Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Here's my second degree claim to fame. I have a Slovene brother, Gasper, who knows a couple of the singers and they rehearse in the same building that he works.
I also like this one:
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Off of Carlos' blog:
"If you listen carefully at the end you hear me saying this to Danny.
“Keep trying to make it man.”
He looked me square in the eye…cocked his head sideways with a confused look on his face…and said,
“Trying to make it? No man. I ain’t trying to make it…I’m making it. Jah puts His soldiers everywhere. Jah says, Yea though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death… So He places some of us, in that valley.”"
Thursday, December 17, 2009
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...We are trying to make this game complete – like if nobody buys any other product, this game needs to be awesome. Like if Blizzard gets hit by a meteor tomorrow and we all die, at least StarCraft II was awesome – that's what it needs to be.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
A friend of a friend makes these. They are great! Handcrafted by a man for men! Classy and artistic in a masculine sort of way.
Consider ordering a few for some manly men in your life this Christmas season!
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009
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NT Wright imparts some ideas on the dehumanization of communication that are worth chewing on:
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
"It's a complex thing to measure church attendance but here are a few pointers on arriving at an accurate number based on the attendance figures they give you.
- 50% if its a Pentecostal worship service because they count the legs and forget to divide by two.
- 30% if its a Baptist church because they count members on the roll and not all of them are still living.
+ 10 if its a Vineyard service because those rugs on the floor were actually people!
+ 20% if it's a fundamentalist church because they don't count the people they didn't want there.Courtesy of Tall Skinny Kiwi.
- 30% if it's an Anglican/Presbyterian/Methodist church because the number they gave you is from their huge Easter service.
+ 15% if it's an ethnic/non-western service because all those people coming late missed the counting.
- 10% if its a megachurch because the worship team and welcome team got counted during all 5 services.
- 520% if its a Catholic church because they count the parish, not the church attendance.
+ 20% if it's an emergent service because those having a smoke outside were not counted.
- 25 % if its a Reformed church service because they count the people who SHOULD have been there.
- 15% if it's a house church because the neighborhood kids playing video games in the back room somehow managed to get counted with everyone else. So did the guy delivering pizza."
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Did anyone encounter Colby the Christian Robot in their childhood? I am eternally grateful that I did not. I came across an article by a man who was scarred for life by his experience.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Watch here: http://appleguru.org/createamazing.html
Sunday, November 08, 2009
- Simply brew 1 part vinegar* with 2 parts water.
- If you feel it's been awhile, repeat.
- Then brew a pot or two of water to rinse.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
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Saturday, October 31, 2009
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Fray Luis de León spoke of the theopathic life in terms of Christ-mysticism:
“The very Spirit of Christ comes and is united with the soul—nay, is infused throughout its being, as though he were soul of its soul indeed.”
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Up by 6.
On the MAX by 7 studying Spanish.
Class from 8-10.
Then, bundled up on the MAX (Trimet, Turn the heat up on your new trains! They are colder then the old ones!) on my way from PSU to work while I was reading through Ephesians I found myself crying out "I'm Alive! I'm Alive! I'm Alive! Take my hand I give it to you. Now you own me, all I am. You said you would never leave me. I believe you, I believe. I can feel you all around me, Thickening the air I breath, Holding on to what I'm feeling, Savoring this heart that's healing."
All Around Me*
David Crowder Band
My hands are searching for You
My arms are outstretched towards You
I feel You on my fingertips
My tongue dances behind my lips for You
This fire rising through my being
Burning, I'm not used to seeing You
I'm alive, I'm alive
I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I'm breathing
Holding on to what I'm feeling
Savoring this heart that's healing
My hands float up above me
And You whisper You love me
And I begin to fade
Into our secret place
The music makes me sway
The angels singing say we are alone with You
I am alone and they are too with You
And so I cry
The light is white
And I see You
I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive
Take my hand, I give it to you
Now you own me, all I am
You said You would never leave me
I believe You, I believe
*I'm aware this song was original done by Flyleaf, but the David Crowder Band rendition is infinitely better for worship.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
He has a book on a similar note to this sermon: Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God.
Monday, October 26, 2009
God has taught us and stretched in more ways than any other experience in life. We are so thankful for this opportunity to serve.
Check out http://barberrianvillagers.blogspot.com/ for updates from our Apartment Complex Initiative site here at Barberry Village Apartments and http://compassionconnect.com/ to learn more about the non-profit.
Big thanks to Dan Johnson (PandaMotion.com), for the awesome work on this video.
