Second Life .. Get a Life

There was an article (that I cannot find on-line) in the print edition of the Star Tribune yesterday about "Second Life".

What is Second Life: It is a virtual world where you create your own identity and your own, well, second life. (As if the first is not complex enough).

Here's some links:

  1. Wiki: Second Life
  2. A Second Life? Thanks . . . but I'm busy with my first one
  3. SecondLife.com

I suggest to anyone with this much time (and imagination & energy) to waste: go out and find someone who needs some help in life (a widow, an orphan, a needy family) and expend your time, energy, and money giving them a "real life"

Even more bizarre: Virtual property rights

My "haven't had breakfast yet" Christmas message!

Ken Field's Christmas Message


So what makes this birth so historically significant and unique? So unique in fact that we gather to worship Him on Christmas Eve some 2,000 years later? The Apostle John reveals the reasons Christ’s birth was so distinctively unique in John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

In Bethlehem’s borrowed stable, God took on human flesh … and dwelt among us. This is what we call the incarnation. Jesus is God with skin on (fully God and fully man, two natures in one being). And in becoming man, and enduring the same temptations and suffering we face … and doing so without sin – He is qualified to be the sacrifice for our sins … the just for the unjust … that He might bring us to God. God came to sinners so that sinners could come to Him.

In Bethlehem’s borrowed stable, God unveiled His glory so that we could understand what He is like. When Mary looked into the eyes of her newborn son, she was looking into the eyes of the eternal God. Through the life and death of Jesus, God would reveal His glory to mankind. A glory only the Son of God could reveal through His supernatural miracles, His sacrificial death, and His sin-defeating resurrection.

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