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CrossPollen
Austin, Texas 78726
512 336 1583

About Chris
  • Education: B.A. in mathematics, Princeton University Ph.D. in mathematics (probability), University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. in physics, University of Kentucky
  • Experience: 5 years’ teaching experience (English & math) in People’s Republic of China 2 years as Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics, King College, Bristol Tenn. 7 years as communications systems engineer with NEC and Motorola
  • Family: Wife Paula, mathematician from People’s Republic of China. Son Joseph (born ’88) Esther (’91) Lydia (’93) Becky (’97).
  • Books that have had an impact: Biographies of John Wesley, C. T. Studd, Rees Howells, "Broken Bread", by John W. Follette Books by Derek Prince (particularly his book on fasting) essays by Isaac Newton "Blue Book" by Wittgenstein "Structure of Scientific Revolutions", by T. S. Kuhn
  • Hobbies: *LONG term project -- putting the entire Bible in pictures on the Web (So far there’s Luke, Jonah, & parts of Genesis and Exodus, www.accuros.com/thornbush/bible.htm) *Writing children’s stories & picture stories (www.accuros.com/thornbush/ *Playing piano at nursing homes *Electrifying classical music (http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/209/cyrus_q_thornbush.html) *writing devotions & spiritual essays (www.accuros.com/thornbush/pollen/
  • What I want on my tombstone: Fool for Christ
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  • Rush Hour Ii: Flesh Versus Spirit

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2002
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    Inside of us, the spirit is fighting against the flesh. We need to feed the spirit, and starve the flesh.

    Rush hour 2 : Flesh versus Spirit Introduction: Spiritually, there is a war going on inside of you. Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and ...read more

  • Dr. Dolittle

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
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    Use portion of movie "Dr Dolittle" to illustrate God’s calling us to serve Him, and to minister to the poor.

    Doctor Dolittle A. Preliminaries (Ask before showning movie) 1.He had a gift. What was it? 2. When did he first become aware that he had a gift? (As a child) 3. How did people respond to his gift? They misunderstand, they think he’s crazy Everyone – even those closest to him. 4. So ...read more

  • 3 Wrong Concepts Of Outreach To The Poor

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
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    Biblical basis of outreach to the poor

    3 false ideas about reaching out to the poor. 1. You’re not just going for their benefit. It’s more for your own sake than for theirs. You need it more than they do, and you will benefit more than they do. (John 4:6-10) In Jesus’ encounter with woman at well, who was the physically needy ...read more

  • Emperor's New Groove

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2002
    based on 10 ratings
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    Pacha is a "good guy", but lives his life without prayer -- so he is bound to make wrong choices.

    Introduction: Pacha – Is he a good example of what a Christian should do? Keep these Scriptures in mind: ***Psalm 37:5 ***Prov. 16:2-3 (Show the section of the movie starting from Pacha letting llama Cuzco out of the sack, up to the point where Pacha agrees to take Cuzco back in exchange ...read more

  • Shrek -- Ugliness

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
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    The movie ‘Shrek’ is about ugliness. By ‘ugly’, I don’t just mean appearance, I mean something about them makes them unattractive to others, made fun of by others, don’t like about themselves, makes them feel inferior. Prayer: Father, we lift ou

    Shrek Introduction (before movie). Read –Phi 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus, To whom, though himself in the form of God, it did not seem that to take for oneself was to be like God; But he made himself as nothing, taking the form of a servant, being made like men; ...read more

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