Archive for July, 2006

Buying Dell can be hazardous to your health

Friday, July 28th, 2006

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Another Dell laptop goes boom!

DVD to Video iPod

Friday, July 28th, 2006

I have found a great solution to moving DVD movies to my iPod. A little program called handbrake rips the DVD, drop the mp4 file that it creates into iTunes. After dropping into iTunes, right-click and select “convert selection for iPod.” Sync your iPod and your ready to go. By the way, Handbrake is free!

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A big move…

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Rangers make a big move today… 6161trading Mench, CoCo, and Laynce Nix for Carlos Lee, a outfield prospect, and a player to be named later.

Memo to clubhouse: You have begged the front office for support the last few years at the trade deadline. You just got it. No excuses. Win the West!

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Emerging Churches Quotes

Friday, July 28th, 2006

The reported weekly church attendance in the U.S. is 40 percent, while in the U.K. it is 8 percent. This figure includes all traditions-Anglican, Catholic, and so-called free churches. The decline in church attendance has been occurring for several decades longer in the U.K., which means that churches, new and old, are now seeking to reestablish contact with people three or four generations removed. (19)

Regarding postmodernity, the Gen-Xers are the first marines on the beach. Every generation hereafter will be postmodern. (33)

Emerging churches (1) identify with the life of Jesus, (2) transform the secular realm, and (3) live highly communal lives. Because of these three activities, they (4) welcome the stranger, (5)serve with generosity, (6) participate as producers, (7) create as created beings, (8) lead as a body, and (9) take part in spiritual activities. (45)

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Colossians Remixed Quotes

Friday, July 28th, 2006

This was one of my favorite reads this summer. The things I have quoted are extensive. I highly recommend this read.

“There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.” Of course truth is relative, replies William. Just consider the alternative! The modernist pretense to have objectively grasped a total reality invariably results in a totalitarian social practice. Failing to recognize that human knowledge is always constructed in particular historical contexts, “total systems” are invariably achieved “only at the cost of violence, by repressing what doesn’t fit and erasing the memory of those who have questioned it.” P 17

Discernment of the spirits of our time must be directed by the Spirit who, we confess, has inspired this text. Another way to say this is that any worldview analysis of our cultural context that will serve the reading of the biblical text in that context must drink deeply from the wells of a biblical worldview. P 19

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lib.rario.us

Friday, July 28th, 2006

I found a new service for cataloging my library that I want to pass along as a recommendation. It finds book super fast by searching the amazon catalog, allows you to tag your books in order to categorize them, and has space for reviews as well. It also will catalog music and movies. If you get one up and running, I would certainly be interested in seeing your selections.

Here’s lib.rario.us.

Here’s my library.

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Interested?

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

The Nativity Story

Leopard

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

04 SafariFor those of us who are looking forward to Apple’s unveiling of Leopard, the new OS for Macs, Gizmodo ran a pretty cool contest. They invited their readers to design some fake screen shots of the new OS. The winner has some incredible ideas we can only hope Apple is planning on integrating into the new OS.

Here’s the story and pics.

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Impressive?

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Maybe I am too easily impressed, but I think this is pretty noteworthy.

Andy Stanley attends Atlanta Emergent Cohort

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A great kickoff…

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Local recording artist, Playradioplay will be at our first Breakaway of the fall. This kid is 15 and amazing. Check out some of his music on his myspace.

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