March 13, 2008
desire breeds creativity.
November 27, 2007
Karis is here!
Little Karis MaKayla Kopp has arrived!
Here are her stats you all wanna know...
Born: 7:22am - 11/27/07
Weighs in: 5lbs. 14 oz.
Stretched Out: 20"
Mom is great. Baby is gorgeous. All is well! Beth did a great job, and she is doing great.
Here are a few pics we put up in a flash!
I'll update this story later with more details and such...maybe even a video or two of the beauty queen. :)
October 18, 2007
A friend of mine recently started as the Pastor of a church in North Carolina. He wanted a classic look for a logo redesign that displayed what his church was about at a quick glance. The red hill was initially referring to the clay that is prevalent in the area, but we know better. At Red Hill Baptist, it is Calvary.
Here is what I sent him.
I'm not sure which direction they are headed on the design yet. Any thoughts from you?
September 25, 2007
John Piper Sermon Manuscripts in LibronixThis is a great add to the libronix tool set! Searchable, noteable, portable, and cross-referenceable. All of John Piper's past sermons at a pretty good deal for the material. His exegesis is great, he uses scripture to explain scripture, and his application is full of uncomfortable, gospel-centered, passionate living. I really like the looks of this.
For myself, I've tried in vain to find his study on certain topics and references using the online search capabilities. I ended up with a hundred unwanted results. This tool should hone in my searches really well.
September 17, 2007
braintrustI finished off a logo design for a friend a few weeks ago, and I wanted to let you in on the process. Here tis.
And, we ended up with one.
September 11, 2007
September 05, 2007
Win some commentaries
you can't beat no spam and some free books, perhaps.
May 06, 2007
The secret is out.
I am going to be a Dad! A little Kopp is in the cooker. Bambino should be ready to come out in December.
Awesome stuff. Really awesome stuff.
March 27, 2007
A lot of people imagine that the doctrine of God's sovereignty has Him somehow forcing people against their wills to believe. Theologians sometimes use the expression "irresistible grace" when they describe the way God brings sinners into the kingdom. Don't think for a moment that there is any kind of violent fervor or coercion involved when God draws people to Christ. Grace doesn't push sinners against their wills toward Christ; it draws them willingly to Him--by first opening their hearts. It enables them to see their sin for what it is and empowers them to despise what they formerly loved. It also equips them to see Christ for who He truly is. Someone whose heart has been opened like that will inevitably find Christ Himself irresistible. That is precisely the meaning of the expression "irresistible grace." That is how God draws sinners to Himself. The Lord simply opened her heart to believe--and she did.
Twelve Extraordinary Women
(The book was worth the read for that definition of irresistible grace. wow.)
March 26, 2007
For the Gospel Resources
Been helping out a friend on some new logos for For the Gospel Ministries...
March 19, 2007
March 02, 2007
February 27, 2007
AppleScripts for iTunes Resource
January 19, 2007
Christian, what hast thou to do with sin? Hath it not cost thee enough already? Burnt child, wilt thou play with the fire? What! when thou hast already been between the jaws of the lion, wilt thou step a second time into his den? Hast thou not had enough of the old serpent? Did he not poison all thy veins once, and wilt thou play upon the hole of the asp, and put thy hand upon the cockatrice’s den a second time? Oh, be not so mad! so foolish! Did sin ever yield thee real pleasure? Didst thou find solid satisfaction in it? If so, go back to thine old drudgery, and wear the chain again, if it delight thee. But inasmuch as sin did never give thee what it promised to bestow, but deluded thee with lies, be not a second time snared by the old fowler-be free, and let the remembrance of thy ancient bondage forbid thee to enter the net again!
January 04, 2007
beg a book.
Every Christmas since High School, I've been haunted by an idea my Junior Bible teacher gave us--beg a book for Christmas. Instead of a bunch of other "useless" (as he called it) stuff, ask for things that will serve you in your walk with Christ. He even gave us extra-credit for doing it! This Christmas was beg a book overload. Now, if only my seminary teachers would give me points for raking this stack in. Hah.
I am blessed to have family and friends that cared about me enough to hook me up with this stuff!