Archive for the ‘Miscellanies’ category

Help Crossway Meet Their Urgent Ministry Opportunity!

May 22, 2012

I, like many of you, are indebted to the great work Crossway has done to provide an excellent translation of the Bible as well as numerous wonderful books covering our library shelves. Recently, they have been given an all-or-nothing matching grant should they be able to raise $270,000 by the end of this month. As you can see below, they are hoping to use this money to provide Bibles in some of the most populous and needy places in the world.  Please consider donating today!

AS YOU MAY KNOW, Crossway is a not-for-profit ministry that relies in part on gifts from people like you to accomplish major ministry projects worldwide.

We’ve recently been presented with an extraordinary opportunity. Generous donors have offered an all-or-nothing matching grant IF we are able to raise $270,000 by May 31st—just days from now.

This grant could not have come at a better time. In God’s kindness, we currently have unprecedented opportunities forcreating, translating, and delivering ESV Bible resources for Christians in great need—especially in China, India, and multiple countries in Africa.

Will you help us toward meeting this matching grant before the end of May? Your gift of any amount will help Crossway provide significantly more Bibles and Bible study resources to the church worldwide.


Josh Hamilton and Jesus

May 15, 2012

I was encouraged by this interview with Josh Hamilton, especially how natural he talked about Jesus and His accomplishments when others wanted him to his own accomplishments.

[HT : Z]

Sex, Marriage, and Fairytales | Spoken Word by Jefferson Bethke

January 26, 2012

Two videos that wrecked me this week

December 10, 2011

Thanks to JT for posting these on his blog.

Dr. Mounce and His Sweet Wife

Christopher Duffley, blind and autistic, sings “Open the Eyes of My Heart”

Come Thou Fount – Mumford & Sons

October 1, 2011

I really like Mumford & Sons. I really love “Come Thou Fount”.

Game Time Baby

September 3, 2011

Here’s some pre-game hype to get this season started right!


2011 Crossfit Games

July 28, 2011

Tomorrow morning is the start of the 2011 Crossfit Games.  I am personally not a practitioner of all things Crossfit, but my cousin Jason Khalipa is.  In fact, he surprised many in 2008 when he won it all at the 2008 Crossfit Games. He’s going for it again this year, and I’m rooting for him.  To make it to the finals, you have to compete and qualify first at the open and then at the regionals.  Jason is representing the northern Cali region.  The games will be aired on ESPN3, or you can also watch it online here.

Here’s a few clips Reebok made of Jason in his preparations for this year’s games:

Jason Khalipa Is Ready

Open Workout #1

Chris Spealler v. Jason Khalipa

Go Jason!

Disagreeing Well

July 12, 2011

Tim Keller, Michael Horton, and Matt Chandler discuss how to be winsome and faithful while in disagreement with another person.  Watching this video reminds me of a great article Roger Nicole wrote for Founders Journal.  It’s a must read.

First World Problems

June 28, 2011

Coming back from Haiti, this is particularly sobering . . .

[HT: Z]

Capture This

March 26, 2011

This blows me away.

Word Lens Is a Game Changer

December 17, 2010

The iPhone has empowered my life in a number of ways, not the least of which is an all-in-one gadget.  It is my phone, alarm clock, GPS, calendar, iPod, camera, jump drive, dictaphone, web browser, reader, video camera, scanner, Bible, and a host of other things, many of which I used on a daily basis.  The kinds of things the iPhone can do is truly remarkable, and of the most remarkable things to come out is the Word Lens app.  Check out this video:

Currently, you can go from English to Spanish and vice-versa, and I believe more languages are coming out in the future.  I am already thing about the missiological implications of such an app.  Interpreters and translators can look at notes in one language and check out the translation into another language.  Personally, I find myself logistically planning for mission work in other countries where documents and correspondence requires translation.  To think that simply holding my iPhone camera up to the text for an interpretation baffles me.  And excites me.

This app indeed is a game changer and one which makes me all the more glad I have an iPhone.

Funnies for Friday

December 10, 2010

Here are three videos that I enjoyed watching this week.  The C.J. Mahaney impersonation is amazing. The Calvinist pick-up lines are cheesy yet fun. The Michael Bird interview is a great reminder that scholars can have a great sense of humor (HT Trevin Wax).  Enjoy!

I confess. I always wanted to do this as an 8-year-old!

November 29, 2010

One of the first movies I ever owned was Breakin’.  Shortly after that was Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.  These two movies marked me as a 5 year old, and unfortunately after my mother watched several failed attempts of me spinning on my head, I never made it to the age of eight as a break dancer.  So yeah, this boy is my hero.


November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving folks! Here’s a couple of fun videos of flash mobs breaking out in the Hallelujah Chorus in malls this year.  Now here’s an encouraging trend I would like to see go viral in the real world!

How the Gospel-Centered Movement Could Unravel

November 12, 2010