I am literally in the middle of a tropical storm, and as I am leaving my resort hotel this morning, what do I see? Sprinklers, watering the lawn. America can do anything.
What's on my mind?
C.S. Lewis is by far my most-owned author. I tend heavily toward fiction rather than biblical scholarship. I think I own 17-20 Lewis volumes, 4 or 5 Pynchon books, a collected works of Jane Austen, and a few books by Stott. And, of course, all seven Harry Potters.
i know i've crawled into my summer hole once again, but i thought i'd come out from my vacation (in the midst of a hurricane), to note this really cool vocabulary improving/world hunger ending program: FreeRice.
Dear Google Searcher,
You have come to this post in all likelihood because you are looking into purchasing a flight with AirTran. I beg you to reconsider. Though it may at this point in time seem like a deal, when you actually get to your AirTran flight, it will likely be overbooked, inadequately staffed, and ultimately disappointing. Please consider another airline, because AirTran sucks.
It's nice every once in a while to be able to link to a story that demonstrates the Church doing what it should. In that spirit, the Evangelical Covenant Church has raised $100,000 to fight human trafficking. Good for them.
Scott Bailey posts on understanding Genesis today, in what I hope will be the first of at least a few more:
Recognizing the intent of the author of Genesis in its ancient setting is of the utmost importance for one very simple reason: we can begin to stop forcing modern agendas on the text and try to understand what the original author was trying to communicate to his original audience. In identifying the genre of Genesis the question should not be: how do I hear this story, but how did the ancient Israelites hear this story? And if one of the first priorities in effective reading and comprehension is genre identification then “modern science” is an impossible label to identify Genesis with as it did not exist at the time of its writing. One may as well look through the Pentateuch for Moses’ speculation on String Theory while wondering what word processor he was using.He also breaks down the various views of Genesis into more nuanced categories than "Ignorant Bible-believing literalist" and "Godless, scientific pseudo-Christians." (Categories mine)
They "alter[ed] photos for humorous effect." You know, just how Edward R. Murrow would have.
you know how as a kid you figured enough helium balloons would let you fly anywhere. turns out they will.
You have an opportunity to watch history right now. The greatest match (Wimbledon Championship) in the one of the greatest rivalries (Nadal-Federer) in all of Sport is on hold due to rain. It is as close as can be, tied 2 sets all, 2 games a piece, held at deuce in the 5th game: Turn on NBC and watch history unfold.