Speaker Topics: Mark Driscoll - Dwelling in the Text & Dwelling through the Text
Tim Keller - TBD (2 sessions)
Ed Stetzer - Dwelling in the Kingdom & Dwelling in the Mission
CJ Mahaney - Dwelling in the Cross
Darrin Patrick - Dwelling with non-Christians
A friend just sent me the link to Ben Stein: Expelled, a forthcoming documentary that deals with intelligent design and chronicles Ben Stein's "confrontation with the widespread suppression and entrenched discrimination that is spreading in our institutions, laboratories and most importantly, in our classrooms, and that is doing irreparable harm to some of the world’s top scientists, educators, and thinkers" (source).
The Expelled Blog has been around since August (read Stein's introductory post), so this may have been discussed ad nauseam in the blog world. But if there are others who, like me, have taken a joyful and extended holiday from the blogs, I thought it would be worth linking again here.
Stein approaches the issue based on the fact that a free and progressive society should have the freedom to discuss intelligent design without fear of discrimination and persecution.
After the birth of our son and the most serious computer crash I've ever experienced, I finally compiled my favorite albums of 2007. Hopefully, some of you still have some remaining iTunes gift certificates to experiment with or an emusic subscription that is begging for suggestions.
When I first started looking back at the music I acquired in 2007, I thought that picking a favorite album would be easy because a) there really wasn't that much good music last year, and b) I hadn't really picked up that much music in 2007. I quickly realized that neither of those points were valid.
Blah Blah Blah Disclaimer ... I'm not the experts, and I don't get all the free records that they get. To see the expert's favorites, check the links below. To see my favorites, hit the jump.
"Everyone always wants new things. Everybody likes new inventions, new technology. People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections.
And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake."
Last Thursday, my hard drive died. Not crashed. Died. Forever. Dead. Gone.
I had backups in several places but hadn't backed up my Entourage user data in a long time. And, the backup I made of my Entourage user data in November-- for whatever reason refuses to work. So, unless someone can help me resurrect this backup I have from November, I have lost every email I wrote and received since July. If that makes you shudder, imagine how it makes me feel...
If you're waiting on email responses from me, please resend your email. And, if you emailed me for the first time in the past few weeks (on any account) and haven't heard a response from me, please resend your email.
Consider this a friendly reminder to back up everything you have right this minute.
And, because I need the laugh, I thought I would conclude by sharing Michael Scott's terrifying experience with technology...I've actually never felt more like him than I do right now.