Author Archive for Chris Cox

26
Sep
08

Moving to Our New Home

We’re heading to our new home! The Amalgamblog is moving back to its original home on the Concoxions website. The new Amalgamblog is at www.concoxions.com/blog. The new site contains all the old articles and comments from this blog in a new more user friendly site. Keep checking back at our new home each day for more articles, pictures, videos, and other┬ámiscellany.

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26
Sep
08

Quotes to Ponder: Bono

“It’s extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion to save 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases.”

– Bono, lead singer for U2 and anti-poverty activist

23
Sep
08

Top Ten* Tuesday: Favorite Things About The Fall (Courtesy of the Amalgamblog Contributors)

Fall began yesterday and we here at the Amalgamblog are looking forward to the new season (at least most of us). Instead of giving you my top ten favorite things about fall, I sent out an e-mail thread to all the contributors to the blog and asked them what they liked about this time of the year. As always, the thread was very entertaining. So in the order of which I received replies, here are thirteen Amalgamblog contributors with their favorite things about the fall (with a few parenthetical sidenotes).

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16
Sep
08

Top Ten Tuesday: Presidential Facial Hair

As the McCain and Obama campaigns go back and forth during this election, one gets the sense that there are some important issues that are not getting the time that they deserve. One important issue that both will likely continue to avoid is this simple fact: It has been 100 years since we last elected a guy with facial hair to the Oval Office. My fellow Americans, this should not be so. So while we dream in vain that McCain will rock the fu manchu or Obama will grow some serious sideburns, let’s look back at the top ten presidents that sported facial hair.

10. Grover Cleveland

Not only is he the only president to share a name with a Sesame Street character, not only is he the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms, not only is he the only president to get married while in office, but Grover Cleveland, our 22nd (and 24th) president, leads off this list with his simple, yet classy mustache.

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13
Sep
08

Great Moments in Procrastination: Church Sign Generator

Earlier this evening as I watched So Cal whip on on Ohio State, I stumbled upon this link on the Relevant website. I can’t believe someone had not thought of this earlier because it’s brilliant. Who doesn’t want to make up their own church sign? I know I do (I’m especially fond of my church sign quote to the left). So, if you want to waste some time check out www.churchsigngenerator.com.

09
Sep
08

Top Ten Tuesday: iPod Commercials

Since Apple is rolling out a new batch of iPods today, we figured that we would look back at the top ten commercials featuring the ubiquitous MP3 player. Now, how do you rank a bunch of commercials that feature pretty much the same concept (though a few on our list break out of the typical silhouette people dancing mode)? It all comes down to a catchy song. Side note: this is not an endorsement of any of these artists. Without further ado, here’s your top ten for this Tuesday.

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04
Sep
08

?: Jesus for President

The Democrats went last week and the Republicans are about to wrap up their turn. The Amalgamblog is not going to make any comment on the presidential race. But since politics are obviously unavoidable, here’s a couple of hypothetical questions:

-Would Jesus, if he were walking amongst us and was a natural-born American citizen, run for President? Why or why not?

-If Jesus did run for President, would he have any shot of getting elected?




The Amalgam is a collective of various writers, photographers, artists, and random people in general. This weblog is a collection of their thoughts on faith, life, the arts, sports, and basically anything else. The views of the writers in the Amalgam do not necessarily represent the views of Concoxions Creative Ministries. But where we disagree with them, we still love them.