Saturday, July 26, 2008

Billy Graham at TED

I watched this today. It was Billy Graham speaking at TED in 1998. All I can say is that I love Billy Graham. Now I must say that I am not found, nor have I ever been, of the giant-event-driven concept of evangelism. It's never been my thing, even though my kids participated in the last Billy Graham Crusade at the Rose Bowl a few years ago.

What I loved about this video was the way in which this elder statesman can enter into a realm that he has very little contact with and talk to a potentially hostile crowd just like he was talking with them over tea sitting on his porch in North Carolina. Simply amazing the way he is able to adapt and speak the gospel in so many places.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wedneday afternoon diversion

Here is a fun time-waster!
This one is my favorite. Look at the dot in the center and move your head forward and back.`

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'm In Geek Heaven!

My friend Shawna just sent this to me. There is going to be a nationwide one-day re-release of the 1983 classic movie War Games. I can't begin to tell you how excited this makes me. I was in high school when this came, it was the beginning of the personal computer revolution and Apple still had the lead. I must have seen this movie a dozen times when it first came out. I used to have much of the dialog memorized (I've forgotten most of it by now). I love this moved. I knew a lot of guys who where like the two main geeks in the movie and all of my geek friends lusted after and Imsai computer. But I digress. War Games came out during the height of the Cold War and scared the carp out of a lot of us: it might be that our own wost enemy was us (thanks Pogo). But that is not what I loved about the movie. Sure it is a bit cheesey, but the "geek-kid beats the government system by calling the jaded old-guy to action" was a powerful message to my adolescent mind...and still is today. So, if you have a chance go and see this movie (and try not to laugh too hard at me for loving it!).

Let's play Global Thermonuclear War.
Wouldn't you like a nice game of chess?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Another Church Attacked!

Another church in Sri Lanka has been attacked by a mob led by Buddhist monks. Pray for the safety and strength of the churches in Sri Lanka. This is not the first time. There has been an on going and systematic persecution of church in Sri Lanka for many years. More pictures are available here.
This post is not done to inflame anger against anyone, but rather is a call to prayer and a fuller living of the Gospel where ever we find ourselves.

New Member on the Blogroll

I've added a new member to my Blogroll. His name is Pete Wilson (no not the former Governor of California!).I've been reading his blog on an off for a while. I first came across it because he posts regularly at Ragamuffinsoul for Creative Chaos. Make sure to check out his blog! It's very stimulating, plus Pete is now the unofficial pastor to Poison!