Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Man vs. Toddler

I think when McBaby comes I will have to do something like this :D

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gonna Read Something...

I decided to read something just for fun. Well actually I have done a lot of reading just for fun over the school year (a lot more than most of my seminary friends).  In fact 19 out of the 45 books I've read so far this year were for my own pleasure not for school. That said, I decided to read something easy, something fun, and something that is not related to religion, society, or technology... or maybe it is related to all of those.  I realize that I am 13 years late getting onto this bandwagon, but this week I am going to crack open Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  Hard to believe that all this Harry Potter craziness began while I was still in high school.  But as the old saying goes, "better late than never."

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christians are Hate-filled

Right.  Now that I got your attention.  The book, "Christians are Hate-filled Hypocrites... and Other Lies You've been told" by Bradly Wright is not for everyone.  In fact it is hardly what I would call a page turner, unless of course you are a big fan of statistical information.  Wright, is trying to correct what he sees as some dangerous inaccuracies about the state of Christianity in the United States.  On nearly every page he calls into question the findings of the Barna Research group.  In fact Christianity is doing very well in the United States, and many of the popular statistics you have heard (e.g. Christians are just as likely to get divorced, we are losing our young people, etc) are false.  Why would you want to read this book?  Wright makes the case that if we are putting our energies into fixing problems that don't really exist we will miss the problems that really do matter.  Rather than worrying about the coming generation, or the divorce rates among Christians we need to look at the more serious problems in evangelical Christianity.  What are those problems?  Racism, and intolerance would be two of the greatest failings of evangelical Christians.  This is an alright book definitely worth a skim if you are interested in statistics and the state of Christianity in the United States.

Thursday, July 08, 2010


I have a lot of books.  I love books, the way they feel, the smell, the look.  I have also lost a few very good books.  When I was working at the church I loaned out a few and they never did get back to me, and I forgot who had them.  A few months ago I discovered this program call Delicious Library that keep track of all my books.  The problem was it costs about $40.  There was just no way I was going to spend that kind of money on a program that only tracked my books and looked pretty.  But I have found the solution to my problem, and if you have the same problem hopefully to yours as well.  It is called BookHunter (Download HERE).  It looks just like itunes, it is simple to add your books, and best of all it is totally free.  I am loving it, and it's nice to know that I have an easy way to keep track of my books from now on.  Yeah, for BookHunter!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Dawn Treader

I am pretty excited about this.  I hope it's better than the last one.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Make mine on the Lego.

Cool idea for your Canada Day (or in a few days Independence day celebration).

I found this on The Toy Zone and thought it was a pretty cool idea. I would have never thought of this, but I can't wait to try it now.

Here is what they said:
"These are an extremely funky way to add fun to a party. However, if you haven’t got any friends you can add them to your glass of whiskey and revel in your retro funk.
To make these all you need is some old LEGO bricks and a slab of modeling clay. Insert each LEGO piece into the clay and remove – bake, fill with water and freeze."