Sunday, April 27, 2008

Moving On

I am now a contributing editor at Off the Wire - I'll be posting there from time to time... or you can always check in on the young'uns.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Cheap Books

If you're interested in stocking up your John Piper collection, all books in the Desiring God Online Bookstore will be on sale for $5 June 27-28 only. Get some!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Haiku is the New Road Game

I am in Kentucky visiting friends and family. My wife and son flew. I drove. What better way to pass the last 350 miles of my 10-hour road trip than to bust out some haiku? Enjoy.

Ode to Haiku
This is better than
Iambic pentameter.
It is a haiku.

Dave Whitfield, I was
Pulled over by a cop while
Listening to you.

Okay, I told you
A lie, but I was afraid
It would become true.

After all, maybe
Ninety-five in a sixty-
Five is not so good.

An Inconvenient Truitt
Truitt, will you go
To Texas and leave us with
Just your empty cube?

Ode to a Windshield
Dear windshield, thank you
For saving me from like a
Hundred million bugs.

To My Unborn Childe
Mom sure is mad you
Kick her bladder so much, but
It's cool. Get here soon.

Trey McInnis
You were my best friend
In high school. Are you really
A Catholic priest?

Cursing Out Loud
I missed my exit
While writing down this stupid
Haiku poetry.

I love how your eyes
Show me the deep parts of your
soul. And also mine.

Six Hundred Three Miles
My wife took a plane
And I chose to drive a car.
Why why why why why?

You have a willing
Heart but you are afraid of
Something I can't see.

Mom and Dad, now I
Am a parent like you are.
Will I do as well?

To Allie
You are the only
Jewish person that I know
Who knows about Jews.

Sister Jak
You'll be a great kid,
I think. Your mom and dad are
Way cool. Wait and see.

To Caleb
I wish you could stay
In your world longer. My world
Is not quite as fun.

Your lens is so good.
I wish my kung fu was as
Good as your photos.

Maybe we will be
neighbors. I hope it is so.
Well, I think I do.

Kentucky, you are
Just how I left you.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Parenthood

As of 10:30 tonight, my boy Erik and his wife have a beautiful new daughter. Welcome to the 'hood, Diddy.

Christ Killa

Now this is just plain silly. A digital video artist in L.A. has put together an installation-piece-slash-video-game called Christ Killa.

"Described as the ultimate arbitration between politics and Christianity, 'Christ Killa' is a video game linked to video projectors and television monitors. A first person shooter in which the player shoots hordes of homicidal Jesus Christs, the game landscape is filled with Googled images of Christian propaganda posters, religious shrines such as St. Peter's in Rome, and clich├ęd representations of Christ who constantly mumbles messages of tolerance and compassion. The audience is invited to participate in the carnage by playing the video game and watching short videos of the game in action." [HT: Bully Pulpit News]

As part of the installation, participants with the most Christ kills won trophies.

Interestingly, the gallery that hosted the showing (Niche.LA) appears to have recieved "numerous anti-Muslim and anti-homosexual complaints, including a death threat" and have closed the show due to "safety reasons." (screenshot from the gallery homepage)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Fetus is Squirming

William Saletan argues that the real challenge to the continued legalization of abortion is the ultrasound machine. From the Washington Post:

Abortion opponents are often caricatured as stupid creationists who just want to put women back in their place. Science and free inquiry are supposed to help them get over their "love affair with the fetus." But science hasn't cooperated. Ultrasound has exposed the life in the womb to those of us who didn't want to see what abortion kills. The fetus is squirming, and so are we.

Around the country, ultrasound bills are all the rage. Most of them require clinics to offer each woman an ultrasound view of her fetus. Mississippi enacted a law on March 22. Idaho followed on April 3. Georgia's legislature passed a bill a week ago; South Carolina's is about to do the same.

Critics complain that these bills seek to "bias," "coerce" and "guilt-trip" women. Come on. Women aren't too weak to face the truth. If you don't want to look at the video, you don't have to. But you should look at it, and so should the guy who got you pregnant, because the decision you're about to make is as grave as it gets.

Interestingly, from what I understand, Saletan is not pro-life.

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