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What does Matthew 20 mean?

Remind me to re-listen to this one (or perhaps the following week when Micah moved on to Part 2... But I think it was this one...)
GLIMPSE _ PT 1 Micah Witham 7/31/11 Description:Week 1 of a series called Glimpse where we explore parables of Jesus. This week we unearth the context of Matthew 20 and seek to gain a better understanding of what Jesus was actually saying. http://awakencommunity.com/media.php?pageID=15#27

Google's 2012 Valentine Video

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As someone who has spent a career trying to emphasize the customer service concepts of “meet people where they’re at” and “understand and engage the ‘love language’ of the person you’re serving” I have a special place in my heart (no pun intended) for today’s Google.com homepage video. At the risk of incurring the wrath of a fleet of attorneys who want to rile up trouble with DMCA take-down notices, I’m including it here for the simple reason that this post won’t make any sense tomorrow when Google changes its homepage back to the default.  No infringement intended, the video here is © 2012 Google, Inc., etc. etc. etc. (The Washington Post has an interesting article on some related controversy and if I were to mention it I’d probably take it in a totally different direction than they and their site’s commenters do… so I’ll save that for another time…)

So, what is "Dispensationalism"?

Over on one of my other blogs I have a page that jokingly but honestly lists the things I don't care about -- sports, cars, etc. Maybe I need a page like that here, because when a friend mentioned Dispensationalism in passing I realized that (despite brief study of it in a class one summer) it really wasn't "on my radar" as a topic of interest. Maybe I can start with:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dispensationalism The interesting thing to me is that, unlike the topic of cars or sports, the topic of "God's nature and character" is one that we ought to pursue. Not to the exclusion of other ministries and not as a point of division, but I think one of the spiritual disciplines is a growing interest in and pursuit of God and what He has revealed to us. So, maybe I should study up on Dispensationalism vs. Covenant Theology vs. whatever else is out there...?

The next tricky scam...

So now we have "likejacking" to deal with? And it's been more than a year since it was "discovered" -- it hasn't been blocked yet? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Likejacking Seems scary to me that one errant click can push who-knows-what out onto your Facebook page; what's to say that what you click on has anything to do with what you've "liked"? I'm surprised this isn't even more prevalent???