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Thursday, August 30, 2007

How an email message travels around the world

Gmail asked Gmail account holders to help them imagine how an email message travels around the world. All it took was a video camera, the Gmail M-velope ( ), and some creativity. Someone sifted through all the entries and compiled a final version of the collaborative effort. Here it is, along with a link to all the submissions on Youtube.

11 Guys At The Playground

Thanks to Bob Sturm of BAD Radio on 1310 the Ticket for this one. They talked about this video on the Ticket today and I knew I had to check it out. If you ever played a pick-up game at your neighborhood court, local gym, even in church league then you have at one point in time run into everyone of these guys. Enjoy the video.

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Band of Horses

If you don't know Band of Horses, well then you don't know bands or horses and that just makes me a sad, sad audio-equistrian-o-phile. So do me and you and Band of Horses a favor and go to their myspace where you can download their new single, hear other tunes, and pre-order their new disc about to be released on Subpop.

Gotta Love the French!

French Army Knife

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Watch this video of Malcolm Gladwell, auther of The Tipping Point and Blink. Then discuss if you believe his talk has any implications for church life and missional living.

Fun with Youtube

I found these on Youtube and I believe I should subject you to them as well. Enjoy?:

Superfriends vs. Friends

Ghetto Man Roasts the Superfriends

[Note: This is a clip from a show that did not last very long (for obvious reasons) but some of the others are worth checking out as well.

Check out this if you are interested in spoofs of the famously overdone "Wassup" commercials for Bud. There is Jewish Wassup, Superfriends Wassup and Transformers Wassup to name a few.

Johnny Burnette performing "Lonesome Train" (every day is better with a little Rockabilly)

Introduce yourself to James McMurtry if you haven't already with the video for "Levelland" and then do yourself a real favor and go hear his song about Texoma (North Texas/Southern Oklahoma) called "Choctaw Bingo." (Warning: 'Choctaw' contains naughty language). While you are at it check out The Notorious Cherry Bombs, Robert Earl Keen, and Townes Van Zandt (through this tribute from Emmylou Harris, Willie, and Steve Earl playing Townes' songs on Austin City Limits).

I will leave you with an incredible clip from a documentary about Gram Parsons. If you don't know Gram Parsons then that just breaks my heart. So here you go:

Monday, August 27, 2007

D.A. Carson's Personal(?) Blog

You really really need to check out this blog: The Secret Diary of D.A. Carson. Check it out if you know who D.A. Carson is. IF not it still applies if you know such figures as Paige Patterson or John Piper, or if you study the New Testament, or ever went to Bible College or Seminary.

Trust me it's just for grins and giggles but we need those sometimes. Or at least I do.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Listen to your iTunes Library anywhere?

Does that sound crazy? Probably not. You are thinking, duh, that is what your iPod is for. But what if you are like me? What if you have an 80 gig iPod and yet that holds less than half of your actual (thus far) digitized music library? If you are like me and have way to much music digital or otherwise for you own good (and more than your wife thinks is reasonable), you look for ways to carry as much as possible without having to drive a U-hual everywhere you go.

Enter sites like AnywhereFM and Simplify Media. They are a welcome edition to my assortment of tools and gadgets that allow me to constantly play to soundtrack of my life in the background or forefront of my existence. Depends on what the moment calls for.

I am currently trying Anywhere FM at work and Simplify Media at home. Both work basically the same way. Create an account. Download there software to upload your music. Upload your music. Connect and listen. Simple. Effective. Free. They both include the feature of inviting and connecting with friends libraries to hear their music as well.

Look forward to hearing from those of you out there that are possibly using similar tools or these options to listen online.

On another note, anyone using a Slingbox yet? I would love to hear about your experience and thoughts on this device!

The Bible Web 2.0 Style

In looking online for resources and bible study tools I recently have come across YouVersion.com. Billing itself as "a free online bible like no other" it promises to integrate scripture (multiple versions), community, and collaboration (user-contributed content) to create this interactive opportunity. You can read about it on the YouVersion Blog and check out the tour. In case you are wondering who is behind it: LifeChurch.tv

Check it out and then discuss your thoughts here.

Here are some of my questions that the YouVersion website may or may not address. (I will have to fully examine all the content over time.)

Initially it is a cool idea but my thoughts/questions/concerns are:
Who ultimately controls the content? Will debate be allowed and to what degree? Is it a sight where opposing viewpoints will be allowed Arminianism vs. Calvinism, Pre-mil vs Amil, etc?
What about Jewish, Mormon and Atheist thought, will absolutely anyone be able to contribute their thoughts and material on the bible.

I am just curious. What are your thoughts? I look forward to the beta launch and getting to see the early stages of this new collaborative process.