Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Olympic Logo

Here is how the olympic logo was developed for Peking 2008.....

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Baseball 2008

Ok, the season's just started, so I'm going to pick the teams I'm cheering for this year. We'll see in October if any of them actually accomplished anything....

AL East: Toronto Blue Jays
AL Central: Cleveland Indians
AL West: Texas Rangers

NL East: NY Mets
NL Central: Chicago Cubs
NL West: San Diego Padres

Friday, April 11, 2008

Martin Luther and Wittenberg

So I went to the quiet little town of Wittenberg that wasn't so quiet around 500 years ago. Here's where the Protestant Reformation began! Martin Luther and his insights of "justification by faith" captivated Christians and changed the course of human history!

Here is the door of the Schlosskirche.  This was where Martin Luther hung his 95 theses for debate, challenging the efficacy of indulgences.  The original door burned down, and this rebuilt door inscribes his 95 theses in commemeration.

Here a statue of Martin Luther, in the Wittenberg town square.

This is the Marienkirche, where Martin Luther preached.  This is the pulpit (probably rebuilt though) where Martin Luther would have preached his Reformation message from!

"Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake." 

Monday, April 07, 2008

Olympic Torch and San Francisco

The Olympic torch is coming through San Francisco within the next few days. Protestors that are pro-Tibet have voiced their opinions, including one brave soul who climbed the Golden Gate Bridge:

(Picture from SF Chronicle, read the article here).

This week's protests on Tuesday and Wednesday should prove interesting... anyone who wants to join the protests can view these websites: