HTC’s upcoming flagship is leaking left and right in all sorts of ways. We’ve seen press images from numerous carriers, and there was that long video “review” as well. Now we’ve got something you can enjoy on your own device. The wallpapers and sounds from the M8 have appeared online, and you can grab them now.
The wallpapers have a mix of geometric and nature themes – close-ups of flowers, plants, and abstract lines.
Leaked Wallpapers And Sounds From The New HTC One (M8) Are Available For Download was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
When not serving in his primary role as a Presbyterian pastor and liturgical studies Ph.D. student, Joseph Novak is a freelance graphic designer. Novak notes, In an age of information overflow, sometimes we need to strip away the many words which obfuscate meaning and rely on simple symbolic shapes to introduce us to themes beyond the […] via 22 Words
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Android: Sometimes you just want to quickly jot a note down or draw instead of typing. If you’re an Evernote user (we think you should be), you can now handwrite in the latest version of Evernote for Android.
Your brain on multitasking is not the healthiest thing, nor the most productive means of getting things done. This is why I’ve been trying to kill the “multitasking monster” and avoid the perils of multitasking for a while, now. So, when I see an infographic like the one pictured below, I am re-amped and reminded that staying […]
Just because a company files a patent for something, it doesn’t mean that idea will eventually see the light of day. In this case, the patent filing in question doesn’t just concern an unannounced but rumored product, it deals with a particular aspect. As it turns out, Samsung may one day want us to walk around interacting with our not-yet-confirmed-but-totally-expected Galaxy Glasses while typing on our palms.
The glasses presumably use a camera to project an augmented reality keyboard onto your fingers.
Samsung ‘Galaxy Glass’ Patent Filing Shows Augmented Reality Keyboard That Gets Projected Onto Your Fingers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Doctrine is important, many agree, but amenities (particularly social ones) can be the biggest draw. You’d be astounded how many folks knowingly disagree with their church’s doctrines, yet stay on, because of the music, the fellowship, the programs etc. People willingly subjugate truth to other things, because the other things convince them that the church… Continue Reading via The Aquila Report
We never get past the gospel. What saved us in the past, when we were still in our sins—fallen sons of Adam by nature—was the grace of God in the gospel. Nowhere is that put more succinctly than in Ephesians: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph. 2:8–9).
But the New Testament can also speak about our salvation in the present tense—we are “being saved” (1 Cor. 1:18; 2 Cor. 2:15)—as well as in the future tense—we “shall … be saved” (Rom. 5:9).
There is only one salvation and one way of salvation. What occurred in our past, works itself out in the present, and comes to consummation in the future is all of a piece. Justification now leads to glorification then (Rom. 8:29–30).
We never get past the gospel.
True, some talk unadvisedly about being “saved again,” as though salvation could be lost one day and regained the next. In truth, some who speak this way were never saved in the first place. They had made a decision, but it was just that—a human decision and not a sovereign, life-renewing work of the Holy Spirit “from above” (cf. John 3:3, 5). Others who speak this way may have been converted but never acquired the fullness of assurance that should accompany it; when they did, it felt like a new birth all over again.
Why, then, does the New Testament speak of salvation in three tenses? The answer lies in considering what happens in salvation. Initially, at the point of regeneration, our sins are forgiven— entirely and completely. We have been delivered from sin’s penalty. Through faith, we are reckoned to be righteous—as righteous as Christ is. Then, there is sanctification—a process whereby we are being delivered from sin’s power. Ultimately, in heaven, we will be delivered from sin’s presence. John Stott has argued that when Paul reasoned with Governor Felix about “righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment” (Acts 24:25), he was pointing out the three tenses of salvation.
The moment we drift away from the gospel, we perish.
At every stage—justification, sanctification, glorification— we come with empty hands, seeking mercy from our heavenly Father. Even at the point of our obedience as Christians—we are to “work out [our] salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12)—we do so only because God works “in [us], both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (v. 13). And when we enter the Pearly Gates of heaven, wisdom will dictate that we show our empty hands and say with Edward Mote:
On Christ the solid Rock I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
The moment we drift away from the gospel, we perish. But if we remain on the narrow gospel way, it brings us all the way home.