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 launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Lloyd says:

    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!

  • chad says:

    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

  • Matt says:

    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.

  • Shane Bennett says:

    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.

  • neil says:

    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.’

  • andrew jones says:

    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 .. .

  • Daryl says:

    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.

  • Noel says:

    Whoa. Weird. That song has been running through my head over the last few days. Surreal.

  • Jim Buster says:

    i drink coke and eat chocolate

  • Lisa says:

    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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