Tired of the Lies, All the Lies

The Downstairs Backyard Experience

I am becoming frustrated with the lies that pervade the world. I am lied to all day by the media in every format, the people and the products media is reporting on, and even by people I encounter every day. I guess it’s not the lies themselves that are bothering me as much as the frequency. We have always had harmless lies, such as when someone DSC03944asks, “Does this make me look fat?” But this is more. From religion to business to government, they all tell lies. Period. Deliberate lies, and they are doing it at an alarming rate. It seems that telling a blatant lie isn’t shameful any longer, it’s ok, and if they are caught it is expected we will all just shrug it off. As a school administrator for many years, I experienced my share of lies from employees, students, board members, and parents. Salesmen, people with…

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Groundbreaking theaters that exist around the globe


A movie theater or movie theatre (also called a cinema, movie house, film house, film theater or picture house) is a venue, usually a building, for viewing movies (films), for entertainment.

Most but not all movie theaters are commercial operations catering to the general public, who attend by purchasing aticket. The movie is projected with a movie projector onto a large projection screen at the front of the auditorium. Most movie theaters are now equipped for digital cinema projection, removing the need to create and transport a physical film print.

In the US, theater has long been the preferred spelling, while in the UK and elsewhere it is theatre.

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When Church and Culture Collide

it still happens today

Carlo Serrano


This Sunday at 10am GraceLife Church kicks off a 3 week teaching series on some “hot” issues. The Church is called to be “salt and light” in the middle of culture. Yet, culture is shifting at a rapid pace. How do we stay true to the Bible while fulfilling our mission to make disciples? How do we love others in a culture that is becoming increasingly hostile toward a Christ-centered worldview?

Join us Sundays at 10am as we get real about some of the toughest issues of our day and learn how to represent Jesus in the middle of a constantly changing culture.

February 1 – “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?: The Church and Sex”

February 8 – “Nowhere Man: The Church, Strangers, and Aliens”

February 15 – “I Me Mine: The Church and Self”

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Creativity and the Child

Campaign for a Real Childhood

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try”

– Dr. Seuss

Creativity is essential in the development of a society or a people. Creativity to show the absurdity in society, the cruelties and challenges people face; creativity to show the opportunities and freedoms we should be allowed and creativity to free children from the confines of whatever life they exist it in. Creativity is the key to changing a child’s future, or at least letting them change their own life. But, to enable creativity we have to empower children and in our modern era there are surprisingly easy ways to empower.


In a recent TED lecture at the TEDxClapham Conference I attended, an industrial designer, Alex Hammond, spoke of a project that he and a photographer friend had been working on. Entitled ‘The Secret Life…

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