Justification and Grace - Philip Melanchthon (1 of 3) Justification and Grace Philip Melanchthon playlist: Justification and Grace - Philip Melanchthon Although his body was slightly misshapen (a congenital defect) and his tongue stammered, there was nothing wrong with Melanchthon's head. Luther assessed him as the greatest ever, a man whose writings were superseded only by Holy Scripture. He was the first systematic theologian of the Reformation. (Like a spewing oilwell, Luther geysered theological riches; Melanchthon gathered, refined and distributed a finished product that lent millions untold light and warmth.) He established the first public school system in Germany. He wrote Protestantism's basic doctrinal statement, the Augsburg Confession. (The Confession, together with his accompanying Apology, remain the theological benchmark of worldwide Lutheranism.) His commentary on Romans was the foundation of all 80-plus Romans commentaries written in the Reformation era. He was Protestantism's chief spokesperson in virtually every colloquy for 30 years. Never ordained, he preached learnedly and winsomely Sunday-by-Sunday.
Innovators@Google: Rob Tod The @Google program welcomed Allagash Brewery founder Rob Tod to Google's New York office to discuss the story of his brewery and experimentation with the fermentation process among other topics. This event took place on November 5, 2009.
"On top of the world" Vicki's photos around Uyuni, Bolivia A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Uyuni, Bolivia by TravelPod blogger Vicki titled "On top of the world". TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Vicki's travel blog entry: "Leaving San Pedro at 8am, our bus headed off out towards the Bolivian border, and towards 3 days at extreme altitude (up to 5000m on day 1) and some of the most spectacular scenery I've ever seen! On the way up the road, we passed a herd of llamas, which were incredible. They all had coloured tufts of wool attached to them, which I assume is the equivalent of a brand, so it is obvious who they belong to. But it makes them look so fantastic!!! About 40km out of San Pedro, we reached the turn off to the Bolivian border. And the difference was very marked - a sign of things to come for definite!!! Suddenly we went from a good quality tarmac road to dirt. And very very bumpy. I'd been warned that Bolivian roads aren't a great standard, but this really wasn't looking like a great start!! After getting through all the usual border rigmarole, we continued on to the Laguna Blanca, where we stopped for breakfast and transferred all our gear into jeeps for the next 3 days (again, says a lot about the road conditions that you need jeeps!) The views here were just unbelievable, as the sun was still quite low and it was creating perfect reflections in the very shallow lake. And with flamingos dotted around as well, it was just mystical. But it just kept on getting better from there. Once we'd ...
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CSX Ballast Train With Some Real Power Yeah! A SD50-2 and SD50 duo take a ballast train through Marion, Ohio after a heavy downpour on March 15, 2008. There is a close-up of mud geysering up as the diamond is depressed under the weight of each individual car. CSXT SD50-2 #2489 (ex-CR) CSXT SD50 #8639
Authors@Google: Tom Bissell Tom Bissell visits Google's San Bruno office to present his book "Extra Lives". This event took place on June 28, 2010, as part of the Authors@Google series. Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. Until recently, Bissell was somewhat reluctant to admit to his passion for games. In this, he is not alone. Millions of adults spend hours every week playing video games, and the industry itself now reliably outearns Hollywood. But the wider culture seems to regard video games as, at best, well designed if mindless entertainment.Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form. Bissell argues that we are in a golden age of gaming—but he also believes games could be even better. He offers a fascinating and often hilarious critique of the ways video games dazzle and, just as often, frustrate. Along the way, we get firsthand portraits of some of the best minds (Jonathan Blow, Clint Hocking, Cliff Bleszinski, Peter Molyneux) at work in video game design today, as well as a shattering and deeply moving final chapter that describes, in searing detail, Bissell's descent into the world of Grand Theft Auto IV, a game whose themes mirror his own increasingly self-destructive compulsions. Extra ...
Arlington Ave. Flooding #3 6/30/10 - Another video of continued geysering. Crazy stuff!
Arlington Ave. Flooding #2 6/30/2010 - Shows the geysering effect occurring from overwhelmed storm drains backing up water into our parking deck.