Reading Highlights: 7/24/2014 – 8/16/2014

You may be singing ‘Holy, holy, holy,’ but if you aren’t thinking about God while singing it, you are not worshiping. —Donald Whitney (via Challies)

Technology:

Christian:

Bodybuilding:

Reading Highlights: 6/3/2014 – 7/11/2014

I’m engaged!!! Wooooooooo!!! I can’t wait to marry my koala!

 “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”
― Timothy KellerThe Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

Misc:

Technology:

  • How the Heartbleed Bug Works – A great xkcd comic that simply explains what’s going on.
  • New Emoji – The unicode council is introducing a lot of new emoji. It should be in the next software releases depending on the software companies like Apple and Google.
  • Living Life Off The Grid – Interesting stories of people who have gone off the grid. I don’t think that’s a lifestyle for me; I like having community.
  • Mercedes’ semi-autonomous truck – More cars will probably go this direction. If every car was able to do this, then commuting between SF and LA could be an overnight thing [: Make a car with a bed!!
  • Largest Cruise Ship on Google Street View – Definitely huge!

Christian:

  • Rebuke Letter Against Fuller Theological Seminary – A well-thought out letter on the same concerns I have for students at Fuller, and why I’d have major reservations for a pastor coming out of there with these same views to shepherd a flock.

Bodybuilding:

Reading Highlights: 5/22/2014 – 5/30/2014

“The grace of contentment is an excellent grace: there is much beauty, much strength in it, there is a great deal of worth in this grace, and therefore be in love with it.” – Burroughs, Jeremiah (2012-09-18). The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (p. 51).

This is an excellent book I’ve been reading! Get it on Kindle for $0.99!

Technology:

Christian:

Bodybuilding:

  • 22 Transformations – This is the competition I entered, not expecting to come close to these hard workers, and I dropped out because of my shoulder strain, but most people can make these same transformations in 12 weeks. No excuses.

Miscellaneous:

Reading Highlights: 4/23/2014 – 5/15/2014

Ephesians 5:16, Paul puts it this way: “making the most of your time.”  Making the most of your time because the days are, well, what are you doing with your life?  What are you doing with your time?  Frittering it away with a bunch of nonsense that doesn’t matter.  I love that we’re in the “we” here.  That elevates the whole idea, doesn’t it?  As long as it is day, listen Christian, clean up your life, get moving, get the sin out, the worldliness out, the trivial stuff out, the compromise.  Stop wasting time.  Stop flirting with the world.  Stop doing those things that have no value at all in the future, and get at it, hand-in-hand with the Lord, hand-in-hand with the Father.  What an incredible thing to work with the One who is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think.  Get to work.” – Dr. John MacArthur from this sermon

I apologize for having been off the grid for awhile; been busy at my new job as an iOS App Developer!

Technology:

Christian:

  • The False Teachers: Benny Hinn – A good article from Challies, although I wish he would elaborate more. There are a lot of documentaries showing Benny Hinn to be a fraud through investigation, of which I’ve only seen one. Hinn is a huge hindrance to the true Gospel of the Bible.
  • Liberating Our Teens from Sexual Lies – I feel like adults in our culture also need to learn these things. “Our culture believes that sex is all about me. My desires. My satisfaction. It’s about using others, not serving them. But the Bible tells us that sex is all about God and his glorious work in bringing us into relationship with him.” (via Challies)
  • Equip Your Kids To “Say No” To Porn – And another via Challies. This was a really good article on tackling the training of your kids to respond rightly towards sexual topics.

Bodybuilding:

  • Bodybuilding.com 6 Week Challenge – So I injured my shoulder around week 8 of the 100k BodySpace challenge, so I’ll try out this challenge to get back into a workout routine. Work has made me stop working out -_- gotta get over my post-work laziness!
  • The Handful Diet – Macronutrient portioning made easy.
  • 10 Tips For Faster Fatloss – Most of these are good for short term but not as much for long term, as your eating habits highly affect your hormones and metabolism.

