Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Small, small world

Had a great lunch today with Warren Horricks who I met through the Resonate.ca mailing list. One of the resons Jordon and company created the list was so people who want to talk about Christian faith in post-whatever Canada can meet, on line and in person.

We talked about influences on our faith, favorite authors, vatious interests and people. Turns out we know a bunch of people in common from IVCF: Anne and Sam Biro, Kirsten Jefferies, Dat Ng, Richard Wan, James Peters... small world. [OK with Richard he figures that there's a good chance he's met him, but wasn't 100% sure]

- Peace

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Me, Wayne, Heber on the Iron Springs trail last weekend, Aug 21. We got lost, we got muddy, a good time was had.

- Peace

Friday, August 27, 2004

Tough Weekend

We're heading to Sask to pick up some stuff from Kim's folks place. The house has been sold, the new owner will be there painting, the stuff has been moved the the garage.

This will be hard for Kim as it's the house her father built, the house she grew up in and the last trip to Sask directly connected to her parents.

- Peace

Thursday, August 26, 2004

100% down, 400 km to go

Last night on the way home, in the rain, just after entering Fish Creek Park I passed the 1600 km mark for 2004. That was the goal I set last October.

So I'm now going to chase my 2005 goal of 2000 km. Course this morning I overslept and took the car...

- Peace

Monday, August 23, 2004

Poor Geek Theology

As a geek, it's easy to take someone's bad theology and logic turn it back on them and watch the chaos. But when I do that, it shows how I just don't grok my own theology: if I accept that God loves me unconditionaly, then I must accept that he has the same love and grace for those around me, even the ones with bad logic and theology.

Grace is wonderfuly recusive.

- Peace

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Painful news for our church

This happened last Sunday, and I didn't have the energy to blog about it, but Pernell gives a quick out line.

- Peace

Thursday, August 19, 2004

1440 km down 10% to go

On the way to work this morning I passed the 90% point for my 2004 biking goal of 1600 km.

- Peace

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Back to Biking to work

Did my first day back to ridding to work. Was suprised how much I had to psych my self up for it. I guess getting hit freaked me out more than I thought. Anyway made it there and back, no issues.

- Peace

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Sexy Baptists

I see blogger [owned by google] has removed the word sense ads from blogspot blogs, no more adds inviting you to date sexy baptists. Sorry.

- Peace

Google prepares for IPO

As it prepares for its IPO, Google has decided to ban ads from its search engine. The ads are Christian apologetics pages promoting marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Google classifies this as "hate literature". I always thought Google was pretty content neutral as far as its services went...

Intel delays cheap hi-def TV tech

Wayne and I have been watching this cause we'd both like new TVs and would hate to pay a fortune and then have better cheaper TVs hit the market. Intel was talking about $2000 USD for a 50 inch HDTV that was beter than $4000 USD TVs on the market by x-mas 2004. Oh well. ZDNet UK has more coverage.

- Peace

Sunday, August 15, 2004

J B Phillips: The essential principles of translation

There seem to be three necessary tests which any work of transference from one language to another must pass before it can be classed as good translation. The first is simply that it must not sound like a translation at all. If it is skilfully done, and we are not previously informed, we should be quite unaware that it is a translation, even though the work we are reading is far distant from us in both time and place. That is a first, and indeed fundamental test, but it is not by itself sufficient. For the translator himself may be a skilful writer, and although he may have conveyed the essential meaning, characterisation and plot of the original author, he may have so strong a style of his own that he completely changes that of the original author. The example of this kind of translation which springs most readily to my mind is Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyaim. 1 would therefore make this the second test: that a translator does his work with the least possible obtrusion of his own personality. The third and final test which a good translator should be able to pass is that of being able to produce in the hearts and minds of his readers an effect equivalent to that produced by the author upon his original readers. Of course no translator living would claim that his work successfully achieved these three ideals. But he must bear them in mind constantly as principles for his guidance.

- Peace

Friday, August 13, 2004

C.S. Lewis on Bible Versions

The same divine humility which decreed that God should become a baby at a peasant-woman's breast, and later an arrested field preacher in the hands of the Roman police, decreed also that He should be preached in a vulgar, prosaic and unliterary language. If you can stomach the one, you can stomach the other. The Incarnation is in that sense, an incurably irreverent doctrine: Christianity, in that sense, an incurably irreverent religion. When we expect that it should have come before the World in all the beauty that we now feel in the Authorised Version we are as wide of the mark as the jews were in expecting that the Messiah would come as a great earthly King. The real sanctity, the real beauty and sublimity of the New Testament (as of Christ's life) are of a different sort: miles deeper or further in.

I used this quote to help explain why I'm a fan of The Message.

- Peace

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Radiohead's I'm A Creep In Flash

thanks Karl

- Peace

Group Photo in Jasper, Anne Marrie, Wayne, Sarah, Kim, me.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Back from Jasper

Did 22 km of riding this weekend, mostly trail. Took one un intentional dismount while riding a cool piece of single track that leaves from Old Fort Point a goes around the golf course at the Jasper Park Lodge. Got a good look at a Elk Bull with antlers that must have been over four feet wide, and we saw some White tailed deer. It rained alot this weekend and we got very muddy on a ride up to Beaver and Sumit Lakes.

We found this listing of places to bike in Jasper great for finding trails.

That 22 km brings me to 1382 km for the year, I'm hoping to hit my goal of 1600 km by the end of Aug. I'd be thrilled if I could break 2000 km before the end of Oct. Oct is normally the end of the ridding season for me.

- Peace

Friday, August 06, 2004

In Jasper

I'm at the Soft Rock Cafe less than $2 gets you up to 15 minutes of net access. Just thought I'd say hi.

BTW This morning I did my first 2km of biking since being hit over a month ago.

- Peace

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

The Weekend in Bullets

Mike and I Arrived Saturday 2:00 am, accident on highway 2 clogged trafic, wait for food in Edmonton, more traffic just one of those trips. BTW it's about 850 km from my house to LT's cabin.

Woke up Saturday 9ish, had breakfast, LT introduced us to Linea.

Linea is a mom with seven kids!

Linea is a dentist who claims pulling teeth is easy, but teaching people to do it is hard.

Linea has practiced dentistry as a missionary in The Republic of Congo.

Talked a lot about Christian duty, I was arguing that there is no such thing. Will blog the ideas here when I can. Linea, LT and Mike me worked me over pretty good.

Linea returned to Price Albert late afternoon.

Had supper, Talked, drank Jones, watched signs, went to bed. I slept in the Element - all three nights.

Went to Church in Spiritwood, was welcomed back as family. People there are warm and have great memories. We have lunch plans for next year, go figure.

Wendy, her husband and their son Mark came back to the cabin and we had lunch. Wendy improvised some amazing Garlic bread with the spices she found at the cabin.

Jordon (Wendy's husband) and I talked about books and Eugeen Peterson in particular.

Late afternoon The Coopers headed home.

We had some snacks, talked about faith, our falleness, love forgiveness and grace. I threw pillows at Mike as a sign of how much God loved him. OK you had to be there, but it made sense at the time.

Went to bed.

Got up, had brunch talked, packed, prayed, left.

It was a great weekend, and I'm missing a ton of details, like how I must have mentioned to the Ragamuffin Gospel a 1000 times and how LT referred to his girlfriend Carrol as his wife, only once, but Mike and I noticed. I'm thinking LT could be Mr. Carrol by this time next year.

- Peace

Monday, August 02, 2004


Had a great time, need sleep. Will try to fulsh out details before levaing for Jasper on Thurs.

- Peace