What is a major concern for the modern evangelical... →
This looks like it will be an interesting series of posts
ZOMBIES, RUN! →
Need more motivation for your next run? How about a pack of snarling zombies snapping at your heels? This Iphone looks like a brilliant way to make the drudgery of running more exciting.
ZOMBIES, RUN! →
Need more motivation for your next run? How about a pack of snarling zombies snapping at your heels? This Iphone app looks like a brilliant way to make the drudgery of running more exciting.
How Were You Born? Street Flyer →
In the darkness something was happening at last. A voice had begun to sing. It...– Page CXVI explain the origin of their name: It comes from a reference to page 116 in our copy of The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. It is a poignant passage where Aslan begins to sing Narnia into creation out of a black void.
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: P.G. Wodehouse's... →
This is really really funny!
The Situation in Egypt
Tall SkinnyKiwi has a very interesting wee interview with a Christian in Egypt. It gives good insight into the current situation facing Coptic Christians. According to one source, $US500 million leaves Egypt each week, a potentially fatal siphonage that started with the Revolution earlier this year. I am curious to know how much of that money is connected to the flight of persecuted Coptic...
What is Christianity? It’s the Holy Spirit. What is the Holy Spirit? It’s an...– Slavoj Zizek at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. There is much worth listening to in his speech (transcribed here). His theology of the Holy Spirit and his definition of Christianity more widely, however, leaves much to be desired.
Looks good. I’m at http://reading.am/mrtomwebster onethingwell: What you’re reading. Not what you like. Not what you find interesting. Just what you’re reading. Whack a bookmark to record what you’re reading right now, follow your friends’ reading habits, or find articles of interest on the front page. Via @patrickrhone
Been at my desk all day prepping services and writing sermons for this Sunday at St. Columba’s. I’m constantly amazed at how great Spotify is at making quick playlists of several albums I’ve been meaning to listen to. Here, for your listening pleasure, are my morning and afternoon playlists. Morning (Open playlist in Spotify) Wilco The Whole Love King Creosote & Jon...
Cartel Culture →
Useful weekly newsletter for youth workers.
Yo Gabba Gabba, The Roots, Biz Markie, Bootsy Collins, & Erykah Badu live on Jimmy Fallon
Manufacture & Industry →
Further to this post here’s a great blog who describe themselves as: DOCUMENTING THE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND HISTORY OF PRODUCTS MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN
The Civil Wars I’ve Got This Friend (live on Jools Holland)
via The Guardian: Mountain-biker Evan van der Spuy, 17, was hit by a red hartebeest buck during a race at Albert Falls Dam in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The incident was filmed by his South African team mate, Travis Walker, who can be heard warning Van der Spuy to ‘watch the buck’. Van der Spuy received hospital treatment but did not suffer serious injury
Beauty Testifies to Truth
Trevin Wax: Why is it important that we seek to communicate truth in persuasive and artistically powerful ways?
Nate Wilson: It is important that we communicate well (in ways that resonate artistically as well as theologically) because it adds a great deal of persuasive force—a sort of aesthetic affirmation and enticement to believe what is being said.
As a simple example, imagine being taken over to some family’s home and being told in advance that this family had really tapped into a deeper and truer and more beautiful way of relating to each other. But then, when the front door opens, all you smell are stale socks and a little pyramid of cat poo that’s lurking in the corner. The smell itself is already an argument against everything you’ve been told about these people, and anything they might have to say to you. But imagine if that door opens and you get hit with the smell of baking bread—you are now prepared to react differently. This is not to say that the wonderful smell establishes truth all on its own, but it is a testifying witness.
And this issue goes a lot further than mere pragmatic examples of efficacy in persuasion. If we Christians have the truth, and that truth is beautiful—more beautiful than any other message or religion out there—and then we present it in stammering, clumsy, irreverent, or ugly ways, well, we’re hypocrites. We’re living unfaithfully to the Truth. But if we live in a state of celebration and joy and gratitude, and if our words and our art and our presentations of that truth hit people like the smell of baking bread, then we’re getting somewhere.
From an interview with N.D. Wilson (via Justin Taylor)
The cumulative effect… →
From eating to repentance (via reading, relationships and exercise) 6 small things that make a big difference.