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Coronavirus Q & A and the Bible

The following is a Coronavirus Q & A session I did for our church this week answering the following five questions about coronavirus and the Bible:

1. Is the coronavirus God’s judgment for sin on the earth?
2. If God is all-good and all-powerful, why doesn’t he stop the suffering?
3. Why do Christians sometimes get sick and die?
4. Does the coronavirus mean that Jesus is coming back soon?
5. How does God want me to respond to the coronavirus?

Click here for a transcript of the video.

Coronavirus Q & A (Video length: 20:30)


Mary (Degarmo and Key)

Sunday’s message was an Easter sermon called Desperately Seeking Jesus, taken from Matthew 28:1-10 and focusing on the women coming to Jesus’ tomb early Easter morning.

I shared the following song with our church after preaching the message. The song is called “Mary.” It’s an old Degarmo & Key song from their second album, “Straight On.” Enjoy!

Mary (Degarmo and Key) – Easter 2019 (Video length: 3:19)

Deep Thoughts from Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster clearly spends a lot of time thinking about food.

Simply Delicious Shower Thoughts with Cookie Monster (Video length: 1:25)

Onion rings are vegetable donuts.

Your stomach makes all potatoes are mashed.

It weird that we cook bacon and bake cookies. Hmm, weird.

Lobsters are mermaids to scorpions.

Cookie dough is the sushi of desserts.

Lasagna is just spaghetti flavored cake! Whoa!

Surely tomato is fruit. And that makes ketchup a jam!

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

A Happy Star Trek Christmas!

I love Star Trek, and I love Christmas, so this one is a no-brainer for me!

Picard – Make it So – Let It Snow (Video length: 2:29)

Related post: Darth Vader Plays a Mean Harmonica

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Time Lapse of the Earth at Night

Here is some beautiful time-lapse footage of the earth at night as seen from the ISS (International Space Station). There are some especially beautiful sequences of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) as seen from space.

All Alone in the Night (Video length: 2:29)

Related post: The Size of the Earth Compared to Other Objects in Space
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Brit Hume on Abortion (Video and Transcript)

I appreciated Brit Hume’s heartfelt words on abortion this past Wednesday.

Brit Hume’s Brutally Honest Rant On Abortion (Video length: 1:27)

Transcript: This is the 41st anniversary of the day the Supreme Court found that a generalized right to privacy it had basically invented, meant that a woman has a constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life, a human being with a beating heart. That’s what a fetus as young as six weeks is.

Small wonder these protesters still come every year to register their continuing objections. Some estimates are that as many as 55 million abortions — 55 million — have occurred since the Court acted. In that time, science has given us an ever clearer picture of just how much of a baby a fetus is. At 20 weeks, we now know, these tiny creatures can hear, even recognize a mother’s voice. Their toenails are growing and their hearts beat loud enough to be heard by a stethoscope.

The moral case for allowing such beings to be killed grows ever weaker and its advocates resort to ever more absurd euphemisms to describe what they support. They’re not really pro-abortion, they’ve long said, they’re pro-choice. This isn’t about killing unborn babies. It’s about reproductive health.

And the biggest chain of abortion clinics in the country refers to itself as Planned Parenthood. In 2012, this organization says it carried out — quote — “abortion procedures” 329,445 times. Whatever that number represents, it’s not parenthood. These protesters here today understand that there is something deeply false and wrong about all this. They come each year to remind the rest of us.

Related: The Sanctity of Human Life in the Womb (Sermon from Psalm 139)
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Ray Charles Sings America the Beautiful

Great version. Enjoy!

Ray Charles Sings America the Beautiful (Video length: 3:45)

CT Interviews Roma Downey about the New History Channel Bible Series

Christianity Today posted an interesting interview with producer Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey (who will portray Mary) about their new mini-series, The Bible, which airs this Sunday, March 3:

There have been many attempts to bring the Bible to the screen. What makes this project distinctive?

Roma Downey: We felt it was very important to tell the story in a way that brought deep emotional connection with people. The characters in the Bible are us, in many ways. The challenges they face; their love, hopes, dreams—we can all relate to them. It is important to make the connection with the heart. It is through the heart that we embrace God. And we found this was the thread through the whole story, through the entire Bible: the cohesive tissue is the amazing love that God has for us, most evident in the birth and life of Jesus Christ and the power of his resurrection.

We also have access to CGI that no one has had before—the special effects are the work of Lola, the UK company that did CGI for the film Gladiator. We go from Abraham to the story of Moses which is quite spectacular visually. A Bible epic has never been done this way before with these new technologies. (Read more at Christianity Today.)

The Bible is a five-week miniseries that will air on the History Channel Sunday nights at 8pm beginning Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Because It’s A Batphone!

As someone who sells a lot of cellphones, I found this pretty funny. Enjoy!

John 3:16 Super Bowl Ad

There was some controversy last week about Fox Sports rejecting a Christian group’s Super Bowl commercial for being too religious, but the 30-second ad aired right before the fourth quarter after all. Here is the slightly longer director’s cut, which I like better, but you can view both ads at the group’s website:

John 3:16 Super Bowl Commercial – LookUp 316 (Video length: 0:45)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Related post: A John 3:16 Valentine Message

Lord of the Rings in Under a Minute

The short version:

Gimli Destroys the Ring (Video length: 0:56)

That was easy.

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The Nativity Meets the Internet

What the birth of Jesus might have looked like if Joseph and Mary had Facebook and the Internet:

The Digital Story of Nativity (Video length: 2:58)

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