Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Civic Duty

I was selected to serve my community as a juror recently. I'm in the midst of a case that will last another three days (they expect).

It's really fascinating to be a part of this process.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm not a brain scientist . . .

I heard about this on one of the websites I check regularly.

You need to check this out. Watch the video below. Go to the website to watch more videos. There are 12 "Brain Rules" which have been drawn from scientific research and shed a lot of light on how we live, work, and learn.

I'm drawn to this to learn how to better present/preach (do you know that without a significant emotional connection the attention span cannot exceed 10 minutes). Join me. Learn some brain rules . . .

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Birthday wishes

Um . . . I know what I want for my birthday. Airwolf is on eBay.

I would need some helicopter piloting lessons, too.

You have a month.

Thanks!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hot Town, Summer in the City

Happy Birthday to Lasers! (One Schrute Buck to anyone who can tell me what lasers stands for).

It was 86 degrees yesterday and it could reach 92 today. If you want a frappuccino™, don't come and see me, please.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tradition vs. Text


Check out this previous post for some context.

It seemed to be the consensus of the majority of the commenters on my previous post that when faced with biblical texts that lack good historical evidence we use tradition to determine whether or not it should be used in the work of the church.

Guess what, you're all Catholics! Ok, maybe not totally, Catholic, but a little bit.

The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century was, in part, a "protest" against the Catholic church using tradition to interpret Scripture. They wanted to set Scripture over and above the authority of the church. Now you just said that we should interpret Scripture according to the tradition of the church . . .

Doh!

Cheap as Free

Hey, do you like free stuff? Me too!

If you frequent Starbucks and you like coffee, then let me clue you in to a neat trick. If you get a gift card and register it (online or over the phone) then when you buy a cup of coffee you get free refills. So if you use you neighborhood coffee shop as an office, you can stop nursing that one cup all day and get a refill.

Also, the auto-reload feature on the gift card is a great way to stick to a budget - you can set it to load a certain amount each month and then when it's gone, you're done for the month.