Today on The Techology Show:

Mark Batterson –  markbatterson.com

holy_embarassment_963314564Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church (www.theaterchurch.com) in Washington, DC. One church with seven locations.  NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and most recently, All In. Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.

Anthony Casey – @acasey64

Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com

Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com

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Interview with Mark Batterson

The Gospel costs nothing. You can’t earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift compliments of God’s grace. It doesn’t cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go ‘all in,’ a term that simply means placing all that you have into God’s hands.

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THEY SAID IT

In a text discussion of changes it made to the way it refers to sexually deviant behaviors in its updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM, for short), the APA accidentally called pedophilia a “sexual orientation.” Conservative media outlets and pundits pounced on the statement and disseminated it on blogs and social networks.

Trend reporter Hunter Stuart accusing conservatives of “freaking out” over a mistake in the DSM.

SOURCE: The Huffington Post

Social connections are as important to our survival and flourishing as the need for food, safety, and shelter. But over the last fifty years, while society has been growing more and more prosperous and individualistic, our social connections have been dissolving. We are increasingly denying our social nature, and paying a price for it. Over the same period of time that social isolation has increased, our levels of happiness have gone down, while rates of suicide and depression have multiplied.

Emily Smith, editor of The New Criterion, reporting on the research findings of social psychologist and neuroscientist, Matthew Lieberman.

SOURCE: The Atlantic

Amazon is losing money because it’s investing like crazy in fulfillment centers, and other expensive things to stay 100 steps ahead of the competition. Amazon has found that cheap, fast shipping leads to a big jump in sales, so it’s investing in making that possible.

Former Amazon employee Eugene Wei explaining why Amazon stock continues to rise even after operating at a loss.

SOURCE: Business Insider

Already, the trailer for Pure Flix Entertainment’s new God’s Not Dead project has received 5 million views, according to the movie company. The film’s website explains that the plot of God’s Not Dead will center on a college student who faces the task of standing up to his ardent atheistic professor.

Garrett Haley reporting on the March 7, 2014 release of the movie God’s Not Dead.

SOURCE: Christian News Network

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November 12, 2013 Aaron Stewart Planning Center

November 19, 2013 Black Friday special!

November 26, 2013 Marie Cattle

December 3, 2013 Tim Casey A Christmas Carol

December 10, 2013 SkyDog Router

December 17, 2013 Michael Cusick Surfing for God

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February 4, 2014 Russell Moore Adopted for Life