Humble Bundle 2 Arrives; Is Awesome

21 12 2010

Humble Indie Bundle #2Did you get in on the first Humble Indie Bundle?

Well whether you grabbed it the first time or not, Wolfire Games is at it again, with another pay-what-you-want bundle of indie-gaming bliss with the Humble Indie Bundle #2!

This time, like the last time, they are offering a handful of (great) independently designed games for the low-low (or high-high) price of pay whatever you want!  Even better yet, you can send the payment of your games to the individual developers, two charities (the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity), or any percentage to both.

The games this time are excellent as well.  We’re talking Braid, Osmos, Machinarium, Cortex Command, and Revenge of the Titans!  All of which are awesome fun.  And three of them give you Steam Keys as well so you can activate the products on Steam and get all those community features while you play, plus the “play anywhere” feature that you get by logging into the steam client, wherever you are.  (Cortex Command and Revenge of the Titans are currently still in active development, and therefore don’t have Steam key access yet.)

Soooo… what’s stopping you?  Certainly not the money.  Certainly not the quality of the games… Seriously.  Go and get this and help some indie devs and charities at the same time!  You won’t regret it!


The Language of Redemption & Grace

20 12 2010

I was watching this video over at Andy Cenci’s tumblr:

Something Makoto Fujimura says near the end…

“We have a language to celebrate waywardness…but we do not have a cultural language to bring people back home…”

And it’s haunting me.

As Christians, we need to engage culture.  And I think personally, that often, we need to engage culture where it lives, using its language and its structures as a way to breed familiarity, a feeling of safety, and to let people know that we’re all in the same boat, and that we all need the same forgiveness.

So I find it intriguing that what Fujimura says is that perhaps, at least in the arts, we need to search for the other voice;  that other language that is so shocking, so amazing, and so different than the current culture’s voice-so we may begin a transformation, rather than a simple engagement.

I don’t know what I think about it, but I present it to you so I can sleep. 🙂

P.S. – Andy is the newest staff member at Parkview.  He is one of the Student Ministries Directors.  He’s awesome.  (So is Alison too!)  🙂