Monthly Archives: January 2010
From Desiring God:
Thank you God for blessing me through this man… I pray that his most fruitful years are just ahead.
Imagine what life would be like without a flushing toilet. Well as you waste your time thinking about that… remember to wish someone Happy Crapper Day!! Today is the 100th anniversary (of the death) of the man who made popular the flushing toilet. Yes… the “middle schooler” in me could not resist the temptation to celabrate a man with a funny name.
Open Doors In the Muslim World(Gospel Coalition Blog)
“According to the Joshua Project, there are a little under 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, living among 3,317 different people groups. Scroll through this list and see how many of these people groups have 0.00% evangelical Christians. If we are serious about the Great Commission then we must be serious about reaching these groups that make up nearly 25% of the world’s population….”
Where to now?: A ticklish week for Barack Obama (The Economist)
“THE president’s annual state-of-the-union speech, despite the fuss and standing ovations in Congress, is often a forgettable laundry list of priorities. But Barack Obama’s first proper go at the address to Congress on Wednesday January 27th as mandated by the constitution (his inaugural speech last year did not count as a state-of-the-union talk) will be watched with unusual interest…”
11 Minutes of Action (The Wall Street Journal)
“According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes….”
“… a young American artist, Michael Rakowitz, has been investigating the connection between the monument and the movie Star Wars, and he has an exhibition at the Tate Modern in London….”
“It’s not a pulpit but a podium. It’s not an altar but a stage. There is no cross. Instead a huge globe spins, and two massive bubbling creeks flank the stage. A lighting system softens distant corners of the massive arena and spreads colored light and smoke in strategic spots. Somehow, the space that will hold 40,000-plus on Sunday morning doesn’t feel like a sports arena….”
Freedom to spend (The Economist)
“BY THE narrowest of majorities, America’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday January 21st that Congress may not bar corporations and unions from paying to disseminate political messages at election time. The ruling is arguably a blow for free speech, although critics of the decision quickly concluded that it would lead to big business buying elections….”
“The Bible Isn’t Boring… Avatar is!”
Ray Ortlund is becoming one of my favorite people to read. This is not even something he wrote, but he knows how to post some awesomeness. From a post named “I am… nothing”
“I am royal, I am lordly, I am mighty, I am honored, I am exalted, I am glorified, I am powerful, I am all-powerful, I am brilliant, I am lion-brave, I am manly, I am supreme, I am noble.”
Adad-Nirari II, in Daniel David Luckenbill, Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia (Chicago, 1926), I:110, italics added.
“He made himself nothing.” Philippians 2:7