I'm doing a bit of a first (not really, it just feels that way,) giving a short (5 minute) meditation for a service tomorrow morning at my church. I thought it would be fun to share.
I'm sure you have noticed that I'm blogging less often this past couple of weeks. Well, I am up to my neck (eyeballs?) in schoolwork, have varied life happenings, and, generally, I simply have less time to blog. So I'll be blogging a lot less over the next month. Summer is coming, though, and I am very much looking forward to a summer off, some travel across the country, and time to relax, and integrate all of the intense happenings over the past 18 months.
According to a patent filing, Phillips (an electronics company) has invented a method, using existing technology, to stop you from either changing the channel, or fast forwarding through a recording, during a commercial. Yes, you heard me right. I imagine it might also prevent you from using the mute button.
Yesterday, Palm Sunday, was the beginning of Holy Week. This is, basically, the first time I've observed Holy Week in any sense of the word. When I was a kid, growing up, and when I was a fundamentalist I remember Palm Sunday, and Easter, but nothing else registered. And from what I could tell, it was Christmas that was the most important holiday of the year. Then, of course, I ignored the whole thing except for noticing the chocolate eggs and chicks arrive at the store.
Ages ago in "blog time" (that's about a month) Beth wrote a blog entry, called "Blogging as Professional Development." Not too long later, when I was talking with Cindy about my upcoming work next year as an intern at Fairfax Community Church, and expressing the (at this point, mild) stress of thinking about writing sermons, she said I had no
With impeccable timing, National Geographic has published the text, and a lot of information on a recovered codex, which contains something called "The Gospel of Judas." It's considered the biggest find in ancient Christian related text since the Nag Hammadi Library, discovered in 1948, and popularized by Elaine Pagels and others, containing the Gospel of Thomas.
Those of you who are Apple fanatics like me have already heard the news. Those of you who are just garden variety Apple users should know about this. And the Windows users should perk up your ears. Those of you that run Linux, well, go get some coffee, maybe.