Review of Relient K's New Album: Five Score and Seven Years Ago (Or Has it Been that Long?)

Picture 4 Relient K’s new album, Five Score and Seven Years came out today [you can read more here] and is currently in 6th place on Itunes. I’m kicking myself currently because I’ve been wanting to write about the album for a while and give a preview of what you could expect from their latest work, but alas it’s too late for previews. So, now we’ll switch to review mode. Continue reading Review of Relient K's New Album: Five Score and Seven Years Ago (Or Has it Been that Long?)

James Cameron Found Jesus And He's Not Even a Theologist!

Jcamerong 228X297 The Filmmaker, James Cameron, known best for his overblown, and over sunk, romance movie the Titanic is now trying his hand at archaeology, well kind of. See, Cameron has done something no one actually in the field of archaeology has been able to do, he’s found the coffin of Jesus reports “This is London”. Continue reading James Cameron Found Jesus And He's Not Even a Theologist!

The Questions Pacifists Always Get Asked

I found this article “Five Questions Your Pacifist Friends Are Tired of Answering” from the Burnside Collective. The article, written by Jonathan Fitzgerald, is an easily accessible article on specific questions that pacifists often get asked. Continue reading The Questions Pacifists Always Get Asked

DVDevos – Video Devotionals for Visual Christians

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This week I wanted to highlight the ministry of two Evangelical Friends and some of the cool things they’re doing.

Matt Taflan and Shawn Belt, both from Ohio, have joined together in Florida to make short video devotionals they are calling DVDevos. They see this as an opportunity to bring together creativity and Christian faith, for the use of discipling others in biblical truths. I personally think it’s a real interesting project and something I’d hope succeeds. I see the project especially helpful for youth ministries (though not limited to that sphere) where teens look for something a little more media-driven, but I also think it will inspire more young people to combine their faith and creativity and get involved in the arts. Continue reading DVDevos – Video Devotionals for Visual Christians

Left Behind Video Game Hopes to Improve Public Relations Before It's Too Late

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I’ve writen a couple time on the new Left Behind Video Game called “Eternal Forces.”

Post #1Left Behind Eternal Forces: Violence for Christians

Post #2 Training Violent Behaviors: Media and the Message of Desensitization

[rant] Yes, I admit though I haven’t played the video game I have some strong opinions about it (in all reality I don’t think I need to play the game to make the objections I’ve made but that’s another dicussion). One of the main reasons why it bothers me is because I see it as yet another way for the Christian community to sell-out to capitalism. We see repeated attempts to tailor make theology in a way that suites American tastes, at the cost to both the Gospel and to those who accept a warped understanding of such. I suspect it won’t be long before there is a special Christian edition Hummer that comes in white, is armor-ready for the tribulation and boasts of having special bible holders built in. [/rant]
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Gathering In Light 2006: A Year in Review

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This past year has been a lot of fun on many fronts for me but I’ve had an especially great time blogging in 2006. I thought it would be fun to post some of the things that standout in my memory as important events for gathering in light and if you’ve got some fun memories or thoughts then post them in the comments. This post is meant to be a little reflective and to be read as an apology for why I still think blogging is an important practice for me to pursue. Continue reading Gathering In Light 2006: A Year in Review

Airport Love – Is It Possible?

Landed in Vegas about an hour ago, did you know they offer free wireless here! I paid my dues in the form of $1.50 in slot machine goodness. Wireless, is a treat especially if you’re flying home alone. Emily has to finish out the week teaching class, and the only way we could use a frequent flyer ticket with Southwest was if I went today so here I am blogging from Vegas. Preparing for the winter cold of Northern Ohio

Flying (and airports) seem to me to be at the bottom of my list of “fun things to do.” Is it just me or is just about everyone anxious and impatient when flying? Then there is always the hassle of finding the right seat, and hoping for a good neighbor. I tend to get the people who don’t want to talk, or who lean over there seat into my space so I have even less room then the barely-infant-sized “car-seats” you’re already allotted.

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