And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. – Acts 19.11-12 (ESV)
The Week Behind
This evening, a broom fell from its hook in the garage and smashed my left thumb, so I’m rather hobbled in typing this. It’s been a hectic week, filled with many last-minute goodbye dinners and meetings. I got a chance to hang out with the Sterling Noon Rotary club, which was pretty exciting. We’re also now in the thick of packing, with boxes lining the walls of our apartment and the garage. My office is almost cleaned out of books and personal items, too.
Today’s Sunday School class on Images and Icons was amazing! Barb brought in some great icons, and even though we didn’t have our full class time, it had an amazing impact. Icons teach the faith in a powerful way!
Here’s an interesting article from this week from ChurchIT. Measuring Success in a World of Digital Pirates argues, quite rightly I believe, that even though people are “stealing” your software by putting it up for free download online, it’s a sign of popularity and it can be a good thing. The software under discussion, however, is the 8bit network’s StandardTheme, which states quite clearly on the “Buy Now” page, “Our theme is GPL.” The whole point of a software license like the GPL is that once you receive the software, you have the right to distribute it to others without restriction. Thus, it’s quite impossible for anyone, eyepatch or no, to pirate StandardTheme – or any other piece of GPL software. They certainly can charge money to distribute it, but any of their customers may then choose – quite legally – to make the software available as a free download on their own website.
This 19-page comic book does a great job showing how misleading and dangerous homeopathy is.
Should you replace your church website with Facebook?
The Week Ahead
My last week of internship! I’ll be shipping the Guyana computers this week, making my last visits with shut-ins, and writing a sermon for Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. I’ll also be rehearsing a wedding on Friday night for Pr. Leo, though I won’t actually be doing the wedding on Saturday myself. It’s going to be a whirlwind week, but I’m pumped to finish strong!