Understanding God’s love for Israel’s neighbors: Video of message from 2012 Epicenter Conference

Watch all the messages from the 2012 Epicenter Conference now available on DVD.

Watch all the messages from the 2012 Epicenter Conference now available on DVD.

At the 2012 Epicenter Conference, I delivered a message on understanding the Scriptures concerning God’s love for Israel’s neighbors, & Israel’s responsibilities towards the Palestinians, as well as the Church’s responsibilities. In light of this week’s events, and the many sensitive issues that have arisen, I thought some of you might want to watch it. Here’s the link. At the same conference, we had a session of testimonies — a session in which an Israeli Jew, an American Jew, a Palestinian Arab, and a Jordanian Arab shared their spiritual journeys of how they came to faith in Jesus the Messiah, and how it changed them from the inside out. It’s a powerful video, and I commend it to you. Here’s the link.

You can watch all the videos from our latest Epicenter Conference on DVD with family, friends, churches, small group Bible studies and home fellowship groups — click here for more details.

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Ohio-based TriHealth company fires 150 employees for refusing deadly flu shots

Health freedom is under attack in Ohio, where a major Cincinnati-based healthcare conglomerate is forcing all of its 10,800 employees to take a “free” flu shot or else face termination. According to WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati, the 150 objectors who have thus far refused…


HOW HYUNDAI BRINGS INSPIRATION TO ITS CAR DESIGNERS: 82-foot wide big-screen with 36-channel surround sound

Writing at Fast Company Design, Mark Wilson points us to a video that illustrates how Hyundai helps inspire its car designers.

Designing a car is about so much more than designing a car. Not so long ago, Ford’s J Mays told me that he’d urge his designers to talk about anything but cars–movies, music, and travel–to keep them inspired.

WIth that in mind, it makes a lot of sense that Hyundai tapped Universal Everything, a studio known for creating stunning animations for Coldplay and big commercial brands, to create 18 inspiring animations to be played on Hyundai’s campus outside Seoul. These weren’t advertisements to be played at trade shows but internally focused media, to generate new ideas from within.

“Our outside perspective of the company forms fresh ways of looking at their processes, leading to a series of abstract films, with only subtle hints of automotive and construction details,” Universal Everything’s Matt Pyke tells me. “The abstract, logo-less approach was taken to ensure every viewer found their own interpretations.”

The collection of “video sculptures” is an incredibly diverse play on several tactile materials. It ranges from riffing on the human figure in motion (with bright lights and color)–which is a bit of a Universal Everything trademark at this point–to intense liquid particle effects, to a choir of plasticky geometric aliens, to, yes, even a car being carved from a solid block by wind…

I wonder if Hyundai would consider adopting a conservative blogger and installing similar hardware in his home to inspire him.

Hat tip: BadBlue.com/Tech.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Jim Geraghty: Let’s Go Over The Cliff

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Jim Geraghty: Let’s Go Over The Cliff: Ace
Where Are Your Spending Cuts, Mr. President?: Foundry
Time for Congressional Republicans To Expose Obama’s Agenda: DLim

Obama taking 20-day, $ 4M fiscal cliff Hawaiian vacation: NakedDC
Brain-lock inside the Beltway: Goldberg
A sordid tale of Chicago politics that reveals how Obama got his start: IBD


Obama’s Plan: Tax Now, Cut Later: RWN
The Fiscal Cliff Will Happen: RWN
McConnell ‘Burst Into Laughter’ as Geithner Outlined Obama’s Plan: WS

Is John Boehner Dumb Enough to Take This Deal?: Reason
Getting The Revenge They Voted For–Practical Uses of a Fiscal Cliff: RS
Gasparino: Warren Buffett Is Just an Obama Mouthpiece : GWP

Michigan Could Become 24th Right-to-Work State: Mackinac
Lawmakers Call for Cuts to UN, PA: Commentary
McRaging In NYC : BSCN

Scandal Central

Susan Rice’s Enrichment Program: Beacon
Gitmo North Returns: Obama’s Shady Prison Deal: Malkin
Here’s Why I’m Not Writing About Vote Fraud In The Election: Ace

Liberal Stealth Groups Paved Obama Win: Foundry
Oops! Sorry Kids, Obama Forgot to Tell Students He Cut Pell Grants Before Election: GWP
Rice a bust with Republican senators: JRubin

Climate & Energy

The U.S. is Blocking Energy Wealth and Jobs: AIM


Media Fails to Report How Little Money ‘Buffett Rule’ or Even Obama’s Tax Hikes Will Raise: Blumer
Days After Morsi’s Dictatorial Power Grab, AP Writes Egypt Is ‘Moving to a More Democratic Government’: Blumer
ABC’s Jake Tapper’s Simple Idea To Improve White House Briefings: HySci

Krauthammer: Robert E. Lee was offered better terms at Appomattox than Obama is offering Republicans: Scoop
RUSH: Republicans must walk away from any deal with Obama and the Democrats on the fiscal cliff: Scoop
Remember When Democrats Thought it was OK to Criticize a Black Woman Named Rice?: Glob

Howard Kurtz: Only Beck Could Be So Brazen As To Put A Religious Figure in A Vat of Urine: Ace
Dems’ Unwritten No-Cuts Pledge: RWN
Dem Rep. Hank Johnson: Amend Constitution to Restrict Freedom of Speech: CNS


A few notable anniversaries on the Palestinians’ big day: Glick
Syria Has Disappeared From the Internet: AllThingsD
Internet down nationwide in Syria as intense clashes rage near Damascus airport: WaPo

The Secret to Iranian Drone Technology? Just Add Photoshop: AtlWire
Lesson for Warren Buffett: British Millionaires’ Response to Tax Increases: Foundry
Stimulus Funds African Genital Washing Study: JW

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

Fantastical: the intelligent iPhone calendar app we’ve been waiting for is here: Verge
Microsoft Finally Talks Surface Pro Pricing: 64GB For $ 899, 128GB For $ 999: Crunch
U.S. Windows Device Sales Down 21% On Last Year; Windows 8 Tablet Sales “Almost Non-Existent”: Crunch


In light of the Mayan Mayhem, be sure to enjoy your Morning Meal: MOTUS
Bush is improving, his doctor says: Chron
Secret to immortality may lie with … jellyfish?: Hot Air

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QOTD: “At this moment, Republicans in Congress need to examine which presents a more dire threat to the country:
A) A double-dip recession driven by the sequester and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, or

B) the public’s belief (verified through polling) that our giant debt, our ticking time bomb of entitlements, and our gargantuan government can be solved by “asking the richest Americans to pay a little bit more,” as Obama insists.

Option A is terrible, but Option B is the giant locked door blocking all of the real solutions.

So if we must have tax hikes, let the tax cuts for every income level expire and let everyone of every income level pay higher taxes. Destroy the illusion among so many voters that they can get all the government they want without paying more in taxes.” –Jim Geraghty

Doug Ross @ Journal