I have a new comic up…just a little something to enjoy!
This phrase was made popular by Will Smith in a rap album released in 1988, but the sentiment of the saying still holds true today. I would like to use the phrase a little differently, or in a different context.
I was sitting in a Philosophy class last week when one of my fellow students made a comment. We were talking about post-moderns (like we do in Bible College). Her remark made me think about how different our views of things are in the church. I don’t want to say her opinions were outdated but her views of how evangelism should work were definitely not an effective way to do things.
I know that probably sounds hyper-critical but we can’t continue to “do church” the same ways we have in the past. Our world is changing and people’s worldviews have changed even more. No longer can we assume that people trust anything the Bible says or expect them to act thusly.
I guess where I’m going with all that is this; as Christians we need to strive to be relevant. It doesn’t mean changing the truths presented in the Gospel, it just means changing the way we present those truths. The problem is when we think that those truths are too much for people to handle and water them down for the masses (cough Brian Mclaren).
Dear neighbors, I once had to deal with your noise and smell of weed smoke creeping up my stairwell. But now…now you are gone. It’s actually funny that Ricky moved out before you and didn’t get to witness this day. I would say that I will miss you but I honestly would be lying. I have cast my pearls before you one too many times. Between phone calls with the cops and the landlord I did try to invite you to church and drive you to Turkey Hill a couple times. I can’t say that I didn’t try…I don’t know where you will end up but I hope that your next upstairs neighbors don’t mind being up all hours of the night, breathing in your second hand smoke, and dealing with you constantly asking for money.
So I have decided to update my blog on a semi-daily basis. I feel it might serve as my twitter updates. I can, in this way express more and not worry about a 140 character limit. This also accomplishes my desire to write more. I will be doing music write ups, game reviews, book reviews (if I can finish something!), and just my general day to day. Think of it as that picture a day thing everyone was doing. Except my pictures will be my words.
That being said, I’m going to start with a game review. Now when I say game review I don’t mean video game. This is a flash game that I found on the internet and honestly doesn’t take the skill of, say a playstaion or xbox game.
The game is simply titled Falling Sand Game…and is pretty much what you would expect…falling sand! You start out with a black screen and four streams…falling from each is sand, water, salt and oil. (There is also an item called Namekuji floating around…it’s annyoing and you can trun it off but more on that later.) You have simple mouse controls and if you have used microsoft paint it won’t take you long to master the controls.
The point of the game is this…build what ever you want, direct the streams in which ever direction you chose, and basically do what you wish.
With a concept so simple you might think that this game will get boring fast…but you would be thinking wrong. There are so many cool and endless possibilities with this game you will find yourself playing it for hours…like I did last night.
Within the game you can also grow plants and start fires. The plants grow in water and grow quickly. The fire will burn down plants and ignites the oil and burn most of your creation, so use it wisely. I like to build something for an extended period of time and then set it on fire…I guess that’s my fatalist nature…oh well.
There are some other things that can be done in the game. You have control over your line size, so when building a wall or throwing water you can chose how much or how thick you would like your coverage. You can even shut off all four streams so you can build without their interference. I also mentioned the Namekuji. This little thing will pretty much eat your creations and is killed by salt. I usually turn it off because it’s a nuisance and if anything is going to be destroying my creation it will be me!
So in wrapping things up, Falling Sand Game is a great way to waste some time, build some cool pictures, and set things on fire! If you want to give it a play, it’s free and can be found in a link at the bottom of this article. If you do play, tell me what you think.
So I emailed the president. I’m hopeful that he will get back to me at some point…or send attack ninjas to kill me in my sleep. Either way it was a genuine letter and I would like a response…I also made lemonade today…I’m actually happier about that.
I haven’t posted anything in a while…that’s life.
So today was graduation at school…it was supposed to be my graduation but switching majors, losing credits, and a general lack of taking the right amount of classes will do that. I will be graduating (hopefully) in December of this year. From there it’s really up to God what happens next. I would like to get a teaching job right away and pay off my school loans but then again moving out of this state is also a possibility. Like I said, it’s all in God’s hands at this point…and it’s only the summer…I have classes to take and a job to get!