Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Random awesomeness: I will rejoice

:), even better than my previous post. First time ever hearing this song.

completelyrandomyoutubechannel: yankeedirector

Random awesomeness: Church cancellation!?


Friday, July 23, 2010

John's Story

New Jerusalem

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Revelation 21:1-7, KJV

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Invasion (Hero)- Trip Lee feat. Jai HD

I love the production value, story line, and message of this music video by Trip. I'm not a big fan of the tatoo use, but otherwise the vid's pretty kewl :)




For those who don't know who Jin is, he was a contestant on BET's 106 and park Freestyle Friday in 2007. He won the whole thing and immediately created a lot of buzz. He went on to sign with a music label, release 2 music videos, and an album. He was even in the movie 2 fast 2 furious.

For more on Jin check out his wikepedia page, and youtube for several of his freestyle raps.

I'm definetely happy to see the change in Jin. Saving souls never goes out of style.

Also visit Rapzilla for more Christian lyricists.

INCEPTION (2 of 2)

Manipulation of the mind is near impossible if the observer is aware that the manipulation is taking place.

"Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one" (quote, Warner Bros. summary of Inception). Ironically while you are watching this great 'impossible' crime taking place on screen you yourself, the viewer, are getting an idea implanted into your subconscious - Suicide is good.

Do not watch this movie without being aware that it is an attempt to do just what it claims to be exploring. Inception is a very wicked and cruel movie, especially for a young impressionable teenage generation, an R rating would have been more appropriate.

Friday, July 16, 2010

I am Second - Christine Petric

When Jesus commanded us to love one another I don't think he meant for us to be selective in the ones we loved. I don't think he meant for us to be judgemental either, but it seems the modern day Christian is a mix of both, at least that's what I get when I listen to people like Bill O'reily - I say Bill O'reily because he claims to be a Christian or more precisely, a Roman Catholic. We are called to be more like Christ, not to like ourselves more. Judging others based on race or social status is wrong, and it is most certainly not a Christian virtue, but more of a conceited me-first wordly mindset completely devoid of the Spirit.

"As a man thinketh in his heart so is he," not only embraces the whole of a man's being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of his life. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts - James Allen

Yes, there is a Bible verse that says "as a man thinketh" but what then does a man do when all he is fostered to think from birth is cyclical hopelessness and blaring prejudice?

I refuse to believe that a poor African American male is nothing more than a host of negative stereotypes. I love Christines I.A.S segment because her boyfriends' parents reaction could have come from any typical 'Christian' family. Why is that? I would argue that the Holy Spirit could not reside in a person who vehemently defends his right to judge the poor and the stranger. Would I be wrong? There's a reason generations upon generations of black youth live like they do, and no, it's not inborn.

"He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace." Proverbs 11:12

Put yourselves in their shoes, or perhaps just objectively question why things are as they are.

"You should have work by now - you made wrong choices - you're worthless" - This is the condemning mindset of one who rests his conscience on the twisting of the Proverbs 23:7 verse. Surely none of Americas current unemployed deserve this type of treatment, or are there exceptions?

We are to love our neighbours (that means everyone), to be as light to the world, to shock people with the spirit that lives in us. Because he first loved us.
Sigh. Another great IamSecond video, please check out their page in my links section.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

INCEPTION (1 of 2)

I must see this movie.

I fully expect to see and hear a few things I don't agree with but the trailers are so freaking cool. I mean listen to the score, wow, it almost beats Gatorades 2009 G! anthem:

I mean try being at a football game with one of your favorite teams down 4 points, just minutes left on the clock, 4th quarter, and Brett favre's playing offense in the red zone against the New York Giants, tell me WHO wouldn't get pumped when this song starts playing? I know! Nobody. This song moves stadiums, and the inception score is almost as sweet.

Speaking of Chris Nolan (see what I did there?) check out this parody of the inception score using another Chris nolan work - his present masterpiece "The Dark Knight".

Mind blown? Oh yeah and that's me @ 0:35.

I'll probably post a review or something after I see the movie, or say a few words on it. I absolutely can't believe it's a PG-13 movie, so bravo Nolan. If YOU do see this movie be cautious of subliminal messaging, much like the Dark knight did by infering that spying on masses of people could be a good (no, great) thing if it resulted in the catching of a known terrorist. Come on hollywood, try harder.

*See my brief review of the movie here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

AndretheCoolkiddd (with three d's)

This guy is supercool and deserves some luv. I used to be really heavy into collecting basketball sneakers (among other things) so when I saw AndretheCoolkiddd (a known sneaker video blogger) had a new video up I was really excited to check it out. This is the video he posted on his youtube page after 4 months of inactivity. Pardon the music, I used to listen to way worse.

