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MOST: A Modern-Day Parable, Christian, but Biblical?

April 30, 2008


For many years, a modern-day parable has been circulating (based on a true story by some referents) about a father who takes his son to work one day where he is a bridge operator for a railway, and due to a mishap, has to choose between saving his son caught in the gears of the […]

The Big Exposure of “EXPELLED”

April 28, 2008


After seeing the movie today, I decided to collect some data so as to ensure a more informed and thoughtfully “intelligent” response to all that is happening regarding this movie, and the general issues surrounding Darwinian Evolution & Intelligent Design. I hope to post my review and response soon. BLOGS & REVIEWS Greg Laden has […]

The Great Emergence – Phyllis Tickle’s 500-year Rummage Sale

April 27, 2008


If you have not yet seen or heard Phyllis Tickle’s talk from the November 2007 National Youth Worker’s Convention, it’s worth it. Marko has blogged about it here, Terry Mattingly wrote about it here, and you can purchase the DVD or mp3 here. The Out of Ur blog has commented on it, ChuckP3 has some […]

U2 & Not For Sale

April 27, 2008


U2 has put out a 3-disc box-set containing the Joshua Tree CD, with new mixes and recorded live performance. This package also includes a 56-page hardback embossed book, featuring previously unseen Anton Corbijn photos and original essays by Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton, Brian Eno, and David Batstone. In 1986, Bono and Dave traveled across El […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About – Dean Ornish

April 27, 2008


Dr. Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level. For instance, he says, when you live healthier, eat better, exercise, and love more, your brain cells actually increase. And new findings show that a healthier lifestyle can turn off disease-provoking genes and turn […]

A Third Way – Jesus and Nonviolence

April 27, 2008


Wink, Walter. Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way. Fortress, 2003. (119 pages). What does it mean to champion non-violence, and to live against the “Myth of Redemptive Violence?” The beginning chapters of this short book illuminate the passage in Matthew 5:38-42, the famous “eye for eye” (cloak and tunic, and “extra mile”) passage that has […]

RELEVANT’s Burning Issues: War

April 27, 2008


The May_June 2008 edition of Relevant Magazine posted 7 burning issues: Injustice, Homosexuality, Faith, Politics, Culture, Consumerism, and War. WAR: How Should We Respond? 1. Jim Wallis – Followers of the Prince of Peace should be the hardest to convince to go to war, never the easiest…The real problem here is the cultural captivity of […]