December 26, 2012

More Than Amazing, More Than Words, A Joy Of This Man's Desiring

If you haven't seen videos from or heard of The Piano Guys, you may not be a true "lover of music".  These guys are super talented.  I first discovered them from their cheesy and hilarious master piece of Star Wars music mashed into one amazing piece of music (see here).

Today I discovered this Mash-up of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", by Bach and "More Than Words" by Extreme.  Seems like an odd paring, but this is really good.  And the guy they have singing it has an amazing voice.

The cool thing about "More Than Words" is remembering the first time I heard this song and how much I liked it. I was in high school, and I can remember being in a photography class that I never actually had to attend because we were all out "taking pictures". The teacher's name was "Kim" so you know she was cool, you know, because you didn't have to call her by her title and last name (which I can't even remember anyway).

December 10, 2012

We Have Only One Reason To Exist (Updated)

Every now and again, I come across old posts and feel like re-sharing them.  This one seemed appropriate to recent thoughts of mine.  I've updated it and added a few things, including a link to a very uplifting and encouraging message from 1 Corinthians 15.  Here's a link to today's sermon.

UPDATED...again 12/11/12.  Here's the video:

March 27, 2011 (updates in italics)

I don't really know how to sound intelligent or deep. I'm a super opinionated person, with nothing really to say. I read all sorts of blogs and Internet sites (Twitter mostly these days) trying to gain knowledge on things that will make me sound like I know what I'm talking about, but I don't really know anything about the important things of life. Well, there is one exception to that. I actually know the most important thing (to a great eternal) life. But I don't live like I do, or share that knowledge. In fact, most of the time I live and act and speak like I don't know this crucial truth to our existence. I know there is a deep and critical purpose for our lives. I know this purpose brings hope and joy. I know that without understanding this purpose, besides the eternal damnation we face apart from this truth, our lives will be lived hopeless and frustrated, filled with hated, anger, and emptiness. The crazy thing is, even with this knowledge in my own head, I live in a negative place right now. And this is because we are not called to merely understand this purpose, but we are told to live it.

I turned 35 last week (36 now) and I've started to take a look at my life, maybe for the first time. I've been looking at where I came from, where I am, what I've accomplished, and what I've set as goals. I started my life in a loving family, where I was raised, protected, and guided in the knowledge of God. I grew into an involved member of the Church, playing music in worship services, leading small group discussions, working on my own relationship with God, studying the Bible, and trying to live my life to please God. Currently, my life is a joke (still true). There is nothing in it that resembles a life lived in faith. Sure, I go to church on Sundays, where one of the most dynamic preacher I've ever heard teaches; I teach my kids about God, I pray with them, I even pray (mostly plead) on my own, but I don't live daily by faith. My wife and I have had our share of tragic happenings, from medical things and deaths in the family to financial and job related trials, but our prayers and requests for God's help and guidance are far and few between. We don't live in faith. We don't live as though we understand our purpose for existence.

I am a huge failure. I don't take responsibility for my wife's spiritual maturity as I should. I should be leading this family into meaningful, deep, real, solid relationships with God. Instead, I'm the one that is too angry and frustrated at the outcome of my life this far to be a positive force in this family. As someone who was raised in the church, with lots of access to the Bible and teachers and examples of God-pleasing people, I should lovingly lead my wife and kids into God's light and grace. I have the chance to show them God's grace and love, and that our purpose is to enjoy glorifying Him. But I'm selfish, frustrated, sinful, and horrible. I don't bring God glory with my own life, so how can I teach my family to do the same? After 8+ 9+ years together, how is it my wife is still a baby Christian and I've now become someone who doesn't even resemble one at all?

Knowledge is nothing without actions. Just like James 2:19 says "even the demons believe - and shudder". It's not knowledge of God that saves. It takes faith in our need for Jesus. We must give up self control. We MUST realize we can never be good enough on our own. Apart from God, we are nothing. Our purpose is to glorify God, who is the Creator of all things. He gave us free will, and then a Savior to save us from ourselves. Think of it like this: we are called to go out into the world and reveal God to those we meet. But if we don't know God ourselves, how can we share Him with others? I need to wake up and live this knowledge. I am nothing apart from God. I deserve eternal damnation because of my sins. And without God's Son, Jesus, that's where I'd be headed (HELL). But by the grace of God, I am saved from these sins by the perfect lamb, sacrificed for me. Now I have only one reason to exist: I MUST GLORIFY GOD!

