SoulPancake

If you’ve ever seen the Office or a handful of movies with Rainn Wilson, you’re going to love this. From what I can tell, Rainn has partnered with someone or a group of someone’s to build this site called SoulPancake. What is SoulPancake? The video below should give you a little context, but the site will definetely answer more questions.

Disclaimer: This is user generated content.

There may be profanity and you have to be okay with that. If you are going to ask tough questions, you have to listen to tough answers, but I think that is the valuable part. Often we box ourselves into thinking like those we hang around with. Our views and perspectives are tinted. Listening to people talk from all different perspectives is a very different experience. Obviously you don’t have to agree with everyone and not everything is insightful, but at the very least you are bound to find something to think about.

I want to de-lamify talking about God and religion. –Rainn Wilson

Check out SoulPancake here if you haven’t already.

TOMS Shoes

I had heard about this company a while ago. They make shoes in a very unique way. The company was founded in 2006 after and American traveler visited Argentina and found that they had no shoes to protect their feet.

TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we’re all about.

The shoes most definitely have their own style, and almost surely not everyone will appreciate it. However, I don’t think you can argue with what they stand for. I think you have to look at it this way: You are paying to donate the shoes to a child in need; getting a pair in return for yourself is a kind bonus. Most of what I have said here can be found on their website, the link is at the end of the post.

What if Church’s, or anyone really, starting buying shoes for people in need while Toms simultaneously donated to the areas that they have set out to help? How awesome would that be?

This is the type of company I wish I could start, simple and abundantly helpful. TOMS Shoes

Tweetie for Mac

Before you read this post, answer these two questions:

  1. Do I use a mac?
  2. Do I use twitter?

If they answer to both of those questions was yes, you are going to be pleasantly surprised with this post. If the answer was no, you should still read and see how awesome this new thing for twitter on macs is.

Today, atebits realeased their new software, Tweetie for Mac. If you are familiar with Destroy Today, Tweetdeck, or any number of desktop clients that make using Twitter easier, you will love this. Keyboard shortcuts and a beautiful interface only graze the surface.

Check out their website and at least try it out.  Download Now

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The Church Gets Social

There will always be the age old debate about whether the church should hold fast to its roots or adapt to the culture. You know, the debate where a bunch of people sit around and argue about what it means to “be in the world but not of this world.” The one about whether the Church needs marketing, or I’ve even heard whether God needs marketing. It sounds funny, but this is literally material people argue about. Well I’m not going to talk about that (unless the relentless crowds that read this beg me to write about it).

The church is getting social. Jesus said in Matthew, “Go and make disciples of all nations…” With this not so new age, one of the greatest ways to communicate with the masses is through screens. Screens include television, computers, mobile phones, other mobile devices, etc. The reality is that if you are not working, you are probably staring at some form of screen. We are able to pass mass amounts of content through these screens in very little time. People like to interact on their screens. Facebook, instant messaging, text messaging, youtube, hulu, etc. are all examples of content feeders. So, how is the church getting social? My pastor is on Facebook and it’s awesome. I actually know several church staff who use social networking sites. But that is the tip of the iceburg.

Have you heard of lifechurch.tv? If not, look them up. They recently put on a couple Easter services this year. A church service delivered entirely online, not to mention you can sign into the site using your facebook profile info through their unique platform known as connect. Below you will find a clip of the worship leader for the Easter services. I think this is awesome. Now, I know some of you are going to say, “yeah, but where is the community.” Good question – I’ve been thinking about it as well. I think the scary thing is that the word “community” is evolving. It doesn’t necessarily have to mean a physical gathering. Facebook is considered a community. Youtube is considered a community. So you say, “yeah, but that’s not really the same thing.” Good – tell me why it isn’t. Anyway, this is just a cool example of the social church.

Joel Limpic – “We Enter Your Gates”

Super Awesome Techno Guitar

The Speak N’ Spellbinder

I’m in charge. I’ve got more lights. – Gannon

Lately, I’ve been posting some nerdy stuff, but this by far is the best thing I’ve come across. Either this guy is a musical genius, or he has way too much time on his hands..I’m betting on the first. I first saw something like this at a David Crowder concert where Bwack had programmed a guitar hero guitar to play certain powerchords…and they actually did a legit song with it.

This takes the reprogramming deal to a whole nother galaxy. Very creative and plus he has more lights than my guitar.

For My Music Nerds

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Photo By Carolyn.Will

My wife’s sister sent this to me today. It is as complex as it is simple, not to mention completely mesmorizing. It is so scientifically nerdy you’ll look over your shoulder every 2 minutes to make sure no one knows that you are still on the site, but it is really addicting even if you dont get what’s happening.

Enjoy!

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Chia-Obama

You know, honestly I’m not sure what to make of this. The two things I know are, one, I don’t see this as racist, and two, he is our President. The question to be asking is not whether this is racist, but rather what perception is this giving of our new President.

It is kind of funny though, imagining the discussion that took place around the table when discussing new ideas for Chia-Pet…

Find the article here

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