Archive for February, 2010

8.8 in Chile and Our Own

Woke up this morning to hear the news of another devastating earthquake: This one registering 8.8 in Central Chile. Wondering what this is going to mean for the people of that shaken region even as we continue to hear about the hundreds of thousands in Haiti who are still without housing, security, or answers for […]

The Confessions of Augustine

A couple of nights ago I stumbled onto a classic: The Confessions of St Augustine of Hippo who lived 354-430 AD. A few pages into his story, I found myself gripped by the mind and heart of someone who in his youth broke his mothers heart… only to become a lover of the God he […]

A Foolishness that is Off the Charts

A proverb of the Bible says, “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him” (Prov 26:12). Of Proverbs 26:12, an often “heady” Word Biblical Commentary says,“This is an astounding proverb. Are there degrees of folly? And is there a degree of folly that […]

An Olympic Tribute

During Vancouver’s opening ceremonies, organizer John Furlong encouraged Olympians to compete in honor of the Georgian athlete who died in a luge training run prior to the beginning of the winter games. Urging the Olympians to rise to the spirit of the event, Furlong said, “You are our beacon of hope in a world so […]

20/20 on Who?

Two passages of the Bible that are often used to emphasize the importance of Scripture may be doing something more. Example One: When, after eating no food for 40 days,  Jesus resists Satan’s temptation to turn stones into bread, he quotes Moses as saying “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word […]

A Song for Those Who Remain

As of today, news agencies are reporting that the number of those lost in the Haitian earthquake has reached the number of those who died in the Asian Tsunami of 2004. Who can measure the loss of one—let alone 230,000 and counting… And why them and not us? Only God knows why we are still […]

Responding to Insult

In our day we have seen a national leader insulted by an Iraqi journalist who used a press conference to throw his shoes at the head of an American President. Something similar happened to David of Israel. If you have just a minute, have been thinking about the way King David responded to an enemy […]

One to One

According to an online encyclopedia there are probably more than 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe. The smallest have as few as 10 million stars. The largest ones have a trillion stars. The same summary of astronomical projections goes on to say that our own Milky Way is thought to have between 100 to […]

Man’s Best Friend

Surveys show that 43 million US households own a dog. Some are service dogs and provide assistance to those with special needs. Others are used for security or hunting. But most are kept for companionship. Why do we love our dogs?  Is it because we don’t take time to think about the holes they’ve dug […]

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