November 27, 2012

Paul Gives Up His Rights...Disciplines His Body (Updated)

I came across this post from 2011 and it felt relevant to my recent tweets at @jeremydburch. I hope this encourages you.

First read 1 Corinthians 9

February 21, 2011
There are so many rhetorical questions in chapter 9 of 1 Corinthians. It's almost like Paul wants to say, "Duh" to the church at Corith. What he is doing is pointing out the things he is giving up in his life or disciplining himself from so that he is a better witness for the gospel. He is making it clear that, although some of the things he gives up are not sinful to partake in, he abstains from such things to be set apart and free from guilt. Just like in chapter 8, where he explains he is free to eat or drink whatever he desires, he does not eat or drink certain things in certain situations so he does not cause someone else to stumble or judge him wrongly. Now in chapter 9 is goes further to explain the freedoms he gives up to better serve God.

Really, this is too short an explanation to do this passage justice, but to break down each statement would take me too long with my limited time to write. Basically, we need to look at the things in our lives that are not necessarily wrong to be involved in but that might cause others to stumble or question our faith. We need to be able to use our freedoms to further the kingdom of God and allow us to more easily share the gospel. Just as Paul says in 9:22 "...I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some," our freedoms allow us to present the gospel to all types of people. But we must, "discipline (our) body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others (we) should be disqualified."

November 15, 2012

October 19, 2012

Romney Steals The Show...Comedy Gold

This is MY blog and therefore leans towards one of the candidates over the other, but if you don't find Romney's speech an example of great comedic timing and joke content, you are clueless.  For the sake of some fairness and comparison, I've also included Obama's speech, which is also entertaining.

Romney's first.

Here's Obama's.  I really like the shot he takes at Mayor Bloomberg.

September 16, 2012

Why "iPhone 5" Is The Wrong Choice

On March 3, 2012 I predicted, based on a very reasonable explanation made by my friend Jason, that the sixth generation iPhone would be called "iPhone LTE" or "iPhone 6". I took that prediction one step further and bet another friend, techyted, a Starbucks coffee it would be so; he bet it would be called "iPhone 5".  I lost that bet when Apple named its sixth generation incorrectly (based on my logic) as "iPhone 5".  Really the bet was that it would be called "iPhone LTE", based on the fact that Apple had to include the LTE antenna technology to stay competitive, and would name it such to highlight this much needed speed boost in antenna speed.  With the second generation iPhone taking the name "iPhone 3G" to highlight the inclusion of the 3G antenna, which was really the only complaint first generation iPhone users had, "iPhone LTE" seemed a smart name for this sixth generation iPhone.  It would also allow Apple to skip 5, since the "iPhone 4S" was the name of the fifth generation iPhone.  Let me break down the naming vs generations from the beginning.

The first iPhone was called "iPhone", which made perfect sense since it was the first phone to be called that (well technically that's not true either, but that's a whole other story). The second iPhone was not called "iPhone 2" however, because Apple wanted to clarify it had added a faster cellular antenna system; they called it "iPhone 3G", helping market the fix of the first generation's biggest flaw. When the third generation iPhone arrived, Apple simply added an "s" to the second generation's name to exclaim its speedier innards. This also allowed for the number 3 to be in the third generation's name of "iPhone 3Gs".

Then came the fourth generation of the popular phone and it was simply called "iPhone 4". That seemed to make perfect sense because by that point we all got the point. It was the next iPhone, and this was the fourth one. But, when Apple introduced the fifth iPhone, they went back to adding an "s" because it was a faster 4. Although this followed some of the previous naming processes Apple had used, it wasn't where I would have gone because now it's like saying, "Hey everybody, you are all right in thinking Apple doesn't do everything it can to advance to the next level with each release of its products. We slow play our ideas so we can extend just enough each year to make you think about upgrading. We don't do everything our billions of dollars in reserves could to bring you exciting and new ideas. We go just far enough to make you think it's better. The 's' stands for 'slightly' better."

