Friday, December 02, 2011
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
- Shepherds quake at the sight
- Yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
- Feliz navidad
- I am a poor boy too
- Cheer our spirits by thine advent here
- See him whose birth the angels sing
- Far as the curse is found
- Born the king of angels
- God and sinners reconciled
- This, this is Christ the King
(1) Silent Night (2) O Holy Night (3) Feliz Navidad (4) Little Drummer Boy (5) O Come, O Come Emmanuel (6) Angels We Have Heard on High (7) Joy to the World (8) O Come All Ye Faithful (or O Come Let Us Adore Him) (9) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (10) What Child Is This?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
1. Our current cool down is a trend that goes against the greater warming trend, and the cooling trend will soon be over.
2. Our current cool down is a larger trend much like the warming cycle that has been recently seen, and the world may now see below average temperatures for a period.
3. Humans have cut carbon emissions and taken other measures so successfully that humans have made an immediate impact on the global climate to an unexpected degree with unexpected speed.
Okay, maybe none of these is the correct answer, but you get the picture.
While increasing arctic ice amounts certainly does not end the discussion about global warming, this one aspect of the larger equation has certainly been a media favorite (think of all the polar bear pictures on "melting" pieces of ice that have been floating around.) We'll see if there are any pictures now of polar bears roaming on vast ice formations.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Conclusion: The U. S. has already converted to Socialism.
Next: Government radios installed in every home so we can be "informed."
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Think about it: Christians who claim that God is "trying to tell them something" are making a mockery of God's ability to communicate. Such language is basically saying either one of two things:
1) God wants me to know something but he is unable to bridge the communication gap
2) God's ways of communication with us are highly mystical as if God is playing some sort of game and we're trying to come up with the right answers.
Christians have seemingly embraced mystical answer in making such a claim. As Greg Koukl so convincingly points out in this transcript: "God does not try" because God cannot fail to do (or say) what he wants. Koukl states:
Many have bought the idea that optimal Christian living involves "experiencing God" in a special manner: hearing His voice and getting special directives or assignments from Him. For those who say, "I don't hear God," the rejoinder is often, "He's been trying to talk to you, but you weren't listening."
Most people use the phrase innocently, I believe. However, like many phrases that become popular and are passed around among Christians (like the common cold) such is not consistent with Scripture. (Pointing out such inconsistencies is something Greg Koukl does quite a bit and he's quite good at it.) Koukl says of his view that nowhere in the Bible does God attempt to speak where he is not heard - not obeyed, yes, but never not heard.
Interested in more on this topic? Get the audio for Greg Koukl's talk entitled "Decision Making and the Will of God" (unfortunately it's $9.99 to download.)
Monday, December 08, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
The whole range of terminology related to "in the paper" feels uncomfortable at best when referring to one's perusing of the online edition of the local news. Interestingly, the phraseology seems to always be taken to be in reference to the town or city paper of one's locality. If a person living in Texas reads something in the New York Times, the seemingly appropriate terminology for mentioning something read therein is a reference to the Times and not just "in the paper" because "in the paper" carries with it the assumption of being local.
With the internet, though, the problem is partly the universality of "the paper." For news junkies, the ability to view all the major papers quickly on one's computer is great. However, the local side of reading the paper is at risk, and the way one refers to any news read online is troubling. I do not wish to clarify every time I make reference in conversation of something "in the paper" that I actually read it online. "I read it online" carries little weight since a person can read practically anything online.
Proposal: "Paper dot com" as in "I read it in the paper dot com." "Paper dot com" then would mean that I read it on the local website of the local newspaper.
Of course, according to this article, not too many paper readers actually do read the paper online. Even with declining numbers of paper-paper readers, there is no great shift to electronic editions. So, it may all be a lost cause.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
The story is about Jake, one of Louisville's favorite sons, who finds himself on the brink of success at the same moment that the discovery of human remains brings his secret to the surface. The book opens with the uncovering of the evidence and the devastating news for Jake who has tried to blot out the past incident from his memory. His career and marriage are suddenly in turmoil. Answering to a curious detective proves tough, but even as his legal problems begin to mount an even more dangerous foe arises seeking his own brand of justice.
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