Archive for December, 2008

The Axehead Falls

Posted in Christian Music, Christianity, Church, Discipleship, Evangelism, God, Jesus, Megachurch, Religion on December 2, 2008 by Scott

What better way for the Axe to fall than to say goodbye with our friends from Audio Adrenaline.

No tears. It’s simply time to shut-up and start making a difference somewhere. But we’re not disappearing completely.  You can find us on Twitter and Facebook

In the words of Forest Gump, “That’s all I’ve got to say about that.”

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Who’s the Grinch Now?

Posted in Culture on December 1, 2008 by Scott

101635_008There will be no Who-ville in Louisville this Christmas.

The city of Louisville is scrapping plans to use Dr. Seuss village and characters as part of its annual Christmas display after receiving a cease and desist letter from Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

The city had planned to use “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” as part of its theme for the annual holiday celebration. The display called for an area called “LouWhoVille,” complete with costumed characters from the Dr. Seuss classic such as Cindy Lou Who and the Grinch.

But the cease-and-desist letter from the law firm DLA Piper, which represents Dr. Seuss Enterprises, said the “Who-ville” name and image, as well as the Grinch, are copyrighted and cannot be used without permission.

The letter demanded the city and the Louisville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau halt any use of the characters for the Christmas display and agree not to use the characters in the future without permission. It threatened legal action if the city and tourism bureau did not comply.

Me thinks their hearts are two sizes too small!

How to Save a Life

Posted in Church, God, Jesus, Religion on December 1, 2008 by Scott

how_to_save_a_lifeDo you want to save someone’s life…literally?  Invite them to church.

A study by researchers at Yeshiva University and its medical, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, found that attending religious services may significantly reduce the risk of death.

The study found that those who attend religious services at least once a week showed a 20% decrease in the overall risk of mortality than those attending no services at all.

Lost on the researchers is the irony that by helping someone find “life,” you can save them from a sure death.