That brings us to the announcement of the sixth iPhone generation. This phone was predicted to have LTE cellular antenna technology; and it does. To market that addition, it seemed logical to me to continue naming the generations with the latest and greatest improvements to the device. The speed increase is one we've been waiting for. "iPhone LTE" made the most sense to me, in sticking with the Apple naming method which touts the phone's most recent improvements. Apple could call it the "iPhone 4 inch" to tout the screen size, but it might be confusing with previous name choices. If not "LTE" then a return to the simple generational name "6" seemed to make some sense because this wasn't the fifth generation. "5" didn't seem to make any common sense, with this being the sixth generation. Really, I can see how "6" would have be confusing, since the number 4 is in the fifth generation's name already. Im sure people would ask, "Where did 5 go?" But to clarify two more things to avoid the pending arguments I'm sure to create: If the first iPhone was a "beta" phone, making the 3G "1", iPhone 4 would have been "iPhone 3". And, if the pattern is to add an "s" to every other year, as the body doesn't change, 5 still doesn't make since because there have only been four body styles (or three if you consider the first iPhone just a beta phone).

So, why not call it 6? Besides the obvious confusion that would be caused by skipping the number 5, this IS the sixth generation of the phone. It would also be simple to match it up with sixth major update to the OS, which Apple announcement will ship with iPhone 5. And while they were at it, Apple announced their newest processor too. The "A6" chip was announced, which brings faster processing and graphics to this sixth generation iPhone. It almost seems too perfect.  Oh, but there it is.  iPhone 6 running iOS 6 on an A6 chip. Too many 6's in a row for big, evil Apple to reveal its true self.  You win fanboys. You win.

One more thing: if they continue to increase by one number every two year, adding an 's' to every other, the iPhone 10 pictured above will be the sixteenth generation. 10 is 16. 10-16. That's the radio code for "pick up prisoner". Do you see what that means people? Do you?

September 5, 2012

Audi is "Beauty Made Powerful"

I posted a picture of an Audi R8 today; I saw it on my way to work. It is a thing of beauty. Tonight I came across this commercial for the S8, the race inspired sedan by Audi. Again , the first thing that came to my mind was beauty , followed by powerful.


August 29, 2012

2011 Kia Sorento...Might Be Time To Return Ours

Besides this video, which is enough to make me want to return my 2011 Kia Sorento, mine is currently going on the third day at the dealership for some issue with the transmission that we've taken it in on 2 times previous.

What should I do? Lemon Law? Also, there isn't a lower level of professionalism than that of the employees at the Kia dealer here. I can't believe the poor attitude and total disregard for customers. I'm really considering moving Kia back to the NEVER BUY list they were on before my 2011 purchase.  This is what $10,000 cheaper than Honda's Pilot will get you.

Next VW Golf Coming Soon

I want to go back to driving a Volkswagen Golf. I loved mine so much. Now this video has leaked showing September 4th could be the reveal of the next generation Golf. I can't wait.

August 18, 2012

Gotye Created A Mash-up of Parodies of His Song

Goyte took a bunch of YouTube videos of people recreating his song "Somebody I Used to Know" and mashed them together in this great video.

August 12, 2012

July 28, 2012

Christian Thoughts Rather Than My Own

It's interesting what goes through my head on a daily basis.  Work, home, God, people, friends, frustrations, family, all these things have meanings that really affect how I act, think, talk, react, and live.  Recently my pastor tweeted:

This led me to this post, which I hope will again renew my Bible reading and Christian living.  I thank God I'm saved by grace, because I'm not cutting it in the "religious works" column.  I mean, let's look at the list I created above of things that have meaning in my life, and notice the order in which I typed them:

1.  Work
2.  Home (which could be family)
3.  God
4.  People
5.  Friends
6.  Frustrations (which could be foes)
7.  Family (again because "home" didn't really feel as connected as "family" should be)

Are you kidding me that I put "work" first?  I mean, my employer would probably like that I'm consistently thinking about my duties and working hard, but even they would say that it's not very good "work/life balance", which is a term we use to say, "we make sure to balance life and work evenly."  But more importantly, I thought of that over God and family?  What in the world is wrong with me?  If I was going to list this on some "spiritual scale" I'd have to list God, Home, People, then maybe work.  I'm not even really concerned that it's work first, more that it's NOT God, or at least Home.  I mean, even non-Christian people would say home or family is more important than work.

Last year in July I was renewed to be a better spiritual leader in my family's (specifically kids') lives because of my uncle's encouragement to have a family devotional time.  And, while that lasted a little while, it didn't last even a year and we completely neglected the Bible for the most part after that.  I'm raising two boys in a desperate time, and I'm not even leading them in the truth of scripture?  WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?  I continue to battle my anger over losing my job with the county, and yet that's the plan God had for me at that time.  And I don't turn that anger over to Him until I get so angry I literally scream with frustration because of my complete failure in that pursuit.  My point is, there are so many issues to address in my life and I turn none of them over to God. WHY NOT?!?!?

