Avatar vs. Humanity

We saw Avatar in 3D the other day.  I hate to say it, but I LOVED the first few minutes where I felt physically transported into a fabulous new world. I felt completely surrounded by trees and jungle and tall blue people. I could feel the sun on my face and hear the blue people …

An Awakening

I did something this morning I haven't done for months.  I turned off the Kathy Smith workout DVD, I got my tennis shoes on, I opened the front door and I went outside for a walk. Keep in mind a walk is a pretty big deal around here since the Minnesota winters keep us pretty …

iPad Ponderings

"Cool!"  That's what I told my husband. "I can't wait to get this thing!" This cool new iPad would look beautiful next to my iPod, iPhone, iTouch, iMac, PS3, PSP, DVR, and 4 TV's.  Yes, I could sit in bed and read a book with my iPad.  I could check my e-mails, my Facebook pages, …

A Day in Intensive Care

As I write this blog, I am sitting in my son's intensive care hospital room, surrounded by every imaginable piece of technology. There are machines that monitor his heart rate, oxygen levels, and blood pressure. Other machines feed him, deliver his medication, look deep into his chest, and identify abnormal heart rythms and brain waves. …

The Changing Shape of Scripture: How Technology Impacts Our View of the Bible

I recently attended a lecture by Bible professor Dr. Michael Holmes at Bethel University.  He described how the physical form of the Bible has changed over history.  He left us with a question--how does the form of scripture impact how we use and understand it?  It is a great question highlighted by the attached Youtube …