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Dancing Robots

I’m generally pretty fascinated by advances in technology. I love seeing how sciences and technology advance to do things and create a world of new opportunities and help people and economies in new ways. I do also think that there is reason to be concerned. As you think about advances in robotics and Artificial Intelligence, […]

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Earthquake Tracking

Last night around 8:30, we had an earthquake here in Sicily. It was down to the south of us near the coast by Ragusa, but some of our friends here in Catania felt the quake all of the way here in Catania. Some friends from our church sent this website to us from the National […]

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Facebook Rejects “Love Your Enemy” Ads as Dating

Even though it is frustrating, this was also a funny thing that happened as I have been developing the Come Follow Me sites. Yesterday, I developed an advertisement for Facebook based on Jesus’s teaching in Matthew 5:43-48 to love your enemies. Facebook rejected the ads on the grounds of their dating policy. HA! When I […]

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Holy Ambition

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NoPlaceLeft Summit 2020 – Established Churches in the Work

I appreciated the stories and background from these pastors talking about how their churches started down the path of working toward a NoPlaceLeft vision. Here is a quick Table of Contents for the video: Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Don Waybright – 00:25 Ross Ramsey – 7:44 Brian King – 16:35 JT Timblin – 23:30 What’s […]

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The Spread of Coronavirus in Italy

Found this time-lapse visualization today over at La Repubblica, showing the spread of the coronavirus over time in Italy. It is terrible how the virus has ravaged Italy, but we are thankful that there has been less of an effect here in Sicily.

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Good Listens – April 11 2020

I’ve been enjoying various podcasts recently. Here are a few that I would recommend based on some of my recent listening: How Do I Know if the Holy Spirit is Within Me? – Desiring God Stronger in the Fire with Chris and Rebekah – Antioch Resiliency Part 1 Part 2 Radical Effects of the Resurrection […]

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The Silence of Rome

Such a strange time to be living to see a place with such life brought low so that everything is now completely empty.

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The Work Goes On

This week, living under quarantine in Italy, we had a meeting with our leader’s team over Skype. We read the book of Philemon where the Apostle Paul sends a letter to Philemon, asking him to welcome back Onesimus as a brother in Christ. It is a great story of Paul’s attempt to reconcile these two […]

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Jesus Came Not to Give Bread but to Be Bread

For whatever reason, I frequently wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning. Not wanting to actually get up, but instead continue to rest and sleep, I will put a headphone in one of my ears, listen for a minute to whatever podcast is next in line on Spotify, and head back to sleep. […]