Interesting Stuff on the Web
In between writing for the GTY blog, I did happen to find some things of interest.
His lecture was part of DBTS’s on going Rice theological lecture series. Past series are available for download. There are some interesting subjects with good speakers, so check them out, too.
When I was in seminary, I was required to take a class on prayer taught by Dr. James Rosscup. He made us buy a 500 page syllabus for the course, and by the end of the semester, we maybe worked our way through a third of it. Over the last 15 years or so, Dr. Rosscup has expanded this syllabus and got it printed into 4 volumes.
The books combined are over 2800 pages and represent an exposition of every prayer found in the entire Bible. It would be a tremendous gift for your pastor, beloved Sunday school teacher, or even a Bible study teacher. Yes. I realize the set is 100 bucks. But I am sure you can get some other like-minded folks to pitch in to cover the cost.
The latest satellite images from Mercury are available on-line: New Mercury Images
I tend to geek out on that stuff. Also, who’d thought the earth really looked liked a giant potato? See a visual on how gravity impacts the planet earth. You’ll be amazed: Gravity Satellite Yields “Potato View” of Earth
I don’t know who Ishmael Abrahams is, but he has a good overview of how one’s presuppositions drive the conclusions we draw about evidence. He also debunks anti-creationist skeptics:
Michael Reagan, adopted son of Ronald Reagan, remembers the assassination attempt on his dad that took place 30 years ago this week.
I was in 6th grade when it happened. I came home after school to find my parents watching the news coverage (at that time only 3 channels), and even the independent stations out of St. Louis were covering it. Being historically unaware, I was just annoyed I couldn’t see the Brady Bunch re-runs. That weekend, SNL did their famous Buckwheat has been shot skit with Eddie Murphy that mocked the endless, wall-to-wall coverage of the event. If you are ever in LA, you have to stop by the Ronald Reagan Library. They have revamped the place and the section highlighting the assassination attempt is awesome.
And as a footnote: If any of my kids grow up to be a bitter ingrate that spends his every waking moments doing nothing but dragging my memory through the dirty like that dopey Ron Reagan Jr., I swear hear and now that I will personally haunt him from the grave.
Because China is an odd mixture of modern day life and 19th century peasant life, there has been an significant problem with major road accidents between cars and trucks and people on bicycles. In some cases, three or four people on a weird, tricycle contraption. We’re talking getting broadsided big time.
There is one notorious intersection where video cameras record almost daily major collisions. It’s like watching those driver’s ed. slasher films you’d see in high school like Red Asphalt. Be warned (BE WARNED), The clips are not gory by any means, but they will make you cover your mouth and gasp loudly, “Oh my,” because we all know that when a person riding a bike gets creamed by a car, it usually doesn’t turn out well for the guy on the bike.
Just as a digression, there is a rather vocal group of cycling enthusiasts here where I live and they think that because CA is a pedestrian friendly state and has made it legal for them to ride their bikes in the traffic with cars, motorists need to share the road with them. But if I am hit by a car, it doesn’t matter if I was in my right to ride in traffic and if the motorist is hauled off to jail, I am still left paralyzed, or worse, dead.
But any how,
I appreciated one comment,
This is the result of socialism. Life has no value, only the state. Most of the people are so poor they can hardly eat. The Party doesn’t care. It is consumed only with its own survival.
If Obama and the LEFT wins here, it will be the same. Marxism never raises the standard of living for the masses, only for the govt elite. That is what the Democrats, Soros, the globalists are after. I have seen documentaries on Lenin’s Russia, Stalins Russia and Cuba. My brother-in-law escaped the communist takeover of Hungary, his parents didn’t.
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