Can you relate to a nerd?

Tony Kim loves to go to Comic Con. This is his 5th time going, to celebrate all things nerdy. He made this audition reel for an epic documentary film that’s in the works about Comic Con, being done by the same guy that did the Super Size Me movie.

Tony mentioned that one of the many reasons he auditioned was because: “… hardly any Asians auditioning and I hope to represent”. Thanks for stepping up, Tony!

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Can We Change?

Fun class today asking the question for church, is change possible?

Here are a couple of quick videos we saw in class regarding different aspects of change:

the easiest route to take is to apply technical solutions when what is necessary is change of heart, behavior and value. We need to change how we live…

And what changing an organization often feels like:

Sexy Beijing

I first caught a glimpse of this on YouTube, and I think it’s better than “Sex in the City”. It’s absolutely addicting to watch honest, street-level views of Chinese culture from a completely fluent Jewish-American woman, Anna Sophie Loewenberg!

Sexy Beijing is an Internet TV station run by an in-house production team. We also work with a handful of contributors in the editing room and on productions. Sexy Beijing has been on the Internet since 2006 when we launched Danwei TV, a now popular video site.

Check out their new site, SexyBeijing.tv!

Here’s the first one I watched…entitled “Looking for Double Happiness”

And here’s another popular episode: Lost in Translation.

Keller and Franke – What Is Missional And What It Looks Like

Tim Keller from Redeemer Church for the Exponential Conference. Discussing Acts 1:8 – Part 02.

Dr. John Franke, Author and Professor at Biblical Seminary, Hatfield, PA, discusses how the gospel relates to culture.

Oh yes, and one more video that I think is emblematic of the pushback on emerging and missional thinking: What do you think?

Another Ad For Church

(h/t: Neatorama for finding this)

Ever heard of reverse graffiti?

A number of street artists around the world have taken to expressing themselves through an innovative practice known as Reverse Graffiti. Taking a cue from the “Wash Me” messages scrawled on the back of delivery trucks, they seek out soot covered surfaces and inscribe them with images, tags, and even advertising slogans using scrub brushes, scrapers and pressure hoses.

Now that is a contemporary urban art form rich with theological implications.