Tech. Tuesday– I See You

Good afternoon readers! Today is Tech. Tuesday! I have a thought-provoking post for you today.

Today I booked my wife and I’s flight to Seattle for our summer vacation. I haven’t been on a plane since shortly after 9/11. A lot of things have changed in airport security since then. I thought about those while booking our flight.

The thing I wanted to talk about today was full body scanners. Are they necessary? Here is an article I found originally here.

Twenty-five years ago if someone told you that by the year 2010 that in order to get on a plane you would have to walk through an air chamber that “sniffs” out bombs, they would have laughed at you. And rightfully so, the thought of a bomb sniffing machine can still sound outlandish, but they exist. Security devices to secure buildings, airports and even just small, temporary venues has exploded in the last decade with 9/11 pushing people to find better, easier and more accurate ways of detecting threats.

The latest in the series of science fiction turned fact machines are full body scanners. These scanners, instead of just beeping the presence of metal, actual scan and produce an image of where any item (metal or not) is and the form that it is in. They do this either by minute radio waves that only penetrate clothing but can bounce off of other items or by taking X-rays of the subject within twenty seconds of each other and making a full body image that shows foreign objects.

Potential problems with full body scans range from health concerns (there are none) all the way to invasion of privacy. More alarming of the debates, is that with the radio wave type scanner it is possible to discern a great amount of detail about the subject inside the scanner. It is thought by many that the detail, even with the software that blurs the faces subjects, will eventually lead to many lawsuits if it becomes necessary for all people to pass through these as it may at a few airports very soon. Fortunately, for now at least, you have the option of traditional security screening over the full body scanners, offering a private way to pass through.

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Another thing I was thinking about when booking the flight was that, God really doesn’t need an x-ray machine or a full body scanner to be able to see what is going on inside of us. Every moment of everyday, He knows what is going on. He knows us inside and out.

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So what are your thoughts readers?

Are the an invasion of privacy? Will they do more harm than good?

If God were to take you aside and look inside you, what would He find? What’s going on inside of you? Is it something great, or does it need repair?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Tech. Tuesday — The Bible and the Iphone

Good afternoon readers! Sorry about the late post, but it is Tech. Tuesday! Today we are going to look at the Bible and the Iphone. Ever since the Iphone came out, it has been considered the best  “smartphone” technology, and continues to be the best according to consumers. Several thousand applications have been developed to be used on the phone and itouch devices.

One of the most important applications I have on my phone is the Bible. Several different applications have been made for the Bible, but I use the application created by the folks over at YouVersion.com.

It gives you the capability to view many translations, see what others think about a verse, read a Bible plan, etc.; all from your phone screen. How cool is that?

So readers, do you think that the Bible applications are a necessity for a “smartphone” user? If you do, what application do you have? If not, why not?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Tech. Tuesday — Guitar Praise

Good morning readers! It is Tech. Tuesday! The other day, I got a xbox 360 elite from my wife as a college graduation present. It came with two games and I purchased NCAA College Football 2010. This last weekend I was thinking about video games and the old original Nintendo and the games I played as a kid. I remember Super Mario Bros. , Duck Hunt, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Donkey Kong, etc.. Those were really fun. I also remember one game that my friend had. It was a Christian game called BibleMan. We played it on a PC, but I used to think that was so odd.

Well I was in a Christian bookstore recently and saw another Christian video game. This time it was for both PC and Mac. With the popularity of the Guitar Hero games and Rock  Band, I think this was a good move. It is called Guitar Praise.

It features 50 songs from Christian rock artists like tobyMac, dcTalk, Hawk Nelson, and more! I only wish it could run on my new xbox. For more information about Guitar Praise, click here .

What do you think readers? Are Christian video games worth buying/playing?

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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New Blog Schedule

Hello readers! I hope everyone’s Monday went well. I hope your Valentine’s Day was great as well.

I wanted to let you know of the direction my blog is going to go for a little bit. Right now, my time is really limited, so I will be scheduling blog posts in advance.

The following is the schedule I plan to keep to right now.

Monday: Music Monday.. An album review, song review, or anything related to Christian music

Tuesday: Tech. Tuesday.. Something related to technology and today’s Christian.

Wednesday: News Wednesday… Something interesting posted in the news from the current day or previous week.

Thursday: Scripture Thursday.. Thoughts on a verse or sermon I have read or heard from the current day or previous week.

Friday: Feature Friday.. Featured blog or Christian website

Saturday: Movie Saturday.. Upcoming movies and my thoughts about them.

Sunday.. Day of rest..

Well readers, that is what I think I will be doing for a little bit. I hope you like the changes.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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