around the web in 80 fortnights

+His name is Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda. He oversees about 300 congregations and counts over 100,000 followers. His church brought in 1.6 Million dollars in offerings last year. Oh, and by the way, He believes he is Jesus. His doctrine is that “under a new covenant with God, there is no sin and no Satan, and people are predestined to be saved”. In 1998 he claimed he was the reincarnation of the Apostle Paul. 2 years ago he declared himself Christ. Apparently last week he called himself “the antiChrist” and revealed a ‘666’ tattoo on his forearm. His explanation is that as the second coming of Christ, he rejects the worship of Jesus of Nazareth. Read the Newsweek article here.

+ If you don’t know who Rob Bell is, well, he’s a brilliant communicator. He also happens to be the pastor of a church in Michigan. He also happens to be an author. His second book, Sex God, hits the shelves next month. You can read the first chapter here. Actually, let me say that again. You SHOULD read the first chapter here.

+ TigerDirect has some pretty sweet deals right now on HDTVs. You can get something 42 inches now for under $1000, which is crazy. Here’s a bunch of their deals.

+ According to, Toy Story 3 will be happening in 2009, Lovedrug’s new album is good but not great, and Indiana Jones 4 could be hitting theaters next year.

+  Finally, this video had me laughing in my cube. I don’t know anything about it, except that it looks like it’s some pastor at an old-time church trying to sing 2 songs that he doesn’t know. The beauty is that he doesn’t crack so much as a smile the entire time. I’m still not sure if this is funny or not, but it had me laughing.