Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Little Man Loves the Snow!

Snow days are some of God's best gifts.

But kids are better.

And God himself is even better still.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's almost Warren Miller time!

Next week, the obsessive skier and his family plan to check out the newest ski flick from Warren Miller. Can't wait!

Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm sorry?

Looking over this exaggerated, humorous "apology form" is a helpful way to think about how poor our attempts at apologies can be at times.

For a much better example of making a good confession, visit

Thursday, October 15, 2009

What am I doing in my office?

This photo was taken at 9:05 am today.
You gotta love it! This much snow on October 15th is a huge blessing from God. Maybe Sophie will want to ski on her birthday?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thank you, Lord!

This photo was taken at 5pm today, October 14th, at the top of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

Thank you, Lord, for webcams.

Thank you even more for SNOW!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Auf Weidersehen, herr Herminator!

The Obsessive Skier says "Farewell" and "Auf Weidersehen" to the Herminator, aka Hermann Meier.

The great Austrian ski racer announced his retirement today.

Get the whole story here.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Piper v. Wright? I'll take Wallace.

In today's diverse world of Christian theology, one of the most important ongoing debates is over a position called "The New Perspective" on the Apostle Paul's gospel teaching in the New Testament.

This debate concerns the essence of the Christian gospel: Does God satisfy both his infinite justice and loving mercy through His Son Jesus' perfect life and substitutionary sacrificial death? If so, how?

The debate hinges upon our understanding of Paul's teaching on justification in New Testament books like Romans. Christians who follow the historic position of the Protestant Reformation (like me), understand the Bible to teach that a Christian's salvation (particularly his/her justification before God) depends upon God's imputing to them the righteousness of Christ. Thus, justification in Paul's teaching is understood to be primarily legal. In "The New Perspective", justification in Paul's writings is understood to be primarily communal, a result of God's faithfulness to his covenant with the true spiritual Israel.

The debate has played out publicly in the writings of John Piper and N.T. Wright. Lately, I've avoided the debate because I don't have as much time to read theology as I would like. I respect the ministries of both Piper and Wright, but the theologian who has captured my attention on this subject recently is Daniel Wallace.

Wallace writes: "I would view Wright’s synthesis of Romans as a brilliant failure—brilliant because of how coherent it is, but a failure because it sits three feet above the text at all points where it would be inconvenient to wrestle with what the text actually says. In this respect, Wright’s view simply cannot handle the ‘inconvenient truth’ (to borrow a phrase from Al Gore) that Romans is."

You can read the entire article here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Skiing on Saturday?

Arapahoe Basin is back to making snow. This photo was taken at 5pm on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

With nighttime temperatures forecast to be below 30 degrees for the next two night, I'm thinking that Saturday will be opening day at Arapahoe Basin.

Whether the snow-meisters at A-Basin can keep that one run open throughout October is another question altogether.