Most of my friends are nerds. I am too. Ian Fleming made another nerd, “Q,” a sort of a cult hero; but in the early James Bond movies he was always relegated to a small role as the scientist who developed all of 007’s high-tech weapons. You know nerdism has gone main-stream when you see… Continue reading Who sits around debating the age of the earth?
I thought I understood grace. After all, I’ve been a Christian almost 32 years. And I’ve been a recipient of God’s grace all my life. But try to explain a subject to someone; try to prepare a teaching on it; try to write an essay about it; that’s when you discover how little you really… Continue reading Searching for Grace
Professional linguists, archaeologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and other “ologists” typically have little to find consensus on. However, one thing on which most would agree is that the origin of language in the human species is the hardest problem in science. In the 19th and the first half of the 20th Centuries most scholars refused to recognize… Continue reading The Origin of Language and its Biblical Implications
Usually I get my BLOG topics from something I’ve read or heard the previous week. This week I actually asked God to give me a dream about what I should write about. And I had a dream last night – so, hey, why not? I was in a classroom – seemed like it was a… Continue reading Man’s Wisdom won’t cut it
The media’s tendency toward conflict leaves the general public with the impression that all scientists are atheists and all Christian leaders are advocates of a faith that is blind to all evidence in the natural world. This warfare mentality was triggered largely through the 19th century work of Andrew Dickson White, the first president of… Continue reading Is Science and Christianity reconcilable?
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you’ve discovered that I don’t have a lot of totally original thoughts. Something I come across in a book or article that I’m reading, or something I hear another person say or some topic the media is focusing on that week usually triggers the… Continue reading Make 2014 a New Day
This time of year is awash with sporting events – primarily football games. There are no less than four of them today alone. Quite frankly, it’s been overwhelming, and I’ve really wasted a lot of time this weekend laying around and lazily staring at the boob-tube. I was even tempted to forego this week’s blog… Continue reading The importance of finishing the year strong
In past years I’ve taken the first warm weekend in November to hang my outside Christmas lights on the house and bushes – but this year that first warm weekend came with rain and heavy winds. The next weekend the temperatures dropped below freezing – then more heavy winds and rain. Then came the snow,… Continue reading A Christmas Message: Who do YOU say I am?
Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have “rubbed shoulders” with several influential men and women – from general officers to their civilian counterparts and department secretaries, from local and national politicians to captains of industry. Most of these I admired for their people skills as well as the ingenuity, the energy, the courage, the… Continue reading Greatness defined in a simple life
Not long ago I received a kind comment to one of my blogs from a college student. Quite distinct from the subject of the blog that the young person had just read, he or she described a dilemma that so many of their generation face – one which they hoped I would soon address. Most… Continue reading A natural dilemma requires supernatural tools