Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Going to see the king...

I won't be blogging much this week. I'm in Memphis, Tennessee attending my denomination's annual meeting (General Assembly). It's an important yearly gathering of our highest court. There are something like 1300 elders representing their various presbyteries and churches. If you're interested in the way our meeting works and the issues discussed and decided, go to this site.

I have only been to Memphis once before and I didn't have any time to check the place out then. I really don't have more time now, but I do have two extra-assembly plans:

1. Eat barbecue ribs at Rendezvous. This place claims to be the best barbecue in the U.S. Of course, now being a Kansas City native, I know this is wishful thinking on the part of these Tennessee people (once you get over their funny way of talking, southerner's are so cute!). Still, in an effort to be fair and balanced, I will test out their ribs and report.

2. Visit Graceland. The "king" of rock -n- roll, Elvis Presley is buried here and his house is basically a museum (or a monument to excess and tragedy, as the case may be) that is a veritable piece of Americana. I'm looking forward to stopping there on the way back to the airport Friday afternoon, I have my tickets- going to see the king...small "k" for sure.


Sean Brandt said...

Make sure that you do go to Rendezvous. It is excellent. And what you need to realize is that comparing KC BBQ with Memphis BBQ is like comparing apples and oranges. You can love them both equally. Get the dry rubbed ribs, and a plate of sausage and cheese to start.

Oh--and don't waste your time on Graceland.

Qayaq said...

You will have to keep us posted about the Federal Vision/ NPP special report and what they say or decide about it.

Frontier Forest said...

I thought you were going to break off in the great Andre Crouch and the Disciples tune?
“Soon and Very Soon, We are going to See the King!”
Have a blessed time! Can’t wait to hear yours and Nathans’s report!

JDogg said...

Andre Crouch and the Disciples? That's some sweet old school music, my friend. I've got an album or two of theirs.