Welcome to reading some of the things I’m finding interesting today:
November 11: While in my present home of Korea, November 11 is “Peppero Day”, back home in Canada, it’s Remembrance day, and there is a debate this year about the white poppy as opposed to the red poppy.
Abortion and Slavery: Thabiti Anyabwile gives some ideas about making the link to abortion while not being disrespectful about one of the millennium’s (other) greatest evils.
Gay Rights and Freedom of Religion: The Daily Mail reports on a case where the two are coming into direct conflict. I have passionate opinions on this one, but it’s a difficult dilemma to say the least.
How to Listen to a Sermon: For those of you who listen to me on the itunes feed, here are some ideas on how to get something out of the preaching of a very fallible human.
Well, seems that the mobileme hosting of my website is messed up, so now that I’m deciding to return to blogging, I’m also returning to using wordpress for my blogging. So here I am back blogging on my wordpress account.
In any case, my wordpress account has always had more traffic, so it’s probably best to stay here (cheaper too).
That said, I’m not the naive person who first started blogging years ago. I know that the internet has some strange people, and many who would never say a bad word to you in person can be downright mean from behind their iphones; especially when I use bad grammar or talk about politics or religion (my favorite topics) For that reason, over the next couple of days I’m going to write a few basic posts to explain the ground rules. They aren’t going to be up for debate, and I’m going to hold to them.
You may also notice a slight shift in focus over the next few months. I guess I am mellowing in my old age, and diversifying a little. I’m going to talk about whatever interests me, which will be wider than the Christian theological and apologetic rants. Those won’t vanish, but I’m going to talk about favorite hamburgers, experiences as a foreign pastor in Korea, and the frustrations of being a mid-30s single guy. If you are interested in the sermons I was posting on the mobileme website, you can get them via podcast from my Church website here.
Hope you all enjoy the new year with me!
– Steve <><
Islam: Geert Wilders finally releases his openly anti-Islamic film.
Oil: The price of oil goes up to $107 US. I’m glad I don’t own a car.
Catholicism: Americans ask: Who’s this Pope Benedict guy anyway?
Culture: Does virtual worship actually draw people into the physical Church buildings?
Journalism: Apparently good news is no news on Iraq, a new pew analysis finds
Jonathan Edwards: DG has put the audio for the Jonathan Edwards conference a few years back online.
Ask John Piper: A new podcast from DG coming soon!
Screen Kids?: How do we think about kids raised by computer?
Inconceivable!: The Princess Bride at 20
Humour: Fear the singing robot!
Okay, sorry for the long time between blogs and stuff. I hope to write more often, especially since I’ve now begun to practice my preaching by using an internet pulpit. Click the above link, and you can see the subscription information for my new podcast (yay!)
It’s very definitely a work in progress, and the first episode was just a cobble-together I did just to see if I could do it. Feedback is always gratefully appreciated