of Queen’s songs are clouded in mystery, just like the Bible.  Take “Bohemien Rhapsody”, for example.  Who even pretends to know what that song means?  That gives us the perfect chance to pull whatever we like from the Bible and make it accessible for today’s seeker.”

The series will end the second week of October with a special message taken from the Queen song “Fat Bottomed Girls”.  Warren said, “I’m not really sure what scripture I’ll preach that one from, but I’m sure it’s gonna be great!  After all, it’s an awesome song!”

Irrelevant Question: If you were to preach a series on any band, which band would it be?

Number 2: On the topic of preaching, David Allis the author of the article, The Problem with Preaching responds to David Fairchild's comments on my blog. Allis believes we should call the weekly 'sermons people give' teaching & eliminate the implicit ‘we preach because it is biblical’ assumption/confusion, & secondly calls pastors to evaluate the effectiveness of these monologues as an appropriate form of teaching. 

Number 3: I'm always interested in where culture is going and Guy Kawasaki , well known author and venture capitalist hosted a panel of teens entitled Next Generation Insights (Video 9/20/06).  Mainly insight into their habits, thoughts on marketing.  Helps understand a bit what makes them tick.  TomBomb attended the panel and summarizes some of his thoughts on this next generation.