Over the past two months I listened to a series of sermons by Josh Harris on purity. There is a series of six sermons, with the first three focusing on sexual purity and lust, and then pulling out to provide a greater view on holiness through the final three talks.
The series was fantastic, I’ve been re-listening to it over the past week, and I think it is well worth downloading and paying attention to. Especially for married couples (the first two talks focus on sexual purity for spouses, but they are good for single people too).
You can download these talks (and a series of others) from Covenant Life Church. They only have the first five talks listed at the moment, but hopefully they’ll link the last one there soon – you can download it from their talks archive in the meantime.
RodeoClown: go listen.
Thanks to Shamus Young I’ve recently been (re)introduced to the concept of ‘mash-ups’.
The idea of a mash-up is to take several songs and smoosh them together into a new and different musical work. It sounds messy (and can well be), but when done well, the final product can be well in advance of the sum of its parts.
Shamus links to the Best of Bootie 2006 (language warning), a downloadable album of mash-ups that show off the capabilities of some of the more celebrated mash-up artists (mashers?).
Tracks 2,3 and 12, Black Sabotage (Beastie Boys vs. Led Zeppelin), Tricky Sandman (Run-DMC vs. Metallica) and Beethoven’s Fifth Gold Digger (Kanye West vs. Beethoven vs. Walter Murphy) are my favourites on that album. Not what I was expecting, but they turned out awesome.
The 2005 album also has a winner with Sgt. Pepper’s Paradise (Beatles vs. Guns N’ Roses). Guitar solos rocking behind a Beatles classic just can’t be beat.
On your way out, check out Norwegian Recycling – How Six Songs Collide:
EDIT: WordPress is being stupid and not showing the video here – you can watch it on Shamus’ site while I fix this up.
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EDITÂ (AGAIN): Looks like the video is down too… sorry folks, you’ll just have to take my word for it that it was awesome.
What would the Dalai Lama do… if he were a Navy seal?
I’m not even sure what this post is about – something to do with software development I think, but it has the best title of a blog post I have EVER seen, hence the link.
Crimson Dark: A panel in progress
A fascinating insight into how this fantastic comic is created.
Top 5 most dangerous roads of the world
“The Road of Death!”
They are impressive to say the least, but why would you ever use them?
Washington’s Farewell Address Translated into Everyday Speech
Worth a read. Easily understood.
Not Just Coding
“[T]wo skills are critical to the success of a software engineer:
1.Plays well with others.
These are exactly the two skills that the [NYT] thinks we poor programmers don’t have… This is why, for tonight… I hate them.”
So very, very cute. It’s like the panda switch got jammed in the ‘on’ position.
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