A Better Man

November 9th, 2017

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In 1505, a 21 year old law student at the University of Erfurt Germany, oppressed and afflicted with guilt over his sin, dropped out of school and joined the local Augustinian Monastery known as “The Black Cloister” for the color of the monks’ habits. His father was furious over what he considered a waste of his son’s education. Desperate to find relief from the weight of his guilt, the young man once spent six hours in the confessional with the vicar of the monastery Johann Von Staupitz. Rumor had it that the comprehensive breadth of his confessions rivaled that of Saint Augustine himself after whom the monastery was named. Staupitz would later say of this young man, Martin Luther, that he would confess for hours on end without confessing “anything interesting.”

 

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A Good Defense

November 5th, 2017

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Despite their best effort and a few great plays against Northwestern Saturday, the Huskers racked up another loss. I’m no sports analyst, but the Huskers’ outlook seems bleak this year, struggling on both sides of the ball with a quarterback prone to throwing interceptions. I remember the days when our defense was a force to be reckoned with, intimidating every team in the nation. Now our defense intimidates no one. Like a championship football team, the Gospel’s place in our hearts requires a strong defense.

 

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Here I Stand

October 31st, 2017

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October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and the birth of the Reformation. Luther’s insistence that being made right with God was accomplished solely by faith in Christ and not the performance of righteous deeds faced opposition on two fronts. The religious leaders of his day scoffed at the idea that scoundrels and miscreants could attain a righteousness equal to, and in fact superior to, those who dedicated years of their lives in service and ministry to the church. Others argued that if all our righteous acts of service count for nothing, we may as well do as we please, living lives of selfish indulgence.

 

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“Now You Know It Anyway” by Polder Animation

July 6th, 2012

Here’s an adorable short movie by Polder Animation based out of Utrecht, Netherlands. I just really fell in love with the style and little story. Hope you enjoy it as well.

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Star Trek Alternate Title Intro

July 6th, 2012

I found this delightful animation a few weeks back by the Quintek Group. It’s a brilliant recreation of the original opening for Star Trek. I think it really captures the essence and style of the show even all these years later.

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Superhero Kids by Andy Fairhurst

July 6th, 2012

These “Playground Heroes” or “Superhero Kids” by Andy Fairhurst have gotten a lot of attention lately. They are simple but brilliant. I fell in love with them at first sight. If you wish to see more of his work, check out his gallery at deviantART.

Superhero Kids by Andy Fairhurst

 

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The Best Air-To-Air Squadron in the USAF

April 26th, 2012

This video was created to commemorate the 67FS winning the 2011 Raytheon Trophy for outstanding aerial achievement, given to the top air-to-air squadron in the USAF. You’ll never get any closer to real aerial combat than watching this full screen!

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