Here's some things of interest:
The guitar wizard that millions have watched on You Tube playing a rocked out arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon has been revealed.
Here's another pretty nifty bit of guitar playing. (via)
How's your U.S. geography? This nifty little flash game will test it. You even get praise for getting it right. (also via)
Scot McKnight has been writing about the rise of neo-fundamentalism here and here.
My brother asks what causes people to turn away from their faith. Last week this post at the Thinklings also generated a lot of discussion about 'dark nights of the soul.' Be sure to read the comments. I think the church has erred in not encouraging honesty and transparency when it comes to difficult times in the Christian walk. For too long we've taught that being a Christian is a happy, peaceful life. Well, guess what. It's not. But it can be full of joy and the 'peace that passes all understanding.' But Jesus says he gives his peace, which is not the world's idea of peace. And probably not the modern church's idea of peace, either. We set our brothers and sisters in Christ up for failure if we teach them any differently. OK, rant over. We now return to your regularly scheduled blog.
(edited 8/30/06 to fix Scot McKnight's name)