I was looking at subscription statistics and it looks like some people still subscribe to this site. I no longer blog here. My new site is here.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
I think everyone would agree with me that “Vote or Die” was probably the greatest (and most effective) slogan in history.
I only thought it would be appropriate to remind everyone of the importance of taking the time to vote. Your voice can and will be heard! And if it is not, you will surely die. So make sure you take time this week and vote.
Until next Wednesday, you can cast your vote at the Wesley Foundation. The candidates are:
The Incumbents - A&W Root Beer, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke, and Diet Dr. Pepper
The Challengers - Sprite and Orange Crush.
After carefully considering the platforms of each, I have made my decision to officially endorse A&W. I know I am not usually very vocal about political opinions, but this is such an important decision for the future good of Wesley that I could not in good conscience keep quiet. A&W offers the most promising potential for future Wesleyites. Nothing else even comes close. So when it comes time for you to cast your vote, make sure you include A&W. Also remember that fewer votes increase the value of each, so you don’t need to vote for all 5. Include one or two other favorite candidates if you must, but make sure you support A&W, and encourage everyone you know to do the same!
I would also like to invite you all to join us this Wednesday, February 27th, 2008, at the Wesley Foundation for the A&W campaign rally. There will be A&W floats, events, music, and special guest speakers, and of course, the Root Beer will flow like wine, whatever that means. So don’t miss out. Come have a good time and learn all about why you too should support A&W with your vote.
Join our group to add your support! We can’t wait to see you on Wednesday!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Yo. It's Valentine's Day. Today's not about flowers and chocolate and diamonds and cheesy Batman cards. It's not even just about "relationships". Today is about Love. Not just romantic love. But also brotherly love, friendly love, family love, neighborly love, love for even your enemies, and most of all, God's love. Think about Love today. Think about who you love, and who loves you. Take joy in Love. And thank the Lord for giving us Love. Go tell somebody you love 'em today!
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Saturday, February 09, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
It is done. I have completed phase one of the blog redesign. I switched over to Wordpress and I think you will find it more personable, easier to navigate, and more pleasing to the eyes. I invite you to join me for a new cheese feast! Enjoy!
The New and Improved Cheese!
Monday, January 28, 2008
In my time since graduating, I have spent many hours in this incredible new phenomenon known as the "blogosphere". New technologies and advancements in web design make it easier than ever to link across hundreds of inter-related subjects within the world of blog writing. I have a few blogs that I read regularly through Google Reader, and I often follow links within those blogs that lead me to even more material. I have spent a lot of time in the last month browsing the blog world, mostly focusing on discussions of Christian faith. Today it hit me what a broad and lasting impact C.S. Lewis has had on the world.
The name I encounter the most on the web, other than current political candidates or Super Bowl stars, is Clive Staples Lewis. The guy is all over the place. People refer to his works and commentary on his works, quote him, list Lewis scholars and apply his wisdom to their lives.
I became a Lewis fan in the summer of 2005. I picked up Screwtape Letters from a bookstore in June and was instantly hooked. I went on to read The Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength within the next year, and have since read The Abolition of Man, Till We Have Faces, The Four Loves, and The Weight of Glory. I am currently on the last of 7 books in the Chronicles of Narnia series. C.S. Lewis is one of the brightest and most enjoyable authors I have ever encountered. His nonfiction works are a great resource for a better understanding of the Christian faith, but his fiction works are even better. Narnia is a really cool allegory while also standing as just a fun series to read. The Space trilogy is my favorite. Lewis crafts a universe that is both intriguing and educational. I enjoyed reading the books for pleasure, but at the same time they spoke deeply about human nature and meaning in life. I think this combination is what has made Lewis so influential for so many people. I would venture to say that he may be the most widely read author among English-speaking Christians, and because of his style, his appeal extends beyond the religious community as well.
I just came to this realization today about his influence and decided to share my thoughts. It is inspiring to know that he was just going about his life, doing what he did best. He wasn't trying to be a literary and theological giant. But he has become a great figure in Christian literature. If you haven't read any Lewis yet, start now. It will be well worth your time.