Posts Tagged: youtube

100 Balloons vs 1 Laser

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-S2wTcNIJg[/youtube]   At first you look at this video and maybe wonder: Why? But the answer is also somewhat obvious: Because he had a laser. This works because the laser focuses all the power of the lights electrons into a beam strong enough to pop the black balloons, which absorb the energy instead of scattering it like a lighter colored balloon would, causing it to burst. If it didn’t focus all of its energy than this wouldn’t work at all. In Colossians 3:2, the Apostle Paul ... Read more

Inventing the Mobile Phone

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN6kCMNvJ_8[/youtube]   The mobile phone has been around for so long and is so normal in our daily life, that we don’t even think about it as something someone invented. But way back in 1973 Marty Cooper did just that. Built around the simple idea that people are fundamentally mobile, he used his knowledge to create a way for people to communicate with anyone, anywhere. While not specifically talked about, the Bible documents Jesus followers inventing lots and lots of things to deal with everyday ... Read more

The Power of Conformity

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqHhAfi2poM[/youtube]   The word conformity means, “the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms.” As the experiment in the video points out we each have the ability to conform to social pressure. In Romans 12:2 the Apostle Paul writes, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” There’s a popular saying right now: It is what ... Read more

30 people on skis, holding hands, doing a backflip!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGhcu_raUvM[/youtube]   Two quick thoughts... Are there videos for the times they tried this and failed? Wouldn’t that be cool to try while water skiing?   In all seriousness, a stunt like that is daring and likely took some planning and practice. It is a fantastic example of the amazing things you can do when you work as a team. In Romans 12, Paul writes “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in ... Read more

Alpine Coaster… with no brakes

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqCkICXWdWI[/youtube]   Life at full speed. Those living during Jesus’ days on earth didn’t have any of the modern conveniences you and I take for granted. Things like a lack of running water, refrigeration, sanitation, or air conditioning meant that daily life was full of chores and routines we may only do while camping or on a mission trip. But here’s what’s remarkable. In John 10, Jesus says: I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They [his sheep, followers] will come in ... Read more

Assumptions

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNbF006Y5x4[/youtube]   Let’s say that a tragedy might hit your family and everyone could be killed. But you given the chance to save your family by solving a riddle. We’d line up 100 people in front of you, pick the right person and everyone survives. Pick the wrong person... bad things happen. All you knew about them was what they looked like, what their name was, and what their occupation was. Then we showed you the line-up. Among them were a judges, doctors, police officers, ... Read more

YouTube Reflection: Boyfriend Pushes Girlfriend Off Cliff

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iuv__-nyO1M[/youtube]   We’ve all been there. We really, really want to do something. But then when we get there it’s too scary to go through with. A lot of us have been that friend, too. We know our friend wants to go forward with it and you know that if they’ll just overcome their fear it won’t be so bad. So we’re tempted to push them. But the fact is that the boyfriend had no right to push his girlfriend into doing something she wasn’t ... Read more

YouTube Reflection: Trampoline Wall

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwNLWgsUMg[/youtube]   Let’s state the obvious. This video is not 101 things to try on your next mission trip. Trampolines work because energy is transferred when you push down, is stored briefly in the springs & bedding, then transferred back into your legs/body so that you get to bounce nearly as high, or even a little higher, than you’ve jumped. Typically, you get about as much energy back as you put into it. But with practice, skill... or a partner you actually get more ... Read more

YouTube Reflection: Goats Yelling Like Humans

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpccpglnNf0[/youtube]   Sometimes, don’t you just feel like screaming? It’s understandable as life can be very stressful. God called Nehemiah to go back to Jerusalem, rebuild the walls, in an effort to help protect the inhabitants from attack and begin restoring the city to its former prestige. But when he arrived in Jerusalem to do this great work, he met all sorts of opposition. Needless to say, he was stressed out! Nehemiah gives us an excellent example of how how we can deal with everyday stress. ... Read more

YouTube Reflection: Harlem Shake

[youtube height="200"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfoBCshFs6s[/youtube]   There’s something hilarious about people dancing badly, right? In this video it’s the unexpected joy of seeing otherwise boring people, newscasters, trying to be cool, that makes it completely hilarious. Newscasters aren’t supposed to dance. They aren’t supposed to have fun. They are just supposed to read the news. Here’s what is cool. Having faith in Jesus is a little like that video. Just like newscasters aren’t supposed to break out into a crazy dance party, people who aren’t supposed to love ... Read more
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