(#201) The Proverbs of Solomon 30:10-The Sin of Hate Speech

(#201) The Proverbs of Solomon 30:10-The Sin of Hate Speech

Since God Created humans, only God can provide specific understanding of human behavior. God gave Solomon Divine Wisdom (1 Kings Chapters 3 and 10) to explain what and why behavior is as it is, and Proverbs 10:1-25:27 are randomly written, as if they were Solomon’s judgments about individual cases brought to him, or simply God-given explanations about life. Proverbs 30-31were added and preserved…

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The Anasazi Indians lived in the Utah area…

The Anasazi Indians lived in the Utah area…

The Anasazi Indians lived in the Utah area from 400-1300 AD. They recorded their world view with petroglyphs painted on rock. They still exist. At the Natural Bridges National Monument there is a petroglyph that shows a dinosaur, specifically a brontosaurus, with the long tail and small head, clearly painted with desert varnish. It has been dated as early Anasazi art. This example, along with…

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The medical ethicist’s ethics

The medical ethicist’s ethics

A friend who runs an Alzheimer’s support group told me about a seminar in medical ethics he attended. The speaker used this analogy:

“You are on the bridge above a railroad track and see a train coming, as well as five individuals on the track who cannot see the oncoming train. The five do not know they are moments from being hit by a speeding train. The man next to you is fat. If you throw the…

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Listen to Him

Have you ever thought about how privileged Peter, James and John were? Yes, they were not only disciples but chosen to be apostles…but there was more. These three were often permitted to be with Jesus without the rest of the apostles. Just in the three chapters of our readings last week we saw that Jesus allowed no one to go into Jairus’ house with him except these three (Luke 8:51), and he took…

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In Acts 11:26 God gave a name for…

In Acts 11:26 God gave a name for…

In Acts 11:26 God gave a name for the followers of Jesus, the name Christians. Some say it was given in derision by the enemies of Christ. But I don’t believe that for a minute. The word used for “called” is invariably used in scripture for a divine call. What that means is the name Christian is God-chosen, heaven-approved and Spirit-inspired. Any name other than that name is a wrong name and any…

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Twelve things the church needs …

Twelve things the church needs …

You know the poster with “Uncle Sam” pointing and declaring, “I want you for the US Army”? The picture was commissioned for World War I in 1917. It was actually a copy of one done with Lord Kitchener, Britain’s Secretary of State just three years earlier calling on Britons to join the war. It has often been noted that by some optical trick his finger seems to be pointing at you, regardless of…

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Beautiful Bible with no chapters or verses

Beautiful Bible with no chapters or verses

Very interesting project here, a shame it’s not an updated Bible version:

http://www.bibliotheca.co/

There are a few Bibles out there with just the text, no chapter or verse divisions or notes or other distractions. Are you aware of any of these? If so, please provide a link or description on the comments.

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(#200) The Proverbs of Solomon 30:1-6-The Who

(#200) The Proverbs of Solomon 30:1-6-The Who

Since God Created humans, only God can provide specific understanding of human behavior. God gave Solomon Divine Wisdom (1 Kings Chapters 3 and 10) to explain what and why behavior is as it is, and Proverbs 10:1-25:27 are randomly written, as if they were Solomon’s judgments about individual cases brought to him, or simply God-given explanations about life. Proverbs 30-31 were added and preserved…

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In 2006 Smithsonian com published an article on…

In 2006 Smithsonian com published an article on…

In 2006 Smithsonian.com published an article on Mary Schweitzer’s revolutionary discovery of soft-tissue from inside the leg bone of a 68-million-year-old T-Rex dinosaur. The trouble is soft-tissue which included red blood cells would have long before decomposed if the fossil is indeed 68 million years old. Thus, the discovery runs contrary to what we have all been taught about when dinosaurs…

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Do you have a family Bible?

Do you have a family Bible?

I read an interesting story yesterday about the creation of a family Bible database by the Tennessee Public Library for the general public. According to the story, among the family Bibles there is one in the database that dates back to 1538. Neat stuff!

I have one family Bible that belonged to my great-grandfather, from my father’s side of the family, that traces the family genealogy back to my…

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