Thursday, March 15


~~ Fuller Theological Seminary now has a podcast collection -- chapels, lectures, etc -- light years behind Dallas Theological Seminary (in Internet media development) but at least they're getting there.

~~ Speaking of podcasts, my friend Steve Bilynskyj, pastor of Valley Covenant Church in Eugene, Oregon, podcasts his sermons. Steve is solid but not slick. He's just enough of a curmudgeon to keep from getting sucked into the fad of the day. He, however, is also positive in disposition and has a knack for addressing issues at the core.

~~ I found a new radio station on Guam -- at least new to me. KGCA-LP (106.9) is a low power station in Tumon. We can't get it in Mangilao -- and that's probably why I hadn't found it before. Their format is classical Japanese music. They must be trying to appeal to tourists -- although most of the Japanese tourists on Guam seem to be 20- and 30-somethings. I'd be surprised if they listen much to that stuff. I enjoyed what I heard, though. Of course, I'm a bit of a xenophile.

~~ Counterintuitive: "Researchers at the Yale School of Management say a business can potentially increase its market share by referring customers to competitors via blogs and other social media tools."

~~ Philips Lighting, the world's largest maker of lightbulbs, plans to phase out the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb. My sense is that the number one obstacle, after price, to mass adoption of the newer technology is the way the new twisted florescent bulbs look -- unfinished.

~~ Scot McKnight on the emerging church movement: "The emerging movement, no matter how many times I say this it doesn’t seem to convince many, is not a movement rooted in a set of doctrines. It is theological, but not the way either Liberalism or Evangelicalism are. It’s biggest fear is centralization of power and authority."

~~ Rick Mansfield has a first look at the upcoming TNIV Reference Bible.

~~ Cheryl whipped up some calamansi frosting to put on the shamrock sugar cookies she made this afternoon. Wow. Now that's something which would have never been on our radar screen BG (before Guam).

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
and may calamansi frosting become a part of your
St Patrick's Day tradition.
-- Traditional Irish Blessing (with a tropical Island twist)
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