Rick Warren hosted a “civil forum” where he took roughly 50 minutes with each candidate asking questions from all over the political map. Two very insightful questions were: What is your greatest moral failure, and what is the greatest moral failure of the USA? What current Supreme Court justice(s) would you not have appointed? Watch […]continue reading Barack Obama and John McCain Get Real
The other day, I got an email that I was sure was a hoax, but after looking it up, I discovered that it was actually real. Check out the amazing pictures on the hammer gallery site and read some of the incredible stats on snopes.com.continue reading People Pictures
Apparently, these are the 250 best(?) churches to track for ideas… sounds like a lot of them to me. How can you “track” 250 churches? http://churchrelevance.com/resources/churches-to-watch/continue reading Churches to Watch
I saw a very interesting website this week on how American Consumerism is the result of a skillful intentional process. This isn’t a conspiracy theory, and it is quite biased, but it’s also some incredible food for thought. Check out http://www.storyofstuff.com/ for yourself.continue reading Consumerism will kill us all!
I saw something last week on American Idol that really freaked me out. They opened the show by having the contestants perform Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech! If you don’t know the song, Shout to the Lord is one of the most popular contemporary worship songs of all time. It’s popularity alone is […]continue reading American Idol Does Worship
(Gleaned from the Internet and modified by me.) If a killer with a knife is chasing you around the house, do NOT go upstairs. Go out the front door! Never stoop over to see if the killer is dead. He’s not. Avoid the following geographical locations: Amityville, Elm Street, Crystal Lake, Transylvania, many islands, lover’s […]continue reading 20 WAYS TO SURVIVE IF YOU’RE IN A HORROR MOVIE
I was amazed to find this account online of what it feels like to be nearly fatally shot with a bullet. George Orwell, the famous writer, was a soldier during World War II, and recounts what it was like to be hit with a bullet. It’s amazingly vivid, interesting, and thought provoking. Here are a […]continue reading What goes through your mind when you die?
I thought this article at Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox was interesting. For my own reference, here are the first 5 suggestions and the ones most relevant to me personally: 1. Blog your city — Talk about upcoming city-wide events, upcoming service projects of your church, share photos of the city, neighborhoods. Use your blog to […]continue reading 10 Ways Pastors can Use Blogs
The title of this post comes from a video posted on Guy Kawasaki’s blog about a Chicago company called Threadless that has users create designs for T-Shirts and then sells the finished product. I thought it was an interesting way to talk about there business, and I haven’t finished watching the video yet, so I’m […]continue reading Creating and Monetizing Communities
I got this as an email forward from my wife, and it really was good enough to post here. 20 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity (I’m thinking this could get one arrested, actually.) At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. […]continue reading Maintain Your Insanity