Well, the answer is because of what Lance said.  I'm not listening to Christian thoughts.  Specifically, I'm not listening to the Words of God.  I'm not in the Bible studying.  I'm not praying, at least not more than a simple prayer with my kids at night.  I'm not involved in church.  I don't surround myself with Christian friends.  I'm a mess.  I claim Christ, and yet no one would believe that I'm His child.  My anger rules me.  My frustrations control my every thought.  I focus on what I can not control because I think I would do things better than most.  I'm driven by what's not fair or right or correct because I demand it be that way and hate that I can't make it so.  WELL, LIFE ISN'T FAIR BURCH.  And frankly, neither is God.  I mean, if God was fair he'd kill me and send me to hell for eternity because I sin against Him daily.  If I have someone do something against me only a few times a year, I am disgusted with them.  BUT, ALL of us fall short of the glory of God.  I learned this confusing phrase as a kid but I still remember it today as the definition of sin.  Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.  This is a truth which damns us all to hell, apart from Christ.  We can not achieve Heaven on our own because one failure eliminates the required perfection.  Once we've sinned just one time all hope in ourselves should be lost, at least in gaining Heaven apart from Christ.  It's only thanks to Jesus' death, which paid the price of all our sin, a price tag of death and separation from God, that we have salvation if we believe.  But, BECAUSE THAT'S HOW GOD AGREED IT WOULD WORK, He sent His perfect Son, Jesus, to be that payment, because perfection could not be held in the grave and Hell could not keep the Son of God contained.

Now, if you've read this blog over the years, you may recognize the pattern of frustration I have with myself, and the fact that I go back and forth, up and down, in my apparent spiritual life.  But really I want to assure you, there is no pattern of success; there is only a pattern of failures and recognition of those failures, which could be argued as a success based on our hopelessness to achieve success over sin while separated from God.  Possibly, the recognition of our need is the only true success we can have here.  I'll say it again,  I am thankful that it's grace that saves, not works, because I'm an awful Christian.  I have no religion; I care for no one.  I claim Christ and God yet do not live to prove Him.  In fact, really the only evidence of transformation I have is a peace that comes from the knowledge of grace, and the hope I have in a God who is Holy and Unchanging, who promises to save all who believe in Him.  I wish so badly that I was the guy who lived how a Christian should live, transformed by the Spirit, renewed by the gift of Jesus.  But I struggle more than I can bare to live out my faith.  I conform to my surroundings and blend into the ways of those I work with, play with, live with, interact with, and the things I read, watch, hear, and all the things I immerse myself in.  If these things were Christian Thoughts, I'd be more successful as a child of God, but they are the things of the world: people, places, things that are not how God designed them, but of man.

Okay, but how do I change?  How do I rid myself of the anger and frustrations that lead me to not live a life that is pleasing to God?  How do I discipline myself to think on Christian things, rather than earthly things?  How do I listen to the voice of God and the Holy Spirit and read the Bible, rather than being tempted by the damning voice of Satan and his demons, calling me to sin in anger, frustration, and hate?  Honestly, I have answers to these questions but don't do the things I know I need to do.  Instead, I surround myself with fools and sinners and temptations and anger, rather than fellow believers who can build me up and who can be built up by me.  I need to worry less about my place in the world and more about my place in Heaven.  This leads to the Bible and studying the things of God, Christian things.  This leads away from the things of earth, the things that people tell me will make me happy, successful, satisfied.  I must press on toward the upward call of Christ and hope in Him and listen to the Holy Spirit's prompting.  I must commit to reading and studying the Word of God, to surrounding myself with the things of God, and to have Christian thoughts envelop my life.  I must find Christian friends to be closer to, to encourage and be encourage by.  I really need to work on my devotion through the Word of God, and know what God wants me to know from His own inspired words.


July 19, 2012

Amazon Yesterday Shipping (VIDEO)

This is awesome.  But, it really helps if you were a Star Trek fan and you understand the Space-time continuum.  It all really makes sense if you understand that.  Yes.  Yes is does.

