As I have said before, it is not clean, and it is hardly reliable enough to be considered “energy.” It is the great destroyer – destroying the environment, wildlife, jobs and the economy. “Clean Energy” is an oxymoron of the highest order.
IBD – The Dark Side Of Solar Power
“A Nail in the Coffin of the Hebrew Roots Movement” http://feedly.com/k/1bchLhF
The notes I would add are: The HRM conveniently ignores all of the scripture that Green Baggins points to. In my very limited personal interactions with HRM advocates, I also noted that they actually believe that the New Testament was originally written in Hebrew – even though not a single manuscript has ever been discovered to substantiate that claim.
As I thought more about the wrongness of seeking happiness through marriage, and expecting our marriages to make us happy, I suddenly realized the obvious: Anything we look to for happiness is our god! So, when we look to our spouse or our marriage to provide our happiness or make us happy, we are worshiping that person or that relationship. We have become idolators. In that misdirection, no matter how faithful we are to our spouse, we become adulterous toward God.
Don’t take what God has made holy and defile it by misplacing it in your priorities, or by making it an idol.
Timothy blooged, “The Counterfeit Bride” this morning. It is an excellent and insightful post, but there is a small part of that post that I want to not get lost…
We can be married to the person we thought what the perfect one for us, and still be unsatisfied. All because God never intended marriage to satisfy us. I know, this goes against popular thought. We hear preachers all the time tell us that if we find the perfect mate, or read the right book, we will have a marriage that satisfies. Usually, those preachers have something to sell us. Marriage wasn’t intended to satisfy, neither was the world.
I agree with Timothy, “Christmas Parties are Stupid.” (Well, he orignially entitled his piece, “Top 10 Reasons Not to Attend Christmas Parties,” but I have license.)
So, I will host a “Theology of the Advent of God Taking on Human Flesh Party.” Theology is the main topic of conversation and the impact of theology on politics and visa vis is expected. Be civil, be polite, be thoughtful. Continue reading
Scientists build a $1,500 open-source 3D metal printer
“Similar to the incredible churn in innovation witnessed with open-sourcing of the first RepRap plastic 3D printers, I anticipate rapid progress when the maker community gets their hands on it,” says Pearce. “Within a month, somebody will make one that’s better than ours, I guarantee it.”
Now, we are getting somewhere.
I almost dated a girl named Charity in high school, but that’s not what I’m thinking about.
My wife and I often discuss charitable giving. She is one of the most charitable people I know. We have been greatly blessed, and she desires to share what God has blessed us with. I’m the skeptic, “Is that money being used wisely? Is it really making a difference? Is the Gospel being preached through that ministry?”
John Stossel has a good piece at Reason, “Support Real Charity.”
So where should we give? Charity-rating services try to separate good charities from scams, but they get conned, too. The definition of “charitable work” is rarely clear. How should the board of a nonprofit’s first-class hotel expenses during a trip to Africa be classified?
1992 Ford F150 Flared Side Regular Cab, 2012 Ford F150 Raptor SuperCrew
Here are my two trucks. The little one was my college graduation gift to myself. The other one is my new daily ride.
I have been playing with 3D printing, and variations on the classic dog tag. Here is a model of a “daisy dog tag” that I made for my SweetWife.
I do not have a 3D printer, nor am I planning on buying one in the near future. I am using Shapeways.com, which allows me to have prints made in a variety of materials and colors without having to pay for the “care and feeding” of printers and gives me lots of options. I should be receiving a print of this model in the next couple of weeks.
“There is a common assumption in Chicago that guns are the equivalent of free-roaming cobras, being lethal and unmanageable by any means except elimination.”
- Steve Chapman, Reason.com
“Demolishing Guns and Common Sense” http://feedly.com/k/1g6xfet
We watched Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse.
It was a movie.
About a horse.
I always find it fascinating that people value what they do, but often do not value what other people do. I see this kind of thing too often.
Please pardon the detour today. I need to rant. I’d like to share with you the ballsiest request for free picture use that I have ever gotten…
Ever feel like you are being taken advantage of as a photographer? Or that people in other professions think so little of us that they assume we would gladly work for free?
Read the whole thing. It’s pretty funny: Strobist: Your REALTOR® Would Like Some Free Photography, Please.