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Archive for December, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a wonderful, peaceful break. All will be back to normal soon, I assure you.

A little clarification

In my last post, I said something that might need a little clarification. When I said that there were “inconsistencies that arise when taking the Bible as [the] only creed” I didn’t mean to imply that there are inconsistencies within the Bible. Instead, I was trying to say that the interpretations that we come up with are somewhat inconsistent. This is most apparent when it comes to determining which passages Continue reading...

Holiday Giving 2008

We’ve developed a tradition at Greteman Group to help us celebrate the holiday season. The entire agency splits into three teams that donate time, energy and resources to three charitable causes. We’ve recorded these activities and created short videos for unveiling (yes, they’re secret) activities at our annual holiday party. Now you can witness the fun too. Random Acts of Kindness The Random Acts of Kindness™ Foundation inspired this team. Continue reading...

The Church of Christ is done for

I’m a lifelong member of the Church of Christ denomination (yes, yes, I know it’s not a denomination). I’ve attended a pretty broad spectrum of CofC’s – from the incredibly hateful and legalistic to the more progressive, open-minded kind. Which basically means they’re fine with clapping during worship AND after baptisms. Because of my relationship with the CofC, I take pride in what it brought to the Protestant discussion – Continue reading...

Top Five Christmas Movies – 2008 Edition

I did this post last year, and I thought things might change over the course of the year. But they really haven’t. So I’m reposting them here for your critique and pleasure. 5. Christmas Vacation—Though I’ve seen this movie a dozen-plus times, it still makes me giggle. Cousin Eddie is one of the funniest characters ever penned, and Clark’s no-bonus blowup is absolutely golden. This is definitely a good background Continue reading...

The new look

You may or may not notice that things look a little different around these parts. I just want to do my part to make your blogsurfing just a little more pleasant. You’re welcome. Rest assured, these changes won’t last too long.

You Choose – Naughty or Nice?

Life can get crazy around the holidays – especially if you wait until the last minute to buy gifts for your loved ones. So forget the malls and the crowds. Here’s something special that you can give to someone special. On this fun little microsite you’ll find just the thing for everyone on your shopping list. Just because you don’t wear footie pajamas anymore doesn’t mean that giving handmade, redeemable Continue reading...

Blessed?

But I get turned around I mistake some happiness for blessing But I’m blessed as the poor Still I judge success by how I’m dressing” – Faith My Eyes, Caedmon’s Call I’m not sure I understand how I have been blessed. Don’t get me wrong, I know I am blessed, but I’m not sure which good things in my life actually count as blessings. Is it a blessing that I Continue reading...

UrbanSpoon Serves Up Wichita

Urban Spoon, the wildly popular iPhone app, has finally launched in Wichita. Let the rejoicing commence! This app’s brilliance is found in its simplicity, doing one thing and doing it well. As the iPhone commercial says, it answers the age-old question “What are we doing for dinner tonight?” And it does a pretty decent job of offering up viable suggestions. Combine its functionality with a clean, fun interface and there’s Continue reading...

How Pepsi does poor taste

Check out this new ad campaign from Pepsi, highlighting their one-calorie PepsiMax beverage. (Click the images for a larger view.) “One very lonely calorie.” I’ve always thought there was too little suicide imagery in advertising today, haven’t you? I don’t think I’m too conservative when it comes to things like this, but even I think this is in very poor taste. If the Motrin Moms can go crazy over a Continue reading...