Friday Thoughts

Here are some topics and links from this week I found interesting:

  • Twitter & the Election – Pretty cool example of the power of public opinion as expressed through Twitter.  Here is some background info about it.
  • Does Joe Biden tick you off?  He sure does Tim Stevens and I can understand why.  It has been said, “Show me your checkbook and I’ll show you where you heart is.”  I think a lot can be said of the candidates based on their giving.
  • Oregon State Beavers upset the #1 USC Trojans in college football 27-21  YES!   What makes that even sweeter, is that Penn State smashed the Beavers a couple weeks ago 45-14!  Oh Happy Day, Happy Day!  Sorry Ryan, I have to do my happy dance now.
  • I had a chance for a free ticket the the Penn State / Illinois game tomorrow night, but had to turn it down due to other conflicts this weekend – bummer.  It was the Big 10 opener for the Lions as well. 
  • I’m starting to see some potential for a new blogging tool – It is simple, easy and pretty rich in content presentation. More to come on that in another post.
  • I’m excited to be attending my first LifeGroup as part of Fellowship Church tonight. I had to miss last week due to the Innovate08 conference
  • I thought this post by Kent Shaffer summarizing the key points of Scott Hodge’s message about change in the church at MinistryCOM was excellent. We need to realize we have the opportunity to change & create culture in our churches by what we celebrate and what we allow to have influence. 3 key questions we need to ask ourselves that we often can overlook:

    1. Who is God calling us to reach?
    2. What is it going to take to reach them?
    3. Are we willing to pay the price?

  • That is why I am proud to be a part of a church where the leadership isn’t afraid to ask those questions. I am really looking forward to this Sunday as Pastor John talks to us about the importance of team work in achieving God’s vision and then we get to celebrate what God is doing through our Elevate campaign with food, fun, and games in the afternoon. Sure hope the weather holds up!