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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bring the Books and Above All the Parchments

So wrote Paul to Timothy in his second letter. The text was brought to mind during a listen to an interview Dr. Albert Mohler had with Robert Darnton. Among his many positions and roles, Darnton is the director or the Harvard University Library. Which means his daily duties surround many books. The primary reason for the interview was to discuss Darton’s book “The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future” (New York: NY Public Affairs. 2009). 

With the the future of the “codex” (from “The Gutenberg Bible” to “Tuesday”s With Morrie”) seemingly defunct due to digital media, the two men discuss Darnton’s book and the future of the traditional book. I really recommend this podcast to anyone who has a love for books and the future of books.

The Fate of the Book in the Digital Age: A Conversation with Robert Darnton

Soli Deo Gloria!

 

Would Jesus Have A Facebook Page?

I stumbled on this article by Michael Horton in My Feedly today. I thought it was interesting enough to share. Below are some excerpts from the article. But please click on the links provided, and read the article in it’s entirety. Are we really going down this road as a church?

Technology should ultimately be an enhancement, not a replacement, for gathering in person for worship, discussion, debate and service to others.

You can have a digital Bible in the palm of your hand or connect with others in prayer any time anywhere.

Contrary to the propaganda of the techno-evangelists, the Internet cannot bring people together, bodily, to make them a communion of saints. It can deliver data, even crucial information about God’s Worrd, but it cannot deliver Christ with all of his benefits.

Would Jesus Have A Facebook Page?

 

The Six Fingered Man is Dead

During my daily bible reading I happened upon some text that once again interacts with pop culture. The biblical text I am referring to is in 2 Samuel 21 verse 20.  

And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants.

Someone please inform Indigo Montoya that the he may have killed the wrong six-fingered man.

 

Displaying Christ from 9 to 5

This past Lord’s Day our local pastor, Mike Rue, exposited on the scriptures found in Ephesians 6:5-9. This section of scripture is usually sub-titled “Slave and Masters” in most bible translations. Culturally we can relate to this section
 of scripture as “Employees and Bosses”. The text provides answers to the following: How, as Christians, do we behave within the confines of our daily grind, (job used in a popular negative term) and relate to our bosses or employees.

Pastor Mike lays out two imperatives from this text: (I know they originally came from the Apostle Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit)

1) Work as if Jesus was your boss.

 Work with sincerity and respect.

2) Treat your employee as if he was Jesus.

Respect and honor.

How are treating those who serve us?

We all can relate as a boss in how we treat our server at a restaurant.

Whether you are a janitor scrubbing toilets or a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, there is no difference with God.

Mike also asked each of us to pray and consider a few practical ways we could change the way we work to display Christ.

Here are a few I came up with:

Perform my job as if it has a direct reflection on Christ and his accomplishments.

Love and respect all of my co-workers regardless of how they treat me.

Serve my boss as I should be serving Christ.

Below is the link to the sermon. I hope you glean as much from it as I did.

Displaying Christ from 9 to 5.

Soli Deo Gloria!

 

Tommy Bolin and Friends – A unique tribute album

This is a great addition to the collection of any fan of the late and über talented Tommy Bolin. It is a very unique tribute album in that the producer took actual tracks from unreleased versions of his songs and guest musicians played and vocalized along. One of the guest vocalists is the ever present Miles Kennedy. One of my top vocalists of all time. The songs sound like Tommy is recording right there with them. Awesome!

Links to the album provided via the image and the link below.

Great Gypsy Soul (Deluxe Edition) – Tommy Bolin and Friends

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2012 in Tommy Bolin, tribute album

 

Francis Chan Kindle Books for Free

Amazon Kindle is making these three Francis Chan eBooks available for free today. Click on the images to go there.

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in Francis Chan, Kindle

 
 
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