As Ross points out (nice misdirection here: you may now think Ross and I are buddies, we hang out or maybe I have a higher degree of "cool" cause I've used his name. Although Ross and I grew up basicly in the same town, are basicly the same age and know lots os the same people, this is misdirection at best...i love the blogoshpere!), "When you're having writer's block the best thing to do is to point out really great stuff that other people say about you, which distracts readers from the issue, which is that you don't blog much these days."

If people were saying really great stuff about me I'd concur.
However, here's what folks are saying:

Looks like someone tried to make you look skinny in the "Visitor". Your forehead is huge!

You look like the guy from Mythbusters.

What's that smell?

I thought it more than strange when I saw 4 stormtroopers wandering around the strip mall of my small town the night we saw the final installment of the Star Wars saga (news coverage).

French photographer
Cedric Delsaux has created a series of photos where he puts Star Wars characters and vehicles and transplants them into modern day urban locations.

star wars urban photography (courtesy of /film)

I like it when a quiz tells me what and who I am. No need to spend time time in self reflection. 5 or 10 minutes checking boxes or bubbles and I clearly know who I am!

What's your theological worldview?
created with
QuizFarm.com

My Quiz results:
What's your theological worldview?
You scored as a Emergent/Postmodern
You are Emergent/Postmodern in your theology. You feel alienated from older forms of church, you don't think they connect to modern culture very well. No one knows the whole truth about God, and we have much to learn from each other, and so learning takes place in dialogue. Evangelism should take place in relationships rather than through crusades and altar-calls. People are interested in spirituality and want to ask questions, so the church should help them to do this.

Emergent/Postmodern 82%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 75%
Neo orthodox 68%
Roman Catholic 57%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 57%
Classical Liberal 57%
Modern Liberal 25%
Reformed Evangelical 21%
Fundamentalist 21%

So what's yours?

The Gallup poll (one of my former empolyers) polled for the postive views of Catholics and other U.S. religious and spiritual groups. Guess what? We win! WE WIN!!

Okay. That's not the point. But take a peek.
Full Story here.

I scored 24...

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Rather Difficult Font Game

What was your score?

i'm too cheap...

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If I weren't cheap I'd buy theses shirts for my friends. Todd

Myself.

you can get any of these shirts here.

when am i going to learn?

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One of these days I'm going to stop monkeying with my blog. Thanks to Eric and eBlog Templates for straightening me out again.

porn...a lighter look

Posted by david | 10:46 AM | | 2 comments »

There are some great and healthy discussions about porn and it's influence:

Three part (so far) discussion at The Plow.
Great Resources at the XXXchurch.
"
Porn's Stranglehold" in last month's Christianity Today Magazine.

I will not be adding anything of value to those discussions. Instead, I offer you a picture that should be filed under the heading "made you look":

Below is an excerpt of a news story from the South Wales Evening Post and the unfortunate sign outside a shop plugging the headline when the story origionally broke.

CHILD PORN STUDENT WILL SIT UNIVERSITY EXAMS
April 10, 2008
A Swansea university student caught with more than 10,000 child porn pictures will be allowed to finish his exams before being sentenced.Adam Charnley, aged 23, was arrested after downloading the images from the internet.He had claimed the thousands of images had not been downloaded for sexual gratification, but merely because he was curious.However, this claim was withdrawn during the course of the hearing after it was questioned by the judge.



Todd often speaks of worship theories in terms of U2 and Coldplay.

In case you missed it in last weeks Seattle Post Intelligencer:

The Portland grunge-pop band Everclear is set to play a benefit show at Mars Hill Church's downtown campus, former site of Tabella Lounge, on Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. The all-ages show costs $15 through TicketWeb and will benefit New Horizons Ministries.
I could be wrong, but I bet Art Alexakis and company will skip playing their breakout hit
"Heroin Girl" (the chorus ended with, ". . . I'm happy in hell with my heroin girl"). This show is one of only two the band will play before releasing "The Las Vegas Years," an all-covers album out on Capitol on April 15.

I received this urgent e-mail today:

Greetings from James Seabre.

My name is James Seabre, I am 17 years old and I have my small sister with me Lora Seabre, who is 15 years. We are the Orphans of late Gen. Verissimo Correia Seabre who was killed in accusation for leading a military coup in my country (Guinea-Bissau) please read this news to understand what I am telling you about our late father: Web Site:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3720218.stm

My father had informed me in few months to his death that he made a deposit of $5.5 Million Dollars with a Finance company in Ghana for onward transfer purposes for foreign investment outside Africa. When we had about the tragedy from school, I flew with my sister to Ghana for our safety.

Presently we are stranded here, we don't know anybody around here and we can not go back to our country to stay though, we have located the Finance Company where our father made the deposit but we can not lay hands on the money due to the deposit policy, but the Finance company has advised us to present our guardian to the Finance company who will stand for us as next of kin so that they can make further transfer to the persons account, and this is the only option we could get the money for now.

Please we need your help to serve as our guardian, so that the Finance company can release the money to you, and you will save our lives by bringing us to your country after the transferring of the money to your bank account. Please help us as we are always leaving everyday in risk here. I have decided with my sister to give you the chance to map out the modalities hence we can trust you. We are looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible.


Please Forward the following as you reply this mail:

1. Your Full Name
2. Contact address
3. Telephone Number

Yours faithfully,
James Seabre.

If you are inclined to say things like "That's 8 minutes of my life I will never get back" don't press play, skip this blog.

I get the rss feed from snopes.com of the urban legends they post. If you don't know snopes, you should. This popped up today.

Lark News

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What better way to observe April 1st than to share from this months Lark News.
CHESTERFIELD — A youth group from a suburban mega-church traveled to inner-city St. Louis for a ministry trip which confirmed their preconceptions about urban poverty. "It’s even grosser than I thought down here," said Emma Fahe, 15, after performing in a human video. "I better not get a disease. I never want to come back, even for ministry." "Why don’t people move out?" one boy wondered aloud as he picked up trash around the neighborhood. He was wearing arm-length rubber gloves, a clear visor and mask and using tongs. "I’m sorry I even know this place exists." "Ick," said another girl as she handed out brown-bag lunches to homeless people. "What’s wrong with you? Don’t you ever shower?" "Only when I can find a hose," said a man who gave his name as "Bart." As the kids passed around bottles of Purell later, their youth pastor asked about the compassion they were feeling. One girl responded, "I feel compassion for myself for having to be here right now." Others murmured in agreement. The youths said the trip gave them healthy appreciation for their "vastly nicer" lifestyles, and most vowed never to return, except to show their own children how bad life could get if they make poor choices. "Our youth pastor was right," said one youth. "This trip really opened our eyes."