July 15, 2012

A Google A Day...Why I'm Thinking of Switching From Apple

I'm thinking about switching to Google products...again.  Why "again"?  Because I seem to go back and forth between whether to buy Apple or Google products.  Why Google?  I already use all their cloud services to take care of my digital life.  It seems like the logical plan would be to switch to the Google devices too.  The Nexus 7 is the main cause for my recent desire to switch.  It is a pure Google device, which promises to always be up-to-date with the latest version of Android and to be the best 7" tablet out, with a quad-core processor and more.  Here's their intro video:

That, combined with the Galaxy Nexus, which would be the best Android phone available because it too runs a pure version of Android, would allow me to seamlessly switch from phone to tablet without losing information or access to my files.

The only problem I have in making the switch is the commitment I've already made to Apple.  App purchases are the biggest, and as I write this I'm realizing I don't really use many apps that cost me money, but I know they work the way i want them to work.  Really, I use the free apps like Twitter and Instagram to update my least favorite of apps, Facebook, so all my life is available to the waiting 50 people max that follow me.  I just know all my wit can not be wasted or missed.  Beyond apps, Apple's market share makes it hard to leave the devices most people are using.  From my parents to most of my coworkers, the iPhone is still the majority device.  Most of the Android people are diehards and praise their phones, but sometimes I can't tell if that's denial talking or true praise for their phones.  iPhone is everywhere and works well with other iPhones.  Android, although popular as well, does not have the market share the iPhone has.  But, maybe that's a good thing too.  Just as Apple once was the underdog, pushed to make better products, so too are Google's devices and they've continued to get better and better.  In fact, I would say from the first version to current, Android has increased in abilities and features much passed that of Apple's iOS software.

Anyway, I thought I'd post something about it.  Maybe Google will want me as a tester....ha...a guy can dream.  I actually watch a documentary last night on Google called "Inside the Mind of Google".  It made me want to work for them.  Produced by CNBC, and available to watch on Netflix or in a browser here, it was a balanced view of the company's business, weighing pros and cons on the type of business Google conducts.  With access to so much private information about so many people, Google is easily demonized.  But, I felt like from the top down, people at Google want to follow their own policies (not required by law) to protect its users privacy.  If anything, I believe I gained a deeper respect for Google and their commitment to operate within its policies and attempt to be fair, private, and reliable to its users.  If you want more on my opinion of Google, check out my old post "If I Were CEO...Google" from 2010.

July 9, 2012

Cello Wars...cheesy but good (VIDEO)

This is Cello Wars.

Yes, it's cheesy.  But I think I'm more entertained by this guys ability to incorporate multiple parts of John Williams music from across the franchise.

July 2, 2012

The Star Wars That I Used To Know (VIDEO)

This is really funny for us Original Star Wars fans.  It's Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" redone to complain about how lame George Lucas is for making Episodes 1-3 in the way he did.

If you haven't seen Gotye's original, here it is:

June 24, 2012

Guitar Solo of "Somebody That I Used To Know"

Here is a guy playing the current hit "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye.  This guy has amazing skill.  It's a mix of rhythm and harmonics while playing the song to create a full and complete sound.

June 12, 2012

Pomplamoose Is On The Loose (VIDEO)

I've posted about this band several times before, so I'm not going to go on and on and on about them...and on and on...and a few more here.  Anyway, I've written about how great they are many times.  Now they've released their latest song, a different style for them, but it's good.  And for a limited time (until July 1) it's free to download.  Here's their site with details.

And here is a video for the song.  Enjoy.

June 8, 2012

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

I watched Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood growing up.  This is a cool auto-tune remix.

May 25, 2012

Happy 35th Birthday Star Wars (VIDEO)

Today, Star Wars turns 35 years old.  I wanted to take this opportunity to show the original trailer.

Now, I also wanted to remind everyone who says they grew up with Star Wars, and specifically those who recall seeing it in the theater, that you have to be at least 35 years old to say that...and probably more like 40 years old to say you actually remember the theater experience.  That doesn't mean you are less of a fan; you might even be a bigger fan because you choose to lie about seeing a move that came out before you were born or had the memory capacity to recall seeing it in the theater.  Anyway, this trailer makes it look so much darker and mysterious than it is.  Too bad the guy who put that trailer together didn't make Episodes 1-3.

May 5, 2012

Joshua Topolsky interviews Ford CEO Alan Mulally

This interview makes me like Alan Mulally even more.  You'll want to support Ford.

May 2, 2012

Beethoven's 5th Symphony Visually Digitized

The nerd in me and the musician in me unite in this amazing visual representation of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.  My dad told me about this and said, "All this was in (Beethoven's) head".  Talented man.

