Posts from January 2016

Posts from January 2016

Total Depravity

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23    Earlier this week, I briefly skimmed through an article about the discovery of the remains of a massacre of prehistoric nomad/hunters in Kenya. I didn’t really think much of it, and just filed it away in the memory banks as something I could refer to and use at…

For the Sake of the Call

Many Christians are familiar with Jim Elliot’s journal entry; “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” 60 years ago today (8 January, 1956 in Ecuador), Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian were martyred in the jungles of Ecuador attempting to reach the Huaorani people (then known as the Auca) with…

Espresso!

I love coffee! My preference is for a quick shot of espresso, no sugar. Despite my love for coffee, I can’t really afford a decent espresso machine – they generally are in the 1K range. And while I love coffee, there’s a lot more I could do with a spare $1000! It’s not that cheaper machines don’t extract a good cup of espresso. It’s the consistency which is the…

Stretching the Mind

I must confess I didn’t read nearly as much as I hoped last year. I only made my way through 9 books. If I include books read for MRT, WRT, and sermon prep, that number jumps up to a more respectable 19 books throughout the year. But books for personal growth and development as a Christian, I didn’t get through a whole lot. I suppose I could list a myriad of excuses as to…

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (Theological Version) (Copied from a post on Facebook…Thanks Kamal Weerakoon for the find.) Rick Warren: The chicken was purpose driven. Pelagius: Because the chicken was able to. John Piper: God decreed the event to maximize his glory. OR . . . it was an act of Christian hedonism. The chicken realized that his greatest joy would only…

Computers – A Retrospective

I’ve been in a rather nostalgic mood recently. Even for things which aren’t usually considered of sentimental value. Like computers… With the start of the new year, I overhauled my desk and rearranged my monitor layout (I have an iMac & a second monitor). This got me thinking about my old computers that I owned and used. I stumbled across a post on this topic from 3…