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In the News: “Start Up Indiana Church Uses Sex to Sell Message”

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Yes, I admit that the USA Today headline caught my eye: “Start Up Indiana Church Uses Sex to Sell Message.” So what’s the story? New Day Church, a new church in Indiana, is using a marketing campaign that features ads […]

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In the News: “Doing God’s Work – At the Office”

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Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured an article called “Doing God’s Work – At the Office.” It examined the growing movement among Christians to see their work, yes, even their work in secular business, as an opportunity to serve God.  Their […]

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In the News: Facebook and YouTube Fuel Egyptian Protests

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The New York Times has run a fascinating story on the impact of Facebook and YouTube on the protests in Egypt: “Movement Began With Outrage and a Facebook Page That Gave It an Outlet.” According to this story, last June, […]

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In the News: Pepperoni Pizza

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In May of 1985, my wife and I traveled to Italy. It was my first time there, her second. When we arrived in Firenze (that’s Florence, to those of use who speak English), I was thrilled to see some of […]

In the News: Breakfast Doesn’t Help Dieters

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So, once again the experts have me confused. For years, I’ve read that if you want to lose weight, you need to eat a substantial breakfast. Skipping breakfast, we were told, makes you hungrier later in the day, so that […]

In the News: Does Facebook Make Us More or Less Social? (Part 2)

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Yesterday, I noted a recently released study of Facebook. S. Craig Watkins and H. Erin Lee of the Department of Radio-Television-Film of the University of Texas at Austin have published “Got Facebook? Investigating What’s Social About Social Media.” (You can […]

In the News: Does Facebook Make Us More or Less Social?

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The hit movie, The Social Network, paints an ironic, sad picture of relationships in the age of Facebook. The creators of the most powerful social media website in the world, one that focuses on having lots of friends, are utterly […]

Should the Government Crack Down on Pedestrians Who Use Earbuds?

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According to the New York Times, lawmakers in several states are trying to limit the use of earbuds by . . . not drivers . . . but pedestrians: “In New York, a bill is pending in the legislature’s transportation […]

Buffalo Consumption at All-Time High

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According to the New York Times, more Americans are eating buffalo meat today than ever before. Why? Mainly because buffalo meat is high in protein and low in fat. And the fat in a buffalo is the good kind. “People […]

Billy Graham on Doing Things Differently and Evangelical Challenges

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Christianity Today online is featuring an interview with Billy Graham. This is really quite exceptional, since he doesn’t do many interviews anymore. The first part of the interview has to do with aging. I encourage you to read it, no […]

Oh-oh! Sleeping Next to Your Pet is a No-No!

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If you like curling up with your dog or cat when you sleep, USA Today has bad news for you:  “Sleeping next to pets could be harmful, study says.” According to professors of veterinary medicine, there is a chance that […]

Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think

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You hear a lot these days about science and religion. Most anti-religious folk claim that science undermines or even contradicts religious faith. As evidence for this claim (which, by the way, is not scientific, but philosophical), they point to the […]

In the News . . .

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Three recent articles in the news caught my eye. New Edition Cleans Up Huckleberry Finn A new edition of Mark Twain’s classic novel, Huckleberry Finn, is being published. This version cleans up the text, replacing the N-word (used 219 times) […]

Fish Like Christmas Trees! Really!

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Check out this fascinating little article in the New York Times. Who’d a thunk it?

The Predominance of the Visual on the Internet

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Today’s New York Times features an article entitled: “Graphics Ability Is the New Goal for Chip Makers.”  Consumers, it appears, are less interested in light, svelte laptops and more interested in graphics power. One striking excerpt: By some forecasts, video […]

Want to Live a Long, Healthy Life? “This Year, Change Your Mind”

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Oliver Sacks, a physician and bestselling author, has written an intriguing piece in the New York Times. “This Year, Change Your Mind” suggests ways we can keep our minds healthy and alive, even as we age. Here are some excerpts: […]

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Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that ...

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy ...

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with ...

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