A Farmer Explains Church Music

March 24, 2007

FarmerAn old farmer went to the city one weekend and attended the big city church. He came home and his wife asked him how it was. “Well,” said the farmer, “It was good. They did something different, however. They sang praise choruses instead of hymns.” “Praise choruses,” said his wife, “What are those?” “Oh, they’re okay. They’re sort of like hymns, only different,” said the farmer. “Well, what’s the difference?” asked his wife. The farmer said, “Well, it’s like this – If I were to say to you: Martha, the cows are in the corn,’ well, that would be a hymn. If, on the other hand, I were to say to you… Read the rest of this entry »

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A Tri-cultural Wedding in the Hills of Georgia

March 8, 2007

Recessional

Ok, for the first time in Albino history, I am actually uploading video from the road, using an acer laptop.  I am sitting in a bed and breakfast in Toccoa, Georgia, where we are staying for two days to celebrate the wedding of my cousin, Becky, and her finace, Elias.  Check back throughout the weekend for fresh video uploads of wedding events.

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Don’t Know Much About Geography?

March 3, 2007

student globeAmericans, and especially our students, are TERRIBLE at geography.  National Geographic magazine completed a study of 18-24-year-old Americans recently, and the results were devastating.  Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map—though U.S. troops have been there since 2003.   20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia. (It’s the largest country in Africa.), and half of young Americans can’t find New York on a map. Would you like to take a ten minute African geography challenge and see how well you are doing? Read the rest of this entry »