I really wish that this was a joke, but unfortunately it’s not:
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Jesux (pronounced Hay-sooks) is a new Linux distribution for Christian hackers, schools, families, and churches. There is already a core distribution being prepared, based on RedHat’s distribution.
Jesux will aim to be an environment that is pleasant for Christians to work in, with all the amenities a Christian might expect, and when possible, free from worldly influences.
Ray Vanderlaan has a bunch of audio teachings available for purchase from the Follow the Rabbi website. These are mainly teachings that help you understand the context that Jesus lived in in first century Judaism, and they have had a lot of influence on Rob Bell.
That last post was my first ever post from a Mac, making this my second. This week, I became the proud owner of the older model G5 17″ iMac, thanks to the fact that Apple is clearing them out right now. I am still heavily tied to my Dell laptop, and it is my main work computer.… Read more
Mars Hill in Seattle has a podcast of their sermons. In fact there are a number of churches doing this in the ipodder podcast directory. This is such a natural marriage of ministry and technology, and it is good to see some have already taken advantage of it. Kudos to each of these churches.… Read more
I’m sitting in the Spotted Cow. Coffee, ice cream, comfy couches, a fireplace (although fake), free wifi, and less than a mile from the house we put an offer on yesterday. (The caramel macchiato is a little on the sweet side for me, but I think we can probably get that worked out.) Sounds like my new office!… Read more
In 1981, work began on restoring the artwork of the Sistine Chapel. (A before and after close up of the results can be seen to the right.) The restoration took a total of twelve years and created a bit of controversy.… Read more
I thought this paragraph from Urban Tribes was worth noting:
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History had proven, apparently, that this social bond dramatically diminished when individual fighting units exceeded 150 men. The 150 figure was not an optimal size of human groups, but rather the maximum size of human groups — the point just before, as Dunbar put it, “complete social collapse.” The optimal size of a human group would some something less than 150 and would vary depending on the demands of the particular environment and needs of group members.
Arrgh…this is the second time I’ve written this post, because I accidentally deleted the first, which I sure was far better than this one will be.
An amigo sent me an angry, nearing irate, email this morning because I haven’t blogged in a while. Apparently, he relies on my blog posts for a full 1% of his spiritual vitality.… Read more