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proper man-hug technique.

Posted by on 25 Jun 2007 | Tagged as: random., Uncategorized

No particular reason, but I wanted to share with you this great video, which details the proper technique behind giving a a proper man-hug.

Enjoy:

Perry Noble on other Christians

Posted by on 01 Jun 2007 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Here is Perry’s take on some Christians, quoted today:

I am sick and tired of Christians standing around seeing who can pee the furtherest…hell is a real place…I really don’t want people to go there…and my focus is going to be on seeing people come to Christ and NOT Christians who seem to think they already have it figured out anyway.

Bono on Idol Gives Back

Posted by on 26 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Last night (April 25), Bono said this (in part) on a special two-hour American Idol: Idol Gives Back:

“People say you can’t be the generation that ends brutal, stupid poverty, but we can and we will.”

“I have been in front of 70,000 people here in L.A. and its a pretty amazing feeling. I can’t think of any feeling better except perhaps the feeling that you can save somebody’s life and there is not one person watching this program tonight who cannot save a life.”

Bono is co-founder of ONE, The Campaign to Make Poverty History: Millions of Americans united in ONE voice to fight against extreme poverty.
Partners of ONE include:
world concern
world vision
plus more than 50 other partners (including several denominations)

To find out more about ONE and take action, log on to one.org.

Bono on The O’Reilly Factor

Posted by on 25 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: thoughts on life., Uncategorized

on Sept. 2, 2004, Bono appeared as a guest on the O’Reilly Factor. Here are selected excerpts from that conversation:

O’Reilley: You want American drug companies then to send to Africa all the drugs they can possibly…
Bono: I’m not asking drug companies to behave like philanthropists. I’m saying we, our governments, United States and Europe, have to deal with this problem. If we don’t, we will reap a very ill wind. This is — it’s not just being bleeding hearts here. The strategic implications. There’s 10 million AIDS orphans in Africa right now. There will be 20 by the end of the decade. 12 right now. This is chaos. This is a consummating (ph) havoc, and the war against terror, which you talk about every night, is bound up in the war against poverty.


O’Reilley: But it’s not their fault when you’ve got the war on terror so intense and so — look, if 9/11 didn’t happen, you would have a much easier time with your crusade.
Bono: Yes. I disagree. Two things happened on 9/11. There was — the one that’s reported, of course, is the attack on America. But the one that has not been reported, and reported with less disgust, is what happened in the aftermath, which was those pictures around the world of people jumping up and down, celebrating the Twin Towers turning to dust. One of the most disturbing — they were the most disturbing images for me as a fan and a person who loves America.
A lot of people and this great country went. I don’t care who you are, a politician, you stop that. How did this happen to us? How did this — and this is the America that liberated Europe? Not just liberated Europe, we built Europe with the Marshall Plan which cost, by the way, 1 percent GDP over four years. That’s when “Brand USA” was at its brightest.
Right now “Brand USA” has taken some blows and some knocks. And I’m saying there’s an opportunity here. The Marshall Plan rebuilds Europe as a bulwark against Sovietism in the Cold War. It was smart. It wasn’t just goodness of heart, which it also was. It was smart. And I’m saying in a hot war, here’s a chance now to redescribe ourselves and be a bulwark against other militarism.
O’Reilley: And you believe that the world’s negative opinion of America would change if America took the lead to save people in Africa?
Bono: One hundred percent. They are. America is taking the lead.


O’Reilley: You’re certainly doing God’s work. I mean, I admire you very much for what you’re doing.
Bono: God must have a great sense of humor to have me on board.
O’Reilley: No. No. We need people like you to command a worldwide audience and to get people at least thinking about this. And then we need the politicians out here in the convention, in both conventions to come up with a strategy. I do agree that if America could take the lead, it would turn public opinion around and help us in the war on terror.
Bono: It a really, really important time right now in the world. And I’m a fan of America, and my band comes here and we love it here. But it’s dangerous around the world. We travel around the world.

Happy 4:20 to you.

