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Religion vs. Relationship

It's not knowing ABOUT God, it's about KNOWING God, or so the folk theology goes today. It's not about religion, it's about relationship. However you slice the pie, it's something we're incredibly concerned with today. Such pop preaching has arisen…

Paperman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aTLySbGoMX0 This is a really interesting animated short film made using both computer animation and hand-drawn animation. Give it a watch!

Disequilibrium

"Tom doesn't need our worn out clichés. Tom needs the truth of the gospel message packaged in the unwavering love of the messenger. Tom needs to be invited into our homes, with his husband and kids, where a great steak, some good wine is waiting on…

A fun little (free) album

If you need a fun little soundtrack for this gray Saturday afternoon, hop on over to Bandcamp and listen/download "Where Eyes Don't Go" by The Gray Havens. It's a wonderful little EP that's free for now!

Gospel Deeps (a review)

I started following Jared Wilson a few years ago at his blog, Gospel-Driven Church, when I first got hired on with my church as a college pastor. I had felt a bit frantic, not knowing what on earth I was doing. I scavenged the internet for resources…

Making Windows 8 Suck Less

A while back I posted a very brief overview of Windows 8 after I had test-driven it for about a week. Alas, it was a pretty negative review, primarily because of the fact that Windows 8 is such a touch-centric operating system. It's both a strength…

The Gospel is Boring

From my experience with my local church as well as the prevailing sentiment from others I have spoken to, a big challenge that the Universal Church (or at the very least, protestants) faces right now is how to disciple people. Efforts tend to be…

The Road Trip that Changed the World (a Review)

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. "The unlikely theory that will change how you view culture, the church, and most importantly, yourself" is the apt subtitle for one of the most intriguing…

The Last Superhero (A Review)

The Last Superhero, courtesy of The Blazing Center. The Last Superhero truly is a novel of Danger & Supense, as the cover suggests. It's a fun little novel published on Kindle, and you can get it for $0.99! The story is the self-aware and sarcastic…

A Sweet Video for Friday Afternoon

vimeo 50922066 w=400 h=300 Here's a fascinating time lapse from Kuala Lumpur. Very cool!
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