Friday Web Roundup

here’s a few things I found interesting this week online…

+ If I had a nickel for every time I had to tell someone that Donald Miller is not a part of the emergent church, I’d probably have $1.30. And I would spend it on a hash brown from McDonald’s because those things are so tasty in the morning with a coffee. Point is, I won’t have to tell people anymore. Now I’ll just point them to this post, where Don is forced to defend himself from an error-filled article in The Weekly Standard.

+ by the way, Don’s new book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, will be out this fall. You can read the first 3 chapters here.

+ This post by Brad Ruggles on “Sex, Lies, and Photoshop” last month was a good one. Remember folks, the chick on the cover of the magazine is not only made up by professional makeup artists, she’s also been photoshopped like crazy. Here’s one of the images from Brad’s post. These are not 2 copies of the exact image, but obviously they are shots from the same photo shoot. Finding the many ways they photoshopped Faith is like playing Where’s Waldo. Look at how much skinnier her left arm is, how they’ve smoothed out her face, and what they did to her skin right where it meets the top of her dress behind her left arm.

+ Tyler Stanton and I are racing to see who can get to 5,000 Twitter Followers first. Right now I have a slight lead on him 352-320 (yeah, we’ve got a looooong way to go). If you’re not on Twitter yet, stop pretending you’re too cool for it and at least give it a try. And once you’ve got an account, come follow me, and I’ll follow you back.

+ Here’s a link to a study that shows occasionally picking your nose actually makes you a better husband. (Hey, we all can dream, right?)

+ My good friend Geof has been struggling with depression for a few years now, and I’m always fascinated with the candor in which he blogs about it. I think it’s a brave thing to do, and whether you struggle with depression or not, I encourage you to read his posts on depression to gain a little more insight into it.

+ Finally, I haven’t done any videos for the site in a long time, but I plan on doing some in the future. In the meantime, here’s one from a few months ago that might be new to some of you. My miserable attempt at being sneaky

Not Quite Jason Bourne from Bryan Allain on Vimeo.