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Book Reviews


Windows Ate.

Tomorrow is the big launch day for Microsoft's brand new iteration of their flagship OS, Windows 8. Perhaps you're asking yourself, "Should I upgrade?" Perhaps you haven't even asked yourself the question, and you're going to upgrade because newer is…

Roots Run Deeper

Perhaps you've never heard of Jadon Lavik. I hadn't until about 5 years ago. That was when he released his phenomenal album "Roots Run Deep." If you haven't listened to it, I'd recommend it: a beautiful collection of tastefully repainted hymns. But I…

Time Travel

What would you do if you could time travel? Designer Alex Varanese has the brilliant idea of taking all of our tech gadgets back to the seventies, repainting them with a touch of super-saturated 1977 goodness, and then selling them to the…

Fire Devils in Australia

vimeo w=400&h=300 This is nuts! I've never seen anything like this before. Imagine how fast those winds must be going!

The Silence of God

What would it be like for God to be silent for 400 years? That thought has always nagged at me. I mean, think about it. God had consistently spoken with the people of Israel for their full history through his prophets, and then after Malachi, boom…

Very Little Stars

vimeo 50061391 w=400 h=300 Wow! What an incredible view of our world.

Free Music Friday

If you enjoy free music nearly as much as I do, then I'm sure you'll want to check out Redemption Hill's new EP, See What the Lord has Done. It's a lively, upbeat 5 song compilation of bluesy modern hymns. You can listen to the EP in its entirety on…

A Night to Remember

What an incredible evening. I had such an excellent time. This tastes amazing! These were a few of the enthusiastic comments we heard about our Welcome to Golden Party this past Sunday evening. Image And truly I must say that it was quite an…

What I'm thinking about: Narrative Theology

Here is an excellent article by Leslie Leyland Fields on the burgeoning interest in narratives among theological circles. It's an honest reflection on the benefits of the movement as well as a compassionate call to consider whether or not a narrative…

A Cross-Shaped Gospel (Book Review)

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. A few months ago I purchased my first crock pot at a yard sale for $5, and it has served me well. I've enjoyed many scrumptious soups and stews out of it…
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