My one prayer is that he finds Christ like I did during a really difficult time in my life, but I can't even imagine what he's going through. I sent him a message that I hope gives him some cheer and a boost, and I know you guys can too. If you're reading this please go to this guys page (here) and shower LOTS and LOTS of love on him, also please keep him in your prayers.

Andre, ur the man!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Foreverandever... - DC*B

Foreverandever etc.

By David Crowder Band, of their 'A Collision' Album.

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Leading of the Holy Spirit in Fighting Sin- Benjamin B. Warfield

Please look below for a link to the full and complete original article of this B.B Warfield work available online.

There is certainly abundant reason why we should seek to learn what the Scriptures mean by "spiritual leading." There are few subjects so intimately related to the Christian life, of which Christians appear to have formed, in general, conceptions so inadequate, where they are not even positively erroneous. The sober-minded seem often to look upon it as a mystery into which it would be well not to inquire too closely. And we can scarcely expect those who are not gifted with sobriety to guide us in such a matter into the pure truth of God.
It is surely enough, however, to recall us to a careful searching of Scripture in order to learn what it is to be led by the Spirit of God, simply to read the solemn words of our text: "As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." If the case be so, surely it behooves all who would fain believe themselves to be God's children to know what the leading of the Spirit is.
It is not the reward of special spiritual attainment; it is the condition of all spiritual attainment. In its absence, we should remain hopelessly the children of the devil; by its presence alone are we constituted the children of God. It is only because of the Spirit of God shed abroad in our hearts that we are able to cry, "Abba, Father" (Rom. 8:15).
The regenerated soul will never abide the remnants of sin that vex his members, but will have no rest until he eradicates them to the last shred. But these victories of our nobler selves—natural or gracious—over what is unworthy within us, do not so much constitute the essence of spiritual leading as they are to be counted among its fruits. Spiritual leading itself is not a leading of ourselves by ourselves, but a leading of us by the Holy Ghost.

Dr. Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. Thank you stack45ny for creating and posting this great work on the ever valuable (you)tube. Click here to be linked to the article available online (@ Also check out this link ( for some criticism of B.B. Warfields work.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Evidence for/against God Debate: William Lane Craig vs Dr. Peter Atkins

The Faith and Science Lecture Forum in April 1998 hosted a debate between Christian philosopher William Lane Craig and Oxford University’s Peter Atkins, a professor of chemistry and an outspoken atheist. The moderator was William F. Buckley.

The debate, “What Is the Evidence for/against the Existence of God,” drew an overflow crowd at The Carter Center in Atlanta and was broadcast live to 10,000 people in universities and colleges in the US

- sited from RZIM

You can find this video available on DVD at William Craig's website and RZIM.ORG (the Ravi Zacharias International ministries website), as well as many other Chrisitian apologetics media. You will also find a link to the RZIM website in my links section.

I was lucky enough to find the entire video freely available online but will not hesitate to support and acquire more media for myself in the near future.

I thought the debate was great. I laughed at several parts because Mr. Atkins had no leg to stand on much of the time, and when it came to the story of Jesus he (like most athiests) prefered to duck and weave. Ironically the more I have explored the athiestic position the more I'm convinced that it takes real faith (or at least hatred) to be an athiest.

Athiest's don't like the idea of God much of the time because they dislike the Bibles interpretation of beginnings, but will never admit to the fact that science has not and CAN NOT explain many important aspects of life including the spirit world and the after life (among many other things). There is so much evidence apparent in science, history, and todays world events that blind faith simply can't be an excuse for an athiest not to become a believer. Just seek God and he will do the rest, I am proof of that.

Random Awesomeness- GEICO

Haha. Too bad the US got kicked out of the world cup but this is a great commercial. Andres Cantor - Geico ad.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Cassie - Flyleaf

The question asked in order to save her life or take it
The answer no avoided death and yes would make it

Do you believe in God?'
Written on a bullet
Say yes to pull the trigger
And my Sister Cassie pulled it

They didn't love their lives so much
As to shrink from death
Inspired in their footsteps
We will march ahead
Don't be shocked that people die
Be surprised you're still alive

All heads are bowed in silent reverence
The floor is wet with tears of sorrowful remembrance
The alter is filled with hearts of repentance
Perfect love kills all fear, rejoice in this deliverance

They didn't love their live so much
As to shrink from death
Inspired in their footsteps
We will march ahead
Don't be shocked that people die
Be surprised you're still alive


This song was dedicated I believe to Cassie Bernall, who was killed in the Columbine high school shooting on April 20 1999.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Lead me by Sanctus Real

Also check out the story behind the "lead me" video here.

UPDATE: See the Lead me music video right here on my blog.