A “killer” conference on the agenda, a pastor speaks his mind and causes another one to lose it, a visit to Baghdad by the Bay, and some creative stimulation for your cranium! All things you will find in this weeks rundown.
Killer Tribes Conference
This week I finalized my travel plans to attend the 2nd annual Killer Tribes Conference! Last year I wasn’t able to go, so I’m all the more anxious to attend this year. Here’s just a few reasons that I’m super excited to go:
- I’ve never been to Atlanta before
- Some of my digital heroes live in the area– one of whom will be speaking at the conference (John Saddington!)
- Tripp & Tyler
- I get to meet a bunch of my fellow Killer Tribe-mates IRL (In Real Life)
- Oh yea, and that Bryan Allain guy will be there– (he rocks!)
It’s going to be an awesome event, and I can’t wait! I hope to be live blogging again (as I did with the R12 Conference), only this time I will be even more prepared. Stay tuned for more on this.
If you want to check out the full conference lineup yourself, click here.
One Pastor Speaks His Mind, Another One Loses It
Yesterday, in light of the presidential inauguration some controversy broke out. In case you missed it, pastor Mark Driscoll posted a tweet that got some folks fired up. There’s a surprise. Only this time, it fired up more than a few liberals.
Praying for our president, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know.
— Mark Driscoll (@PastorMark) January 21, 2013
Mark’s tweet ignited a fury in Hope Mob founder Shaun King. A fury that could barely be contained in a handful of heated tweesponses (twitter-responses). From his responses, you would have thought Shaun’s own mother had been verbally attacked and condemned by Driscoll.
Whether you think Mark was out of line or not– there’s no question that Shaun King’s response was unfortunate. Personally, it breaks my heart. Although I really don’t agree with Shaun’s perspective on many things (specifically his take on Adam and Eve and the story of Noah), I still had hoped to see better in him.
Why do we, as Christians, leap at the opportunity to publicly tear each other down? How does that honor Jesus in any way? How does that lead people closer to a God who loves them?
Answer: It doesn’t.
Bill Gates Finds God?
I read an article on Mashable today that explored a recent hint at Bill Gates’ take on God. Though he remains quite cryptic about his stance, it would seem that he does not deny the existence of God. In the language he uses though (as my friend Joe pointed out), it may be true that he is merely using language that would relate to the Islamists who have been violently attacking his good-hearted efforts.
I’m holding out hope though. Imagine if Jesus did radically reveal himself to Bill Gates. Talk about a modern-day Solomon!
[Photo Credit: Mashable]
Trip to San Francisco (a.k.a. Baghdad by the Bay)
More travel news! February 16-17 my family and I are taking a trip up to San Francisco, Ca for my birthday weekend! This is another place I’ve never been before, so I’m pretty excited about the trip. And for those of you wondering where the heck “Baghdad by the Bay” came from, I found it on Wikipedia as one of San Fran’s nicknames.
Aside from the fact that San Fran seems like a fun getaway, I’ll also be taking a tour of Google’s headquarters there!
Yeah– a personal tour through Google thanks to a friend I met over at Google+! I’m so excited, and I can’t wait to blog about the entire thing! I’m sure it will be very inspiring!
[Photo credit: Thomas Hawk]
Speaking of inspiration, here’s this weeks collection of inspiration for your creative cortex!
You gotta love a good Princess bride reference.
Olympic Rings Infographics
I found these brilliantly simple infographics using the Olympic rings over on FastCo Design.
Key: Americas = Red, Europe = Black, Asia = Green, Africa = Yellow, Oceania = Blue
Should You Send That Email Infographic
This infographic was just fun and helpful as I was buried in emails this past week!
[Click for larger image]
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