Nine Inch Nails frontman and all-around rock god Trent Reznor is remixing his own 'Zero-Sum' for J.J. Abrams' Fringe. And in keeping with the show's nerd-overload, the whole thing is full of geeky Easter Eggs and hard core Fringe references.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Reznor will be mixing William Bell's on screen dialogue with his 07 track 'Zero-Sum,' voiced by Leonard Nimoy, naturally. Reznor became involved when Fringe used a clip of his song in a previous promo, and was reached out to, to see if he would be interesting in collaborating even more. But the real question here is, will Reznor make a cameo on Fringe? I'd like to see him as an observer or a before-the-title 'freak of the week.' Series exec producer Jeff Pinkner told EW:
"If he wants to come act on the show, that's not tit for tat — that's an open invitation, and we made that known to him," says Pinkner. Any ideas on what he may play? "Well, his head would probably end up exploding," deadpans Pinkner. "There'd be some uncomfortable biology in there one way or another."
Here's a sneak peek of Reznor's official promo and the entire thing will air Thursday during the American League Championship Series.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
One more set of photos from Chernobyl place in Ukraine where the atomic station blew up twenty-three years ago.
Things there, streets, things inside of houses etc. are probably the only place on the territory of ex USSR where it looks untouched since USSR. Some kind of travel back machine. read more.."
Friday, October 23, 2009
Okay, so color me one of those people who doesn’t get the Halloween Alternative Party that churches throw.
Some call it a Harvest Party/Festival, which is particularly amusing when it happens in churches in the cities or suburbs, both of which are famous for their agricultural base, right? Such references to fecundity also leave me scratching my head. How many see the connections with Christian “harvest festivals” and the various pagan festivals that also celebrate the fertility of the harvest? I mean, if we’re working that hard to distance ourselves from Halloween, enough to throw a distinct celebration, why are we linking ourselves to another pagan festival?
I’m not a fan of Halloween. That it has become big business and an opportunity for adults to wear risqué clothing only makes it worse. I mean, when I was a kid, Halloween was about as scary and wicked as Charlie Brown getting nothing but rocks during his trick or treating.
I’ll admit, though, that Halloween is more focused on shock value than it once was, and that kids are more likely to dress up as zombies with their livers hanging out than fairy princesses or “sheet ghosts,” so the trend IS downward. (Though I also will add that a downward trend marks most everything in our culture, even in the Church.)
If you’re in a particular denomination that fancies itself highly attuned to the spiritual world, you’ll likely hear church leaders offer reasons why your denomination/church eschews any association at all with “the devil’s antics” on Halloween. You’ll hear the obligatory history of Halloween. You’ll have the associations clearly drawn for you. You’ll drink the Kool-Aid. And you’ll feel the compulsion to ensure your kids avoid the pathway to hell that is Halloween.
And thus is born the Halloween Alternative Party. Like everything in modern American Christianity, the idea that we Christians might be left out of secular “fun” just doesn’t sit well with us. No one wants to be a party pooper, while at the same time that burning American Christian need to Christianize secular activities compels us.
The only problem, as I see it, is that the Halloween Alternative Party still looks and feels a lot like Halloween.
|A fun time with others||Yes||Yes|
|Elements of the harvest (pumpkins, etc.)||Commonly||Commonly|
|Other themed decorations||Commonly||Commonly|
|Scary/evil elements||Commonly, but varies widely||Less commonly, unless the church sponsors an evangelistic “Hell House,” and then all bets are off|
|The majority of participants purposefully celebrating the demonic||Unlikely||No|
|Kids in costumes||Yes||Yes|
|Adults in costumes||Commonly||Commonly|
|“Noticeable” teen or adult females wearing costumes highly noticed by teen and adult males||Unlikely outside of adult parties||Oh, the stories…|
So yes, I’m baffled. If there’s a genuine distinction between the two, I’m missing it. If it comes down to one being a slightly less scary version of the other, is that enough to distance ourselves from what are being sold as the genuine dangers of Halloween itself?
The comments are open. Please set me straight.
This feed is from Cerulean Sanctum (http://ceruleansanctum.com), a blog by Dan Edelen that covers issues facing the American Church."
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The potential of Wave is still unraveling before my eyes. Think: "Unquantifiably epic amounts of collaboration and efficiency power being unleashed at your finger tips". Here's a great video (one might say even better then Google's own) that gives a glimpse of what I'm talking about:
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
Can someone please explain how this can happen?
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I wrote a letter today
And what I wrote
Was my own obituary
Cause from the graveyard of self
You have resurrected me
I sing Jesus
You have changed the way I do everything
You have changed the way I see everything
With You I begin
Everyday the same
And I’m gonna drink deep
That is why I came
Cause truth is a river flowing
Renewal for your mind
Let it set your heart free
The way that it did mine...
Looked in the mirror today
And what I saw was not the same as yesterday
Cause more and more You’re Transforming and rearranging me
You have changed the way I do everything
You have changed the way I wear my wedding ring
You have changed the way I treat my family
You have changed the way I see all my friends
You have changed the way that I spend my time
You have changed the way that I use my mind
You have changed the things I spend money on
You have changed everything I ever thought was mine
You have changed my emotions
You have steadied me
You have changed my eyes and what I let them see
You have changed the course of my history
Thank God You’re still changing me!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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Community of Love and Care:
"Community of love and care
The shell speaks don't you dare
But underneath the intimidation
Is a beautiful creation.
