Dress-Down Friday | Bubble Project, Jesus on Twitter and Ash Friday

This is another Dress-Down Friday for February 27, 2009.

Knowing my constant use of the social network twitter, my friend Cate send this:

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a video from Rocketbook – here’s a little something on advertising:

  • One thing that really stands out to me from the above video is great idea was Ji Lee’s Bubble Project. See here for website.
  • Chris M has compiled quite a list of Frequently Asked Quaker Questions on his blog, now if only he’d answer all of them!
  • Here’s an interesting article about a new book out on John Lennon.
  • For those of you who don’t already know Safari 4 beta is out. I’m telling you this because I”m a fan.
  • Speaking of fans here’s a nice mashup for fan fiction: Zombie’s meet Jane Austen.
  • Have any of you considered recycled TP? You should, and Green Peace gives you a guide for doing it.
  • …And speaking of keeping things Fresh, how about some fresh air?

I know it’s a couple days past but I also wanted to link to some Ash Wednesday reflections, a kind of Ash Friday if you will.

  • Here’s one by Adventist pastor Ryan Bell.
  • And one by Andrew Sullivan.
  • And one from Scot McKnight.
  • English bishops are calling for a carbon fast this lent,
  • Environment |
  • guardian.co.uk”>not a bad idea.
  • Eliacín, of the Mustard Seed Associates, offers a Lent Prayer resource for download.
  • And here’s a more humorous rendering of Ash Wednesday.

Goldingay on The "Wrathful" OT God

Scot McKnight is slowly blogging through “Old Testament Theology Volume 2,” by one of my absolute favorite professors from Fuller John Goldingay. You can follow his posts on the book through this search link. Anyways, here’s a noteworthy quote I came across that I love:

“Everyone knows that the OT God is a God of wrath; the NT God a God of love. Oh no they don’t??? (108). Maybe the best section I’ve read in the two volumes of his work. Here are some themes he sketches about God’s love in the OT … and there is discussion for each and I can’t include but one reference for each:

1. Fatherly dedication (Mal 1:6).
2. Parental “carrier??? (Jer 1:5; Isa 44:2, 24; 4;9:5)
3. Motherly compassion (Deut 32:18)
4. Attentiveness (Ps 79:5-9)
5. Mercy (Isa 57:14-21)
6. Healing (Isa 57:14-21 again)
7. Commitment (Ps 62)
8. True faithfulness (Ps 31:5)
9. Passion (Ezek 16:8)
10. Cleansing (Ps 51:2; Ezek 16:63)
11. Carrying (Ps 85:2-3)
12. Getting over (Mic 7:18)
13. Pardon (Jer 36:3)
14. Risk (Gen 22:1, 12)
15. Sadness (Hos 6:4)
16. Letdown (Jer 26:3)
17. Grief (Gen 6:5-6)

Well, alongside this sketch of themes in God’s love, Goldingay has a sketch of God’s hostility: weary skepticism, hiddenness/withdrawal/absence, anger, rage, redress, self-assertion, repudiation, ruthlessness, slayer, warrior, enemy, vintner.

Read more here.