Archive for July 2010
WSJ Article: How Missionaries Lost Their Chariots of Fire and Why They Should Add the Gospel Back to Their Good Works. In this vein Desiring God had a great series re-thinking short-term missions as well as the Chalmers Center.
Man squatting foreclosed home tells judge in his defense that he “bought it from Yahweh.” You can’t make this stuff up.
Someone else has finally put into words the frustration of the script of the USPS mandatory upsell.
Ed Stetzer has an insightful post at Challies on “rockstar” pastors.
Some of the craziest pools in the world.
The man claiming ownership of 84% of Facebook may actually have some merit.
ESPN mocks itself and the ridiculousness of the “Lebron Decision” special with the help of Steve Carell and Paul Rudd:
HT: Kevin DeYoung
Apparently, some birds can see magnetic fields.
The Economist has an interesting piece on where the blogosphere is going.
How several athletes went broke: No financial education + addiction(s) = tons of blown cash.
Some interesting chicanery going on in the Gold Market.
A new assessment of oil reserves estimates that Venezuala’s reserves may be double that of Saudi Arabia.
The fastest growing STD population are “Viagra-popping Senior [Citizens].” Gross.
Microsoft gives the successor to the KGB the source code to Windows 7. Can someone explain why they would do this?
Obamacare starting to dole out federal dollars for abortion.
Pretty incredible wall-mation (HT: Cardiphonia):
Full sky image of the complete Universe, highlighting the cosmic microwave background radiation. I believe this image is significant in the way that it dovetails with the reality that the Universe had a beginning.
Fascinating Wikipedia article on “Bombe,” the decryption device that decoded the Enigma machine on German U-Boats.
The U.S. Government is now Cyber-Policing the Internet (and the people of the United States) with a new agency that seems to report to the NSA. The new logo for said department also contains a mysterious code in the logo, “9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a.”