Miscellaneous:

Reading Highlights: 2/25/2014 – 3/19/2014

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.” ― Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

Miscellaneous:

Technology:

Christianity:

Bodybuilding:

Here are some articles I’ve read this week that I found pretty good:

  • Boost Your Bench Press – Definitely helps the chest when you build out the back. The body wants equilibrium, so it your chest won’t want to be out of balance compared to your back.
  • Mass Class Training – A lot of science behind the different aspects that cause hypertrophy of the muscles. The article is basically a transcript of this video:

Reading Highlights: 2/13/2014 – 2/25/2014

Bodybuilding Quote: “Though [Arnold] was a big believer in compliments to motivate, his contrarian approach also allowed free use of negative feedback. You’d never cut corners with Arnold or, God forbid, not finish. “If he did his 15 reps and you didn’t do your 15 reps,” recalls Danny Padilla, “it was like, ‘Vat’s wrong, I got to do your reps now?’ What’s up with that? If you can’t hang, go back to something else!'” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Technology:

Christian:

  • Michael Brown, Authentic Fire, & John 14:12 – A good rebuttal from a TMS professor to Michael Brown’s response to MacArthur’s Strange Fire book.
  • Writing Checks to Mel Gibson – Challies tries to make sure the approach to the upcoming film, Son of God, is balanced. “Remember that God promises to bless the preaching of his Word, not the display of that Word on the silver screen. Don’t expect a movie to do the Word’s work.”
  • Does God Exist? 4 Arguments – Youtube clip of the late Frank Pastore. I watched this when it first came out more than a year ago, and he by no means fleshes out the arguments, but they are sound.

Bodybuilding:

Misc:

Reading Highlights: 1/9/2014 – 1/28/2014

Without the doctrines of God’s grace, I don’t know where I would be. I beg you make it the source of your life!

Technology:

Christianity:

Bodybuilding:

  • Damage, Inc. – This is a really good primer on damaging your muscle tissue in the workout for the sake of more muscle growth, especially for those who have been training for years and rarely get sore anymore.

Reading Highlights: 1/1/2014 – 1/8/2014

Happy new year! As this year starts, I’m going to try to be more consistent in my daily disciplines!

Technology:

Christian:

Bodybuilding:

  • Fate, fitness, and fortitude – After a car accident that mangled James, he pushed through everyone telling him he could not, and through discipline, built a great physique even with all the rods, plates, and pain he experiences everyday. Even though he has a totally different world view, I’m very impressed with this man’s discipline!

Reading Highlights: 12/3/2013 – 12/21/2013

“How you regard the written Word of God (The Holy Bible) reflects on how you regard the Living Word (Jesus Christ)… The way you honor the Word of God is how you honor Jesus Christ… How you love The Bible is how you love Jesus Christ” – Dr. David Jeremiah

So I’ve been MIA. Two weeks were spent in Taiwan/HK without a computer, which was actually pretty nice! In that time, my new app, Santa’s Gizmo released! Good times! Download it and share, please!

Technology:

Christian:

Bodybuilding:

I kinda wish my HIIT / Cardio looked like this:

Reading Highlights: 11/01/2013 – 11/12/2013

“I find in Scripture that most of the great appearances that were made to eminent
saints were made when they were busy.” – C. H. Spurgeon

I’ve been MIA for a little because of an iPhone app I’ve been developing! It will hopefully be released soon. Anyways, here are some good reads!

Technology:

Christian:

  • A Pentecostal in (General) Support of the Strange Fire Conference – “The most hurtful thing about that conference is not the broad generalizations, sweeping condemnations, or lack of distinctions. For me as a Pentecostal the most hurtful thing about the Strange Fire Conference is my knowledge that far too many of the criticisms are true.” A great article I appreciated / via Dr. MacArthur
  • FREE KINDLE BOOK: The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon (Long Line of Godly Men Profiles) [Kindle Edition] Steven J. Lawson – Free, on Spurgeon, by Steve Lawson. ’nuff said.
  • One Vital Lesson From Doug Phillips’ Resignation – “Here’s a Christian man who built a much-loved ministry out of promoting Christian marriage, Christian leadership, Christian family, etc… And this morning so much of what he built now lies in ruins, with many Christians he helped (and I include myself and my family in this) demoralized and depressed at the fall of a man in the one area that he went to war with our culture on.” This is a very vital warning to all those in ministry and very convicting to stay humble! / via Challies
  • Why I Married A White Girl – I love Trip Lee’s music and I’ve read is book. Man of God! And I love this quote: “My main preference was that my wife be godly, and Jessica was. So I wifed her.” Haha, I hope to wife my significant other soon! I have the same preference: a godly woman. Mine happens to be Chinese like me, but that’s not the reason why she caught my eye. It was her Christ-likeness! / also via Challies.
  • Strange Fire Review by Dr. Tom Schreiner – I haven’t received my copy of the book yet, but from the conference, I’d probably agree with Dr. Schreiner. I also very much respect him as one of the top NT theologians of our age and I love the short amount of time I’ve spent with the man. One of the most humble teachers and scholars I know!
  • 5 Differences Between Catholic Theology And The Gospel – Pretty important differences. / via Challies (you can see I had a Challies splurge today to catch up)

Bodybuilding: