THE BLOGGER EVENT: LifeChurch Makati launch

Hi fellow blogger!

Let me personally invite you to a special blogger event that I’m hoping to pull off next week, May 16, 2010, Sunday.

So, here’s the thing: I’m part of the launching team of a new church called LifeChurch Makati. It’s a new kind of church because not only its a non-denominational, non-sectarian organization, the method that’s going to be used is different from your typical Sunday church. For one, the teaching part will come directly from our partner church in the US, LifeChurch.tv on video. Of course, you’ll have a live worship band, only the worship will be “a notch higher”.Habakkuk-Series-BLOGGER.jpg

It’s really a different Sunday experience. That’s the reason why we want to have as much people to experience it, evaluate and share the word out. That’s why I’m inviting you.

I’m a blogger myself and I know how bloggers think. We want to share our good, even bad experiences to our audience through our blogs. I’m thinking that if you can heed to my invitation, you can experience this event and write about it in your blogs.

Some possible questions that you may have:

1. WHAT’S IT FOR ME?

The experience, and FREE LUNCH! :D To show gratitude for you covering the event, there will be a lunch especially for bloggers who covered the event. This is also going to be a great time for us to know each other and see the real face behind the avatar :D That will happen at Max’s Restaurant, Ground Floor of Glorietta 3 right after the event.

2. I’M A ROMAN CATHOLIC. CAN I ALSO JOIN?

Of course! The church is not denomination/”religion” specific. Anyone can come.

3. WHAT DO I BRING?

You can bring your cameras if you want. We just request that you turn of the flash during the event itself (which, I know you know, is a standard procedure.)

4. I DON’T REALLY HAVE A BLOG. I JUST USE TWITTER/FACEBOOK.

Twitter is micro-blogging. So, you’re a blogger :D You’re also invited.

This Sunday event happens right after the national election. I know we’re all tired of the same things we hear and see for the past 3 months. So this is the best time to refresh, hear a new and inspiring thing, and write about something other than politics :D So, I’d like to invite you to come. And pass on this link to other bloggers you know.

Click the “Attending” button, and on the event itself, please tell the people manning the welcome table that you’re a blogger and attending the blogger event. If you have other questions, you can ask here.

Thank you for reading :D

Confirm your attendance here at the Facebook event page.

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Glorietta 4, Cinema 4
City/Town: Makati, Philippines

“Book of Eli” : not a love story but…

book-of-eli-afm-poster-full.jpg&t=1&h=274&w=184&usg=__up5WFukyx-EkB9V7c2jyJbWqafs= … if you are inspired by, changed through and your life has made a turn around because of the Bible, then you’ll fall in-love with this movie. It’s an action film. Not great, as in “Borne…” great. But behind the action scenes, the passion for The Book is very evident.

Makes me think: we’re a blessed generation. We have hundreds of Bible versions with millions of copies in the market. And, through LifeChurch.tv (were LifeChurch Makati is networked), considered as the most innovative church in the US — and in my opinion the most generous — they have made The Bible even more accessible — for free! — through YouVersion.com. Now you can read the Bible through the internet or through your phones.

Very accessible more than ever. But where is our Bibles today? In the altars? In your bags — to protect you from “harms and dangers?”

You will never experience the power of the Book if you’re not going to be passionate about reading it and putting it in your hearts. It has changed my life, it has inspired me to walk with God and it has guided me through difficult situations in life. My experience is identical with millions who decided to make the Bible part of their lives.

And you can experience this, too. Grab your Bible and start reading it. If you don’t have one, go ahead and go to YouVersion.com, choose a version you’re most comfortable with and start reading online.

Don’t wait for the time when the Bible is nowhere to be found.

Free is good: Download Seth Godin’s free e-book

I have downloaded today marketing guru and “great thinker of the simplified” Seth Godin new e-book “What Matters Now”. A book with collaboration with great thinkers, it’s a great way to start a new year. Download yours, like right now!

Now, more than ever, we need to shake things up.

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Now, more than ever, we need a different way of thinking, a useful way to focus and the energy to turn the game around. I hope a new ebook I’ve organized will get you started on that path. It took months, but I think you’ll find it worth the effort. (Downloadhere).

Here are more than seventy big thinkers, each sharing an idea for you to think about as we head into the new year. From bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert to brilliant tech thinker Kevin Kelly, from publisher Tim O’Reilly to radio host Dave Ramsey, there are some important people riffing about important ideas here. The ebook includes Tom Peters, Jackie Huba and Jason Fried, along with Gina Trapani, Bill Taylor and Alan Webber.

How authentic can you get on the internet, part 2

Months ago, I had a long post about the subject of authenticity on the internet. This topic has once again become relevant.

– an OFW allegedly posted an insensitive post on Facebook in the midst of the Ondoy tragedy. Out of anger, “she” was mugged virtually. It was just alright, I guess, if Jacqueline Bermejo is not a real person. But she is. And the issue tainted her dignity. Here’s her official statement.

– this one is on the other side of the spectrum. Mickey Arroyo, son of the president, was allegedly “caught on cam” to have been buying alcohol in the middle of the typhoon. Very insensitive they said. But he denied that that that picture was taken during that time. So, the “poor guy”, being feasted on Facebook, wants to censor the use of these social networks altogether as if we’re China or Afganistan. I’d like to see him head the censorship group and see how he accomplishes that.

– because of the tragedy, a lot has reportedly using fake “donation centers” and asking for Paypal donations. Will you believe these right away out of your genuine compassion?

The internet can either make you or break you. Be wise. Be useful.

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DON’T believe everything you see on the internet. Rule no. 1.