WWF Print Ads

I came across the World Wildlife Foundation’s print ads the other day. About a half-decade ago, the ‘WWF’ began a campaign titled “Give A Hand To Wildlife'”. Their print designs consists of using a human hand to portray different animals. Take a look, they are quite interesting!

If you are interested in other print ads released by the WWF, take a look here.


Food Art

There are three kinds of people in this world: people who love food, people who love to design/create, and people who love to do both. While those classifications may not necessarily be accurate, there are people who make art out of food, especially animals. The creativity of some of this art is amazing. Check ’em out!

Trunk Monkey

The Suburban Auto Group had a marketing campaign that used a “trunk monkey” about 12 years ago in 2000. Now what is a trunk monkey? Well whenever you appear to get into a car-related situation, the trunk monkey is there to help you; although it is only available through Suburban. Some of these ads were released during the Super Bowl.

What makes these ads memorable is the humor involved. Humor expands memory retention, as well as long-term retrieval in the human mind. Thus, it was smart of Suburban to use the “trunk monkey” campaign. It was also beneficial for them to focus on situations people get into with their vehicles; this is done for the purpose of building a relation between comedy and the actual Suburban Auto Group.

Of these commercials, my personal favorite is the Chaperone Trunk Monkey Commercial. Here are the ads so you can enjoy them for yourself.

The Originality of Original Sin – Who Designed Sin?

Please Note: Upon reading this, you will be able to understand that I am not a Biblical scholar, just a guy with the Bible, the internet, and some theological questions.

‘Original Sin’ relates to sin and humanity as a result of the fall of men. According to Millard Erickson, author of ‘Introducing Christian Doctrine‘ (the source of definitions, terms, and theories I use within this post), original sin is defined as “the sinful state into which every human being is born due to the fall; it is the source of sins without taking away our culpability.” There are two results of original sin: original guilt and original pollution (or total depravity/total inability). Original guilt is “the obligation to render satisfaction to God’s justice for Adam’s sin.” While original pollution is “thorough pollution of all aspects”. Original sin asks the question of “why death?” This is evident within the passage of Romans 5:12-21.

There are typically three theories of original sin. In regard to the following theories, I do not have a full understanding of them, so I will do my best to explain them in a mere sentence.  The first theory is called “Pelagianism”. Pelagianism states that there is no ontological effect because of the fall; Adam is merely a bad example. The second theory is called ‘Arminianism’. Arminianism states that we begin life without righteousness and that our inability is physical and intellectual but not volitional; however, the prevenient grace (the belief that divine grace precedes human decision) neutralizes the corruption received by Adam. The thirds theory is called Calvinism. In Calvinism, we have original guilt because of Adam’s sin; prevenient grace does not neutralize the corruption received by Adam.

Original sin’s design is beyond me. Whenever this topic comes about, the question “where did sin originate from?” seems to pop up. I have friends who believe God created sin, while I have other friends who believes God did not create it. Honestly, I do not know the answer.

This question gets me thinking. I could see belief in both cases. If He created sin by choice, I think He would have intended it to be used as a measuring stick. Also, He could have created it without a choice, as merely a by-product of the creation of man (but this could lead to questioning God’s omnipotence). Through the theology that ‘God created sin’, one could ask this question to opposing views: “before there was sin, who could withhold the power to create anything sinful besides God, if sin did not even exist?” While on the other side, one could ask this question “if God created sin, is that not sinning? It is impossible for God to sin so he must not have created it.” Romans 5:12 says “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned.” This verse helps the argument that sin is a by-product of men, although it does not state who created it.

For myself personally, without knowing anything for certain, I want to keep an open-mind in regard to this subject. I think that we do not have enough information as humans to understand sin. Without knowing events before the creation of the world, or the specific details of what will happen in the future, I believe our knowledge is limited and we cannot know for certain.

There are a variety of theological debates nowadays, many of which I have no answer to, but I know it is of most importance to not rule out what is written in Scripture. It is known that God hates sin, but I believe he allows it for the good of His will. I know that I trust in Him, and that He is in control. So, for me, it does not matter where sin originates from, I know it won’t last forever.


8 Designs in One Minute

I was just browsing around YouTube for some inspirational design, when I came across a video called ‘8 Design Projects done in less than a minute each’. In the video, a designer by the name of Pierre Lota, shows viewers how to create household decor within a minute. Watch the video and see what I mean.

I was blown away at this guy’s creativity. Apparently, he has a website of all sorts of designs. Check it out here.

This vase design has to be one of my favorites.

Vase Design – Pierre Lota

Zombie Run

We all know a 5K is a 3.1 mile race from Point A to Point B. A zombie run is basically the same thing, except running from Point A to Point B with a twist: having a herd of zombies chasing you.

Now the zombies aren’t really going to suck your brains out, but they are going to try to take your 3 flags that are strapped around your waste. Once you lose all your flags, you’re out. Also, there are several different routes to take, so the zombies won’t be able to pick you off so easily. Here is a video about a zombie run that can explain its design better than I ever could:

I think this is a really great idea and I might even make my way out to one. What do you think?

The Trinity

The Trinity is a very complicated topic. Its design is impossible for the mind to comprehend, but I will attempt to explain. From what I understand, the doctrine of the Trinity is that there are three biblical affirmations of the Trinity.

The first affirmation is that God is three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Son is not the Father, The Father is not the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is not the Son; they are all separate persons.

The second affirmation is that each one of these persons is God. The Father is fully God, the Son is fully God, and the Holy Spirit is fully God.

The third affirmation is that there is only one God. Even though the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all God, they are not three Gods, because God is one being.

Now how can I understand this? This sounds as if it is a contradictory statement, however, it is not. It is simply understanding that this concept is beyond human intelligence. My mind is not capable of comprehending such a system. We cannot picture such a system because our minds can only picture things from the world around us. In fact, we will never be able to fully understand the Trinity.

Someone may come up to me and ask, “How can you believe in a concept you do not know or understand?” I will respond, “I believe in God. I don’t fully know or understand him; in fact, nobody does. But is that not a part of faith as well?” I do not understand the Trinity, but I believe in it. In the same way, I do not understand God, but I believe in Him.