Posted by on 20 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Today is April 20. 4:20. National Cannabis day.

I remember several years ago i was a sophomore at University. After morning practice (starting at 6 a.m.!), i would take a nap in the union before my 9 a.m. course. following morning classes, i would walk back to my car on the other side of campus (near where my practice started).

Well, on April 20, a guy stopped me and handed me a paper flier promoting a 4:20 party at a local ‘tobacco paraphernalia’ store. I was honestly naive. i asked, ‘what is 4:20?’
The guy was taken aback and just answered, ‘it’s just a day to celebrate our freedom together.’

It was only later in the day my teammates filled me in about what 4:20 really was…
I have linked to wikipedia’s entry on 4:20, for your intake.

I’ve never used marijuana, and don’t ever plan on it. I’ve certainly been around it, been offered a puff or two on multiple occasions. i certainly don’t endorse its use.

God loves those who celebrate 4:20, too! (even if he maybe doesn’t like the behavior–he still absolutely loves the people!)

question: what did you think the first time you heard the term ’4:20′?

Multiplicity: Hi Steve.

Posted by on 19 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Do you remember the movie Multiplicity?

The Michael Keaton movie features Keaton’s character multiplying exact duplicates of himself to get more accomplished. Eventually, one of the duplicate clones then clones himself, and that clone likes to say ‘Hi Steve.’

It’s a rather good movie.

But this weekend at New Hope, we’ll be talking about the myth of Multiplicity. Will it be confirmed? Or Busted?
It will be pretty cool, as our resident Myth Busters Jamie and Adam tackle the myth head-on.

Don’t miss out on this one: Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 8 or 10:30 a.m.

Free Broadband from Google!

Posted by on 17 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Google TiSPGoogle has recently announced it is offering FREE Broadband Internet via TiSP. Google TiSP is currently in BETA, but is freely available via the free installation kit.

Find out more at google.com/tisp.

Happy web surfing!

this weekend we’re busting a myth.

Posted by on 13 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: New Hope stuff., Uncategorized

Jamie - AdamThis is a screen shot from one of the videos we’ve produced for our upcoming weekend series, Myth Busters. It will be pretty cool, i think. This weekend is themed: SUPERPASTOR. You’ll want to check out the video of Jamie and Adam busting this myth…they caught some secret footage of Pastor Diehl in action…i GUARANTEE you’ve never seen Pastor Diehl like this before!
Check it out this weekend, 6 p.m. Saturday or 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

one simple way to never forget to attach a file.

Posted by on 06 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: random., Uncategorized

it used to be about half the time i wanted to put a file attachment on an email message, i would forget to actually attach it. you probably never forget, but thought i’d share one simple way to never forget to attach a file.
After implementing this simple tip (which i did come up with on my own!), I now forget maybe one percent of the time. The change happened overnight, and was due to just one small habit i formed:

When i type, ‘I’m attaching the file you requested.’ what actually happens is this…

‘I’m attaching’
at this point, i stop, and actually attach the file. then i continue,
‘ the file you requested.’

This has helped me a lot, and i hope you’ll find it beneficial, too.
Do you have any handy tips like this you could share?

shout-out to my father-in-law.

Posted by on 04 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

I just wanted to give out a shout-out to my father-in-law, Kerry Hubartt, on his recent promotion to editor of Fort Wayne’s The News-Sentinel newspaper.
Hubartt has been on staff with the newspaper since 1971. Congrats Kerry Hubartt!

the rules of church, part ii.

Posted by on 29 Mar 2007 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

a few weeks ago, i talked about the rules of church.

the last couple of weeks i’ve actually been getting hits from search engines from people looking for the rules of church.

i found a site, though, which lists the rules of one church. I got a kick out of one rule, which officially states, “Follow church rules…” Aren’t the rules supposed to be the rules and not reference themselves? Here is the list of rules.

So what do you think a list of rules like this does for someone who doesn’t already understand them? to an outsider? What about someone who is really checking out God, and they get yelled at for exiting through the wrong aisle or at the wrong time?

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