April 25, 2012

"Somebody That I Used To Know" A Capella (VIDEO)

Here's a pretty cool version of the song "Somebody That I Used To Know".  Sounds really good with a sub-woofer too.  Oh yeah, and it's a Capella. 

Here's a version from Glee.  I posted this because the second guy in this is from a show called "White Collar" we watch.

March 24, 2012

Lost Mozart Piece Found, Believed To Have Been Written By Him At 11 Years Old

Apparently this is a recently found Mozart piece.  It was allegedly found in a notebook and believed to have been written by an 11 year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  It does sound like his writing.

Here's a news article on it.

March 20, 2012

What Is Love by 8 Floppy Drives

Do you remember the floppy drive?  I do.  Do you remember the annoying sounds they made?  I do. Do you remember the song "What Is Love" by Haddaway, made famous by the SNL skit and movie "Night at the Roxbury"? I do.  Did your floppy drive ever play that song?  Neither did mine.

The Vortex Cannon, Nerding Out

Don't worry about the bad acting at the beginning, this is a cool science project to try at home.

March 8, 2012

BMW 1 Series M Driven With Skill On The US Bank Tower In Los Angeles

According to Wikipedia, The U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, CA, named after "The Most Admired Bank" (see this for more info) is "the tallest building in California, the tenth-tallest in the United States, the tallest west of the Mississippi River, and as of November 2010, the 47th tallest building in the world".  Now, with all that awesome information about that awesome building and the bank that it's currently named after, would you do this?

Well, this is the BMW 1 Series M.  It is being driven by someone with more skill and more insanity than me.  Here is a little more of this driver's and the car's abilities.

Yes, I know I posted these in reverse order from their "parts", but I find the first one more crazy and; therefore, more cool.  Also, the first one lets me talk about U.S. Bank.

March 7, 2012

March 4, 2012

The iPad That Should Be

This is a really cool, but unfortunitely fake, iPad 3 video.  I want this technology.  I want it now.

Here's one they made for the iPhone.

February 18, 2012

Facebook Is Really A CIA Information Gathering Program

This is eye opening.  I didn't realize the CIA was running Facebook through Agent Mark Zuckerberg codenamed "The Overlord".


The Onion is so clever.

February 11, 2012

These Kids Can Play...and the Millennium Falcon

These are some talented kids.  You know what I got out of this video?  There is a huge Millennium Falcon in the background.

February 4, 2012

The Future Could Be "A Day Made of Glass" (Video)

I saw "A Day Made of Glass 2" on Mashable's Twitter feed today and was amazed by it.  This is a futuristic look at what Corning could do with glass and electronics.  I want this.  Take a look.

Here is the original "A Day Made of Glass"

January 27, 2012

Kinect Star Wars...Yeah, I Need An XBOX Now (VIDEO)

So it may be time for me to get an XBOX.  Wait and you'll see why.

Thanks @shirleyface.

January 25, 2012

Silence Your Cell Phone Or Else

This is great because the violinist is able to mock the rude cell phone owner, give dirty looks, and show off his amazing talent to improvise.

January 23, 2012

The Types of Man

Yesterday, our pastor used an interesting description of 4 types of man. I modified it a little and added a fifth. He admitted, as do I, this is not completely theologically sound, but I found it interesting enough to post.

If you are interested in his explanation, head over to and look for the audio for Part 2 of his Hebrews series. Heck, listen to the first one too.

Types of Man
1. Original man - created by the hand of God, sinless Adam, Eve, and Jesus

2. Fallen man - all mankind after Adam and Eve sinned, apart from God

3. Redeemed man - saved from sin by Jesus, believer by faith

4. Condemned man - fallen man at death, sent to pay his own price for sin

5. Glorified man - redeemed man at death, covered by the blood of Jesus, who is the only original man to live to death in His original sinless perfection as both God and man, able to pay the price for all, bringing many sons to glory

January 21, 2012

Chip Foose Talks About Volkswagen

Anyone who has read this blog knows I love Volkswagen.  Now, VW has hired hot rod designer Chip Foose to talk about his 1985 GTI.  He makes a great point about VW.  "One of the greatest things that Volkswagen has achieved is the fact that you can watch the evolution of their design.  They didn't abandon a great form to do something new; they just enhanced the details of each car."  And the do just get better and better.   

This is coupled with the announcement of their iPad app for the Golf R.

January 19, 2012

January 14, 2012