Dont Drink. Dont Smoke. What do you do?

AntI was thinking of these words this morning – from Adam Ant’s Goody Two Shoes song. I was thinking of the need to be recognized for what we DO, what we practice, rather than what we do not do. And then i notice someone blogged the same thing today. His name is Lloyd and i will let him speak. HI FIVE LLOYD!!


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Thanks for the plug!
    Good blog you’ve got here. Informative and well-written. Any blog that talks about Chick tracts is alright by me!

  • The idea of holiness being identified by what we don’t do, with no emphasis on what we do, is really odd. Being around the “holiness tradition”, and the statements usually made dealing with abstaining from alcholol and smoking, but with no statements towards positive things is even stranger. It seems that while emphasis is made on not doing “bad” things, none is usually made on simply being kind to one another. Great post

  • Definitely great post. I’m glad he didn’t go off on the whole bit about how neglecting our bodies is OK and just part of being missional (as many claim). Right on to that.

  • Andrew,
    Thanks for the link. I enjoyed the post as well as the reminder of a funny Adam Ant anecdote I read or heard some where: Teacher: Use the word, “adamant” in a sentence. Student: Adam Ant is a popular singer. Hee hee.
    At the risk of tooting my own horn and losing whatever meager reward might possibly be associated with this article, here’s an article I wrote echoing similar sentiments:
    It’s fun to see common thoughts emerging from several places. Now if I can just live what I preach, walk what I talk, smoke the junk I’m selling, blah, blah, blah.

  • I was listening to Kings of the Wild Frontier last night, certainly takes me back to another time. Perhaps its time for the church to ‘Stand and Deliver.’

  • i heard another teacher request the words “analyse” and “anatomy” in the same sentence.
    the student sang a song –
    my analyse over the ocean
    my analyse over the sea
    my analyse over the ocean
    o bring back my anatomy
    ahhh .. uh.hmm .. .

  • I still don’t understand all the fuss. Why would anyone who professes to be born-again engage in unhealthy lifestyle behaviors over the long haul. Walking close with Jesus mandates a change,unless of course there has been no true conversion or your growth is stagnant.
    How we live is important no and if it causes someone else to stumble why should I engage in it? If I supposedly do then do it privately and the fruit in your life will speak for itself. Why broadcast it? Personally its a deal breaker for me. An the debate continues… old news and boring.

  • Daryl, I bought a copy of Adam Ant’s Autobiography “Stand and Deliver” and learned that “SEX” was his choice over drinking, smoking, and drugs.
    He was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). Everyone has “flaws”, and whether you’re religious or not, it’s NOT smart to hold anything against anyone.
    I enjoyed his “Goody Two Shoes” video because it was just simple fun and comedy.

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