Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scripture of the Day: Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Regarding the above scripture, Matthew Henry wrote:
Death is as due to a sinner when he hath sinned as wages are to a servant when he hath done his work. 

As an unabashed capitalist, this resonates with me.  I expect to be paid for any services I render, just as I expect to pay for any services/goods I wish to take for myself. It's a fundamental concept that I understand and approve of.  I can understand, intimately, that when I sin, the price that I must pay is death.

I also understand that this is true of all sins, no matter how "little" popular culture might construe said sin to be. Sin after all is sin, and all sins are rooted in either selfishness or a rebellion against God, and one must always remember that all sins are the same in God's eyes.

But the second part of the equation which the above verse represents provides us hope.  While we must pay the inevitable price which sin exacts, God has a gift waiting for us: eternal life.

The thing is that since we have all sinned, we have all earned the wage of death.  There is no way that we could ever earn the gift God is willing to give us. We could not earn it, nor do we deserve it. It is only by grace that God offers it to us.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How To Make Pokemon look good

Which, takes a heck of a lot mind you.

But this is dark, and gritty and looks like good fun.   I'd love to see it actually get made, as opposed to being just a fan-trailer.

What's the saddest part though, is the simple fact that this trailer looks better and more interesting than roughly two-thirds of the drivel produced by Hollywood that past year or two.  No, better make that three-fourths.

No, I've not forgotten this thing exists

But, not forgetting is a far, far cry from actually having the time to do things with it.  Sure, I'm still reading, still watching random bits of SF goodness and even still playing my video games, but I also have other massive time sinks such as Cub Scouts.

Where I'm Den Leader.

Talk about joy of joys.

Actually, it is grand fun and I'm enjoying every minute of it. Luckily, the kids are having fun as well, so let's hope that trend continues.

Anyways, the main reason I'm posting today is to display the info-graphic below. It's not necessarily something GEEK, but at the same time it is.  After all, what geek hasn't been given a gift card at some point in their life?

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