Combing the Net – 7/27/2010

The History of the Beatles as Told By Their Hair — A graphic chronicling the developing hairstyles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo from 1963 to 1970.

Schermerhorn Recovery Project — Photos of the progress on the repairs to the Schermerhorn Center, home of the Nashville Symphony, which was devastated by flooding earlier this year.

Why Church Coffee Is Often So Bad — This article calls for churches to pursue excellence in everything we do, right down to the coffee we serve on Sundays. The idea is not to make our churches “consumer-friendly”, but rather to avoid the disconnect we so often see between the message we proclaim with our words (that God has bestowed every blessing upon us) and with our actions (that second-best is good enough for God).

Preaching to the Whole Choir — Kevin DeYoung on how he tailors his sermons to reach four different types of people in his congregation: the Weary, Wandering, Lazy, and Lost.

I don’t really have a dog in the upcoming Republican primary fight for our district’s Congressional seat. There are definitely some candidates I don’t like, but nobody yet who really stands out. I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll even vote in the primary. I don’t consider myself a Republican, but since it’s an open primary I might vote if I decide there’s someone I could really get behind.

Out of pure interest in the political process, though, I’m curious to see how Kerry Roberts does. He’s a definite underdog, and is spending very little on his campaign relative to the big guns like Tracy, Zelenik, and Black. He’s concentrating instead on a combination of grassroots “meet & greets” and creative social media and Internet marketing. This video, for instance, which is being circulated online in place of spending much more on TV and radio ads, is pretty impressive in terms of production quality. Kerry Roberts will be in Cookeville this evening, by the way. I’m going to try to get over and meet him to see what he has to say.

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