My favorite recent pics

Here are a couple of my favorite photos from recently. You can see them all at http://photos.therieslands.com

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Baby Riesland

We took our third trip to the doctor yesterday and we got to see our little guy/girl!

As you can see, Baby Riesland is about 10 weeks old and measures about 4 cm from but to head… and somewhat resembles a turtle :0)

I was really excited because it was dancing around like it was having a party or something.

Maybe Steph will write more about it later…

Indescribable

Found about a dozen ‘Indescribable’ videos on youtube.

This one is fantastic:

‘Expelled’


Have you heard about Ben Stein’s new movie coming out next year? It’s called ‘Expelled‘.

If you go to the website, the flash intro has this quote:

If people think God is interesting, the onus is on them to show that there is anything there to talk about. Otherwise they should just shut up about it.


So I’m sure the first thought through your head is, “Great, another movie bashing the intelligence of those who believe in God.”

But it’s actually just the opposite.

It’s about how people in scientific community who question Darwinism are immediately ‘expelled’. Noone is allowed to consider Darwinism.

I’m really excited about it!

There’s also a blog devoted to it here

Awesome Video From "Astronomy Picture/Video Of The Day"

Hey boys and girls!

If you don’t check out the ‘Astronomy Picture of the Day‘ on a regular basis, you are missing out!

Check this out*: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0707/pelicanzoom_alves.mov

*Be patient: It’ll take a couple of minutes…

New Photos

In case you don’t check TheRieslands.com very often, there are some new photos up. Here’s the slideshow:

Atheism Debate: 5/5/07 on ABC

A couple months ago, there was some controversy over a group of atheists who challenged people to film themselves denying the Holy Spirit and post it on YouTube in order to prove that they do not believe the teachings of the Bible.
In response, Ray Comfort called ABC and on May 5th, he and Kirk Cameron will debate with the people behind the ‘Blasphemy Challenge’ on national television about the existence of God.
Further, he promises not to speak use faith or the Bible in his argument .

You can read more about it here.

If you don’t know who Ray Comfort is, he is pretty sharp and a great apologeticist (what word would I use there?). He hosts a cable show with Kirk Cameron called ‘The Way of the Master‘, which is intended to educate and encourage believers to share their faith.
He does seem to fall into the trap of being fairly haughty about his experience. Sometimes I feel like his evangelism is prideful and misrepresents the love of Christ. He also is outspoken against ‘The 4 Spiritual Laws’ Gospel tracts that Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade For Christ) made famous, because he says that it is confusing, if not wrong, to tell someone that God has a wonderful plan for their life when there is so much pain and suffering in the world. I think this does more harm than good, and is probably not the best use of his time or skills… but overall he is doing awesome things for the kingdom. I have a good book he wrote called ‘God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists’.

So let’s pray that he represents Christ well and that this debate is something that God will use to gain glory — through the actual debate as well as all the water cooler conversations that will likely follow…

Oh, and here he explains some of the reasons why bananas are my favorite food :0)