Monthly Archives: May 2008

Visuwords.com – Visual Dictionary/Thesaurus

Thanks to Marko for posting this. An incredible visual dictionary tool for creative development. Below is what happened when I typed in the word “power.” The linguistic connections happen in bubbles, visually. You can then double-click on those words to

Visuwords.com – Visual Dictionary/Thesaurus

Thanks to Marko for posting this. An incredible visual dictionary tool for creative development. Below is what happened when I typed in the word “power.” The linguistic connections happen in bubbles, visually. You can then double-click on those words to

Lars and the Real Girl – Are We All Delusional?

When this movie showed up in Netflix, my wife was curious what I had rented. Sure. Just read a portion of the synopsis: Ryan Gosling plays the title character in this oddball comedy about a delusional young man who buys

Lars and the Real Girl – Are We All Delusional?

When this movie showed up in Netflix, my wife was curious what I had rented. Sure. Just read a portion of the synopsis: Ryan Gosling plays the title character in this oddball comedy about a delusional young man who buys

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Mark Bittman – What’s Wrong With What We Eat

WHAT’S WRONG WITH WHAT WE EAT? In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food,

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Mark Bittman – What’s Wrong With What We Eat

WHAT’S WRONG WITH WHAT WE EAT? In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food,

Oakland Preacherman – Are We All Crazy?

This article in SFGate.com is a story of Vincent Pannizzo, a graduate of Rutger’s University and former Ph.D. student at Cal who left it all, including family, to become a street preacher in Oakland. You can read about his reputation,

Oakland Preacherman – Are We All Crazy?

This article in SFGate.com is a story of Vincent Pannizzo, a graduate of Rutger’s University and former Ph.D. student at Cal who left it all, including family, to become a street preacher in Oakland. You can read about his reputation,

Louie, Laminin, and a Leap – Religious Devotion and Accurate Facts

This talk by Louie Giglio has been circulating in my inbox lately from several sources. Giglio, talking about how Christ “holds all things together” alludes to Laminin, a protein in the shape of a cross as the capstone image for

Louie, Laminin, and a Leap – Religious Devotion and Accurate Facts

This talk by Louie Giglio has been circulating in my inbox lately from several sources. Giglio, talking about how Christ “holds all things together” alludes to Laminin, a protein in the shape of a cross as the capstone image for

TED Talks Worth Talking About – Brian Greene

Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe. This 19:06 minute talk explains how physicists are striving for a unified theory of how

TED Talks Worth Talking About – Brian Greene

Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe. This 19:06 minute talk explains how physicists are striving for a unified theory of how

Dr. Paul Farmer in Haiti

Watch this: http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=4069409n The work of Dr. Farmer and his team must be applauded. As FindingRhythm mentioned, His story is incredible, inspiring, humbling. Playing in a rock band never seemed so lame. While I can’t comment on playing in a

Dr. Paul Farmer in Haiti

Watch this: http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=4069409n The work of Dr. Farmer and his team must be applauded. As FindingRhythm mentioned, His story is incredible, inspiring, humbling. Playing in a rock band never seemed so lame. While I can’t comment on playing in a

N.T. Wright Interviews with Trevin Wax

Trevin Wax has posted several entries on N.T. Wright, audio and transcript. Thanks Trevin, for your contribution to the theosphere. Posted is the transcript of the interview with N.T. Wright on Surprised By Hope. Here are the questions Trevin asks:

N.T. Wright Interviews with Trevin Wax

Trevin Wax has posted several entries on N.T. Wright, audio and transcript. Thanks Trevin, for your contribution to the theosphere. Posted is the transcript of the interview with N.T. Wright on Surprised By Hope. Here are the questions Trevin asks:

Encounter Point – What To Do With The Pain

Encounter Point is an 85-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to

Encounter Point – What To Do With The Pain

Encounter Point is an 85-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to

Challenging Tradition, Young Jews Worship on Their Terms – NYTimes.com

This post is just a reminder, for those who may be unaware, that all faiths are dealing with the challenges of changing times. This article in the NYTimes.com, back in November, reports on the various intricacies of the “minyanim,” (מנינים)

Challenging Tradition, Young Jews Worship on Their Terms – NYTimes.com

This post is just a reminder, for those who may be unaware, that all faiths are dealing with the challenges of changing times. This article in the NYTimes.com, back in November, reports on the various intricacies of the “minyanim,” (מנינים)

Pangea Day – The Tower of Babel and The Healing Of The Nations

On May 10, 2008, an international media event called “Pangea Day” was seen on over “one million screens,” (according to the website). Their purpose? To bring the world together through film. Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world

Pangea Day – The Tower of Babel and The Healing Of The Nations

On May 10, 2008, an international media event called “Pangea Day” was seen on over “one million screens,” (according to the website). Their purpose? To bring the world together through film. Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world

MINI Insider – How My First Born Will Be Named “Cooper”

As the vehicular life cycle comes to a close for one of our cars, the need to research other options that are sensible, economically wise, environmentally friendly, and still practically functional has birthed itself into my calendar. So, while researching

MINI Insider – How My First Born Will Be Named “Cooper”

As the vehicular life cycle comes to a close for one of our cars, the need to research other options that are sensible, economically wise, environmentally friendly, and still practically functional has birthed itself into my calendar. So, while researching

The Soul of Christianity – Huston Smith

Smith, Huston. The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition. HarperSanFrancisco, 2005. (176 pages) I found writing this book exhilarating, for it enabled me to see more clearly than before the intellectual and spiritual gold of Christianity, its intellectual expanse,

The Soul of Christianity – Huston Smith

Smith, Huston. The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition. HarperSanFrancisco, 2005. (176 pages) I found writing this book exhilarating, for it enabled me to see more clearly than before the intellectual and spiritual gold of Christianity, its intellectual expanse,

Manga Messiah – Japanese Anime Jesus

Tyndale House publishers has created a series that tells Bible stories in the manga style. Manga Bible’s website here, and Tyndale’s website here. Manga Life’s review here. NEXT is excited over this opportunity to present today’s young people with the

Manga Messiah – Japanese Anime Jesus

Tyndale House publishers has created a series that tells Bible stories in the manga style. Manga Bible’s website here, and Tyndale’s website here. Manga Life’s review here. NEXT is excited over this opportunity to present today’s young people with the

The Namesake – Racial and Cultural Lessons for a Better Humanity

The Namesake movie (website here, trailer here) was produced in 2006 and is based upon the book by Jhumpa Lahiri. I found a very eloquent review of the book here, and a blog dedicated to the movie here. The review

The Namesake – Racial and Cultural Lessons for a Better Humanity

The Namesake movie (website here, trailer here) was produced in 2006 and is based upon the book by Jhumpa Lahiri. I found a very eloquent review of the book here, and a blog dedicated to the movie here. The review

EXPELLED: An Unintelligently Designed and Devolving Debate

After reading through several posts, philosophically pondering, and having several conversations with friends and students, here are my contentions about the debate, why “Expelled” is an example of good faith, and good science gone bad — on both fronts, and

EXPELLED: An Unintelligently Designed and Devolving Debate

After reading through several posts, philosophically pondering, and having several conversations with friends and students, here are my contentions about the debate, why “Expelled” is an example of good faith, and good science gone bad — on both fronts, and