Thursday, January 22, 2015

A New Podcast!

A couple of days ago I wrote about some of the podcasts I've been listening to lately. Well a new one has popped up. Mike McHargue, aka, "Science Mike" has begun a new podcast this week called "Ask Science Mike."

McHargue was a Christian who became an atheist who became a Christian again. He writes, blogs and speaks about reconciling faith and science. He is a host of one of my favorite podcasts, The Liturgists. I'm a big fan of Science Mike and was excited to hear that he was starting a Q (question) and R (response) podcast.

This thirty minute podcast features questions sent to Science Mike about a variety of questions regarding doubt, science, faith, etc... It's a fascinating listen.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Unbelievable


FYI: the richest 80 human beings in the world now have the same net worth as the bottom 3.5 BILLION. Of course I'm sure that if those 3.5 billion slackers got off their lazy rear ends and started working they could be rich too. Wow. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King's Rules...

Martin Luther King had rules when it came to civil disobedience. We'd be good to take them to heart...

The pledge of nonviolence written by Martin Luther King Jr., and signed by his marchers, 1963

1. As you prepare to march meditate on the life and teachings of Jesus

2. Remember the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation - not victory.

3. Walk and talk in the manner of love; for God is love.

4. Pray daily to be used by God that all men and women might be free.

5. Sacrifice personal wishes that all might be free.

6. Observe with friend and foes the ordinary rules of courtesy.

7. Perform regular service for others and the world.

8. Refrain from violence of fist, tongue and heart.

9. Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.

10. Follow the directions of the movement leaders and of the captains on demonstrations.




Sunday, January 18, 2015

Redesign

 http://www.dallascentralchurch.org/

I've spent the last few days completely redesigning our church website. I'm an amateur at webdesign but I think it looks decent. Give it a go and see what you think. Remember, it's beta...and I still have some work to do. The link is HERE. Or...

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Podcasts

So recently I've gotten into podcasts. I know I'm late to the party. Podcasts have been around for a long time but I never listened to them because I didn't have a smart phone until a couple of years ago. Before then, I would either have to listen to the podcast at the computer (which was too stationary) or download them to my iPod...which always seemed more work than it was worth. I know, how lazy is it to be deterred from plugging a wire into a computer, call up a site, download into iTunes, then sync to your device? Yeah. That was much too tedious. Takes more than three steps? I'm out.

But once I got an iPhone I discovered how great podcasts are. I listen to them in the car when I need a change from listening to music. I listen to them while running. I listen to them while washing dishes. I find podcasts a wonderful thing. It's like going back to the golden days of radio but you get to choose what you listen to. My mind has been blown by some amazing info and great storytelling. And the options are limitless! And free!

The podcasts that I've been listening to recently include the following...

The Liturgists (with Michael Gungor and Science Mike)
National Geographic Weekend (with Boyd Matson)
The Robcast (with Rob Bell)
MTN Meister (Exploring the minds of those who Explore)
Relevant Magazine
Radiolab
Freakonomics Radio
Stuff You Should Know Podcast
TedTalks Audio
NPR Ted Radio Hour
All Who Wander

Friday, January 16, 2015

Trains



I live near a busy rail line. Half my life is spent at this crossing. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Beach



When it's cold and gray I like to think of the beach. This was near San Diego a year or so ago.