Underneath the hurt and struggle
There is a small bubble
Of hope that's been plagued with rejection
Even filled with infection
Is there someone who can heal?
Who can peel
The layer of destruction
And fill it with God's love and grace?
It is an enormous challenge that man cannot face alone
When the human heart, when the bubble is turned into stone
The power and love of the Holy Spirit comes in the form of hug
And then begins to melt away the pain
Holy Spirit comes as rain
The tears are flowing
The light is showing
Love comes in many colors, love shines.
It is divine.
Christ love is what changes stones into love.
Christ love is what changes infection into perfection.
Christ love comes
A community of love and care."
Monday, October 12, 2009
We are in the midst of a abnormal spike in the United States. You can drill down by state, and things aren't looking good for Oregon. In fact, Oregon looks like it is in the worst shape.
What's more interesting is that most countries being tracked are largely keeping to average trends. One anomolie was a massive spike in Scandinavia (Norway/Sweden) through September, but are now back to normal levels. Australia is the only nation being track that is actually keeping below their seasonal trend for the last 5 years.
Google never ceases to amaze me in how they are harnessing data to provide tools that were never imagined possible.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Daniel wrote a blog post expressing his excitement. My anticipation is building even more after reading this CNN interview with George Lucas.
"George Lucas: I've seen some presentations of, you know, live orchestras with "Star Wars" clips, and that sort of thing. But this is so much more than that -- it's so much more emotional, because what they've done is taken the emotional content of the score ... one is obviously the Imperial March, one is obviously romantic ... and then they've cut all the pictures around that from all the movies, so that you get this really wide range of visuals going with the music, and it really is quite powerful when you see the depictions of all of the various Imperial shenanigans that were going on over the Imperial March."
Friday, October 09, 2009
The Mentoring Project has the potential to be a huge tool for many churches to engage their community and transform lives.
BMW has been rumored as of late to be pursuing everything from a so-called '0 Series' range of cars to a revival of its Isetta microcar brand, but the Bavarian automaker remains essentially mum on plans to diversify into the microcar market. Stoking the fires, however, is the new Simple concept, a leaning trike that is geared toward the 'professional commuter' - that is, an urban dweller who travels alone.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
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You can get this working on your Mac in a few simple steps:
- Quit/Relaunch Finder using the Force Quit menu
- Open Terminal
- Paste (or type) the following command:
defaults write com.apple.Finder QLEnableXRayFolders 1
- Relaunch Finder
The contents of the folder will now be shown when you use Quick Look. In true Apple elegance, the files will even fade and cycle through the contents.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Force Snow Leopard's Dictionary.app to reuse definition window: "
Filed under: Tips and tricks
The Dictionary.app in Snow Leopard has been driving me nuts. If you use LaunchBar or Spotlight (or probably any other method of sending a word to Dictionary.app), it opens a new window. And then another. And then another. This might be handy if the window bar was updated to show the word that you had looked up, but it doesn't, meaning that the extra windows are just clutter.
Before 10.6, Dictionary.app reused the same window for each new definition. If you wanted to go back to a previous word, you could simply use the 'Back' button. As we've heard countless times, Snow Leopard has been about subtle refinements, but this was a step backwards to me. I was surprised that there isn't a Preference setting to reuse the same window or open a new one.
In a fit of frustration yesterday, I posted a bounty on Twitter and asked Rob Griffiths to see if he knew of an answer. Rob is the proprietor of MacOSXHints.com which I consider essential reading for Mac users (I have even submitted a few tips of my own over the years). I knew if anyone could find an answer, it was Rob.
Well, it turns out they don't call him Rob 'The Hints Guru' Griffiths for nothing. Not long after my cry for help, Rob figured out how to Force Dictionary to show definitions in one window. As you might expect, it involves entering a command in Terminal.app while Dictionary.app is not running:
defaults write com.apple.Dictionary ProhibitNewWindowForRequest -bool TRUE
Voilà! Dictionary will now revert back to the 10.5 and earlier behavior of using one window for all definitions.
Rob must truly be credited for discovering this gem, because (as of this writing) Google comes up 100% empty when looking for 'ProhibitNewWindowForRequest'. When was the last time you tried to Google something and came up completely empty? That doesn't happen often anymore!
Turns out that Rob used another tip from his site to find hidden preferences (something else which has gotten more difficult in Snow Leopard). It's the circle of life... or at least, tips.
Thanks again, Rob. Now where do you want me to send your Ferrari? (You'll have to read Rob's post to get that joke. It also explains how to undo this change if you decide you want to revert to the standard 10.6 behavior.)
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