Posts belonging to Category Around the Web

Around the Web – 8/18/2010

  • The World’s Prayer Guide. The latest edition of Operation World spotlights a shifting global church. (Due out in October)
  • You and I Abstain .com. A dating service for singles who are committed to abstaining from sex until marriage.
  • All You Can Jet. Fly all you want for a month with Jet Blue’s $700 “All You Can Jet” deal.

Around the Web – 8/2/2010

  • Christian Stops Robbery by Sharing about Jesus. A young robber went into a South Florida cell phone store hoping to come out with some cash until he was dissuaded by a talk about Jesus. “You know what, … you take whatever you want. I’m just going to talk with you about the Jesus I have … before you leave,” Nayara Goncalves, the store manager, told the man.
  • They Reached Me First. Scott Moore shares how his Islamic neighbors reached out to him and his wife at the birth of their daughter. “The doorbell rang. As the dog barked, and as the kids proceeded to run around like chickens with their head cut off, I left Katie to the new baby and answered the door. I was not prepared for my visitors.”
  • The Humane Reader. “The Humane Reader is a low-cost device which can bring a five thousand book library into a home or school which has no other access to internet content. The Reader can be produced in quantity for approximately $20 per unit, and uses any existing television set as a display device for Wikipedia or other content.”

Around the Web – 1/18/2010

  • 2009 Question of the Year. If a siamese twin commits murder, does his brother get punished, too? “Let’s say you wanted to throw the evil sibling in jail. There’s no way to do that without incarcerating the good one as well (unless you convinced him to take a job as a prison guard). Is there any way around this problem?”
  • Football Time. “According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes.”
  • Murphy’s Law Calculator. “Find out in advance whether you will be able to successfully repair your VCR, get to a meeting on time, impress your date, or be a success at any activity whatsoever!”
  • Space Shuttle For Sale: Cheap. “Here is a recession bargain: the space shuttle. NASA has slashed the price of the 1970s-era spaceships to $28.8 million apiece from $42 million.”

Around the Web – 11/3/2009

  • Free iPhone Bible App. Logos Bible Software has released a free app for the iPhone that lets you read, search, cross reference, compare Bible versions, and even set up daily reading plans.
  • The Marriage Index offers a comprehensive view of the state of marriage in the United States.
  • Stressful Jobs that Pay Badly. Pastors and music ministers made the top ten. (Maybe we stress each other out?)
  • agassi_wig Agassi’s Tennis Toupee. Andre Agassi admits that his long hair back in the 1990s was actually a wig. “I prayed. Not for victory, but that my hairpiece would not fall off. With each leap, I imagine it falling into the sand. I imagine millions of spectators move closer to their TV sets, their eyes widening and, in dozens of dialects and languages, ask how Andre Agassi’s hair has fallen from his head.”

Around the Web – 6/12/2009

  • Zoomii. Zoomii lets you browse books at shelf by shelf.
  • Goodbye Kindle. Tim Challies explains why he traded in his Kindle for what he considers the perfect technology — a stack of regular books.
  • Eating Disorders. A good article about dealing with eating disorders.
  • The Web’s Most Dangerous Search Terms. “Lyrics” and “free music downloads” are near the top of the list.
  • Total Cost for Cell Phones. Bill Shrink compares the total cost of ownership for the iPhone 3G S, the Palm Pre, and the Android G1. ($2,600 to $3,800 over 24 months — plus tax!)

Around the Web – 6/4/2009

  • Al Mohler reports on Homeschooling in America.
  • Kids Eat Free! Here is a substantial list of restaurants where kids eat for free or for a minimal fee. (We did this a lot when our kids were younger!)
  • Free Kindle Book by Sam Storms. Got a Kindle? The Hope of Glory: 100 Daily Meditations on Colossians is available for free for the month of June.
  • Christian Music in Recession. I found the attitude of the young Christian artists in this article refreshing. They are not making much money, but their focus is on faithful service rather than financial success. (I just hope they can make a living at it.)

Around the Web – 5/29/2009

  • David & Goliath Art. DrawerGeeks has some interesting interpretive drawings of David and Goliath. (HT: Engage the Culture)
  • Francis Schaeffer Slept Here. Doug Nichols shares a fun story about his first time meeting Francis Schaeffer.
  • Negative Interest Rates. “Could we have negative nominal interest rates to combat a potential deflation? The question is debated from time to time, especially recently. It may seem unlikely, but it is not impossible.”
  • Ten and Win. Darrel Rundus will give $20,000 away to someone who can name the Ten Commandments in order in 20 seconds or less. You will need to listen to a gospel presentation first in order to register. (I hope the contest doesn’t cause anyone to break the tenth commandment!)

Around the Web – 5/22/2009

Around the Web – 5/14/2009

Around the Web – 5/12/2009

  • Reach Out. Jonathan Dodson shares eight simple ways you can spend more time with non-Christian friends.
  • Lost and Narnia. I have never seen the TV show Lost, but apparently it contains some interesting (and intentional) parallels to the works of C. S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles.
  • Kideo Video Player. Kideo Player is a kid-safe YouTube video viewer with an emphasis on fun and educational videos. Just hit the spacebar to advance to the next video.

Around the Web – 4/29/2009

Around the Web – 4/16/2009

  • Kathy. Model Kathy Ireland shares her Christian and pro-life convictions.
  • FAFSA Explained. Getting ready for college? The Family Wallet explains the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • NelsonFree. Thomas Nelson Publishers unveils a new program: buy the hardcover and get the audio and e-book versions thrown in for free.
  • Twitter, Facebook and Moral Values. Researchers at the University of Southern California warn that using Twitter and Facebook could harm moral values, as they don’t allow time for compassion or admiration.