Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thursday links and fun stuff

Snow day.. sort of.  Unfortunately Joshua has been coughing a bit so playing in the cold may be out for us today.  But it is still the best to watch him discover things.

Kid President is genius, both the kid and the character.  Take notes, politicians.  If you communicate this well, come across as genuine, make it about the community and have a personality, it will work.

Donald Miller (who I generally like) wrote an interesting post and follow up about not attending church very often.  And here is a great rebuttal as well…     I grew up in small Baptist churches, so it is no surprise that it took 3-4 years into adulthood to realize some of the ways that my definition of "Church" was cultural instead of biblical.    To that end.. remember Hebrews 10:23-25… 23Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 24Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

I tend to track with with the points in the rebuttal post above … we often make the church experience about our own feelings rather than as an opportunity to serve others and grow in faith.  Maybe that is another blog post altogether.

Yes, RHCP was playing 'unplugged' at the Super Bowl halftime.    And no, it doesn't matter.  That is a show, not a concert.  Sure, it would be nice if the musical acts rolled out on a semi trailer and played live.  But we will never go back to something so simple.

Honestly, band nerd that I am, I would actually rather see something like this than an over-produced halftime show full of pop/rock stars.

Also, nice canon recoil detail there :)

Am I the only one who is really happy that the latest Apple TV update added both the PBS and Red Bull channels? Sherlock and motorcycle stunts. Good times. At some point local broadcast stations will have to do the same. Just like every station has a mobile app, they will need an internet-based outlet into homes as well. It will be interesting to see how that works out.  Apple is king of mobile devices but not so much with Apple TV. Yet.

Ok, that's enough.  Managed to stay out of politics today.  Mostly.  Have a great afternoon,
Don J.

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