Dave Gullett

a miscellanea

The uncool glory of the gospel – Ray Ortlund

“For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise.” 1 Corinthians 1:26-27

“Celsus, the early critic of the church, scorned Christians. He saw them as fools presenting themselves to the world with this appeal: “Let no one educated, no one wise, no one sensible draw near. . . . But as for anyone ignorant, anyone stupid, anyone uneducated, anyone who is a child, let him come boldly.” So Origen, Contra Celsum, Book 4, Section 44.

To Celsus, the uncool people called Christians proved the stupidity of the gospel. To Paul, the uncool people called Christians proved the glory of the gospel.

God wasn’t stuck with the leftovers. He got first dibs. And he chose the uncool people, to shame the cool people.”

via The uncool glory of the gospel – Ray Ortlund.

The Most Heart-Wrenching Explanation Of The Mars Spirit Rover's Life Yet | Gizmodo

The Most Heart-Wrenching Explanation Of The Mars Spirit Rover’s Life Yet – Xkcd mars spirit rover – Gizmodo.

Wicked Cool

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Minimal Mac gets it.

“Furthermore, it is increasingly apparent that Apple feels that he moment you are presented with an option you are taken away from the experience and interaction with the device and that, my friends, is the secret sauce that Apple sells you. They have never been in the business of selling you a box. They sell you an experience and the more immersed you are in that experience, and the less choices you have to make, the more you can simply focus on what you need to get done.”

Minimal Mac.

The iPad Is The Gadget We Never Knew We Needed – apple ipad – Gizmodo

Sometime this year I was looking at either another iPhone or Macbook as a replacement for my wife’s dying laptop….now we are thinking about this:

“Generally speaking, the iPad’s goal is not to replace your netbook, assuming you own and love one. It’s not about replacing your Kindle either, assuming you cashed in for that as well. We have reviewed plenty of both, and know there’s plenty to like. If you derive pleasure out of using either, then Apple might have a hard time convincing you to switch to the iPad. But for the millions of people who aren’t on either bandwagon, yet have the money and interest in a “third” device between the phone and the computer, the iPad will have greater appeal.”

via The iPad Is The Gadget We Never Knew We Needed – apple ipad – Gizmodo.