Enter the Nineties

Backblast: Enter the Nineties
Date: 9/13/22

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This week we enter the Nineties with a workout set to the early Nineties album Siamese Dream.

Warmorama to “Disarm” follow the leader

Jacobs Ladder:  9 burpees

  1. Lunges and LBCs
  2. Hand Release Merkens and American Hammers
  3. Squats and Flutters
  4. Side straddle hops and BBSU
  5. Wide Merkens and Leg Lifts
  6. Bonnie Blairs and Crunchy Frogs

Jacobs Ladder:  3 burpees 

Moleskin: In his book Christ is Time which puts Nineties music into conversation with theology, my friend Mark Edwards says, “I have learned more Christian theology from what Nietzsche rejects than from what most professing Christian theologian affirm…”

Commenting on the lyrics “Today is the greatest day” he contrasts two ways of making that claim.

First, he cites Nietzshe:

“If some day or night a demon were to sneak after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you, ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more, and there will be nothing new in it …’ How well disposed you have to become to yourself to love to crave nothing more fervently…”

But instead of this Mark counsels not the idolatrous seizing of time, but gratitude for it:

 “When Christ is encountered, when one repents of trying to be the Übermensch at the center of all history, when one sets aside one’s own master plan and simply follows the Rabbi down uncharted roads, then one begins to understand that this life, our lives, her life and indeed my today is a gift of the crucified and resurrected Lord of Time, who is Jesus of Nazareth.”  (p. 150).

COT: Prayers for Maniac, Naomi, Lemond.