Taken from this morning’s Drudge Report, these headlines make me wince.
With the release of the PS4 and the Xbox One, it’s all about eye-popping graphics and true-to-life gameplay.
It almost feels like we’ve forgotten what made gaming great in the first place…
The first big home gaming system success was the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) and it was a fraction—literally—of these new systems being released. Here are some amazing 8-bit Nintendo facts:
“Jesus is the Reason for the Season” has become a cliché.
For the most part, even Christians have began to celebrate Christmas as a commercialized holiday devoted to materialism. Even those of us who are more mindful might remind ourselves that the stuff doesn’t matter, it is the people we love that make Christmas special. And so the true meaning of this holiday season, our Savior coming as a baby, gets lost in the shuffle of paper, toys, and nice warm feelings. Because of this, in the past few years, my family and I have shifted our focus from a traditional Christmas to a celebration of Advent. It has been a no-regret transition for us and I do not see us ever turning back. We have felt like the true meaning of Christ’s birth has been more real and significant to us through our newly established Advent traditions. In years past, I thought Advent was just a fun little countdown before The Big Day of Presents!
I was way off.
If you’re not entirely sure what Advent is or what it is all about, here’s a well written definition:
A few weeks ago we shared how to make your own Millennium Falcon origami ship.
I thought it was pretty awesome.
Until I saw this Yoda origami!!!
Not only do I have a rockin’ picture of it, I’ve also included some how-to info for those of you who would like to take a crack at it…after all…“there is no try.”
Batman is awesome. I mean, who doesn’t love the Caped Crusader?
He’s one of my favorites.
I love his comics, and I love to collect his toys. The only thing that bugs me about the toys is how many ridiculous, toy-only costumes they designed for him. I refer to these as “Fake Batman” costumes.
Iron Man is another hero who gets similar, ridiculous treatment. I guess that it’s a slightly deserved situation: both heroes have had tons of costume variations over the years.
Thankfully, Ben Moore of ScreenRant.com created an infographic of all the comic/cartoon/movie costumes—the real ones! It’s super sweet!
Check it out:
Whether you love the show or not (I’m currently growing my beard DD style), the Robertson clan are getting everywhere. Operation Christmas Child asked Uncle Si to help them pack a box or two.
Some of his initial choices are…well…interesting.
Here’s some Operation Christmas Child Duck Dynasty Style:
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A few weeks ago, our very own Eric Dye let us in on an exciting development from Lifechurch.tv: the upcoming application aimed at younger people interested in the Bible: the YouVersion Bible App for Kids.
Well, it’s here! Smack dab on Thanksgiving day, it is currently available for Android and iOS devices.
Styled as the Bible for Kids, it isn’t just a stripped down version of it’s old, more established big brother, the Bible App; indeed, it’s a relatively fresh vision that takes heed of the app’s target demographic.
A few weeks ago, we posted about Typhoon Haiyan and how you could get involved and do something to help out. So many times we hear about these type of disasters and think that’s terrible and then we move on with our life and never actually do anything to help. That is something we have to work on changing though, because the people living through these disasters are often unable to move on and rebuild without a helping hand.
Happy Thanksgiving from the ChurchMag crew!