Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

For an outstanding photography project, check out Days with my Father by Phillip Toledano. The website is very unique, and you'll need some practice to learn how to navigate it (hint: put your mouse at the bottom of the screen). I would encourage you to take the time to watch and read your way through the entire project. The photographs are beautiful and Phillip adds commentary and personal stories which help to punctuate the emotion found in the pictures.

I won't say much else about it, but take the time to check it out, and then if your dad is still alive, take the time to call him or visit him to tell him that you love him. If he has passed away, then perhaps take the time to write him a letter and maybe you'll be able to say some things that you were never able to express before.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

An Interview with Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf has written a new book called
The Case for Life. He recently gave an interview to Trevin Wax about the pro-life movement. He concludes the interview with these thoughts-

Admittedly, a book about pro-life apologetics may not appeal to some lay Christians. It seems many believers would rather focus on end times rather than these times. That’s a mistake. Humans who ignore questions about truth and human value may soon learn what it really means to be left behind.

Read the whole interview here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Albert Mohler Regarding Twitter

Albert Mohler shares his thoughts about the social networking tool Twitter.

He states-

We need to be very careful that we do not become overly enamored with any technology. As observers like Jacques Ellul and Neil Postman reminded us, our technologies shape our lives perhaps more than we realize. As followers of Christ, Christians have a special stake in this, for everything must come down to what most honors God and serves the Kingdom.

Read the whole article here.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

An Apple a Day

With the health care debate ready to go into full swing in Congress, Americans would be wise to take some time and study health care systems from around the world. This way, they can write thoughtful, informed letters their respective members of Congress instead of just parroting back whatever they heard from their favorite cable TV pundit.

Mark Steyn gives a snapshot view of Canadian healthcare-

In the Province of Quebec, patients suffering from serious incontinence - ie, they have to aller aux toilettes jusqu'à 12 fois par nuit (that's 12 times a night) - have to wait three years for a half-hour operation. That's 3 years times 365 nights times 12 trips to the bathroom.

There are only two urologists in the province who perform the operation, in part because hospital budgets are so tight they decline to buy the necessary "neurostimulator".

Read the whole article here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Who is Tim Keller?

Christianity Today profiles Tim Keller and his ministry in their latest issue. This pastor of Redeemer PCA in New York city was a virtual unknown outside of his immediate context just a few years back. However now, thanks to the success of his latest two books (The Reason for God and The Prodigal God) as well as his work in the Gospel Coalition, many people are able to benefit from his wisdom and teaching.

Read the full article about him here.

Also, check out Keller give a summary of The Reason for God, complete with a Q&A session at Google headquarters, here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Best of the Week

A list of some of the best technology related links from over the past week-

  • Google changes everything. They will soon change the way you look at electronic communication. Check out Google Wave for the future of email, file sharing, social networking, etc.... Seriously, give yourself a few minutes to watch the video.
  • The next version of the Xbox seems to add much of the gesture functionality that the Wii has, but incorporates real time communication. Give Project Natal a look.
  • Say goodbye to cable and satellite TV with their terrible contracts and customer service, and welcome the Hulu desktop.
  • Can't figure out what is wrong with one of your old gadgets? Then take matters into your own hands with iFixit.
  • More Google news- check out Google Squared for help with comparing and analyzing your search results.